Friday, September 25, 2009

Nanny Conference - Professional Development

Twin Cities Professional Nannies is hosting the 8th Annual Nanny Conference day on Saturday, October 10 in Eden Prairie.  For more information about speakers, location, and how to register see their website at

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Invest in Nanny Screening – Worth Every Penny

Over the years we’ve heard so many stories of families trying to screen and hire on their own or with an online service. They cite all the hours of work to prescreen candidates, call references, interview, do criminal background and driving checks in order to feel “ok” hiring a nanny who might not be a good fit or even worse, a negative experience for the family.

Families said the number one advantage of looking on their own came down to the expense. However, many concluded that the time and energy they expended in the process, with often less than desirable results, were really costing them in the long run.
While online services usually have some type of membership fees with the option of ala carte ordering for reference, background, or driving record checks, families still put in hours of work – and ordering add-on services doesn’t come cheap.