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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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The Best Newborn & Baby Nap Routines

Meet Karah, T+C’s Recruiting Counselor on the SF Nanny Team, and doula extraordinaire. Karah grew up in Mountain View, California. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University. Karah joined the Town + Country team in 2021. She also has several years of Nanny and Postpartum Doula experience and enjoys connecting Nannies and Newborn Care Specialists to families. Today, she’ll be…

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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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Juggling parenthood and career: How a family assistant can make a difference

California, known for its vibrant cities, booming tech industry, and diverse job opportunities, attracts professionals from all walks of life. However, the pursuit of success in the Golden State often comes with its own set of challenges, especially for parents. Demanding work schedules, long commute times, and the pressure to excel in competitive industries can leave little room for quality family time. Striking a balance…

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Employee Appreciation Gifts

  ‘Tis the season to show your Nanny, Housekeeper or another member of your household staff just how grateful you are. Monetary Recognition Often times, the first thought that comes to an employer is a cash bonus.  If you’re thinking that, you’re not wrong – but it’s also not the ONLY option. The time-tested cash bonus is always appreciated and is the gift of choice…

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