8 Tips for Babysitting Kids and Dogs
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8 Tips for Babysitting Kids and Dogs

by Craig Sutton  •  October 31, 2016
No one wants to be sitting when anyone gets hurt – either a child hurts a pet or a pet injures a child, or someone is injured for any other reason. However, thousands of children each year are bitten by dogs, and most are dogs they are familiar with. This means that any sitter who is watching pets and kids together needs to be on the top of their game to ensure everyone has a fun and uneventful time.
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Looking for Nanny Jobs? Clean Up Your Social Media First: 9 Things You Need to Do!
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Looking for Nanny Jobs? Clean Up Your Social Media First: 9 Things You Need to Do!

by Martha Scully  •  October 25, 2016
Many employers research potential candidates online before offering a job. What you think of as private space is actually accessible by the public and you may have little control over how others perceive your posts. In order to make the best possible impression, take these steps to tidy up your social media. In the future, think of everything you post as just as important as a bullet point on your resume.
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How to Write the Best Online Nanny Profiles
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How to Write the Best Online Nanny Profiles

by F K  •  October 06, 2016
"How can I get more families to notice my profile?" We often get asked this question by nannies using our site to find jobs. In this article, our Director of Customer Care, Freya, provides tips to help caregivers looking for babysitter and nanny jobs writer better online profiles that will get noticed. These pointers will help get families to notice you, increase the number of parents that contact you for interviews and ultimately help you land a great nanny job.
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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  •  September 22, 2016
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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20 Ways Nannies Can Make a Good Impression at Interviews
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20 Ways Nannies Can Make a Good Impression at Interviews

by Martha Scully  •  September 16, 2016
Nannies this one's for you! For many families, choosing a nanny is a stressful experience. They are trusting the care of their most valued charges — their children — to a complete stranger. While you may have impeccable credentials, the impression you make when meeting the family is extremely important. A hint of discomfort or lack of professionalism can make the difference between you landing the job and the parents choosing another candidate. Remain positive but follow these tips to ensure ...
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Free Professional Headshots for Toronto Nannies!!
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Free Professional Headshots for Toronto Nannies!!

by Craig Sutton  •  August 17, 2016
Did you know that CanadianNanny.ca listings with profile photos get 5 times more views than those without? Nannies join us at our Toronto office for free refreshments, treats, and a professional photo shoot! You'll leave with high-quality photos you can use for your job hunt on CanadianNanny.ca, Sitter.com, ElderCare.com, Facebook, Linkedin and other job sites.
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A Job & Affordable Housing: The Story of a Live-in Part-Time Nanny
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A Job & Affordable Housing: The Story of a Live-in Part-Time Nanny

by Craig Sutton  •  July 11, 2016
Julianna saw nanny jobs as unappealing. She expected it to be mostly dirty diapers, crying babies, inflexible and low wages. She could not have been more wrong. She quickly discovered that it was a fulfilling, and flexible part-time job that suited her lifestyle and provided her with wonderful accommodations she would otherwise not be able to afford. In this article, she’ll tell her story of how she become a nanny and the unexpected benefits that came with the job.
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