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Palo Alto Seminar – Successful Communication with Your Employer – A Panel Discussion

On Tuesday night the Palo Alto Nanny team hosted a panel discussion for their candidates. The panel included two T+C Placed Candidates who had some valuable experience and advice, and we were all blown away at how well Maria and Margarita spoke to professionalism in the home, expertise in their field and the advice they shared with other Nannies in their careers. Maria and Margarita highlighted the…

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Mother’s Day Ideas

According to History.com, the idea for a “Mother’s Day” is credited by some to Julia Ward Howe (1872) and by others to Anna Jarvis (1907), both of whom suggested a holiday dedicated to a day of peace. President Wilson eventually signed a measure officially recognizing Mother’s Day as an official holiday to be celebrated on the second Sunday of every May. If you’re stumped on…

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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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