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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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Training New Employees

We read recently at a business web site that a leading research and management consulting firm had found that “67% of employees learn about their jobs from co-workers and not from their bosses.” For in-home domestic employees, they are often (in fact nearly always) the only employee in the household, and for better-or-worse, have no co-workers to turn to for advice, guidance & training. This…

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Our Top 10 Holiday Gift Suggestions for Your Household Staff

You’re happy with the services your household employee provides for you and your family, so why not show them how you feel? The holiday season is here and this is a perfect opportunity to show them just how grateful you are. When it comes to holiday tipping, there are no hard and fast rules. How much you give largely depends on what you feel you…

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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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Nominate a Nanny for the SPARK Award!

Town + Country Resources is proud to join with Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) members from across the country 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 support parents, care for children and strengthen families. In recent years, Lora Brawley started noticing…

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