Au Pair / Nanny

Tips to Help Ease Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

This article was originally published on urbansitter’s blog. If your life with young children is anything like mine, it’s rare that you’re able to walk to the bathroom without a child attached to your legs or shower without a child or two peering through the glass. Needless to say, you need a break, but how […]

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Convincing Your Preschooler to Do Things: Tips from a French Mary Poppins

As an experienced au pair, I know how challenging it can be to get young children to do the every day things you need them to do. I love being with children and learning their individual personalities and interests. I believe the easiest – and most successful – way to motivate children to do things […]

Interview Questions for Your Prospective Nanny or Au Pair 3

This is your chance to get a sense for the candidate’s style, both in childcare and keeping a home.  Be sure to set your expectations up front.  What household responsibilities are involved, if any?  What benefits are there, such as vacation and sick pay?  Be sure to know what your city/county/state require, and what the […]