Being a nanny

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Real Talk: My tricks for handling toddler temper tantrums

Does your child throw tantrums in public? I know a thing or two about that. Love, protection and limits. It's the perfect trilogy. Above all things, we desire to manifest the love we feel towards our children, and consequently, we protect them from all harm, even from themselves. However... 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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Real Talk: My tips on taking charge of your caregiving career

Care.com recently posted the question “What advice would you give a caregiver just starting out?”  Here are some tips I have for someone who is just starting out or even someone who has been a Nanny for years: KNOW YOUR WORTH: You will meet prospective employers/clients who... more

8 common misconceptions about nannies that need to go

As a nanny, or even a day care worker or babysitter, you put in the work. You take care of your charges all day long and maybe even overnight and on weekends. But sometimes your hard work goes unrecognized (OK, a lot of the time), and other times people are... more

25 fun babysitting games to play on the job

It's only natural for some children to feel a bit leery of spending time with a babysitter while mom and dad are away — especially if it's their first time being left with the caregiver. One way sitters can help put the child at ease is by coming prepared with age-appropriate games... more

12 child care training courses and certifications that will boost your career

While there is no formal training required to become a nanny, these specialized classes will turn you into a more professional and knowledgeable caregiver. If you're looking for a nanny job, they'll also make you stand out from the crowd as someone who takes your career seriously. Additionally... more

How to tell a parent you suspect their child may have different needs

As caregivers, we want to provide the best care for our charges. But what happens when you work with a child who behaves or learns in ways that fall outside of your experience? Most importantly, when should you voice your concerns to their parents? A caregiver may need to inform... more