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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

Summer Savings $25 OFF

With so many parents hiring summer babysitters and nannies we want everyone to be sure they are up to date with payroll taxes. Save this summer on NannyPay for NEW customers using Coupon Code: CHILL25 to save $25 OFF. Coupon code valid for new customers through 8.31.18 and not valid for cash value, previous purchases or renewals. Save money and time with NannyPay!

By |May 28th, 2018|coupon, NannyPay|0 Comments

Do I owe federal taxes?

FEDERAL TAX WITHHOLDINGS FOR A NANNY If you are employing a nanny or caregiver and pay them $2000 or more in a calendar year, you are by definition a “household employer”.  When you hit this threshold there is no option to whether or not you can pay them under the table.  Which means, by law, you must pay taxes - period! So the real question becomes, how do you go about properly paying your employee and your taxes?  Required Nanny Tax Withholdings As an employer, you are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare taxes. Depending on the state you [...]

By |May 24th, 2018|NannyPay|0 Comments

Questions To Ask a Potential Nanny 

When hiring a new nanny, clearly, you don't want to take any chances. Before hiring a nanny, it is vital to ask several questions, some uncomfortable ones. Good interview questions may provide insights to the nanny’s abilities and demeanor. To make the task simple here are a few nanny interview questions which you may consider before you hire. Experience and Training • How long have you been a nanny? • How old were the children you cared for? • Do you have any formal early childhood development or childcare training? • Would you be willing to take classes to further your education in childcare? [...]

By |May 11th, 2018|Hiring|0 Comments

Paying A Nanny

When you first employ a nanny, you might at first be confused about the process of paying them legally, and if you called for a quote from a nanny payroll service, you will probably be surprised at the cost. But you have a number of choices to handle payroll, and they differ in various ways, such as payment means, time investment, cost of service, etc. Let’s consider the nanny payroll alternatives in a bit more detail. Pay Under the Table This is a poor choice for your nanny and illegal for you as the employer. For nannies, being paid “under [...]

By |April 26th, 2018|Hiring, NannyPay|0 Comments

Jelly Bean Day – April 22nd

Jelly Bean Day celebrates the entire rainbow of jelly bean flavors. Have fun on this day with a few fun activities including: Guess the Number We’ve all seen this before, but fill a jar with jelly beans and see how close your child can come to how many are in the jar. It’s a fun and educational experience to guess the number and then count them all out. Maybe count them as a full total and then separate the colors for even more guessing. Guess the Flavor Jelly Beans have come a long way since we were kids! Now there [...]

By |April 22nd, 2018|Events, For Kids|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 Day Coupon

It's the day many of us dread, Tax Day, but you can get organized and on top of nanny payroll taxes this year with NannyPay. SAVE $40 OFF NannyPay now through 4/30/18 for new customer purchases of NannyPay payroll software using COUPON CODE: TAXDAY40

By |April 17th, 2018|coupon|0 Comments

Children’s Book Day – April 2nd

April 2nd is International Children’s Book Day. What was your favorite story as a kid? This day encourages you to get our and read it again through your children’s eyes. Great activities for today include sharing your favorite books with your kids or the nanny taking them out to explore the library or a bookstore to choose a new favorite of their own. Here are a few favorites from the NannyPay staff. The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss No children's book list would be complete without a Dr Seuss book and one of the first many of us [...]

By |April 2nd, 2018|For Kids|0 Comments