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We have a new Form I-9

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) has issued a new “Employment Eligibility Verification Form,” i.e., the so-called I-9 Form. The old one nominally expired last year, and the new one is now valid through March 31, 2016. Unfortunately, the form has grown considerably in size – the instructions have gone from 3 pages to 6 and the portion you and your new employee have…

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Meet Kyle

Meet Kyle Kyle has 10 years of professional childcare experience and was placed by Town + Country in his most recent long-term Nanny position. He has been a Nanny, a Preschool Teacher and an after-school Teacher. Kyle’s work with children includes some special needs experience. Kyle has an incredible pitch in attitude and is happy to help with Family Assistant duties. He is a native…

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“Always negotiate based on gross, not net, pay”

This reminder from California attorney Bob King at www.legallynanny.com: “If you’re a family hiring someone in your home, always negotiate based on gross, not net, pay. Net pay agreements make it more difficult to calculate overtime and could allow the employee to overwithhold taxes at your expense. You can always determine the net pay, but any agreement should be based on gross hourly wages.” Why…

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Another Successful Housekeeper Seminar with Charles MacPherson!

It’s been two weeks since Town + Country’s Housekeeper Training Seminar with Charles MacPherson and the feedback from clients and candidates is exceptional! One attendee said, “Charles has a very engaging, warm, welcoming and non threatening presentation style.  He is funny, uses props and personal stories from his extensive experience to accentuate his points, and he has a clear command of the subject matter. The content was valuable…

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T+C Nanny Training Day

We are excited to announce that preparations for our Town + Country National Nanny Training Day are well under way, and we’re starting to take reservations! Join us for this half-day event of educational skill building for Nannies featuring workshops on Positive Discipline, Family and Children Communication Strategies and Kind and Firm Childcare. Enjoy raffle prizes, goodie bags and lunch. Attendees will earn a certificate…

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Have You Nominated a Nanny for the SPARK Award?

As you know, Town + Country Resources is proud to join with other member agencies from the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) to sponsor the first annual SPARK Awards for Excellence in Nanny Care.  The SPARK Awards, created by Lora Brawley of Nanny Biz Reviews, celebrate everyday Nannies doing extraordinary work to care for children, support parents and strengthen families. This April, Nannies will be…

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Meet Brunella

Brunella has been working professionally as a Nanny here in the Bay area for about two years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Dominican University in San Rafael. With a passionate caring and pitch-in attitude, Brunella enjoys helping with Family Assistant duties in addition to childcare and is comfortable caring for children of any age.  In her free time she enjoys sailing,…

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