5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Completely Trust References on a Nanny’s Application

When it comes time to hire a nanny, you probably have all kinds of questions you ask in order to get a better idea of the person you are considering. You can find out quite a bit about a person by viewing the application and the resume, but is the information provided a complete representation […]

Why Working Part-time Could be the Best Choice for Both You and Your Children

Any choice surrounding one’s employment responsibilities can be a stressful one, but one of the most difficult decisions is whether or not to reduce one’s working hours by working part-time. With a reduction in hours usually comes a loss of pay – which can hamper the family budget and not allow parents to properly save […]

Essentials of Writing a Nanny Contract

Hiring a nanny is a serious undertaking that requires careful consideration and due diligence. A nanny must be very trustworthy, seeing as this person will be given the responsibility to care for your children. Once the right person is found, it is important that nothing disturb the relationship you’ve spent time cultivating. A contract’s purpose […]

Ways to Cope With the Rising Costs of Childcare

According to the Child Poverty Action Group, the average cost of raising a child to the age of 18 has risen in recent years to nearly £150,000, or about £160 per week in the UK, and $241,080 in the US. Unfortunately, earnings and benefits have not kept pace. Many families are struggling to balance the […]

Don’t Expect All Nannies to be Like Nanny 911

Surely, every parent has seen at least one episode of Supernanny or Nanny 911? It’s difficult to avoid television programmes like these ones, especially if you have children if your own. Other parents tend to discuss them in hushed tones and admiring voices. ‘Did you see how she transformed that brat of a four year […]

How to Find a Safe Babysitter

My children were hellions. When left unsupervised they would leap from roofs and wander the neighborhood egging each other into idiotic maneuvers. The thought of what trouble they would find or what trouble would find them was ulcer inducing. My wife and I always tried to ensure that they had some form of supervision, but […]