Communicating with your Nanny (or other household employee)

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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...

Hiring through an Agency vs. Hiring on your own

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Hiring through an Agency vs. Hiring on your own

Hiring someone to work in your home and trusting them with your loved ones is a big responsibility and can be very stressful. Working with a professional agency like Diamond Personnel will give you the peace of mind you need to make the right decision and minimize hiring mistakes. Here's how using a professional agency like Diamond Personnel can help: You don’t know what you’re looking for. There are many things to consider when hiring someone for your household: skill set, experience, hours, personality, responsibilities, job-title and more.  Not sure if your...

The Family Assistant

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In today’s fast paced world, with two working parents working long hours there is simply not enough time in the day to take care of everything related to your children and home. As a result, a new role has emerged in the private care industry called The Family Assistant. What is a Family Assistant? A Family Assistant is a Jane of All Trades. Family Assistants typically have experience in childcare and household management and the ability to do a wide range of tasks from planning and cooking family meals, to running errands, managing the family calendar, keeping stock of household inventory and...

Top 3 reasons to use a professional agency to hire a nanny

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1. Peace of Mind. Hiring a nanny is undoubtedly the most important hire you are ever going to make. Using a professional agency like Diamond to hire a nanny will give you peace of mind that you are selecting the right fit for your family. Agencies typically have a network of professional nannies and handle all of the recruitment, sourcing, screening and matching for you. A thorough screening and matching process will give you confidence that your loved ones will be safe, secure and in the hands of a professional you can TRUST. 2. Compliance. When hiring a nanny there is...

Why Early Childhood Educators should consider being a Nanny

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Why Early Childhood Educators should consider a career in Nannying Although childcare costs in Toronto are skyrocketing, Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) are not getting paid much. ECEs typically work in public and private daycares and schools. They are passionate about childcare and development and molding young minds to become leaders of the future generation. But ECEs are earning on average, $25,000-47,000 gross a year which is often not enough to support daily living expenses including student loans and rent in major cities.  Wages for ECE’s in daycares typically stay low as running a center has increasing costs for rent,...