4 05, 2023

Pool Safety Tips for Nannies & Parents


Summer is just around the corner and the days are getting warmer, which means it's almost time for pool season! Before diving in, it's important to review some safety tips and guidelines with your nanny so that everyone is on the same page and prepared for a safe and fun pool season. Here are a [...]

Pool Safety Tips for Nannies & Parents2023-05-04T09:33:06-04:00
25 04, 2023

Don’t Make These Mistakes on the Job as a Nanny!


Nannies - working in a family's home can be tough. Your own family or friends don’t understand the dynamics of your job, you have a confidentiality agreement in place and there is no HR team you can go to for help. If you’re worried about keeping your job, here’s what we find families are paying [...]

Don’t Make These Mistakes on the Job as a Nanny!2023-04-25T11:19:42-04:00
19 04, 2023

The Communication Game


Hey parents! We know that having a solid communication game with your nanny is key to a successful relationship. But with so many ways to stay in touch - apps, texting, calling, emailing, or a combination of all  - it can be tricky to figure out what works best for everyone. And let's be real, [...]

The Communication Game2023-04-19T10:49:50-04:00
27 03, 2023

6 Things to do with Kids in Boston in the Spring


Spring is a wonderful time to explore the Boston area with your family, as the weather starts to warm up and nature awakens from its winter slumber. Whether you live here or are just visiting, here are a few of our favorite things to do with kids in Boston during the spring season. Visit the [...]

6 Things to do with Kids in Boston in the Spring2023-03-27T07:49:43-04:00
23 03, 2023

How To Ask For A Reference Letter When Leaving Your Job


Your job is coming to an end, and you’d like to request a reference letter from your employers. You can ask for one, but you should never assume that they will write one for you. Below are a few helpful tips to ensure you get the reference letter you desire. When Should You Ask? If [...]

How To Ask For A Reference Letter When Leaving Your Job2023-03-23T09:52:53-04:00
10 03, 2023

Why Performance Reviews Matter


When you hire a nanny, housekeeper, chef or house manager to come work in your home, you become an employer. A part of your responsibilities as an employer should be to provide written evaluations. These evaluations are an important tool to keeping the relationship with your domestic employee strong. It’s important to make the time [...]

Why Performance Reviews Matter2023-03-10T16:17:31-05:00
13 02, 2023

Love is in the Air


One of our favorite holidays is almost here! This Valentine’s Day surprise your someone special with some handmade treats or craft and share a little humor with your favorite kids. Check out some of our favorite Valentine activities: The Washburn Agency Valentine's Pinterest Board Healthy Valentine's Day Recipe Roundup from Nanny Magazine For a little [...]

Love is in the Air2023-02-13T11:16:25-05:00
18 01, 2023

2023 Federal Reporting Thresholds for Household Employers


Tax information for employers and nannies is being updated for the new year. Thank you to our friends at HomePay for this valuable information all nannies and employers should know. The earnings threshold that triggers the requirement to remit FICA taxes on a household employee’s wages will increase from $2,400 in 2022 to $2,600 in [...]

2023 Federal Reporting Thresholds for Household Employers2023-01-18T09:25:07-05:00
19 12, 2022

5 Steps to Kick Off the New Year Right


As we bid farewell to 2022 we eagerly look forward to what 2023 will bring. Now is a great opportunity to take a look around your personal and professional surroundings and make some changes to build and enhance your nanny job. Take stock of your surroundings. All those new toys and books that arrived but [...]

5 Steps to Kick Off the New Year Right2022-12-19T13:15:25-05:00
7 12, 2022

Top 10 Gift Ideas From Nannies to Parents


The holiday season brings plenty of gift ideas for families who wish to recognize their nannies or other employees. However, we have also heard from household employees seeking holiday gift ideas for nannies to give to parents. We’ve compiled this list of holiday gift ideas for those nannies who wish to show their appreciation for [...]

Top 10 Gift Ideas From Nannies to Parents2022-12-07T12:31:09-05:00
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