Martha Scully
Recent and archived posts by Martha Scully for CanadianNanny.ca
Babysitting a Newborn for the First Time? These 12 Tips Are For You!
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Babysitting a Newborn for the First Time? These 12 Tips Are For You!

by Martha Scully  •  November 05, 2019
Babysitting a newborn can be a stressful experience, especially if it is something you have no or very little experience with. Newborns are fragile, temperamental and require constant care and attention. Therefore, you need to know as much about them as possible to be prepared to handle any situation. Here are 12 tips to help you with your next newborn babysitting job.
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How Much to Pay a Babysitter - Babysitter Rates 2019
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How Much to Pay a Babysitter - Babysitter Rates 2019

by Martha Scully  •  November 05, 2019
How much do I pay my babysitter? This is a question that we get every day at Canadiannanny.ca. Here are some things to ponder when considering a babysitter rate. Babysitter Rates in Canada Babysitting rates can vary quite a bit in Canada. In the GTA, the average babysitter wage is $14-19 an hour. In Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, the average is $16-$21 per hour. Know that at the very least babysitters should be paid the provincial minimum wage - but due to many other factors their pay m...
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How Much Housework Should You Expect From Your Nanny?
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How Much Housework Should You Expect From Your Nanny?

by Martha Scully  •  June 13, 2019
Will My Nanny Take Care of The Kids and Clean The House? What About Laundry and Cooking? These are common questions from parents when hiring a nanny for the first time. That's why it’s important for you to know which duties are typically standard and which are considered additional work. When hiring, it’s essential that you understand what to expect from a nanny. You must decide what duties are right for your family, which duties your nanny is comfortable with and how to compensate accordi...
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The Advantages and Disadvantages to Hiring an Au Pair

by Martha Scully  •  May 24, 2019
Every childcare option has its advantages and disadvantages. This is why each family should evaluate their individual needs and determine what is best for their family before deciding on what type of childcare is the right fit. Though there are many options available: daycare, babysitters, nannies, etc.. This article is here to tell you about one option in particular: an au pair. So what is an au pair you may ask? An au pair is typically a young woman from abroad who is looking to offer...
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Caregiving 101: Live-In vs Live-Out Nanny
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Caregiving 101: Live-In vs Live-Out Nanny

by Martha Scully  •  May 23, 2019
When you choose to hire a nanny for your family, you must also decide if you're looking for a live-in nanny or a live-out nanny. The baseline is the same: you are hiring an experienced individual to provide quality childcare in your home. The difference between a live-in and live-out nanny can help you decide what the best fit for your family is. Nannies typically have several years of childcare experience and have chosen this as their career. Families that have a nanny appreciate the lovi...
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About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of CanadianNanny.ca. Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.