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22 Gifts Your Nanny Will Enjoy

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Here come the holidays! It’s time to show your appreciation for your nanny or other household employee. It’s always a more special gift when you can involve the children, even if it’s just a handmade card. But we do have a list of other gifts your nanny will enjoy during the holidays, or any time […]

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5 Ways to Give Back on Thanksgiving

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As we approach the annual holiday centered around family and feasting, many families choose to use that day to volunteer in their community to help those less fortunate, or just someone who needs a helping hand. Volunteer Card has a few suggestions for ways to give back on Thanksgiving: 5 Easy Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities Do […]

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Dependent Care FSAs Save You Money When Paying a Nanny

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There are numerous reasons to pay a nanny “on the books” – you’ll recruit better candidates and keep them longer, you’ll avoid hefty fines and penalties for not paying employment taxes, and, notably, you can save money through a Dependent Care FSA (Flexible Spending Account). Our payroll partner GTM Payroll Services offers this guide to […]

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Advice for Nannies When Working for a Divorcing Family

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When parents divorce, it can be an upsetting experience for everyone involved. This includes a family’s nanny, particularly when the nanny has been working for the family for some time before a divorce begins. It can be awkward coming to work in an environment that was previously stable, and now is filled with uncertainty. But […]

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Nanny Tax Threshold Increasing for 2020

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How does a family know whether or not they are legally obligated to pay employment taxes for their nanny or other household employee? The most telling factor is commonly referred to as the “nanny tax threshold.” This is the wage earnings amount by which the government determines if an employer must follow tax filing regulations. […]

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10 Tips for Checking Your Kids’ Halloween Candy

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Ah, Halloween. It evokes many memories of sweaty costumes, running down the streets with friends, and of course, massive amounts of sugar in a variety of colored wrappers. While most families trust their neighbors are handing out perfectly safe candy, it never hurts to be cautious and delay the sugar gluttony for a few minutes […]

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2019 APNA Conference Reflections

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Earlier this month, A New England Nanny’s Director, Melissa Schoonmaker, had the opportunity to attend the annual conference of the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) in Santa Barbara, California. Here she shares her experiences from the conference and what she was able to bring back to help serve our families and nannies better. The […]

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Fall into Fall this Weekend!

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It looks like it’s going to be a gorgeous weekend (and for some, a 3-day weekend!) – the weather looks great, the leaves are changing colors everywhere, and it’s peak time for apple picking. Hopefully you’ll get a chance to get out with the kids for some fall fun. Here are a few of the […]

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Domestic Violence Victim Leave is the Law in New York

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It’s not something we like to think about, but domestic violence impacts people from all walks of life, including nannies and other household employees. A new law states that beginning November 18, 2019, all employers in New York – including household employers of nannies and other domestic workers – must grant domestic violence victim leave. […]

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