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2018 APNA Conference

By A New England Nanny 1 0

Q & A with Agency Director Melissa Schoonmaker Next week, Melissa Schoonmaker, Agency Director for A New England Nanny for more than 20 years, will attend the 2018 Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) Conference in Atlanta, GA. This annual conference brings together more than 100 attendees, mainly comprised of agency owners and staff members […]

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Social Media Safety for Teens

By A New England Nanny 6 0

Every day it seems there’s another news story about the dangers of social media when it comes to children and teens. But other than just telling your teen that “social media is dangerous,” what practical advice can be given? We found some helpful information about social media safety for teens from OnGuardOnline.gov: More than 60 percent […]

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Use a Nanny Agency to Avoid Nanny Scams

By A New England Nanny 9 0

Most people are now aware that if they receive an email from someone claiming to be a Nigerian prince who wants to give them thousands of dollars in exchange for their bank account information, they know it’s a scam. Unfortunately, many scams still exist that are not as well-known, such as a recent one where […]

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National Nanny Recognition Week 2018

By A New England Nanny 10 0

September 23-29, 2018 is National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW), a time to celebrate our nannies and the amazing job they do. From the NNRW website: “For 20 years, NNRW has thrived and brought awareness to the dedicated work nannies do, not for the money or perks, but for a true love of children.” We couldn’t […]

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What are the Benefits of a Nanny Share?

By A New England Nanny 9 0

For families looking for ways to cut child care costs, a nanny share is one option. Families can hire a nanny to watch their respective children simultaneously, or a nanny can work part-time for two different families. In either case, the families share the cost and still enjoy the benefits a nanny provides. The main benefit […]

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When is a Child Too Sick for a Nanny?

By A New England Nanny 9 0

One of the worst feelings a parent can have is when their child is sick, especially when the child is too young to communicate exactly how they’re feeling, where it hurts, etc. Needing child care can complicate things when a child is ill. Parents often don’t like to leave their children when they’re not feeling […]

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Domestic Employment Laws in New York State

By A New England Nanny 8 0

When it comes to paying household employees, A New England Nanny recognizes that nannies, housekeepers, senior care workers, etc. are professionals who should be compensated legally by employers with the appropriate taxes and benefits in mind. When it comes to paying domestic workers, there are many nuances and details to know about domestic employment laws in New […]

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Vaccinations Up to Date for Back to School Season?

By A New England Nanny 10 0

Parents – it’s back to school time; are your kids’ vaccinations up to date? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a recommended schedule of immunizations for infants, small children, pre-teens, and teens. This schedule is designed to protect infants and children early in life, when they are most vulnerable and before […]

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The Importance of Nanny Daily Reports

By A New England Nanny 10 0

Employing a nanny or other domestic worker is often mistakenly handled as an informal work situation. In fact, it is a professional endeavor requiring formal personnel practices and policies. One of these practices can be receiving a daily report from your nanny. Many parents want to know details about what their child(ren) did all day, […]

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Downtown Albany Goes to the Dogs!

By A New England Nanny 9 0

We are very excited to partner with the Downtown Albany, New York Business Improvement District (BID) to be a vendor at an upcoming painting event for Albany-area families…and their dogs! Paw-Casso: Paw-painting for pups & people! will be held at the brand new Olde English Downtown Dog Park (located inside Wallenberg Park in downtown Albany at the intersection of […]

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