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Nanny Bonuses: The Nanny’s Perspective

It's that time of year again. In the past week I've read 8 or 10 articles giving advice on the end-of year bonus or tip for your nanny. But the nanny bonus isn't as simple as picking a number that seems about right, writing a check and sticking it in a card. Most employers would be surprised at how much the nanny bonus impacts the long term success of the employment relationship. So let's talk about how the nanny sees things.

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How SPN Saved Me- A Client’s Perspective

"From the minute I found out I was pregnant I was worried about how I was going to be able to run my business AND be a mother. All my friends told me how easy it was to join the local parent’s group, and that they send members daily e-mails about current available nannies. I’m not going to lie—this terrified me! My husband, also an entrepreneur, and I understand that it is a lot of work, especially to find the best employees." In comes SPN…

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Spooky Tales from the Nanny World

Everyone loves a good ghost story, right? After so many years in this industry, I have encountered some horror stories that I wish I could forget! I have found that some people portray themselves as a certain character, whilst hiding a monster beneath their mask! So picture the flashlight shining up on my face as I share some of these stories, in the spirit of Halloween!

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Instant Nanny—Priority Shipping, Please!

In this day and age, we are accustomed to having our needs filled in an INSTANT, and often times we will settle for nothing less. I can’t tell you how often we see our busy clients growing more and more anxious about the time it takes to hire a nanny. After all, you can post an ad online and see hundreds of available nannies ready to hire now, so why, oh why, does it take so long to hire YOUR nanny?

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Where Have All the Afternoon Nannies Gone?

You are not alone in the exhausting search for after school help! The need for (and lack of) afternoon nannies has risen to crisis level. It raises the question, where have all of the afterschool nannies gone? And also, what can families to do to get by?

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Excuse Me Miss – Your Pants Are On Fire

With over 20 years of experience interviewing and vetting nannies, we could write a book on the various mistruths we see on candidate applications!

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