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Setting Your Summer Nanny Up for Success

The sidewalks are decorated with chalk, the pools are filling up, and parents are a little more stressed. This can only mean one thing… school is out! Many parents have secured camps and summer nannies months ago, but is your nanny ready? In order to have a successful, and fun, summer, be sure you leave […]


99 Problems & Your Nanny Might Be One

If you have hired a nanny or babysitter, it is likely at some point you’ve hit a bump in the road. Hopefully the issue is something small that can be resolved easily, but what if it can’t? What if the problem keeps happening; do you know what to do? If your answer is no, then […]


The Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Perfect Nanny or Caretaker

Let’s face it- we live in a culture that puts a lot of pressure on giving the perfect gift. Well giving your nanny the perfect gift is just as important. I’m asked often- What is an appropriate or typical gift to give? How do we give our nanny/caretaker a gift that proves how much we […]


Why Implement A Personality Profile into Choosing A Nanny?

We were recently introduced to a company called Knowing Nanny.  They offer an online questionnaire that helps give insight into the personality profiles of potential nannies. This profile is designed to assist Kiddie Up in placing the right nanny and to offer insight on what kind of a personality a nanny has.  The founder of […]


Hone in on Your Needs- Communicating What’s Important to Your Nanny

Is your parenting style the same as your neighbors? What about household rules? Are those different? Maybe you wear shoes in your home, but your neighbors don’t. Or their children can eat snacks in their bedroom but you’re against it. Would you be able to walk into your neighbor’s home and parent their children the […]


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