Martha Scully
Recent and archived posts by Martha Scully for CanadianNanny.ca
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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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6 Options When You Need a Babysitter While on Vacation
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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
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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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90 Practical Reasons a Nanny is Better Than Daycare
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90 Practical Reasons a Nanny is Better Than Daycare

by Martha Scully  •  January 18, 2017
When it comes to your child, many parents are unsure which direction to go when it comes to childcare. Should you put your child in a daycare center or consider hiring a nanny? Many parents believe that a nanny is too expensive. These days, modern nannies are not only affordable and accessible, they also provide a number of benefits that daycare centers cannot match. Not to mention that if you have more than one child in daycare a nanny is almost always cheaper. In this article child c...
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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.