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Unlocking the Power of Independent Play: A Guide for Parents and Nannies

Independent play is not just a luxury; it's a crucial aspect of a child's development. It fosters creativity, problem-solving skills, and self-confidence. As parents and nannies, understanding its importance and knowing how to support it is key to nurturing well-rounded children. In this guide, we'll explore the significance of independent play, suitable ages and activities, [...]

Unlocking the Power of Independent Play: A Guide for Parents and Nannies2024-04-16T09:23:04-04:00

Navigating Daylight Savings with Little Ones: A Guide for Parents and Nannies

As the seasons change and daylight savings time approaches, parents and nannies find themselves facing the challenge of adjusting their little ones' routines. The spring forward transition can be particularly tricky, disrupting sleep patterns and leaving both children and caregivers feeling a bit groggy. However, with a few proactive strategies and a bit of patience, [...]

Navigating Daylight Savings with Little Ones: A Guide for Parents and Nannies2024-03-01T15:11:17-05:00

Building Strong Employee-Employer Relationships: A Guide for All Professionals

In any employment relationship, establishing and maintaining boundaries is crucial for fostering a healthy and respectful dynamic. Whether you are working with a nanny, chef, household manager, or any other professional, understanding the balance between personal and professional interactions is key to ensuring a positive workplace environment. Effective Communication within Working Hours: Minimizing contact outside [...]

Building Strong Employee-Employer Relationships: A Guide for All Professionals2024-02-14T11:42:21-05:00

Upgrade Your Lifestyle with Expert Assistance: Unleashing the Magic of Household and Estate Management

Managing a household or estate is no small feat—it demands time, skill, and a significant investment of effort. Luckily, The Washburn Agency has your back, offering skilled professionals to streamline operations, boost organization, and enhance your overall quality of life. The perks of having these professionals in your corner and the incredible impact they can [...]

Upgrade Your Lifestyle with Expert Assistance: Unleashing the Magic of Household and Estate Management2024-01-05T16:35:01-05:00

Updating Your Employer-Employee Work Agreement

When you have a nanny, housekeeper, chef, personal or family assistant working in your home, it is very important to have a written work agreement that covers everything related to their employment with you. It's crucial for all parties to have a comprehensive work agreement that clearly outlines their schedules, responsibilities, compensation, and other essential [...]

Updating Your Employer-Employee Work Agreement2023-12-15T13:37:24-05:00

Why and How Parents Should Give Their Nanny a Holiday Bonus

The holiday season is not only a time for giving to friends and family but also a moment to express gratitude to those who support us throughout the year, including the dedicated individuals who care for our children. Nannies play an integral role in the upbringing and well-being of our little ones, often becoming an [...]

Why and How Parents Should Give Their Nanny a Holiday Bonus2023-12-04T14:28:34-05:00

Navigating Employee Transitions: 5 Essential Steps When Your Household Staff Resigns

As household employers, the departure of a valued employee can be a challenging and potentially disruptive experience. Whether it's your nanny, housekeeper, chef, personal assistant, or estate manager, their resignation can necessitate swift and strategic action to ensure a smooth transition. Here are five crucial steps to consider when an employee announces their resignation: Conduct [...]

Navigating Employee Transitions: 5 Essential Steps When Your Household Staff Resigns2023-11-06T10:06:41-05:00

Meaningful Gestures to Celebrate National Nanny Recognition Week

National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW) will be observed September 24-30 this year, and is an opportunity to honor the exceptional work of nannies across the nation. As parents, we understand that having a nanny is more than just childcare—it's a special bond built on trust and dedication. During NNRW, let's take the time to express [...]

Meaningful Gestures to Celebrate National Nanny Recognition Week2023-09-15T11:41:09-04:00

9 Social Media Rules Your Nanny Should Follow

In today's digital age, we're all familiar with Facebook, Twitter, Threads, Instagram, and the never-ending list of social media platforms. They've made sharing information quick and effortless, allowing us to stay connected with friends and family like never before. It's quite possible that your nanny also enjoys using one or more of these platforms to [...]

9 Social Media Rules Your Nanny Should Follow2023-08-10T04:09:05-04:00

3 Reasons Parents Should Provide their Nanny with an Authorization to Treat a Minor Form

Congratulations! You’ve hired your new nanny. You’ve provided them with the information needed to do their job day after day, but many parents overlook one vital document that should be provided, but you hope never has to be used. An Authorization to Treat a Minor form has so many uses, and should be made available [...]

3 Reasons Parents Should Provide their Nanny with an Authorization to Treat a Minor Form2023-07-28T09:43:07-04:00
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