Tips & Advice

Interview Mistakes YOU Might be Making

by Martha Scully  •  July 04, 2012
So you’ve picked the applicants that you’re going to interview for the position. Should be easy, right? Sit down, explain the role to them, ask them questions and evaluate them after. It’s the people you’re interviewing that are being evaluated and you don’t have to worry, right? Maybe not.
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Summertime Child Care – Hiring a Nanny or Sitter

by Martha Scully  •  June 13, 2012
Depending on where you live, last week you may have summer weather or fall weather; it even snowed in some areas! Despite the weather though, summer is still JUST around the corner! Many families already have their summer plans in place, whether it’s enrolling the kids in summer camp, or taking it easy and keeping the kids at home.
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10 Steps to a Successful Nanny Share

by Martha Scully  •  January 16, 2012
At CanadianNanny.ca, we have seen an increase in families looking to a nanny share as their childcare solution. Using our service, registered families are able to use our Nanny Share section for free. They can post an ad for other families to see; the only place where families can see other families' information.
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The Texting Nanny

by Martha Scully  •  January 05, 2012
A family sent us an email this week asking if it is reasonable for her Toronto nanny to be allowed to text and email from her iPhone during work hours. Should the nanny be allowed to text while the kids are sleeping? Or watching TV?
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Separated or Divorced Parents Sharing a Nanny

by Martha Scully  •  November 02, 2011
We regularly get families register where the parents are separated or divorced, and they want to use CanadianNanny.ca to find one nanny for their children, shared between the two parents. In a lot of ways, this is a great idea. The children have the consistency of one caregiver at both homes, and it's easier for the couple to find one to share, as it’s difficult to find a caregiver for alternating weeks, or however the family splits the time with the children.
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