Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Focus on Professional Development

Nannies often struggle to find continuing education or other professional development opportunities. A nanny position is frequently isolating without co-workers, so nannies that are looking for connections may need some direction. Joining a professional organization or association can be the answer. These groups provide networking, continuing education and professional development options. Families can support their nanny by encouraging membership in a professional organization. Many families add to their nanny’s benefits by offsetting membership or conference expenses.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Temporary Nanny Services

In addition to our long-term placements, Nannies from the Heartland also offers temporary nanny services. Whether you need a short-term nanny for six weeks or six hours, we're here to help! Our nannies can provide childcare for:
  • Date night
  • Overnights or parents' business trips
  • Special events such as weddings or conferences
  • Weekly "respite time" for a stay-at-home parent
  • Traveling families staying in area hotels
  • Parents wanting to meet some of our nannies before committing to a long-term placement
  • And more!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Taking Care of the Caregiver

Those who live or work with young children know how physically and emotionally draining it can be at times. For many child-centered people, one aspect is neglected — themselves. Here are some ideas to help you take care of yourself so you can be the best possible caregiver for the children in your life.