Soft Skills: The Missing Pieces

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Soft Skills: The Missing Pieces What is a Soft Skill? We all know about hard skills: reading, writing, typing, etc. These are the technical skills that you learn in school and from different experiences throughout life. For example, if you were a housekeeper, your hard skills might be: cleaning, cooking, and doing laundry. You know it takes much more than that to have a successful career as a Housekeeper. But have you ever tried to define these seemingly intangible qualities? This is where the term Soft Skills becomes important. The dictionary defines Soft Skills as “personal attributes that enable someone to...

4 Things to Consider While Travelling With Your Nanny

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Are you planning a family vacation but thinking you might need a little extra support? Ask your nanny if they are able to join you on this adventure - whether it’s a short trip or a longer one, they may be able to assist you when you need it most. You want to make sure your trip is a good one though, so don’t rush into anything and be sure to review the details and itinerary with your nanny before firmly committing to your plans.

Here are a few things you might want to discuss before setting off:
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Nanny Tips: Safe Sleeping For Babies

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Babies are so precious and full of love and smiles, we want to make sure that they are always safe. In the first few months, your newborn will probably sleep for a very long time (about 16 hours a day), not counting the feeding and snuggling time. In order to keep your baby safe and secure while they sleep, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Safe places to sleep: Choosing a bed for your baby Bassinets When selecting a bassinet for your baby, check that it meets the current Canadian safety regulations. As well, please ensure...

5 Tips To Maintain A Healthy Relationship With Your Nanny

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If you’re a mom or dad and need some help taking care of your children, one of the most popular solutions is to hire a nanny.

Whether you need someone to take your kids to school in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon, cook their meals, help them with their homework or get them ready for bed a night, a nanny can fill in for you when you need to be away from the family home.

A good employer-nanny relationship is definitely possible, and you can increase the odds of a productive relationship by following a few...

Nannying 101: What to Know About Your First Day

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When you’re nannying a new family, your first day will be the busiest and most anxious, not only for you, but also for the household you’re coming into as well. To keep from forgetting something important, take a look at our handy checklist:

Before Your First Day
  • Get Insured. If you are going to drive the family car, you need to be insured to do so. Ask the family where to find the insurance, and double-check with them that it covers additional drivers. However, car insurance is only the beginning. Either your or your employers should provide liability insurance against accidents...