Loving Nannies Safety Information During COVID-19

Loving Nannies Safety Information During COVID-19

  Here at Loving Nannies, we have been emphasizing the importance of coronavirus safety precautions to all of our nannies. Daily routines such as wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, using sanitizer when necessary and most importantly-social distancing, can be very important in their non-nanny lives. We talk to all of our nannies about the specific precautions they are taking and if they have been exposed to anyone that may have had the virus and if they have traveled recently. We also have a serious talk with each nanny about minimizing the risk of getting the virus and ask important relevant questions such as who they live with and if that person(s) is in contact with others or works in/outside the home, travels etc. We also want to know if they will be working for more than one family and who, if anyone, they are in contact with on a regular basis (friends, significant others, extended family etc). We have each nanny sign a COVID-19 good faith agreement that states that each nanny will take all precautions necessary to ensure the safety of themselves and the family they will be working for.  Loving Nannies Safety Information During COVID-19 In order to better serve our families and nannies during this time of need, we have compiled some safety information in regards to COVID-19.  First and foremost, a nanny should stay home and not care for any children if they suspect they may be getting sick. If a nanny develops any symptoms, they should not go to work. Nannies should self-quarantine if they believe they have been in contact with anyone who is...
Loving Nannies Available Amid Coronavirus School Closures

Loving Nannies Available Amid Coronavirus School Closures

This flu season has brought on yet another thing for parents to worry about. Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) has been spreading across the Country. In an effort to be cautious, families have been pulling their children out of daycares.  Furthermore, San Diego County has announced that multiple school districts across the County will be closed starting Monday until early April (For an updated list on which districts are closing click here). In light of this news, we at Loving Nannies, understand the strain this can put on the working families of San Diego. However, we are prepared to help! Loving Nannies has experienced nannies, babysitters, and newborn specialists available (both temporarily or long term) during this time of need.  Our nannies can supply much-needed support to working families. For parents wanting to continue their children’s education, nannies provide a fun and educational environment. K-12 & Preschool Teachers, Daycare Workers, Apply Today All teachers whose schools have been closed are welcome to fill out a nanny application today in order to fill the high volumes of at-home childcare services needed here in San Diego County amid the Coronavirus. How to Keep Safe It is recommended that everyone be on the cautious side. Remember to wash your hands regularly, don’t touch your face, and clean and disinfect surfaces frequently used. Using common-sense can help ensure your family can stay protected. For more information and tips from the CDC on how to keep safe click here. If you are in need of childcare services, fill out a family application today! If you are in need of immediate services contact us today at (800) 682-8154 or email us at info@lovingnannies.com....
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...
San Diego Nannies Teach Children Values

San Diego Nannies Teach Children Values

Not only do nannies clean the house and help with homework, but San Diego Nannies teach children values. Nannies are role models, while also teaching and shaping little minds all day. Being a nanny means you have certain characteristics, morals, values, wisdom, and expertise in child care can help parents raise smart, caring, and amazing children. Therefore, having a nanny can help teach your children important values that will follow them into adulthood. Luckily, some character traits seem to be born with our children such as love, kindness, curiosity, creativity, and humor. So, we have created a list of several other values that are important to teach children and fortunately, having a nanny increases the chances of children exhibiting these values early on. Nannies Teach Children Values Honesty. Lets face it, sometimes children lie. It’s important teach children the importance of honesty and why lying is wrong. Nannies help parents by extending this value around others instead of just with family. Generosity. Sharing is caring. Nannies model generosity when they are kind and when they share. Gratitude. We all want to teach our children to say “please” and “thank you”. San Diego nannies can teach children to show their innate kindness by showing them how to be grateful. Respect. A child’s respect for their nanny will transgress into their respect for others. Empathy. Nannies teach empathy by talking to children about their feelings. Connecting one’s behavior to feelings they may have is an important tool to learn at an early age. Fortunately, children have an innate ability to empathize and care for others, so nature is on our side. Forgiveness. We teach our children to say “sorry” when necessary because it teaches...
Boost Your San Diego Nanny Resume

Boost Your San Diego Nanny Resume

So you’ve decided to become a nanny. You already know that perks of being nanny and the major qualities of a good nanny. Now, you may be wondering how you can give your San Diego nanny resume an extra boost. Well, you are in luck because we have come up with some  helpful tips to boost your San Diego nanny resume and find that perfect fit. San Diego Nanny Resume Tips 1) Customize your resume. Use keywords that relate to the type of nanny job that you are hoping to land! Unlike an ordinary resume, it’s recommended that you put your availability right on your nanny resume. Having a flexible schedule is important. However, if you are looking for only part-time, its a good idea to mention it. 2) Get Certified! There are MANY training courses and certifications available that will boost your nanny career and won’t break your bank! Some certifications are recommended and preferred by families before getting hired. These could include CPR and first aid, for example. Remember, always bring proof of these certifications with you to an interview. 3) Make transportation an option. Most families in San Diego will be looking for a nanny that can help with transportation. If you are willing to be an on-the-go nanny, make sure your car registration, drivers license, and car insurance are valid. Don’t forget to state this on your resume. Bringing proof of these documents to an interview can boost your chances of getting the job right on the spot. 4) Update your references. Make sure your nanny (and babysitting) references are updated with contact information and a brief description of all...