5 Reasons You Need a Summer Nanny In San Diego

5 Reasons You Need a Summer Nanny In San Diego

Summer is almost here. With the kids soon-to-be out of school, you’re frantically wondering how you’re going to balance work and the kids on summer break. Summer camps typically only last a short time, definitely not all summer long. Your daily routine is about to be upended. So, who’s going to help with transportation to and from summertime camps, sports practices, and the multitude of activities that are going to be thrown at you this summer? Hire a summer nanny in San Diego!!! You’re in luck because this is the perfect time to start looking for your summer nanny in San Diego! Summer nannies in San Diego are never in short supply. However, if you wait till the last minute, you might have trouble finding the perfect fit. Most nannies like to know their summer plans ahead of time. With that said, start looking now! The majority of families start looking in May. So, quickly fill out our family application, and you can be that much closer to hiring your summer nanny Still not sure if you need a summer nanny? Here are the top reasons why every busy family in San Diego needs to hire a summer nanny. Top reasons you should hire a summer nanny in San Diego 1. A nanny allows for a flexible summer schedule. You may have kids who are getting older and want to spend the summer relaxing at home. After all, they deserve a much-needed break from their strict routines. On the other hand, maybe your kids want to attend that fun summer camp- again. They want to take up baseball or finally, learn how...
11 Nanny Interview Questions Every Family Should Ask

11 Nanny Interview Questions Every Family Should Ask

Are you interviewing a potential nanny soon? You may be wondering what kind of nanny interview questions to ask during the interview. Should you ask more professional questions or more personal ones? After all, your future nanny will be watching your children. How much more personal can it get? If you’re one of those parents who researches everything, just like me, then you’re in luck. These questions are in no specific order. Instead, they will provide basic question ideas as a guide when conducting your nanny interviews. We’ve even provided a link to our full nanny interview questions guide. Here are some basic nanny interview questions every family should ask Why do you want to be a nanny? What was your last childcare experience like, and why did it end? How much experience do you have working with children? Have you ever handled an emergency? If so, what was it, and how did you handle it? What do you consider your strengths as a nanny? What certifications do you have? Additional nanny interview questions  What are your thoughts on discipline? How do you feel about housekeeping or traveling with the children (if applicable)? What values are most important to you? How might you help my children learn? Are you familiar with the area? Having these nanny interview questions handy will help you feel confident during the interview process. Find here our full printable guide of helpful nanny interview questions used by our agency. Here’s a bonus tip. After meeting a nanny that you are interested in, you should always call the references to give you peace of mind. Keep in mind; we...

5 Fun and Easy Craft Ideas for Kids

What’s your go-to craft when watching kids? Every nanny (and babysitter) should have at least a few fun kids craft ideas in their back pocket. Luckily, tons of blogs provide insights to keep the little ones busy. A first-time nanny or experienced nanny can find use in these 5 fun and easy craft ideas for kids (and more). So, let’s dive in. 5 Fun and Easy Craft Ideas for Kids   1. Book Monsters  Kids love making silly faces, so why not make reading time fun too? Grab construction paper (or yesterday’s newspaper) and let’s make paper crafts. These fun bookmark monsters from Easy Peasy and Fun are simple and creative. Want more paper craft ideas? Check out 27 perfect paper crafts for kids from Red Tricycle.       2. DIY Mini Pompom Monsters  These cute mini pompom monsters idea from Marie at DIYAdulation.com is sure to keep the little ones entertained. Few materials needed for this fun craft. We did this craft in under 10 minutes, and the kids loved it! Marie has more craft ideas on her website here.           3. Homemade Squishes  Get creative and make these easy silly homemade squishies from RedTedArt.com. Paper, sponge, or foam options as materials are available. More home crafts for all ages are located on their website here.           4. Painted Rocks  Become a rock painting artist with 20+ ideas for Painted Rocks from craftsbyamanda.com. Get creative depending on the size and shape of the rocks. Then, set them up as garden decor when done. Check out craftsbyamanda.com for more craft ideas for kids.       5. Last Minute Mother’s Day Crafts Help...

7 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids

Make mom feel special with these 7 Mother’s Day gift ideas for kids.   Every mom loves surprises on Mother’s Day. Now is an excellent time for kids (of all ages) to get creative with special DIY craft projects, gift ideas, and fun activities for mom to enjoy. Handmade gifts are always a favorite, but moms also LOVE spending quality time. So, don’t worry if you’re not crafty. To help kids shower their moms with love, here are some fun Mother’s Day gift ideas for kids! Nannies can spend time helping the children prepare for mom’s special day. 1. Handmade coupon book that never expires Create a coupon book with no expiration dates. We put this idea first because it is our favorite and is entirely free. All you need is paper and crayons and you can create a gift that keeps on giving. Mom will love it and be able to use them whenever she wants. Remember, get creative and customize the coupon book to things mom would want! Some fun ideas for coupons include One free backrub for 10 minutes One free car wash 30 minutes of quiet time  2. Set up a Mother’s Day at-home spa Every mom wants to get pampered! Make Mother’s Day special for mom by finding stuff around the house to use. Pull up a chair and plan a relaxing spa day at home that she deserves. Some ideas for a spa day are Manicure and pedicures (paint her nails!) Hair and makeup makeover Calming bath Facial mask  3. Handmade crafts are a favorite Handmade Mother’s Day card. Construction paper is always a go-to. If you’re not sure what to make pop-up cards are...
San Diego Nanny Pay Rates

San Diego Nanny Pay Rates

Not sure how much to pay your new nanny? Lots of things go into factoring nanny pay rates including the number of children, duties, experience, and hours. Whether you need help deciding pay or if you are a nanny and not sure your worth, we’re here to help. Here are some fine-tuned details about San Diego nanny pay rates to help you get started! On average On average, a nanny with 3 years experience makes a minimum of $16-18 per hour for 1 child and $18-$20 for 2 children. This usually occurs weekly or biweekly. If you do decide to go this route, make sure to detail specific hours in your contract. Nanny pay rates depend on what the job entails Depending on what the job duties and responsibilities entail, the pay rate average can change. This should come at no surprise. For instance, some tasks include housekeeping or driving. These extra duties can make the pay rate go up to $23 per hour. Also, most nannies will expect gas reimbursements or a gas allowance if their job entails driving the kids around. Other pay rate specifics to consider Hiring a nanny, especially a full-time nanny, is like hiring an employee for your family. This means that most will expect certain benefits. Most nannies also have a minimum one week paid vacation per year with 3-5 sick days and some paid holidays off. However, all this should be discussed prior to employment and while creating a nanny contract. Fortunately, there is a 3-month “probation” period, where families can test drive their new nanny. We also provide our families with a one-year satisfaction guarantee. Keep in mind...