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Health Benefit Options for Your Nanny

By A New England Nanny 4 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 8 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 11 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 12 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 11 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 11 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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