Category: Family

Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Parents and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 41 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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22 Gifts Your Nanny Will Enjoy

By A New England Nanny 24 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 28 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 38 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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Interviewing a Nanny the Right Way

By A New England Nanny 36 0

Hiring someone to care for your loved ones is the most important decision a parent can make. Therefore, it’s crucial to leave no detail to chance, and that includes the interview process. When it comes to someone who will be working in your home with your family, you need to ensure you are interviewing a […]

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How to Handle Expense Reports for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 47 0

Families hiring a nanny have many things to consider, including whether or not the nanny will be driving the kids, if she or he will be using their own car, and whether the nanny will be purchasing anything for the family such as food, art supplies, etc. Some families may give cash to the nanny […]

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Employee Benefits Parents Can Offer Nannies

By A New England Nanny 54 0

While providing benefits for nannies and other household employees is largely optional and seldom required by law, they greatly help the household employer attract and retain high-level employees. By providing an attractive employee benefits package, the employer is helping to maintain a satisfied workforce. Satisfied employees equal a happy workplace, which in turn equals a […]

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What You Need to Know About Nanny Sharing

By A New England Nanny 46 0

Many families are looking for ways to cut costs these days. For those that use nannies for their childcare, there is a trend that is becoming more and more popular: nanny sharing. Families can hire a nanny to watch their respective children simultaneously, or a nanny can work part-time for two different families. In either […]

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