9 Must Haves in a Nanny Bag

Written by Diamond Personnel on . Posted in Full Time Nanny

If you need to hire a nanny, you might feel a little bit apprehensive about relinquishing some control over the care of your child. But by asking around for recommendations, interviewing would-be candidates and doing a bit of due diligence, you can definitely find a suitable nanny to take care of your child when you're at work or at play.

One thing parents should do once they find the right nanny, or alternatively something a nanny should do upon being hired by a new family, is put together a nanny bag that contains some essential items to ensure the children get the best...

Is a Nanny Share a Good Idea?

Written by Diamond Personnel on . Posted in Full Time Nanny

Many busy families are now turning to nannies to help them with their day-to-day household and childcare tasks, but sometimes the expense of a full-time nanny can be difficult for the modern family to afford.

This is the reason thousands across North America are reviewing the idea of a nanny share program with other families in their area. The nanny share process involves sharing the nanny’s time with other families in order to enjoy the benefits nanny care offers while limiting the cost per child. Within this post, we’ll examine the pros and cons of choosing to nanny share with...

How to Start a Career as a Nanny

Written by Diamond Personnel on . Posted in Full Time Nanny

Being a nanny can be a challenging but highly-rewarding career. They are not only responsible for caring for and tutoring children, but also for a variety of other household tasks. And that’s just the live-our caregivers! A live-in nanny provides even more assistance and flexibility to families, playing an integral role in the intimate workings of each household.

Employed part- or full-time, nannies aid in the intellectual and emotional growth of the children under their care. Job Requirements While becoming a nanny does not generally have any specific educational requirements, there are programs that may aid prospective nannies in finding the...

How a Nanny can go the Extra Mile

Written by Diamond Personnel on . Posted in Full Time Nanny

Taking on a nanny role requires exceptional commitment and an understanding of the emotional needs of today’s children. As part of their work, it’s important that nannies build their relationship with their employers and create a foundation that ensures effective caregiver performance over many years. Within this post, we’ll look at how a nanny can go the extra mile within their work.

Take the ‘Long View’ of the Relationship with Children While most children are concerned about the here and now and the events taking place on the day, it’s imperative that nannies understand that building a relationship with the child...

How to Prepare for a Full Time Nanny

Written by Diamond Personnel on . Posted in Full Time Nanny

Now that you have made the decision to hire a caretaker and have chosen the candidate who will be living with your family on a full-time basis, it’s time to start making those much-needed preparations.

Exciting. Nerve-wracking. Stressful. For most parents new to the nanny scene, these are usually the first feelings that come to mind. Allowing someone to be a part of your family and watch after your children as their own is no small matter, but there is no better way to facilitate the transition than by getting your house, and your little ones, ready in advance. What to do Before...