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What does a nanny do and how are they different from babysitters?

While it may feel like a minor word choice, utilizing the right term (nanny vs. babysitter) can make a huge difference in your search for the best childcare provider. In order to get the most qualified candidates fast, it’s important to position your role in the most accurate way. This will draw in the best candidates for the job you’re looking for. What is a…

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10 compelling reasons why families should hire private educators in California

The foundation of a child’s future is largely determined by the type of education they receive. Traditional schooling may not be enough for every family and child, which is why private educators are becoming increasingly popular in California. Private educators offer a personalized and tailored approach to learning that can greatly benefit children and their families. Here are 10 compelling reasons why families should consider…

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Californian comforts: The unique demands of hiring house managers for modern families

In the heart of sunny California, the home of Hollywood dreams and Silicon Valley fantasies, the concept of household staff has evolved with the times. The modern California family lives in a world of cultural diversity and tech enlightenment, and demands a new kind of house manager. They need one that not only leads a domestic team with precision and care, but also champions values…

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Hiring a Housekeeper in 2024: What to look for

If you’re crazy about maintaining a clean home, you’re not alone. According to Zippia, the projected Housekeeper job growth rate is 4% from 2018-2028. Housekeeper Responsibilities Before starting your housekeeper search, it’s important to first outline exactly what you’re looking for from a housekeeper. This will ensure that you’re hiring for the correct position. Once you do, ensure that what you’re looking for aligns with…

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Keep the Nanny you tirelessly vetted

Whether you hired your nanny or other in-home employee through Town + Country or by some other means, you’ve undoubtedly invested a good deal of time and effort to make the right hire. Now make sure you keep your valued employee. Communication and showing appreciation are “musts” in all facets of a domestic staffed household. If you are currently a domestic employer, annual reviews, bonus…

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The Inside Scoop from our Newborn Care Specialist

Some of the people I speak with who are considering hiring a Newborn Care Specialist are still not quite sure how it all really works so here are some answers to a few of the most common questions I get. If I’m breastfeeding does it make sense to have a Newborn Care Specialist? When the baby wakes up, the Newborn Care Specialist can bring the…

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Choosing the right nanny: A simple guide for families

Nannies play a crucial role in your child’s development, and finding the right one can feel like a daunting task, especially if you’re based in California or Texas. It’s a big responsibility to entrust someone with the care of your little ones, which is why you must have a measured approach to finding the perfect match for your family. In this guide, we’ll go through…

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