Communication Strategies for Nanny Employers

The Mom’s Best Friend staffing team is reading the book Crucial Conversations in order to build our communication and conflict management skills, and I can’t help but think about how useful the tools are for family-nanny communication. So many disagreements…

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Introducing The Modern Nanny

I am a 2024 Nanny - ever wonder what I do? (Hint: it’s different than a babysitter) When I was a teenager, I started babysitting. I was the oldest child, and I babysat for my family, along with families from…

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Maintaining a United Front with your Nanny

Avoid Being Divided and Conquered We all remember which parent would allow us to eat ice cream, which one was more likely to let us stay out later, which one was focused on your grades, and which one got more…

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Competing for Nannies in a Tight Job Market

Families come to Mom’s Best Friend seeking highly-screened nannies, however, in the past 8-9 months, it has become a seller’s - ‘er I mean Nanny’s - market, as nannies are in extremely high demand. It is (don’t say it, don’t…

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Is it Easier to Hire a Nanny on Your Own?

Why Hiring a Nanny on Your Own Isn't "Free" It is not uncommon for a client family to pause a Nanny search because they found someone on their own through a word of mouth referral. And it is also VERY…

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The Woes of a Part-time Nanny

I began this nanny agency 18 years ago, but it took me about 16 years of that to come to the conclusion that placing part-time (10-25 hrs/week) nannies was simply not in the best interest of the family or caregivers.…

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