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San Diego Nannies Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

San Diego Nannies Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

There are plenty of ways for San Diego Nannies to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the little ones. Whether you’re stuck at home for the day or are allowed to get out of the house with the kids, there are so many creative and exciting ways to have fun on St. Patrick’s Day this year. To help you this year, we’ve gathered some fun ideas to make this holiday one to remember.

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San Diego Nanny Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide

San Diego Nanny Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide

Our San Diego Nanny Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide exhibits some of the best rated restaurants where parents, nannies, and kids can enjoy. There is no shortage of kid-friendly restaurants in San Diego. In fact, if you’re looking for a restaurant with an awesome menu and a play area for kids then you’ve come to the right place. Our San Diego Nanny Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide Check out the Corvette Diner in Point Loma and enjoy a 50’s style theme while eating burgers and shakes with the family nanny. They also have a Gamers Garage that has over 50 games for the little ones to enjoy while waiting for their meal. Rock ‘n Roll with sassy waitresses in poodle skirts that sing! Speaking of Rock ‘n Roll, the Hard Rock Cafe in San Diego is an awesome place for kids to learn about the history of rock. Located in a hotel, this cafe is filled with rock memorabilia that adults and kids can enjoy. Bring a future chef to CUCINA enoteca in Del Mar. A Southern California locally-sourced and Italian menu, aspiring chefs will love testing out their skills in the kitchen. Kids enjoy the “build your own pizza pie” option, where they can create their own pizza from scratch. Kids love the life-size yellow school bus at BO-beau kitchen + garden in La Mesa. We recommend calling ahead of time to reserve a table in the courtyard, right next to the bus. Nannies can enjoy dinner while the kids play. They also have a huge chalkboard where kids can draw and get creative. The award winning Waypoint Public in North Park has an actual enclosed kids play area. Let the little one’s play while waiting for their... read more
Famous Nannies for National Women’s History Month

Famous Nannies for National Women’s History Month

National Women’s History Month focuses on celebrating women’s contributions to society. The many roles and responsibilities of a nanny, including their amazing multitasking skills are just some of the reasons why they should be celebrated. Famous nannies played prominent roles to the parents they worked for. So, for National Women’s History Month, we are remembering some of the most influential nannies throughout history. Famous Nannies Throughout History Elizabeth Anne Everest (1832-1895) was Winston Churchill’s beloved nanny and an important figure in his early childhood. Churchill wrote in his autobiography My Early Life: “My nurse was my confidante. Mrs Everest it was who looked after me and tended all my wants. It was to her I poured out all my many troubles.” Alison Cunningham (1822-1913) known as “Cummy” was nanny to and played a large role in raising famous author Robert Louis Stevenson. He who wrote favorites such as Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Marie Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize…twice. A Renowned Polish-French scientist of physics and chemistry, Curie coined the term ‘radioactivity’. Early in Madame Curie’s career she worked as a governess at age 17. St Josephine Bakhita (1869–1947) was a African American slave who worked as a nanny and later became a Roman Catholic Saint in 2000. Mary Hodgson (1876-1962) was the nanny who looked after the Llewelyn Davies boys. They are the five boys who inspired the characters of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Baroness Maria Augusta von Trapp (1905-1987) is the real life nanny who’s own story inspired the Broadway musical, and famous film, The Sound of Music.  Marion Crawford CVO “Crawfie” (1909–1988) was the governess to Princess Margaret and... read more
San Diego Nanny Rainy Day Ideas

San Diego Nanny Rainy Day Ideas

There’s been many rainy days in San Diego these last few weeks and so we’ve come up with some San Diego Nanny Rainy Day Ideas to keep you busy. Even if it’s pouring, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out of the house and have some fun. Check out our list of San Diego Nanny Rainy Day Ideas for your next new adventure! San Diego Nanny Rainy Day Ideas Visit a Trampoline Park and let the little ones jump away that rainy day energy. Kids under 3 years old get in free at most places. Unless you have jumped there before, a grip sock purchase will be necessary, but its worth it. Kids can jump for 30 minutes, an hour, or as long as they want.  Places like Altitude Trampoline Park and Sky Zone are the most popular ones around, but there are plenty others in almost every city in San Diego County. If you’re looking for thrills and excitement then Go-Kart Racing should be your next rainy day adventure. K1 Speed is amongst the most popular in San Diego and has indoor tracks, entertainment areas, and open to the public every day of the week. Visit one of the many museums that San Diego has to offer. Check out our San Diego Nanny Kid-Friendly Museum Guide for more info. Tired of watching movies at home on rainy days? A family favorite and nanny go to for rainy days, visit your local movie theater and watch your favorite new movie on the big screen. Don’t forget the popcorn! Indoor playgrounds are sure to take away the rainy day blues. Whether you are in... read more
San Diego Nannies Celebrate Women’s History Month

