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The Impact of Just One Nanny

As the classic African proverb goes, “it takes a village to raise a child.” The saying is true now more than ever. Many parents who juggle careers and families sometimes need a little extra...

Stanford Park Nannies
September 25, 2019
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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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For Fun

Happy National Nanny Recognition Week!

What is National Nanny Recognition Week? Started in 1998 by Mary Clurman (Nanny News), Judi Merlin (A Friend of the Family), and a group of dedicated industry professionals, National Nanny...

Stanford Park Nannies
September 25, 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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Family Advice

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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Employment / Tax Law

2018 Financial Checkup for Nannies and Employers

Written by Lora Brawley, founder of Nanny Care Hub. The new year isn’t just the time to make new year’s resolutions. It’s also a great time to check in on the mundane but important financial...

Guest Blogger
January 25, 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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Child Development

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters – Part 3: Helping Children Respond to BIG Emotions

  This is the second of a series of blog posts by Hannah Morrison. Hannah is a behavior therapist and former nanny who has presented at Stanford Park Nannies’ Nanny Up training series. Now...

Guest Blogger
June 2, 2017
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Child Development

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters – Part 2

How we address emotions cultivates how children identify and respond to emotions. Your acceptance teaches your child that their emotional life is not dangerous and is not shameful, but rather is...

Guest Blogger
May 23, 2017
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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.