From Our Blog

The Importance of Feedback in a Nanny/Family Partnership

Giving feedback is often seen as an uncomfortable obligation, and is therefore avoided altogether. Receiving feedback can be equally difficult, often viewed as a personal attack. However, a healthy feedback exchange will not only strengthen your working relationship, but it also allows for individual, personal, and professional growth.

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Can I Bank Hours with My Nanny?

The simple answer is no. But let’s take a big picture look at the issue and hopefully it will all make sense in the end.

Nanny Industry Challenges, Here and Abroad

We have always benefited from the relationships we have built with others in our industry. Louise Dunham, CEO of Placement Solutions in Australia, recently interviewed Daryl and found that we share common goals and challenges while promoting best practices, even with over 7500 miles between us!

Nanny Up Session #1 Recap

Early Childhood Educator Robin Jurs shared stories from her rich background to help us better understand the concept of the competent child. Here we share a few takeaways from Robin’s session.

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Writing A Letter of Recommendation for your Nanny

A letter of recommendation is an opportunity to recount details of your nanny’s employment, such as their schedule, and responsibilities; and it is a great way to memorialize your overall experience. As time goes on, a letter of recommendation frees you up from providing a verbal reference to every family or potential employer your nanny meets. Lastly, a letter of recommendation serves as a detailed thank you note to your nanny following a positive experience!

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Use your Phone App to Order a Ride, Not a Nanny!

In our current gig economy, it is amazing to see families “ordering” a nanny as casually as they would a cab ride. Just as we require the nannies we represent be assessed through a rigorous vetting process, APNA requires it’s members to adhere to the strictest standards in our industry. We are excited to share this video about the value of working with an APNA agency.

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