San Diego Nannies Celebrate Women’s History Month

San Diego Nannies Celebrate Women’s History Month  with kids in a variety of different ways. Stop by the Women’s Museum of California located in San Diego near Liberty Station to learn about empowering women over the centuries. With art, traveling, and digital galleries, kids can explore the many exhibits they have to offer. They also provide free tours twice a month (with paid admission to their gallery) where kids can get inspired by notable women throughout history. Read an inspiring book about women who have made a difference. Social Justice Books provides a list of books worthy of reading. Want to know a cool fact? Mary Hodgson (1876-1962) was the nanny who looked after the Llewelyn Davies boys. Ring a bell? They are the five real life boys who inspired the characters of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys! San Diego Nannies and parents can create fun Women’s History Month activities for kids. There are some very important women that should definitely be celebrated like Jane Addams who is the first women to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize or Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space! There are so many amazing women out there so let’s take time to celebrate them!      ... read more
San Diego Babysitter Services For Families

San Diego Babysitter Services For Families

Find a San Diego Babysitter in no time! Loving Nannies offers San Diego Babysitter Services where you can choose the right babysitter for your family. Loving Nannies has a large database of qualified San Diego babysitters with great references. Our database is filled with loving nannies and babysitters that have been thoroughly screened, including CPR/First Aid and background checks. We know that date night is important. We also know that weekly obligations mean you need some extra support with your family. Maybe you just need a babysitter temporarily or in case of an emergency. Either way, Loving Nannies provides an array of different San Diego babysitting programs to fit your families needs. Tailored San Diego Babysitter Services Many families have come to us after using popular websites where they have found it frustrating having to search for a new San Diego babysitter every week. So, we provide On-Going Babysitting Services for families who want to use the same San Diego babysitter every time, usually 10 hours a week or less. Whether it is last minute or your weekly planned date night, Loving Nannies can quickly find you a  qualified San Diego babysitter. Luckily, Loving Nannies offers One Time Babysitting Services. Loving Nannies also has Temporary Nannies that provide child care during vacations, emergencies or when needed last minute. Lastly, Loving Nannies provides San Diego Babysitting Services for Corporate Employees, Resorts, & Hotels. We have all been there, getting called into work and can’t find a San Diego babysitter last minute. No need to worry, we provide on call, last minute, or emergency babysitters. All of our San Diego babysitters have been interviewed in-person, have excellent references, current CPR & First... read more
San Diego Newborn Nannies (Day and Night)

San Diego Newborn Nannies (Day and Night)

San Diego Newborn Nannies Come To The Rescue- We all know how exciting it can be to bring a newborn baby home from the hospital. It is hands down, one of the most monumental events a new mother experiences. It can also be extremely stressful. Being prepared can make new parents feel more at ease but sometimes being prepared ends up not being enough. Sleep deprivation is common and sometimes it is coupled with postpartum depression. Some new parents struggle with fussy babies, having to go back to work or juggling their newborn with the rest of the family. Feeling like you need extra support is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, getting that extra support is essential during those first few months. That is why Loving Nannies provides San Diego newborn nannies to help during this life changing experience. All of our San Diego newborn nannies have years of experience working with newborns. Additionally, many have newborn certifications, experience working in the NICU or hospital and/or nursing backgrounds. All of our nannies have current infant CPR/First Aid and stringent background checks. If your new baby hasn’t arrived yet, our San Diego newborn nannies will be on-call to start working when your baby is born. If you already have your baby, our San Diego newborn nannies can start as soon as you need them. Most parents realize pretty quick that they could use some extra help.  Luckily, we offer different types of San Diego newborn nannies to fit your particular needs. Our newborn nannies are offered both during the day and night. We even have San Diego newborn nannies that will stay with you for... read more
San Diego Nannies Should Always Engage

