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Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Parents and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 30 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 25 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 19 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 23 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 17 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 27 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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Advice for Nannies When Working for a Divorcing Family

By A New England Nanny 18 0

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

By A New England Nanny 15 0

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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