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Life Hacks for 2018

As a busy mom, I am always thinking of ways to save myself time. While I can’t claim to have the magic formula, one way I am lightening my load in 2018 is outsourcing! Truthfully, the word makes me feel guilty. I want to provide my family with everything they need and I am a control freak who hates to ask for help, so admitting to…

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What Should I Give My Household Employee For the Holidays?

‘Tis the season to show your Nanny, Housekeeper or another member of your household staff just how grateful you are. When it comes to holiday tipping, there are no hard or fast rules. What and how much you give largely depends on what you feel you can afford and the quality of service you receive. The time-tested cash bonus is always appreciated and is the gift…

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Paid Time Off vs. Holiday Pay

Now that we are in the thick of the holidays, you might be wondering, or trying to remember, what is standard in terms of holiday pay and paid time off. Here is a quick recap! Families typically offer the following paid holidays: New Year’s Eve New Year’s Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day The day after Thanksgiving Christmas Eve Christmas Day Many…

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Roundtable Discussion- Mindfulness

On Thursday, October 26th, Town + Country’s Estate Staffing team hosted a seminar focused on practicing mindfulness. The purpose of the seminar was to enable attendees to recognize the signs of stress and refocus their energy by briefly stepping away from their work and returning when they are able to dedicate more focus and attention. Prior to the seminar, we provided three articles that attendees…

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How to Work Collaboratively with Your Nanny

The Nanny you hire plays an important role in the development of your child or children. Your Nanny will want to be sure he or she remains consistent with your approach and preferences, so continued communication while maintaining a team mindset is very important. Here are a few specific items you should address as an employer: Discipline Screen Time Behavior Patterns and Habits Education Health and Diet How…

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Nanny Seminar: Tips for Becoming a Successful Family Assistant

On Tuesday, August 22nd Town + Country hosted a professional development seminar for Nannies and Family Assistants to refine their Family Assistant skills. This fantastic event was sold out in only two days! Our host, Michelle Flemming, has worked in private homes for over 11 years in a variety of roles, including as a Nanny, Family Assistant and Household Manager. She has been placed by…

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EES’ Roundtable Discussion

Last Thursday, Town + Country hosted a roundtable event for our Estate Staffing professionals. The event was sold out for over a week! Kristine, Valerie and Shannon discussed topics of interest to Estate Staffing professionals and turned to our valued candidates for their insight. This was our first roundtable event and it was an excellent way to learn from our candidates, who are the best in the…

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