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Tips For Holiday Planning With Your Nanny

As the holidays approach, your time becomes more limited while your to-do list grows. Planning your holiday schedule with your nanny now will help your holiday season be more about family and celebration rather than chaos and misunderstanding. Communication is key, especially at this time of year. Here are a few simple tips to help you get started: Communicate in a clear and concise manner. The importance of communication cannot be stressed enough, not only in life but specifically when planning the holidays with your nanny. Be clear and direct about what your needs are so the potential for misunderstandings [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

Why Would Nannies Want to be Paid “Over the Table”?

Nannies can be real lifesavers for the busy working professional, especially when you have to report to your full-time job everyday. There are a lot of things that still need to happen on the homefront, including tending to small children, maintaining your home, food preparation, miscellaneous chores and errands. Life can be extremely busy, which is why having a nanny can prove to be incredibly useful and convenient. In fact, many people choose hiring a nanny over traditional daycare facilities because of all the benefits and convenience. But like any other type of employee, nannies need to be paid for [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

Social Media Guidelines for Your Nanny

When you're hiring a nanny, social media may not be the first thing on your mind. However, it should certainly be high on the list of things that you consider as you lay out the policies and procedures that you expect your new employee to abide by. Social media has become a large part of our lives, and will likely continue to be so. This means that you'll need to think about how your nanny's online sharing interacts with your family's day-to-day life, and how much you are comfortable with them sharing space on the internet. Consider creating a set [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

How to Have a Successful Start to the New School Year with Your Nanny

As evening temperatures begin to drop and our calendars scroll past the summer months, it's time to turn our thoughts to preparing for the back-to-school routine. For children, this can mean new transportation schedules, teachers, classrooms, and coaches. For adults, however, it means coordinating purchases, events, routines, and calendars -- all while managing the normal routines of business and home. As your family and your professional caregivers get ready for back-to-school, let's examine a few ways to make the transition easier for everyone involved: Communicate Clearly One of the best ways to guarantee a smooth back-to-school transition for your child [...]

By |September 18th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

Six Easy Couponing Tips for Busy Parents

Having little ones can be hard on the wallet. If you find that your grocery budget is getting higher and higher each month, with no end in sight, it may be time to evaluate your options for saving money. Couponing has come a long way since the days of clipping paper coupons from multiple newspapers, and you may be able to save your family some money in just a few minutes each week. Let’s look at a few ways you can coupon using modern techniques to save money on groceries: Organize Your Coupons Carefully If your coupons are a disorganized [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|coupon, Tips|0 Comments

Nanny Care vs. Day Care

Your bundle of joy has arrived and you and your partner couldn’t be more excited.  You are finally starting to get into a routine when reality hits: it’s time to start thinking about going back to work.  Most mothers are not emotionally ready for this transition which can make this decision very stressful and confusing. Some people are lucky enough to have family who are willing to help, but for most people it’s between hiring a nanny or sending their child to daycare.  This can be a daunting process, however it doesn’t have to be. The first step is to [...]

By |August 27th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

To or Not To Nanny Cam?

With the ease and availability of installing nanny cameras, it’s easy to say “why not” to installing them when you have a nanny in the house. There are a number of things to consider when doing so. Know the Laws While installing and recording videos in your home is legal in many states, the legality of audio recordings is more limited. Know the laws in your state before you install a Nanny Cam, and be sure not to install them in sensitive areas such as bathrooms where recording would raise significant privacy concerns. Know Why Consider why are you installing [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|NannyPay, Tips|0 Comments

Traveling with Your Nanny

For many of us especially in the northeast, we are just hoping for signs of spring. Don’t despair, spring and summer vacations are quickly approaching. Here a few tips if you plan on bringing your nanny with you on vacation. • Before leaving, set clear expectations of what is expected of your nanny while away including the hours worked. • You should cover your nanny’s wages, travel time and costs such as airfare, hotel and meals. • Labor laws are still in effect when you travel. Make sure you are familiar with pertinent federal and state rules for rest periods [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

Transitioning Your Nanny

There will come a time when you no longer need your nanny or you will only need them part time. This is difficult for the family, the child, and, of course, your nanny. They may have developed a long term relationship with your family and a regular paycheck. Below are a few tips to help with the transition. Tips for Transitioning Let your nanny know as soon as possible when the change may occur. Remember how long it took you to find the right nanny and how long it may take your nanny to find a new position. Most opportunities, [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

Tax Time Organization

It always seems to come around quicker than we expect each year and each year we say we are going to get organized. If you aren’t one of those that is already organized and ready for tax time here are a few family tips. Make a List Make a list of all of the documents that you will need to prepare for your taxes so you can check them off. Create a Folder Create a folder for storing all of your documents in one place so as you have them they do not get misplaced. Go Digital You are supposed [...]

By |March 26th, 2018|NannyPay, Tax Reminders, Tips|0 Comments