National Nanny Training Day 2013 was great!
It’s now been just over a week since National Nanny Training Day. We had events in both San Francisco and Palo Alto. It was such a joy to come face-to-face with so many of our Nannies and Caregivers. Likewise, attendees seemed thrilled to meet fellow Nannies in the industry. They all mentioned feeling part of a bigger community. We want to thank our event sponsors…Continue reading »
Are you earthquake ready?
California is a wonderful place to live and work, but there’s no doubt that we live in Earthquake Country here. I lived in San Francisco in 1989 and rode out the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Viewers across the country tuning in for Game 3 of the World Series between the Giants and A’s learned of the quake immediately. I then moved down to Los Angles in…Continue reading »
We have a new Form I-9
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) has issued a new “Employment Eligibility Verification Form,” i.e., the so-called I-9 Form. The old one nominally expired last year, and the new one is now valid through March 31, 2016. Unfortunately, the form has grown considerably in size – the instructions have gone from 3 pages to 6 and the portion you and your new employee have…Continue reading »
Meet Kyle Kyle has 10 years of professional childcare experience and was placed by Town + Country in his most recent long-term Nanny position. He has been a Nanny, a Preschool Teacher and an after-school Teacher. Kyle’s work with children includes some special needs experience. Kyle has an incredible pitch in attitude and is happy to help with Family Assistant duties. He is a native…Continue reading »
“Always negotiate based on gross, not net, pay”
This reminder from California attorney Bob King at www.legallynanny.com: “If you’re a family hiring someone in your home, always negotiate based on gross, not net, pay. Net pay agreements make it more difficult to calculate overtime and could allow the employee to overwithhold taxes at your expense. You can always determine the net pay, but any agreement should be based on gross hourly wages.” Why…Continue reading »
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…Continue reading »
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…Continue reading »