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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

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