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Should You Give Your Nanny a Holiday Bonus?

By A New England Nanny Like 0

‘Tis the season where we usually post a list of gifts that families could give their nannies. But many families – either in addition to or in place of gifts – opt to provide a financial boost to their household employee. But how often does this happen? Do nannies expect it? Should you give your […]

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Real Trees vs. Fake Trees: Reviving the Argument

By A New England Nanny 1 0

Six years ago we posted about a debate between our Director Melissa and our Assistant Director Debra about whether it’s better to get a real Christmas tree or a fake one. With the holidays just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to revisit that post and see if people’s opinions are the […]

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Should You Hire a Mature Nanny?

By A New England Nanny 2 0

Often when people think of nannies or other child care providers, images of younger women come to mind. This could be mainly due to the media coverage when a celebrity’s nanny is in the news, as those nannies are usually younger, or at most approaching middle-age. But nannying is a career, and many have been […]

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What Can Families Learn from this Household Employment Survey?

By A New England Nanny 3 0

GTM Payroll Services recently conducted a survey of household employers and nannies, covering a wide range of topics, including legal pay, benefits, personal preferences, online job sites, and more. We are sharing the results of their household employment survey to help families hire and retain the best nannies and other household employees. From GTM.com: Nannies […]

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How Kids Can Help with Thanksgiving Dinner

By A New England Nanny 5 0

Making a big Thanksgiving dinner can be a daunting task – certain items need to be monitored, and timing needs to be calculated and watched. It becomes even more difficult if you have kids running around distracting you. So put them to work! There are many ways kids can help with Thanksgiving dinner that won’t […]

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Health Benefit Options for Your Nanny

By A New England Nanny 2 0

The world of health insurance is complex and often frustratingly so. When families are looking for ways to help their nanny with health insurance, there are many options available that can provide nannies with funding to cover medical expenses, whether or not the nanny has her own health insurance. If you are looking for ways to […]

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Holiday Time is Family Time

By A New England Nanny 3 0

Whether or not you look forward to the craziness of the holiday season, most people enjoy (at least for the most part) spending time with their families, especially those who we don’t get to see very often. But with everyone’s schedule so busy, it can be challenging to not only set aside time to spend […]

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No Change to Nanny Tax Threshold for 2019

By A New England Nanny 4 0

The Social Security Administration recently released its nanny tax threshold for 2019, and the Social Security and Medicare tax threshold is not increasing. It will remain at $2,100, which was a $100 increase in 2018 from the 2016 rate (it was unchanged in 2017). Nanny taxes must be paid by the family and the employee, such […]

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Halloween Safety Tips for Parents and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 4 0

It’s that spooky time of year again, and if your kids are anything like ours, they’ve been excited for Halloween since…well, probably since last year’s candy supply petered out. And while Halloween is certainly meant for wild, sugar-crazed fun, we have to be a bit of a wet blanket and watch over our little monsters […]

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2018 APNA Conference

By A New England Nanny 4 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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