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Realistic Expectations when Hiring a Live-In Caregiver

            Check out our top 7 tips for realistic expectations when you hire a Live-In Caregiver. Acknowledge that your nanny has arrived in Canada for the first time. You will need to teach her everything she is required to do, from how to use the washing machine to what to […]

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Au Pair vs. In-Home Caregiver

We’ve put together a side-by-side comparison between Au Pairs and In-Home Caregivers. Check it out to see which form of childcare best suits your family’s needs. Au Pair In-home Caregiver •   Must have childcare experience, preferably outside the family such as babysitting, tutoring, completing an internship in a daycare/preschool •    Many have a minimum of […]

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Books to Read with your Host Kids!

      Inspiring a love of stories is one of the most helpful tools you can give to kids as they learn to read.  Mastering literacy is a big step to independence in children’s development and it’s no easy task. There is often a large amount of pressure for kids as they begin to […]

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Managing Expectations

              Expectations are what we hope will happen in the future based on our past experiences, what we’ve heard from other people or even what we thought we heard from others. It’s important to communicate your expectations so that you can make them realistic. Reality vs. Expectations – Expectations […]

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How to Say “Common Sense” in 5 Languages

          English: common sense German: gesunder menschenverstand French: bon sens Spanish: sentido común Italian: buon senso Your common sense is your natural ability to make good judgments and to behave in a practical and sensible way. Common sense is a big part of what makes a match successful. It’s often the […]

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Checklist for Host Families

The arrival of your Au Pair or Nanny is a very exciting time for every family! You’re welcoming a new member into your home and introducing them to your lives. Amidst getting to know each other and helping them settle in, you will also be explaining about your children, their routines, and the ins and […]

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Getting Back into School

The end of the summer approaches and inevitably, the school year is creeping up on us. But instead of panicking and trying to squeeze every last drop of freedom out of the last days of August, try out a few of these techniques to make the transition back into structured routines and scheduled days a […]

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Dealing with Separation Anxiety

  Separation anxiety is anxiety provoked in a young child by separation or the threat of separation from their primary caregiver. Whether it starts early or late, whether it’s mild or severe, separation anxiety is a normal part of a child’s development and because we know it can be a stressful journey, we’ve put together […]

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How to be a great Nanny employer!

  How to be a great Nanny Employer! It’s a nanny’s world out there meaning that if you find a good nanny – hold on to her! 1.) Follow provincial labour standards with regards to hourly pay rate, overtime, vacation time etc. This is so simple and is yet the number one issue of contention between […]

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Reasons to Hire a Nanny or Au Pair Through a Full Service Agency

Many parents who are considering hiring a nanny or au pair wonder if they should use an agency? As we’ve discussed at length in a number of blog posts so far this year, the Canadian childcare crisis is very real and even though the new federal budget introduced a series of proposals which would in […]