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How Much Should You Gift your Household Employee this Holiday Season?

The holiday season is here, and that means if you haven’t started thinking about a holiday or year-end bonus for your household employee, now is the time!  Our Placement Counselors typically advise Clients to gift their employee a bonus that’s equal to between one week’s and one month’s salary. The bonus amount is discretionary. Factors to consider are the employee’s performance, how long they’ve been…

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Professional Development Training and Managing Difficult Situations Seminar

On Sunday, October 21st, our San Francisco Nanny team hosted a seminar in Oakland’s Sawmill Warehouse. It was a fantastic and intimate event! Our Placement and Recruiting Counselors gave the attendees one-on-one attention and personalized advice to help them in their job searches and current Nanny positions. The team also went over very helpful tips on interviewing, professional communication and managing difficult conversations. In case…

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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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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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Life Hacks for 2018

As a busy mom, I am always thinking of ways to save myself time. While I can’t claim to have the magic formula, one way I am lightening my load in 2018 is outsourcing! Truthfully, the word makes me feel guilty. I want to provide my family with everything they need and I am a control freak who hates to ask for help, so admitting to…

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What Should I Give My Household Employee For the Holidays?

‘Tis the season to show your Nanny, Housekeeper or another member of your household staff just how grateful you are. When it comes to holiday tipping, there are no hard or fast rules. What and how much you give largely depends on what you feel you can afford and the quality of service you receive. The time-tested cash bonus is always appreciated and is the gift…

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Paid Time Off vs. Holiday Pay

Now that we are in the thick of the holidays, you might be wondering, or trying to remember, what is standard in terms of holiday pay and paid time off. Here is a quick recap! Families typically offer the following paid holidays: New Year’s Eve New Year’s Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day The day after Thanksgiving Christmas Eve Christmas Day Many…

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