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Do You Need a Summer Nanny?

There are so many days of summer and so many hours to fill! What are you and your kids going to do? Have you considered an in-home summer nanny? Here are just some of the perks of having your own summer nanny:

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Off to the Forest Hills Expo

This weekend, Jeff and I have the opportunity to take part in the Forest Hills Expo at Ada Christian School from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. This is a great event allowing families to learn more about local businesses, play some games and possibly win some prizes.

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Nannies in Action

We recently had the opportunity to care of a group of children as their parents attended a business meeting. This was a fun opportunity to provide a lot of creative games, crafts and activities to create a great time for these kids. We also get to bring in a group of our wonderful nannies and see them in action bringing everything to life! We love watching our nannies bring excitement, creativity and intuition into this situation.

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Be Prepared

“Be Prepared” – While I typically think of this as the Boy Scout mottos, it applies to so many areas of life; work, family, parenting and even nannying. Several nannies recently shared details of ways that they prepare for a nanny shift.

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Supporting Parents

My grandmother loved to make afghans. She would crochet beautiful 3 inch wide strips and then use another stitch to connect her strips together to create a warm and cozy blanket.

Her afghans remind me of my desires for our nanny’s interactions with their nanny family. Let me tell you more.

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Nanny Hunting 101

At Northlight Nannies, we serve a lot of different families with unique childcare needs. Finding the right person to take care of your children can seem like a huge task as you consider what is important to you in a nanny. What should you look for in a nanny or caregiver for your children?

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Off to the Expos!

This weekend, Jeff and I have the opportunity to take part in two community expos – Forest Hills and Rockford. It’s a funny coincidence that they occur on the same day, but we love this opportunity to be a part of these community events.

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Nanny Training Sessions

We’ll be honest, being a nanny can be a tough job. Stepping into an authority role in someone else’s home with someone else’s children can be a challenge. At Northlight Nannies, we meet with our newly hired nannies to help them review some of the important “must-haves” that go along with working for a nanny family.

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What to Look for in a Nanny

Taking care of small kids requires a ton of creativity, a ton of energy and a lot of flexibility. Finding the right person to take care of your children can seem like a huge task as you consider what is important to you in a nanny. What should you look for in a nanny or caregiver for your children?

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Do You Need a Nanny Cam?

Do families need a nanny cam? That is a personal decision for each family, but if you’re a family that’s getting ready to find a nanny, I encourage you to consider other options that can give you a quality nanny and the peace of mind that will allow you to leave home without wondering if you set the camera up properly.

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