San Diego Nannies Should Always Engage

San Diego Nannies Should Always Engage- Why should San Diego nannies always engage with the children they are nannying? The answer seems obvious but is it? According to an article in PEOPLE Magazine, kids under 2 years old spend more time in front of a screen than they did 20 years ago. Many experts would agree that this creates negative outcomes, including speech and cognitive delays. So what can we do to help motivate our little ones to step away from their iPads? San Diego nannies can engage by asking the child(ren) to read a book with them, dance, sing, play outside or play with their many (MANY) toys? San Diego nannies should pay attention to when a child seems to be bored. This can happen without warning and after spending only 30 minutes on a fun project that took you an hour to prepare. Don’t worry, this is normal. Children lose interest quickly. This could be an influencing factor why parents and nannies sometimes use media as a substitute for parenting/nannying. Don’t get us wrong, it’s okay to let a child watch their favorite show but San Diego nannies need to remember to keep it down to a minimum. Tell the child he can watch his favorite show or play his favorite game for only 30 minutes. This teaches them boundaries and that screen time is a leisure activity not an all day activity. While they are away at school, taking a nap or using up their 30 minutes of screen time, start the planning. San Diego nannies can start preparing for  fun activities that incorporate play and learning. There... read more
The San Diego Nanny & Family Work Relationship

The San Diego Nanny & Family Work Relationship

Communicating with your San Diego Nanny is Key- To establish a working relationship with your San Diego nanny, communication is key. Every aspect of your working relationship requires communication. It’s necessary when creating the nanny contract, expressing responsibilities and maintaining trust. Having great communication between one another helps foster an environment where issues are resolved quickly and misunderstanding are rare. It’s essential to use your communication skills when creating your nanny contract as well. Establish a Nanny Contract- Establishing a nanny contract can start at the interview process. This is a great time to feel each other out, understand each other’s needs and be flexible with each other. Once you have decided a mutual agreement, creating a contract can help foster a good working relationship. The nanny contract is a crucial part of your relationship because it is where you state the duties and responsibilities (along with any other important information that your nanny needs to know). It is necessary to be clear on the terms and conditions, being as detailed as possible in the nanny contract. Examples of things to put in a the nanny contract include salary, hours, daily routes, routines, job responsibilities and much more. Also, outlining the importance of specific necessities for families and nannies helps establish a great working relationship between the San Diego nanny and family. Click here for Loving Nannies’ sample nanny contract. Establish Trust- Another important way to establish a working relationship with your San Diego Nanny is to have trust. Parents need to know that they can trust the nanny that will be looking after their children. Luckily, Loving Nannies provides in-person interviews, identity and work status verification,... read more
San Diego Nanny Kid Friendly Museum Guide

San Diego Nanny Kid Friendly Museum Guide

If you’re a San Diego nanny and are looking to change it up and provide a memorable experience, our San Diego Nanny Guide of kid friendly Museums can help. Unfortunately, all the rain lately has been tough on our little ones. Luckily, for those living in San Diego, tons of awesome museums are at our fingertips ready to be explored. Top Kid Friendly San Diego Nanny Museums The San Diego Air and Space Museum is an aviation and space exploration museum located in Balboa Park. Fleet Science Center is a science museum and planetarium located in Balboa Park. This is an amazing place filled with all things science where kids can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits. Did you know that San Diego Model Railroad Museum is the largest indoor exhibit in the world? Also located in Balboa Park, little ones who love trains will love this museum. Children of all ages can explore indoor and outdoor interactive educational exhibits at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido. The Birch Aquarium at Scripps is a museum located near UCSD. While filled with interactive activities, kids can also see and learn about over 5000 fish in 60+ habitats. Nannies and kids can learn about California nature at the San Diego Botanical Gardens located in Encinitas. This garden contains 37 acres of gardens including bamboo groves, desert gardens, and a tropical rainforest. Kids can explore the natural history of Southern California at the San Diego Natural History Museum. It is also located in Balboa Park and is the oldest scientific museum in Southern California. Also, if you’re a San Diego nanny, check out a museum’s website for special days where kids get in free.... read more