7 Effective Healthy Eating Habits for Kids (and Parents)

7 Effective Healthy Eating Habits for Kids (and Parents)

7 healthy eating habits for kids of all ages So your kid won’t eat the pile of greens on their plate, what’s new? They pass the mound of vegetables every time, hoping you don’t notice. But, you do, and you’re getting frustrated. Don’t worry; you’re not alone. This unavoidable struggle of finding (and maintaining) healthy eating habits for kids happens with all children. Any parent who tells you otherwise is lying. Between balancing work and your home, you’re realizing you need to step up your game in the healthy eating department. But, you’re already rushing out the door every morning and too tired to prepare a healthy meal every night, let alone sit there trying to make them eat it. To combat your busy schedules, some parents hire nannies for transportation, date nights, vacations, or that constant household mess. But, nannies can also help with snacks, lunches, dinner, and basic healthy eating habits for kids and parents too. We’ve scoured the internet and compiled 7 effective healthy eating habits for kids. These tips work for children of all ages. Parents can even take a bite out of these (pun intended). 1. Parents, stop buying junk food (or at least hide it better) Okay, so this first tip sounds easier said than done. We all love munching on cookies or inhaling ice cream now and then. And I’m sure we’ve all been grocery shopping with kids that suddenly see the Paw Patrol macaroni or bright colored packs of sweets. It’s no wonder they are attracted to it, honestly. Every parent has gone through this. So I repeat, you are not alone. Parents need to fight the...
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...
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...
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,...