Family Advice

How to Find a Nanny Agency for Your Family

When you need help finding the right nanny for your family, you may want to work with a nanny agency to help you locate the right person. But how do you know which nanny agency to choose? How do...

Stanford Park Nannies
September 12, 2019
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Family Advice

How to Keep Your Nanny After the Kids Go to School

It’s a difficult situation: you’ve had the same nanny since your child was a toddler, maybe even an infant, and you couldn’t be happier with her excellent care. Now your child is starting...

Stanford Park Nannies
July 17, 2019
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Family Advice

5 Tips to Make Traveling with Your Nanny Easy

It may be a vacation for the family, but traveling is still work for a nanny. That’s why, if you’re planning an upcoming family trip, you should work with your nanny to make sure the process...

Stanford Park Nannies
May 22, 2019
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Family Advice

Providing Health Insurance to Household Employees

As household staffing experts in this increasingly competitive market, many families come to us asking, “How can we attract the best candidates?” One way is to consider the benefits that you...

Stanford Park Nannies
March 1, 2019
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Family Advice

To Flu or Not to Flu?

By Margaret “Shelly” Miller MD Myths about influenza circulate every fall when the discussion of whether or not to get a flu vaccine comes up. Should I or shouldn’t I? We each have to...

Guest Blogger
October 16, 2018
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Family Advice

Ask the Expert: Back-Up Childcare

Jennifer asked: How do people go about having a back-up nanny? How is the stand-by time compensated? How does it work in practice in terms of availability of the back-up nanny? The cost to have...

Daryl Camarillo
February 21, 2018
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Ask the Expert: Hiring a Nanny for Exclusively Breastfed Baby

Brigit asked: How well can a nanny integrate with a family that has a baby that doesn’t take the bottle, breastfed only (4 mos)? When your baby is not used to being fed from a bottle yet, it can...

Daryl Camarillo
February 15, 2018
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Employment / Tax Law

Ask the Expert: How to Create a Compensation Package

The Parents’ Club of Palo Alto & Menlo Park (PAMP) has launched an “Ask the Expert” column featuring Stanford Park Nannies’ owner, Daryl Camarillo! She will be answering...

Daryl Camarillo
February 7, 2018
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Family Advice

The Afternoon Chauffeur Everyone’s Looking For!

This scarcity of afternoon nannies, along with the increasing need to move children from point A to point B, has paved the road for several local transportation options catering to families just...

Stanford Park Nannies
November 8, 2017
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Family Advice

Why the Trend Toward Gluten Free?

Why are gluten free food products becoming increasingly common in our grocery stores? Is this just the latest food fad or is gluten a potential dietary villain? Let’s begin by understanding what...

Guest Blogger
March 20, 2017
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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...

Stanford Park Nannies
January 4, 2017
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Employment / Tax Law

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.

Guest Blogger
December 13, 2016
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Family Advice

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...

Stanford Park Nannies
September 27, 2016
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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...

Stanford Park Nannies
August 25, 2016
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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....

Stanford Park Nannies
June 14, 2016
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Family Advice

Starting Off on the Right Foot – For Families

You have invested a lot of time and energy in your search, and have hired the right nanny for your family! With the goal of building both a strong foundation and a lasting relationship, we have...

Stanford Park Nannies
May 6, 2015
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Family Advice

The Myth of Doing It All

Lots of working moms struggle with feeling like they just can’t keep up with everything at home like they want to or feel they should. Here’s a story from Sarah Salisbury, a nanny from upstate...

Guest Blogger
March 11, 2015
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Employment / Tax Law

Employer-Paid Health Insurance: Still Non-Taxable Compensation?

For years, many savvy household employers have included health insurance as part of their compensation package in order to capitalize on the tax advantages of employer-paid health insurance. ...

Stanford Park Nannies
December 19, 2014
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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...

Stanford Park Nannies
December 16, 2014
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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...

Stanford Park Nannies
September 24, 2014
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Helpful Tips for Traveling with Nanny

It may be a vacation for you, but….. It is work for your nanny, so, think about that when you negotiate travel terms ahead of each trip.

Daryl Camarillo
February 25, 2014
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"I would rate Stanford Park Nannies very highly! They provide a great flow of very qualified candidates, who are all prepared to pay taxes. They have a great vetting process and did not waste our time with those that weren’t a fit. In addition to our full-time search, they had the ability to quickly identify relevant interim/temp nannies as well!"

Jaime B.

"SPN is a powerhouse agency of incredible women who embody experience, passion, and a heart for service!"

Jamie H.

"SPN provides you with a current understanding of what should be expected of nannies and employers and they empower you by coaching you through it all. When I started to interview with families, they gave me great feedback—it felt like I had my own personal interviewing cheerleaders!"

Tara G.

"If I could give SPN 100 stars, I would! There is 100% value in the services that SPN provides. Daryl was extremely responsive and thorough. Our night nurse has been perfect!"

Charmaine T.