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Nanny Appreciation Night

On Thursday, September 27th, Town + Country hosted a Nanny Appreciation Night. This event focused on Temporary Nannies and was hosted in our Palo Alto office. Many of our T+C Nannies shared stories as to why temporary jobs are so well suited for their lives. Here are a few highlights: Alessandra splits her time between Peru and California. She spends a few months in Peru…

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Family-paid and Agency-paid Temp Jobs – What’s the difference, what are the perks?

If you’re a Nanny and you haven’t registered with T+C’s temporary department, you might be missing out! Town + Country has many temporary childcare jobs across the Bay Area, even down in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego. We’re always looking for qualified Nannies to join our team! T+C has three types of temporary jobs. Nannies who accept the most amount of work are…

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Pool Safety

School is back in session … so no doubt parents all across the Bay Area are breathing a sigh of relief. Thankfully, the warm summer weather isn’t quite over yet here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and with Labor Day right around the corner, that means it’s still “swimming season” and kids of all ages will still be in and around pools. A recent…

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How to Work Collaboratively with Your Nanny

The Nanny you hire plays an important role in the development of your child or children. Your Nanny will want to be sure he or she remains consistent with your approach and preferences, so continued communication while maintaining a team mindset is very important. Here are a few specific items you should address as an employer: Discipline Screen Time Behavior Patterns and Habits Education Health and Diet How…

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Nanny Seminar: Tips for Becoming a Successful Family Assistant

On Tuesday, August 22nd Town + Country hosted a professional development seminar for Nannies and Family Assistants to refine their Family Assistant skills. This fantastic event was sold out in only two days! Our host, Michelle Flemming, has worked in private homes for over 11 years in a variety of roles, including as a Nanny, Family Assistant and Household Manager. She has been placed by…

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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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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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