Tips

Traveling with Your Nanny

Tips for a Successful Trip 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 [...]

By |2019-08-12T08:11:33+00:00April 19th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

Transitioning Your Nanny

Moving on from 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 [...]

By |2019-08-12T08:05:33+00:00April 18th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

Tax Time Organization

Getting Prepped for Tax Season 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. [...]

By |2019-08-12T07:21:26+00:00March 26th, 2018|NannyPay, Tax Reminders, Tips|0 Comments

Alternatives to Candy for Halloween

Candy Alternatives for this Halloween Halloween is upon us and here’s how to NOT be the house kids avoid flaunting their costumes to because you don’t dole out the treats. So whether it be a dietary restriction, allergy, or a personal preference you choose not to give out candy on Halloween, but you don’t want to build a reputation as “THAT house.” To avoid earning that title, avoid handing out chips, pretzels, or apple slices. These have all been overdone and are not well received by trick-or-treaters. Here are some of our favorite alternatives. Homemade Slime Kids are obsessing over [...]

By |2019-08-08T08:38:15+00:00October 31st, 2017|For Kids, Tips|0 Comments

Tips for Keeping Nanny Engaged

How to Keep your Nanny Engaged I have a great nanny and I know the minute I do not need her anymore she will have no trouble finding a new position. She is approached by other families on a regular basis. The best thing I can do as a parent is not only be sure she is preforming her responsibilities well but also be sure she is happy and engaged. It is very essential to keep the nannies engaged to make them productive and do justice to the work allotted to them. Here are a few areas that you might [...]

By |2019-08-08T08:08:34+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Communication, NannyPay, Tips|0 Comments

Write It Down – What I’ve Learned Hiring My First Nanny

Get it on Paper - Lessons Learned from a Nanny Hindsight is always 20/20 and even the most organized well intended parent is going to have some ups and downs hiring a nanny for the first time. After a year+ with my nanny as a first-time mom there are some things I’ve learned. The most important suggestion I can make whether you are going through an agency who will guide you or not is to write everything down. Whether it’s a contract or basic written communication, when it’s written down it is less likely to be forgotten or misinterpreted. A [...]

By |2019-08-08T07:49:37+00:00April 20th, 2017|Communication, Hiring, NannyPay, Tips|0 Comments

Can I Legally Pay My Nanny a Salary?

Paying your Nanny Salary vs. Hourly Traditionally, an employee who is paid a “salary” instead of an hourly wage is an “exempt” employee under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), meaning that this employee is not eligible for overtime pay required by that law. Nannies, housekeepers and most domestic employees who work in your home do not qualify as “exempt”, meaning you must pay those employees at least the prevailing federal minimum hourly wage rate and one and one-half times their normal hourly rate for all hours worked in one week over 40 hours. Can you legally pay your [...]

By |2019-08-07T08:43:51+00:00November 15th, 2016|NannyPay, Tax Reminders, Tips|0 Comments

Nanny Share Arrangements and the New Overtime Rules

New OT Rules and Impacts to Nannies POST UPDATE: Since this was first posted on November 8th, at the end of November, a Texas federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against the new OT threshold level, so the new threshold did NOT go into effect on December 1st. While this did not go into effect it is still the law to pay your nanny overtime for any hours over 40 a week. Effective December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL)’s new regulations regarding when an employee may be considered “exempt” (not eligible for overtime) under the Fair Labor Standards [...]

By |2019-08-07T08:36:21+00:00November 8th, 2016|Tax Reminders, Tips|0 Comments

Family Locator

Always Know Where Your Children Are If your kids are with a nanny for portions of the day or they walk to school, if you are the “text me when you get home” mother, or even if you are just a little paranoid, you may want the Family Locator app. Whether your nanny is taking the baby to the park or zoo or you have an child with an active schedule, Family Locator can help put some of your mind at ease knowing where they are at all times. Family Locator App With the Family Locator app you can designate [...]

By |2019-08-07T08:28:02+00:00August 24th, 2016|Apps, Tips|0 Comments
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