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My Nannypalooza Experience

By Laurie Rasmussen 28 years ago, I accepted my first job as a nanny. I realize now what an isolating position it would have been without the mom’s daily presence. The World Wide Web had not...

Guest Blogger
November 9, 2018
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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

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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Family Advice

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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Nanny Tips

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.

Stanford Park Nannies
November 8, 2016
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Nanny Tips

Don’t Let Job Creep Ruin Your Job

Job creep is a challenge in most jobs. You start off with a well-defined job description and then slowly, the boundaries of that job description begin to fray. Most times these asks happen so...

Stanford Park Nannies
February 22, 2016
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Nanny Tips

7 Tips for Successfully Working with a Nanny Agency

Nanny agencies have changed a great deal in the past five years. With the rise of internet sites many of the lesser quality agencies have gone under, and what we see now are agencies that have...

Stanford Park Nannies
June 15, 2015
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Nanny Tips

Starting Off on the Right Foot – For Nannies

You have invested a lot of time and energy in your search and are ready to start your new job. Knowing that you would like to build a lasting relationship with your new employers, we have compiled...

Stanford Park Nannies
April 28, 2015
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Nanny Tips

Add a Personal Touch to Your Nanny Resume

You’re applying for a nanny position; you know you have great experience, but your resume just isn’t standing out amongst the rest. We recommend you take the time to create a thoughtful letter...

Stanford Park Nannies
February 9, 2015
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Nanny Tips

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!

Stanford Park Nannies
September 15, 2014
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Nanny Tips

Interview Tips for Nannies

I could spend hours regaling you with stories of nanny interviews gone good, bad and just plain crazy. They are rarely a typical corporate appointment.

Daryl Camarillo
March 28, 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.