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🌁Exclusive SF Bay Area Workshop: Becoming a Super Nanny!🌁

Join Sydnee Cochran a professional Nanny & Doula and with 10 years+ experience, for a FREE workshop designed to help you navigate and advance your nanny career! Sydnee will be covering a variety of topics including: Interview Process: After you have marketed your talents and hooked a fish, what now... more


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📝 Do you use written agreements with your families? Why or why not? 📝

Last week we asked you "During an interview, what questions do you always ask families, to make sure they will be a good match? " We had a record number of answers! This week our question is from Sydnee C:   Do you use written agreements with your families?  Why or why not? 


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Red Flags from Parents?

For those of you who are like me, being flexible and easy-going can sometimes put us in a bit of a troubling situation. From experience, I've learned to spot red flags that could save you from working with flakey parents! Here is a small list of not-so-great behaviors that... more


Conversaciones reales con niñeras: ¿Cómo empoderar las emociones de los niños?

En el mundo de hoy, aprendemos rápidamente que es nuestro deber proteger a nuestros niños y que si lloran, debemos hacer algo inmediatamente para hacerlos sonreír o por lo menos que dejen de llorar. El llanto de un niño puede ser visto como una señal de que estamos haciendo algo... more


Real talk with nannies: 20 tips for getting your first nanny job

Care.com recently posted the question: “What advice would you give a caregiver just starting out?”  Here are my 20 tips for getting your first job as a child caregiver, based on my 10+ years of experience as a nanny: Spell check all communication. Check and double check your profile, applications and... more


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As a babysitter/nanny I am not comfortable with being watched on camera. Anyone else feel the way I do?

Now I know for some this would be raising red flags but please do hear me out . I don't think people are understanding why I am asking if others feel the same way. Now I could be wrong but I feel as though parents watching the babysitter watch their kid could open... more


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How much should I pay for daycare pickups?

If my babysitter is picking my daughter from day care, should I include gas money in her pay?


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Is the "Salary" Fair?

I am trying to figure out what is a fair "salary" for a live in family assistant. I am in the planning phase of being a single mother by choice of 4-6 children. I also have 3 dogs that I want my assistant/nanny to help with.I live half... more