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New Families First Act Covers Household Employers

Our sister company, HomePay, recently posted information on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act on its website. Here is a link. We encourage all families to read this post by HomePay in order to understand their obligations under this new law. From the blog post: On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Act to help employers and their employees deal with…

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Making Healthy Meals for Kids & Families

When our reference team calls previous employers, one area of improvement families frequently mention is simple cooking. We all know that cooking a meal with children running around or while you are also excepted to deep clean your employers’ home can be difficult, so here are a few tips for you! Communicate with your employer: Do they even want you to cook or do meal…

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It’s a Candidate’s Market!

According to the EDD, the unemployment rate in California has dropped to 5.1%, and has dropped even lower to 2.9% here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Finding the right Nanny, Housekeeper, Estate Manager or Personal Assistant for your household can be a challenging task under the best of circumstances, but when the unemployment rate gets that low, it will be especially challenging! At Town…

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Petty cash allowance

As a Nanny, we know that outings and activities come up throughout the week that may not be on the original calendar for the week. Having petty cash available can be beneficial to you, your charges and your employer. We advise having a conversation with your employer about having petty cash available so you are able to indulge their children with proper play dates and…

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10 Tips for Being the Best Nanny You Can Be!

Being a Nanny is a profession, and being thoughtful about your profession and working to always improve your skills will help you be the best Nanny you can be. Look on the bright side! Not only will choosing to think positively help your own personal happiness, it will also help your charges thrive. Children naturally see the good in situations – go ahead, join em’!…

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Tips for a Successful In-Home Job Interview

Recently, we found this hilarious “interview blunders” blog on SFGate.com and thought we’d share. These 15 memorable interview mistakes are hilarious – though perhaps a bit “corporate.” Now, we know you’re unlikely to repeat any of these blunders, but that blog post did inspire us to share a few of our own interview tips that we’ve found to be helpful if you’re going to be…

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How to remove tough spots

Here are some more laundry tips we learned at our recent Housekeeper Training Seminar, “The Keys to Laundry Success.” At the seminar, we learned how important it is to always take care to wash away any spots and stains on your washables. So, our tip today … how to manage and remove some tough, common stains. Identify the spot. The more you know about what…

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