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Making Healthy Meals for Kids & Families

When our reference team calls previous employers, one area of improvement families frequently mention is simple cooking. We all know that cooking a meal with children running around or while you are also excepted to deep clean your employers’ home can be difficult, so here are a few tips for you! Communicate with your employer: Do they even want you to cook or do meal…

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Housekeeper Seminar: Candidates Becoming Experts in Time Management

On Saturday, June 3rd, Town + Country hosted Housekeepers from all over the Bay Area, including the City, Peninsula and Marin, for our Seminar focusing on Time Management. It was a great event with a great deal of personal attention for each Candidate. Candidates were given a sample cleaning schedule for daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal tasks. Ada Barnes, who was the class instructor, gave examples…

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It’s a Candidate’s Market!

According to the EDD, the unemployment rate in California has dropped to 5.1%, and has dropped even lower to 2.9% here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Finding the right Nanny, Housekeeper, Estate Manager or Personal Assistant for your household can be a challenging task under the best of circumstances, but when the unemployment rate gets that low, it will be especially challenging! At Town…

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Meet Christina!

Christina has worked as a Housekeeper since 2008. She has been placed by Town + Country twice and is currently working part-time with one T+C client. Christina is bubbly, warm, sweet, smart and professional. One of her references said, “Christina has a high energy level and she always seems happy and peaceful while she works.” We could not be more excited to help Christina find…

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Mother’s Day

Breakfast in Bed: Here are a few recipe ideas from Williams and Sonoma and Epicurious. Extra points if you remind  everyone that Moms should not do dishes after breakfast in bed. It is a rule. We love this blog from Food Network.  It is a good reminder of what is safe for children to help with in the kitchen. Some menu items are best made on…

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Our National Nanny Training Day 2017 was a sell-out!

On Saturday, April 28th close to 70 Bay Area professional Nannies joined Town + Country for our annual National Nanny Training Day event! This was our biggest event yet! Our T+C event was part of National Nanny Training Day and held during the nationally celebrated “Week of the Young Child.” Many other organizations also participated in this year’s National Nanny Training, and worldwide, the event…

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Petty cash allowance

As a Nanny, we know that outings and activities come up throughout the week that may not be on the original calendar for the week. Having petty cash available can be beneficial to you, your charges and your employer. We advise having a conversation with your employer about having petty cash available so you are able to indulge their children with proper play dates and…

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