Happy Holidays! 🎁 It’s Laura back with the fifth episode in our series, “Working With A Nanny From A-Z”.

In this series, I am going to walk you through the entire process of working with a nanny. From deciding if nanny care is right for your family all the way through how to find, interview, hire and work with a nanny. Basically, everything you need to know from A-Z about the nanny world!

If you missed the first four episodes, click the images below to check those out:

In the first episode, I discussed the different child care options that are available to families.

In the second episode, I went over the costs of each of these child care options.

In the third episode, I touched on how these different childcare options can impact your child…specifically, the “individualization” of each childcare option.

In the fourth episode, we began talking about where and how to find a nanny. Make sure you check out this video as I go over my top four free and paid options for where to find a nanny near you!

In today’s episode, “How To Write A Great Nanny Advertisement”, we focus on how to advertise your nanny position effectively. I share my top tips for writing your nanny ad to ensure you hear from experienced, top-notch candidates quickly. I use these tips on a daily basis and routinely receive anywhere from 10-20 nanny applications for each position.

To check out the childcare budgeting video that I mentioned, click here.

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I’m back! 😃 Today, I’m excited to release the fourth episode, “Where Do I Find A Nanny?” in our series, “Working With A Nanny From A-Z”.

In this series, I am going to walk you through the entire process of working with a nanny. From deciding if nanny care is right for your family all the way through how to find, interview, hire and work with a nanny. Basically, everything you need to know from A-Z about the nanny world!

If you missed the first three episodes, click the images below to check those out:

In the first episode, I discussed the different child care options that are available to families.

In the second episode, I went over the costs of each of these child care options.

In the third episode, I touched on how these different childcare options can impact your child…specifically, the “individualization” of each childcare option.

In today’s episode “Where Do I Find A Nanny?”, we continue the journey by discussing the top four free and paid options for where to find a nanny near you! These are the most effective ways to find nannies in my experience.

To check out my video, “Child Abuse! Why You Should Never Skip the Background Check” that I mentioned in this week’s episode, click here.

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Hi everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! It’s Laura back with the third episode in our series, “Working With A Nanny From A-Z”.

In this series, I am going to walk you through the entire process of working with a nanny. From deciding if nanny care is right for your family all the way through how to find, interview, hire and work with a nanny. Basically, everything you need to know from A-Z about the nanny world!

If you missed the first two episodes, click the images below to check those out:

In the first episode, I discussed the different child care options that are available to families.

In the second episode, I went over the costs of each of these child care options.

In today’s episode, I go over how these different child care options can impact your child…specifically, the “individualization” of each option. I also spend a few moments dispelling a notion about peer socialization that I know many parents stress about.

To read the blog post by Certified Parenting Coach, Beaven Walters about “Do Young Children Need Peer Interaction to Become Socialized?”, click here.

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It’s Laura back with the second episode in our new series, “Working With A Nanny From A-Z”.

In this series, I am going to walk you through the entire process of working with a nanny. From deciding if nanny care is right for your family all the way through how to find, interview, hire and work with a nanny. Basically, everything you need to know from A-Z about the nanny world!

In the first episode, I discussed the different childcare options that are available to families.

In today’s episode, I break down the costs of each of those childcare options so that your family has a good idea of how much each option will cost annually.

To check out the “How Much Does Nanny Childcare TRULY Cost?” video I mentioned, click here.

To learn more about our Last Minute Care Service, click here.

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Hi everyone! Today I am excited to announce the launch of a new series titled, “Working With A Nanny From A-Z”.

In this series, I am going to walk you through the entire process of working with a nanny. From deciding if nanny care is right for your family all the way through how to find, interview, hire and work with a nanny. Basically, everything you need to know from A-Z about the nanny world!

Sit back, grab a coffee or tea and let’s get started with the first episode where I discuss the different childcare options that are available to you. I cover all options including in-home vs. out of the home care, paid childcare vs. free childcare and everything in between.

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Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Halloween! 🎃

I’m back with my next video that focuses on a statement I hear from parents on a daily basis:

“I’m looking for a Mary Poppins nanny.”

What exactly does that mean? What kind of nanny is Mary Poppins? In this video, I discuss what a Mary Poppins nanny is and why this style of nanny may NOT be what some parents are looking for.

What do you think of when you hear the term “Mary Poppins nanny”? I’d love to hear your comments about this topic below!

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It’s Laura back with my next video!

Today, I discuss nanny rest breaks and how to ensure that your nanny has the opportunity to sit down and relax during the day. Often, I think parents forget that their nanny needs to take breaks during the day!

Parents – make sure you have clear communication with your nanny about their daily workload so that they have time for breaks and to eat. I have found that having a specific conversation about rest breaks with my nanny creates an atmosphere where they feel comfortable and welcome to take a breather and rest for a bit.

To check out the post by Nanny Cara that I mention in the video, click here.

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Happy Tuesday everyone!

It’s Laura back with my next video “Should I Restrict My Nanny’s Cell Phone Use?”

Spoiler alert: The answer is an emphatic NO!

Most nannies are professionals and know how to conduct themselves when it comes to topics such as cell phone usage.

I always caution parents that including a cell phone policy in the job description can be a big “turn off” to nannies and can lead to feelings of mistrust, micromanagement, and “helicopter” parenting later in the relationship.

Check out this video where I discuss why you shouldn’t restrict your nanny’s cell phone usage and how to discuss cell phone use with your nanny when it comes to:

  • Driving your kids
  • At the park or another “out of the house” activity
  • While working in your home

PLUS a bonus tip at the end that all parents and nannies should check out!

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Hi everyone!

There is a new payroll tax that I want to make you aware of. This tax will affect both nannies and parents.

Nannies – if you work in Washington state, you will be responsible for paying this new tax starting January 1, 2022… BUT you must take action by November 1, 2021.

Parents – while you are not responsible for paying this tax, you do need to collect and remit the tax to the Employment Security Department.

In this video, I interview Tom Breedlove – Senior Director of HomePay about the new Washington Cares Act. HomePay is the nation’s leading payroll company. They are amazing to work with and I recommend them to all of our members!

The Washington Cares Act payroll tax will provide employees with up to $36,500 in long term care benefits.

We cover what the Washington Cares Act is, what is does, how to navigate it, and how it affects employees (nannies) and employers (parents).

Parents – if you would like HomePay to handle paying your nanny and taking care of all of the forms, taxes, deadlines, etc. (including this new payroll tax), please click here.

Learn more about the Washington Cares Act by clicking here.

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Happy October!

It’s Laura back with my next video where I answer the most asked nanny pay questions. This video is geared towards nannies but I encourage parents to check this out as well.

In this video, I answer the following pay questions:

When To Ask For A Raise

How Much of A Raise Should I Ask For

What You Should Do If Not Being Paid Overtime

How To Receive Paid Sick Time

Click any of the topic titles above to jump to that section of the video.

Nannies, remember that being paid overtime is the LAW!

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