The Advantages and Disadvantages to Hiring an Au Pair

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 ...
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The Challenges and Advantages of Gay Parenting

May 23, 2019
Regardless of age, gender identity, or sexual orientation, all those thinking of having a child are likely to ask the same question: "Will I be a good ...
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Caregiving 101: Live-In vs Live-Out Nanny

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 sa...
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A New Pathway for Care Providers to Become Canadian Citizens

May 7, 2019
If you are a caregiver who has worked in Canada, but does not have permanent resident status, a new government pilot program is making it easier to mak...
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The Winners and Losers of the Minimum Wage Hike

August 3, 2017
Wondering about the effects of the minimum wage hike? Turns out a lot of caregivers and families in large Ontario cities are going to be affected.
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Sponsoring a Foreign Nanny: All You Need to Know in Plain English

August 1, 2017
In this article, our experts at and Heartpayroll , breaks down the Government of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and...
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Best and Worst Cities to Find a Nanny

July 26, 2017
Wondering where it is easiest and hardest to find a nanny for your family? Read on to learn the best and worst cities in Canada to find a nanny.
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Nanny Sharing: Pros, Cons, & How-To

April 11, 2017
Our comprehensive guide to nanny sharing. Read on for a complete list of pros and cons, as well as an extensive how-to guide for hiring.
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10 Important Travel Tips for Snowbirds Flocking South this Winter

February 3, 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 be walking on the beach, right?
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Snow Day! How to Keep Kids Entertained All Day Long

February 1, 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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