The Mr. took our three year old boy and 13 month old twins (boy and girl) to the Alderwood Mall location of Funtastic Playtorium yesterday. He wrote this great post about what the kids (and he) enjoyed the most. Check it out!

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Last week, Laura worked out a 15% off Beat the #SeattleSmoke discount with Funtastic Playtorium. I decided to take the three little kids to visit their Alderwood Mall location yesterday. I also wanted to see how easy it would be to redeem the discount.

If you read my post about the Top 12 Things to See and Do at the Woodland Park Zoo (from the kids’ perspective), you may recall that I developed the following rating system for the kids to use:

👍👍 – Awesome, amazing, “the coolest ever”

👍 – Pretty cool, “I’m tired of this Dad.”

🖐 – Okay, meh, “Wow, look at this – a leaf!”

The twins only can say “uh-oh”, “dadda”, and “momma” so no “thumbs up scale” with them. Instead I determined their level of interest in an activity based on whether it seemed to capture their attention or not.

We utilized the same rating system for our visit to the Playtorium.

Continue reading “Alderwood Mall Funtastic Playtorium: Review”

 

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FREE PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER FLEX PASS FOR SEATTLE NANNY PARENT CONNECTION MEMBERS!

Huge thank you to the Pacific Science Center for putting together this deal for us! My family loves checking out the exhibits at the Science Center (the boys are fascinated by the dinosaurs) and we have had a membership there for several years. The problem is that when our nanny took our kids to visit, our membership didn’t cover her admission. 

Not anymore! 

New members who sign up for a family membership now through September 3, 2018 will receive a FREE Flex Pass – a savings of $20.00! 

Continue reading “Member Discount Alert: Free Pass to the Pacific Science Center!”

 

My kids have been going crazy stuck indoors (I bet yours have too!). I reached out to several indoor play centers over the last couple of days to see if I can work out a “Beat the #SeattleSmoke” discount for our members.

Huge THANK YOU to the Funtastic Playtorium for quickly putting this together for us!

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Member Discount Alert!

Want a break from the norm? Maybe something a little different from your usual routine? I just worked out a special discount to MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture) for Nanny Parent Connection members!

Enjoy special savings when you attend the Maker Faire at MoPOP – happening this Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th from 10am-5pm. You also have the option to upgrade your tickets for MoPOP museum entrance at a significant savings!

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More about the Maker Faire from the MoPOP website:

“The Seattle Mini Maker Faire…the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. Part science fair, part country fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is a gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.”

“Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to showcase their work and interact with others about it.”

This sounds AMAZING and we plan on taking our lego building, Minecraft obsessed 10 year old boy for a visit.

There is an early bird discount on tickets to this event if purchased by August 12th. The early bird pricing is:

Adult: $23 $19

Student w/ ID: $19 $15

Youth (5-17): $14 $10

MoPOP Member: $18 $14

MoPOP Member Youth (5-17): $11 $7

Child (4 and under): FREE

Nanny Parent Connection Members can save an additional $2.00 off each purchase. Purchases of five tickets or more will receive 10% off the total price (online only through August 12th).

Members – for instructions on how to redeem, click here!

Not a member yet? Sign up today! Memberships start at $2.99/month for care providers and $8.99/month for parents. Click here to sign up!

 

Word of mouth advertising is the lifeblood of our community. As a small company, we can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars per month on advertising. I started asking myself recently, why can’t our members get paid to refer their friends to our community? I have seen huge companies use programs like that, why can’t we?

Today, I am excited to announce that the Nanny Parent Connection Rewards Program is now live!

Anyone can sign up for the rewards program – we were able to build this system so that even if you don’t have a membership on our website, you can still utilize it. And there is no cost – simply sign up and share your unique link with your friends, family, neighbors, etc. Every time a purchase is made through your link, you earn dollars!

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Continue reading “Rewards Program Is Now Live!”

 

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Member Discount Alert

Discounted Summer Camp Offer from the Pacific Science Center!

Save $30 When You Register for Summer Camps in June

Summer is less than three weeks away – have you made your childcare plans for the end of June? Keep your child engaged and learning this summer in Pacific Science Center’s Camps for Curious Minds!

Use the special promo code to receive $30 off when you register online for any camp during the week of June 25-29. Spaces available in Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland for kids in grades Pre K to 8th grade.

There is something for everyone! Check out this link to see the schedule and other details.

Valid on new purchases only. Cannot be applied to a previous purchase.

Members – for instructions on how to redeem, click here!

Not a member yet? Sign up today! Memberships start at $2.99/month for care providers and $8.99/month for parents. Click here to sign up!

 

Yes, you read that right! Free Seattle Storm Tickets!

The Seattle Storm is teaming up with Nanny Parent Connection to offer members FREE TICKETS to the Tuesday – May 8th, 2018 game against the Phoenix Mercury at 12:00pm.

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This is the “Storm into STEM” game, and there will be robotics exhibitions and other STEM related presentations on the main concourse prior to the game, with doors opening at 11:00am and the game starting at 12:00pm. 

This is an excellent opportunity for nannies and families to partake in an educational opportunity and have fun at the same time – not to mention to do something a little different!

Continue reading “Special Member Giveaway: Free Seattle Storm Tickets!”

 

In March, I worked with the West Seattle Art Nest to put together a special deal for Nanny Parent Connection members.

Last week my kids were on spring break from school and I had the week off from work. It was a perfect time to load up the crew and head over to the West Seattle Art Nest! We braved the pouring rain and made the trek over to West Seattle to check it out. My older boys were excited since they both love art.

Yes to Glitter and Paint Messes?

We have a ton of art supplies at home. However, I tend to not get the messy things like paint out as much as my kids would like. This is the case even more so since the arrival of the twins – I have plenty of cleaning up to do on any given day and I never seem to be able to finish my to-do list without having to clean up paint, too! And don’t even talk to me about glitter. It’s not even in my house for a reason! But my kids love to paint use glitter (who doesn’t?!), and I definitely have mom guilt about this.

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The Twins

Continue reading “Laura Tried It: West Seattle Art Nest”

 

Congratulations!  You have found an excellent nanny or sitter to work with your family! But you’re not quite ready to go yet.  As if going through the process of actually finding a care provider isn’t stressful enough, now you have to navigate a background check.

Ugh…

Not so fast – we are here to help make things easier for you!  We have worked hard over the past few months and are excited to announce that NPC Background Checks are now available! Click here to take a look at our background check system.

sitter background checks

I have spoken with dozens of parents and agency representatives over the past couple of years about nanny/sitter background checks. I consistently hear that there aren’t enough options available and that the options that are available are too expensive or too complicated. 

In December, we set out to create a better solution! Our goals were to:

• Create several background check packages that are affordable for everyone 

• But not take away important aspects of the background checks in the name of affordability

• Have the background check order process not take more than five minutes

We were able to achieve all of our goals!

Several packages to choose from starting at $18.99

Continue reading “Nanny/Sitter Background Checks – Now Available!”

 

I know many of you love the Seattle Children’s Theater – it’s one of my family’s favorite activities. Seattle Children’s Theater has put together an AMAZING deal to return the love…

Exclusive Discount for Nanny Parent Connection Members

15% off tickets to see Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience and The Lamp is the Moon. That’s right – 15% off of TWO SHOWS for Nanny Parent Connection members. Thank you SCT!

Read below for show descriptions, run times, recommended ages and how to redeem.

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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience
Based on the book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems

MARCH 22 – MAY 13, 2018

“They are a little bit rat. They are a little bit mole. They are all naked.”

Continue reading “Seattle Children’s Theater: 15% Off TWO SHOWS!”