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Helping Your Charges Develop Good Manners

Manners and etiquette include a large measure of personal preferences and can vary greatly from family to family. Most Moms and Dads want their children to have manners, but teaching them can be a frustrating process. Consistency is important, so talk to your charges’ parents and see what they are doing to encourage manners. Once you have an idea of which manners are important to…

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Getting into the Back-to-School Swing!

The start of school can be tricky after a nice, fun, relaxing summer break. Here are a few helpful hints to help transition back-to-school in a smooth manner. Make room in the pantry or refrigerator for designated snacks. Not only will you have foods ready to supplement lunch, but those looking for food will know which snacks that they can have, without having to ask you what’s…

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4th of July Fun

This July 4th marks the 240th anniversary of the United State’s Declaration of Independence! And of course, it’s always a great day to barbecue with family and friends, get involved in local parades and play outdoor games. However, if you don’t want to deal with clean-up after a gathering at your place, check out these Bay Area locations where you can have a day full…

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Meet Martha, this month’s Candidate of the Month!

Martha is a hands-on Nanny who loves to teach children by guiding them through life experiences and sharing the outdoors with them. She has an outgoing, fun, happy demeanor that shows in the picture here with her two sons, daughter-in-law and their pets. Martha has a zest for life, has “done it all” and loves children! Martha plays the piano, loves to swim and SCUBA dive,…

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Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

You love your job. You love the family, the kids, the fun afternoons at the park and the art classes you get to attend with your charge. You want to be there for your employer whenever they need you, but it seems that too often they approach you with a request that interferes with a prior commitment and you feel guilty not helping out, so…

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Ask Us! How do I get it all done in one day?

We don’t  fly around with a magic black umbrella or claim to have the skills of Mary Poppins, but our Nanny Team Counselors do have over 100 years of combined experience placing great Nanny candidates in childcare jobs all over the Bay Area. When it comes to navigating the world of professional in-home childcare, we’ve just about seen it all. So go ahead, Ask Us! My job…

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National Nanny Training Day 2016

On Saturday, April 16th over 50 Bay Area professional Nannies joined the Town + Country Nanny Teams for continuing education and training at the Foster City Recreation Center. Our T+C seminar was part of National Nanny Training Day and held during the nationally celebrated “Week of the Young Child.” This year’s National Nanny Training included an estimated 1,150 nannies gathered at 32 events across 23 states.…

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