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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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Let Town + Country help make your Valentine’s Day special

February has long been the month to celebrate love and romance. Wikipedia notes that Saint Valentine has been associated with “courtly love” since the High Middle Ages (1000 to 1299 AD). More recently, according to History.com, “American’s probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s.” Valentine’s Day is now the second largest card-sending holiday of the year after Christmas. So here we are heading…

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Meet Erin

Here at Town + Country we get so excited about the Nannies we have the privilege to work with and represent. This is the start of what we hope will be a regular feature profiling one of our star candidates. Our hope is to show off some of our stars a bit, and also give you some insights about what we do and why we…

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