Archive for March, 2020

Staying Active with the Kids during the COVID 19 pandemic

Written by Diamond Personnel on . Posted in Uncategorized

With schools closed and kids stuck at home 24/7 due to COVID 19, it is more important than ever that nannies keep the kids active and engaged! Kids are used to an active, busy day so being stuck at home means lots of pent up energy. As a professional nanny, it is your job to direct that extra energy into something positive. If high-energy kids have nothing to do, it will manifest in behaviour challenges so let’s get ahead of it and shine with creative, fun and energetic activities. Below are some active easy activities nannies can do with kids to help...

COVID-19 Announcement

Written by Diamond Personnel on . Posted in Uncategorized

COVID-19 - Diamond Personnel is here for you First and foremost, we want to extend our thanks and appreciation to our wonderful Diamond family we have had the privilege of placing with Canada’s best employers. For over 30 years we have proudly represented the best household staff Canada has to offer and for that we are truly grateful to each and every one of you. Our thoughts are with the whole Diamond family; our staff, our candidates and our clients during this confusing time. We are responding diligently to the continually evolving situation. We know many of you still need our help seeking...

Communicating with your Nanny (or other household employee)

Written by Diamond Personnel on . Posted in Uncategorized

You have hired the right person to join your family. Knowing how to communicate with them is critical for the success of this relationship. Many employers forget that this is an employer/employee relationship and effective communication is pivotal for this partnership to work. With nearly three decades of experience helping employers and nannies navigate their relationships, we have compiled a list of our top ten tips for effective communication with your nanny or other household employee.
  1. Be CLEAR – Many nannies have a first language other than English. Stay away from complex terms and references. Using precise examples and simple terminology...