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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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Help! My Kids Need After School Rides!

If you are a busy working parent with school-aged children, you have most likely discovered the lack in supply of afternoon nannies. This scarcity of help has paved the road for several local transportation options catering to families just like yours. The attached list outlines the features and benefits of the local kid’s ride service options.

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Guest Blogger: Dad on Third

On New Year’s Day, Alex’s birth mom emailed us to let us know she had another baby, a girl, and that mom and baby were doing well. Well, that’s an interesting way to start the year. My son has a new baby sister, but my own family has not grown at all. That’s not a sentence one writes every day…or ever.

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Trusting Your Nanny Goes Beyond a Background Check

A common mistake we see from families is, after speaking with or meeting a nanny candidate and feeling like she is a match, they feel that running a background check is enough to establish trust. As we have seen in horrific incidents like what happened recently in Livermore, this is not a thorough enough process.

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