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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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EES’ Roundtable Discussion

Last Thursday, Town + Country hosted a roundtable event for our Estate Staffing professionals. The event was sold out for over a week! Kristine, Valerie and Shannon discussed topics of interest to Estate Staffing professionals and turned to our valued candidates for their insight. This was our first roundtable event and it was an excellent way to learn from our candidates, who are the best in the…

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Professional vs. Unprofessional Phone Use by Nannies and Caregivers

As the largest domestic placement agency here in California, we see a lot of what works and what doesn’t work for the families who hire through us. Most of the families we’re working with these days want to be able to communicate easily and effectively with their in-home employees, including through emailing, texting and good old fashioned phone calls. And just like so many of…

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Town + Country’s “Housekeeping Manual” Seminar was a Hit!

Town + Country recently hosted our fifth Housekeeper training of the year. This seminar’s focus was on learning how to build your very own Housekeeping Manual for quick reference on the job. One of Town + Country’s favorite placement counselors, Sarndra Elejorde, equipped our sixteen attendees with the tools and knowledge to successfully create and manage a personalized “household manual” for each of their jobs.…

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