San Diego Nanny and Babysitting Tips

San Diego Nanny and Babysitting Tips

Have you found the perfect nanny or babysitting job? Are you are looking for some babysitting tips to make the best impression? Maybe you just want to brush up on your nanny and babysitting etiquette. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered some of the best advice, along with nanny and babysitting tips to help you show off their skills and keep their job for the long run. San Diego Nanny and Babysitting Tips Tip #1: Communication is key. Nannies and babysitters who have clear communication make a great impression. Communicate any needs you (and the kids) may have during your time with them ahead of time. Keeping track of things you need like more diapers or groceries for the house shows families you are proficient in looking after their kids. Tip #2: Be on time. No matter what job you have, being punctual is absolutely necessary. Especially when you are a nanny or babysitter because families want to know they can rely on you. This also shows them you have great time management skills. Tip #3: If you’re not sure, ask. Always ask for permission before doing anything with paints, markers, or anything else that can be messy. Want to go to a nearby park? Make sure you are allowed to take the kids. This also includes respecting boundaries around the house and even posting photos of the kids on social media sites. Tip #4: Be professional. Chances are if you have landed a nanny or babysitting gig then you already have this tip down. There are so many qualities of nannies that are important to have and being professional is one...
San Diego Nanny Spring Break Fun

San Diego Nanny Spring Break Fun

Are you ready for spring break? San Diego nanny spring break fun is just around the corner. So, that means the kids will be out of school all week. Of course, living in Southern California means there’s tons of things to do, including the beach option, which is sure to fill up the days with fun in the sun. However, if you want to change it up and find a few new educational ways to enjoy spring break this year then look no further. We’ve gathered some fun ideas, aside from the obvious beach fun, to keep the kids active, happy, and constantly learning. Outdoor San Diego Nanny Spring Break Fun Have a picnic at your favorite local park. Bring some lunch, snacks, and water so you can spend most of the day there. Also, don’t forget a blanket so you can set up near a flower patch or near the park playground. The beautiful butterfly migration this year during the super bloom is bound to make a day at the park special. If you want to go to a park you’ve never been to, visit the Kaboom website to search for local parks near you. Hike a trail or go on a bike ride. Most likely, the park you decide to have a picnic at will also have a hike or bike trail to explore. Don’t forget to pack water if you decide to hike. If you have little ones, visit Red Tricycle’s Best San Diego Hikes for Kids Under 5 article for some great hiking trails. For a more wide variety of easy to moderate to hard hikes in San Diego check out La Jolla Light’s article...

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. St. Patrick’s Day Ideas For San Diego Nannies St. Patrick’s Day Events in San Diego On March 16th, Balboa Park in San Diego is holding their yearly St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival. Get dressed up with the kids and go to one of the largest parades, with decorative floats, dancers, police units and fire trucks, and more. If you can’t make the parade this year, that’s okay. Enjoy some live entertainment and go with the kids directly to the Irish Festival and teach the kids about Irish culture. Parents can enjoy a drink in the Beer Garden while the nanny and kids play in the Kids Zone.Parade starts at 10:30am. Irish Festival is between 1-6pm. For more information click here Check out Red Tricycle’s article for more St. Patrick’s Day events in San Diego the kids will love. St. Patrick’s Day Activities If you are staying at home this year, get festive with the little ones. San Diego nannies can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by getting creative with some fun activities we found. Play with some shamrock slime or make a rainbow shaker! Click here for 20 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts That Kids Will Love. St. Patrick’s Day Treats...

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...

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...
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...