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Is it okay to accept a drink from my boss?

The relationship between a Nanny and their employer is an important one. It’s a relationship where you share very personal moments about the raising, development and milestones of a young child. It’s a relationship where lives can become very intertwined and you share both positive and not-so-positive situations. Employers may also come home at the end of the day and want to unwind or be out…

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It’s Pumpkin Season!

Whether you’re buying a pumpkin for carving, for roasting the seeds or just for fall decorating, living in the Bay Area gives you plenty of options for finding the perfect one. Of course, one of the most common pumpkin hunting spots is in Half Moon Bay, where you’re sure to find a prized round veggie at one of the many pumpkin farms. If you’re not…

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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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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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Mother’s Day Flowering Tree

There’s nothing better than the pride and sweet smile that a child shows when they’ve given a gift that they made. Make Mom’s day special with this Flowering Tree that can be handcrafted by her biggest love. You probably have all the supplies on hand. Prep and cleanup are a snap and it’s a perfect activity to do any day of the week! It’s colorful, quick…

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What’s Appropriate for the Internet?

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat … we’re online all the time. Although social media can be a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, your work life should be kept off the internet. When you work inside a family’s home, the list of things you should never put online grows. Pictures of your charges. While Mom and Dad are away it’s your job…

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