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What You Need to Know About Hiring a Live-In Nanny

By A New England Nanny 19 0

Many families have busy schedules and some parents work non-traditional hours, requiring child care often when daycares, schools, and other options are not available. For these reasons, and sometimes for the sake of convenience, some families opt to have their nanny live with them. While our agency can assist with the hiring process, our payroll […]

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Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Parents and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 26 0

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and families and nannies both often wonder how to help the children celebrate. While store-bought cards are thoughtful and convenient, they will adorn the counter or windowsill for a few weeks, then ultimately retire to a drawer somewhere, even with the best of intentions to be saved for years to […]

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The Capital Region Child Care Crisis

By A New England Nanny 22 0

A recent article in the Albany Times-Union described the wait lists at local early childhood centers and smaller family-run programs as a Capital Region child care crisis. According to the data from a new report by Raising NY, around 58 percent of surveyed Capital Region child care providers reported having wait lists, while providers statewide […]

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Tips and Advice for Managing Your Household Employee

By A New England Nanny 15 0

When you’ve found the nanny or other household employee you want to keep, you want to ensure your employee is satisfied and engaged. Our partner GTM Payroll Services has HR experts on staff to offer advice for managing your household employee. Here are some recent tips they’ve shared with us. Best Practices for Giving a […]

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Minimum Wage Changes in 2020 for New York

By A New England Nanny 19 0

Each year, new and amended laws impact employers in New York – including household employers – who need to stay on top of these changes to ensure they are compliant and aren’t subjected to penalties and fines. With that in mind, the minimum wage changes in 2020 for New York employers. Nannies, housekeepers, senior care companions, […]

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22 Gifts Your Nanny Will Enjoy

By A New England Nanny 14 0

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

By A New England Nanny 19 0

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

By A New England Nanny 21 0

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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