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Easter Basket Delight

When my brother and I were children we couldn’t wait to wake up on Easter Sunday and follow the trail of candy from our beds to our Easter baskets! We were just as excited on Easter morning as were were when Santa would come. Our favorite Easter goodie delicacy was Astronaut food! The other favorite item we could always count on finding … books! In…

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Spring Break!

It’s that time of year again … SPRING BREAK! No doubt you’re looking forward to the great plans you’ve made. You might not be thinking about childcare on your trip just yet, but you will! If you are travelling with your Nanny, here are a few tips to consider while traveling: Remember, you pay for her expenses, including airfare, hotel, food, etc. Your Nanny is…

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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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