From the BlogOctober Nanny of Month
Congratulations to Jackie Ralston on being chosen as ANI’s October Nanny of the Month! Jackie joined our On-Call nanny team in August and has quickly impressed many of our families! A recent On-Call family had this to say: “Just a note to tell you how much my boys absolutely enjoy Jackie!! They rarely go on…Read More...Annie’s Nannies is Moving to West Seattle!
By: Diane Duthweiler (September, 2014) –– Seattle’s pioneering household-staffing agency Annie’s Nannies will open its new office on West Seattle’s California Avenue October 6th. The 30-year-old company needs room to grow. “We’ve been ‘space-challenged’ for a while now,” laughs COO Teah Achman. “West Seattle is a good fit for the business and our staff. We’re…Read More...Top 10 Do’s & Don’ts of Nanny Social Media
Part 3 of our Social Media Series: As a nanny your reputation is EXTREMELY important and online posts and images live forever. Annie’s Nannies (and our families) often turn down candidates for placement when a Google or Facebook search reveals behavior unbecoming to the nanny profession. It’s okay to have a personal life, but be…Read More...August Nanny of the Month!
This month, the accolade goes to Amanda McNellis! Amanda has been with Annie’s Nannies since 2012 and has fast become one of our families’ favourites! She is known for her sweet nature and her extensive knowledge of infant and newborn care. Her full-time family ADORED her and were sad to see her go. A recent…Read More...So Your Boss “Friended” you on Facebook..
Part 2 of our Social Media Series: Most nannies out there have been in this situation…..the friend request from an employer. What to do? Combining a personal social media tool with your professional life is not always the wisest decision, but there’s the chance that feelings will be hurt if you refuse. Sources online are…Read More...CPR/First Aid Class – October 2014
Nanny Specific First Aid & CPR Certification Class Our next highly-regarded First Aid, CPR, HIV and Blood-born Pathogens Class is scheduled for October 19th! Here’s what you need to know: What: Nanny only First Aid, CPR, HIV and Blood-born Pathogens Class, with extra focus on Infant/Child CPR When: Sunday, October 19th from 2:00pm-5:00pm Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center Room…Read More...So my Nanny is on Facebook…
Social Media Series, Part 1: The line between professional and private life has been blurred with the introduction (and mass-usage) of Social Media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Sharing information has become the norm, but when the topic is your family and children, where should you draw the line? A quick search of…Read More...Back to School Blues
With school starting up again, there are a few simple yet significant tips to help ease children out of summer mode and into school mode.Whether they are starting school for the first time or returning, these suggestions will enable parents, teachers, and caregivers to have an easier transition.Read More...Annie’s Nannies 30th Anniversary Picnic!
Our first 30th anniversary celebration was last week! We held our annual summer picnic, but took it up a notch with catering from Chipolte, a performance by Goofy Gideon the Magician, personalized cupcakes from Cupcake Royal, and prize bags. We had a wonderful time getting to chat with nannies, their charges, and some special guests(and…Read More...Banking Hours—Why it doesn’t pay off
We often hear complaints from nannies or families about banking hours. Usually we hear from the nanny or family after the hours have been banked and the phone call is never a positive one. Breedlove & Associates tackles this topic in their most recent Legal Review. The Lawson family wanted to take an impromptu vacation…Read More...