Author: A New England Nanny

Fireworks Safety Tips for the 4th Of July

By A New England Nanny 2 0

Fireworks are a staple of many Fourth of July and other celebrations, but remember to take precautions to ensure your special event is safe and accident-free. Although they may be legal in many parts of the Capital Region, there are still risks. Here are some fireworks safety tips to help everyone enjoy their Independence Day. […]

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The Nanny Share Alternative to Daycare

By A New England Nanny 37 0

Many families that utilized daycare centers before the coronavirus pandemic may be wary about sending their children back, now that those facilities are reopening. One reason families like to send their kids to daycare is for the social aspect – the children learn to work and play with their peers in a structured setting, preparing […]

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Nanny or Daycare in a Post-Pandemic World?

By A New England Nanny 8 0

Many parents are returning to work as businesses begin to reopen. Some may not feel comfortable sending children to a facility with teachers and other kids. Our payroll partner GTM Payroll Services has provided guidance for families looking to decide on a nanny or daycare in a post-pandemic world. Now that stay-at-home orders are being […]

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Summer Caregiver Spotlight

By A New England Nanny 13 0

With daycares and camps at limited capacity or closed this summer, child care options for parents are fewer than usual. If you’re looking for help with child care this summer, we’d like to introduce you to our summer caregiver spotlight! Meet Adriana Adriana is new to the area and is a former Pre-K teacher. She […]

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Capital Region Summer Child Care During COVID-19

By A New England Nanny 11 0

The pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty for parents, particularly regarding their plans for summer child care during COVID-19. Our agency’s director Melissa Schoonmaker spoke with WNYT about the questions and concerns we’ve heard from families, and what options are available. Watch the news story below and then contact us at (518) 348-0400 and […]

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Homeschool Caregiver Spotlight

By A New England Nanny 11 0

If you’re looking for help with child care, particularly a homeschool caregiver during the pandemic while schools and daycares remain closed, we have a couple of caregivers we’d like you to meet! Meet Lee Are you looking for help with homeschooling your children? How about taking a break from cooking and letting a professional handle […]

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Tax Benefits From CARES Act Student Loan Assistance

By A New England Nanny 16 0

Many nannies are students, and many of them have student loans that can be burdensome at any time, but particularly during COVID-19 when regular income is an issue. Among other measures aimed at easing student loan burdens during the coronavirus pandemic, the CARES Act student loan assistance provision temporarily allows employers to make tax-free payments […]

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Furniture Safety Guide for Parents and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 16 0

A home might seem like one of the safest places for a child to play, but household furniture carries many unforeseen dangers, especially for young children. And now that kids are home for basically the entire day during the COVID-19 lockdown, the chances for unsafe behavior have increased. This furniture safety guide provides advice and […]

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