How Much Does a Nanny Cost?
Nanny

How Much Does a Nanny Cost?

by Trisha Heathcote  •  September 14, 2018
Part of the process of deciding whether or not to hire a nanny for your family includes considering the financial impact to your family. You know you need or want some help with childcare, and think that a nanny is the answer but what's it going to cost you? In this article, our Senior Payroll Manager and payroll expert, Trisha Heathcote, breakdowns the cost of a live-out and live-in nanny in Canada including all the taxes deductions!
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10 Important Travel Tips for Snowbirds Flocking South this Winter
Senior Care

10 Important Travel Tips for Snowbirds Flocking South this Winter

by Craig Sutton  •  February 03, 2017
More than one million Canadian seniors head south each year, and this number only continues to rise. Snowbirds, who are often retired and have no desire to deal with the cold Canadian winter, prefer to spend their time down south in warmer regions in the southern United States such as Florida, Arizona, and Texas. Some even spend their winters in Mexico and other Central American countries. Who wants to have to deal with shovelling snow, icy roads, and slippery conditions, when they could b...
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Snow Day! How to Keep Kids Entertained All Day Long
Activities for Kids

Snow Day! How to Keep Kids Entertained All Day Long

by Craig Sutton  •  February 01, 2017
After a heavy snowfall, kids listen anxiously to the radio, glue their eyes to the TV screen to see if they’ll be lucky enough to have a snow day. If you’re a nanny or a babysitter, you have little to no time to prepare for these days as they usually announce school closures the morning. So what do you do for the six or seven extra hours that you didn’t plan for? Below are a few ideas for activities to do during a beloved snow day!
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6 Options When You Need a Babysitter While on Vacation
Holidays

6 Options When You Need a Babysitter While on Vacation

by Martha Scully  •  January 29, 2017
Vacationing with young children is delightful but there are times when parents need a break to enjoy each other's company. A vacation babysitter can provide the help you need! But how do you find a sitter when you're away from home? What options do you have? Let's have a look at six different types of child care often available to you while on vacation.
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Important Interview Questions for a Special Needs Nanny
Hiring

Important Interview Questions for a Special Needs Nanny

by Martha Scully  •  January 19, 2017
It's often difficult to find a qualified nanny at the best of times. But for parents of children with special needs, it can be especially stressful, as their child may require sophisticated care. Thankfully, it is not impossible, 68% of the nannies on Canadian Nanny are interested in caring for a child with special needs. This article discusses the qualities to look for and the questions you should be asking to help choose the candidate that is right for your child.
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