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Family-paid and Agency-paid Temp Jobs – What’s the difference, what are the perks?

If you’re a Nanny and you haven’t registered with T+C’s temporary department, you might be missing out! Town + Country has many temporary childcare jobs across the Bay Area, even down in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego. We’re always looking for qualified Nannies to join our team! T+C has three types of temporary jobs. Nannies who accept the most amount of work are…

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Pool Safety

School is back in session … so no doubt parents all across the Bay Area are breathing a sigh of relief. Thankfully, the warm summer weather isn’t quite over yet here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and with Labor Day right around the corner, that means it’s still “swimming season” and kids of all ages will still be in and around pools. A recent…

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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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