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Nanny Tax Amnesty-Important News for Families

taxesThe nanny/household employee industry has been historically notorious for misclassifying their employees (i.e. paying them off the books).  The IRS is giving families a chance to come clean and fix the problem by June 30, 2013. Experts estimate that the tax shortfall for families not reporting/paying is $3-$10 billion per YEAR!  The IRS have been cracking down on the household employee industry in recent years, and many believe this is a warning that they will be targeting it even more.

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National Nanny Training Day Seattle!

National Nanny Training Day 125

Sponsored by Annie’s Nannies, Inc.

Last year was the first annual National Nanny Training Day (NNTD), and it brought together over 1,300 nannies nationwide to participate in training/workshops and networking. In Seattle we had 48 attendees and hope to have many more in 2013! The event in Seattle is hosted by Northwest Nanny Association and sponsored by Annie’s Nannies, Inc. Take a look at the fun we had last year, and please come join us!

Registration is now open!

When: Saturday, April 20th 8:30am-4pm
Where: Sunset Hill Community Center in Ballard
Cost: $30/pp (includes lunch)
Agenda Highlights: Sleep Smarts for Nannies, Love & Logic, and a panel about Career Next Steps!

Seattle NNTD April 2012

Seattle NNTD April 2012

Group session

Group session

Nanny Kim raffle winner!

Nanny Kim raffle winner!

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Annie’s Nannies 2012 Nanny of the Year!!

Heather nanny of the year 2012 photoWe are thrilled to announce our 2012 Nanny of the Year is Heather McKay!  We placed Heather in a Nanny/Family Assistant job last year, and she was our August Nanny of the Month in 2012.  Her family had this to say upon hearing of her win:

“Our family is thrilled to hear that Heather has been selected as Nanny/Family Assistant of the Year.  She is certainly deserving of this honor.  Heather provides our busy household with incredible support and organization, and always with an energetic smile.  She anticipates our needs and does more than we ask.  As a professional single mom, I don’t what I’d do without her! Thanks for honoring Heather.”
-Karen

Heather recently came into our office to receive her award, some flowers, and a special treat! Congrats!

 

 

 

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2013 IRS Mileage Deduction Increase

Families and Nannies:  the IRS is increasing the standard mileage deduction to $.56.5 cents/mile effective January 1st.  If a Nanny drives her own vehicle on the job, she should be compensated for mileage.

Happy New Year!

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Annie’s Nannies–December Nanny CPR Training Class!

Sign Up NOW for Annie’s Nannies Nanny CPR Training!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • What:  Nanny only CPR/First Aid class, with extra focus on infant/child CPR
  • When: Saturday, December 8th from 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center Room #2, Seattle
  • Cost: $30 per person, snacks will be included!
  • Details: 2 year certification in Child/Infant CPR/First Aid
  • Call the office 206-784-8462 or email rachel@aniseattle.com  with additional questions
  • This isn’t only for ANI Nannies, pass this email onto any of your nanny friends!                                                            

How to Register:

*Mail a check made out to Annie’s Nannies
2236 NW 58th St  Suite 101
Seattle WA 98117

*Call the office with your Visa or Mastercard number

Phinney Neighborhood Center:
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle WA 9810
www.phinneycenter.org

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Annie’s Nannies Donation Drive for WestSide Baby

Annie’s Nannies feels strongly about supporting the community we live in.  This November/December we will be collecting items for WestSide Baby.  WestSide Baby is a nonprofit organization that collects previously owned items for children and babies and distributes them free of charge to South King County families in need.  The item most needed is diapers, but they collect everything children and babies may need.  If you would like to help us with our drive here are the details:
 
  • WHAT:  Diapers of all sizes, newborn-12 year clothing, with a major need for WINTER COATS and warm PAJAMAS and PANTS. For a complete list of donatable items click here.
  • WHERE: Please bring items to Annie’s Nannies office in Ballard at 2236 NW 58th St. Suite 101.  OR click here for a list of drop-off sites near you. Let us know if you take items directly to WestSide Baby!
  • WHEN: Please donate items by December 15th, for distribution by the holidays.

 Additional Drop Off Sites:

  • Fauntleroy Church & YMCA 9140 California Ave SW – West Seattle
  • Childish Things 1002 Holman Road NW – North Seattle
  • Little Gym of WS 7025 California Ave SW – West Seattle
  • Burien Community Center 14700 6th Avenue SW – Burien

 THANK YOU from the Annie’s Nannies Team!

 

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Nominate your Nanny for a SPARK Award!

Do you have an amazing Nanny in your life?  Let the world know!

Annie’s Nannies is proud to join with Association of Premier Nanny Agencies members from across the country to sponsor the first annual SPARK Awards for Excellence in Nanny Care.  The SPARK Awards celebrate everyday nannies doing extraordinary work to support parents, care for children, and strengthen families. Each of the two award categories, Enthusiastic Newcomer and Seasoned Veteran, showcase individual excellence in nanny care demonstrated by exceptional childcare, impactful work, and a positive, encouraging attitude.  Our agency’s commitment to unbeatable client service and quality nanny care is the perfect companion to the mission of the SPARK Awards.

We’re lucky to work with nannies who give their all to the kids they love and care for each and every day.  The SPARK Awards are the perfect opportunity to honor the dedication and hard-work of those nannies, celebrate the diversity found in today’s nanny workforce, and showcase what quality nanny care looks like in the real world.

NOMINATIONS: A nanny can be nominated by her employer, a friend, or anyone who wants to honor her extraordinary work.  All you have to do is answer a few quick questions to get the ball rolling.  Nominees will complete a short online application, submit reference letters and a 2 to 10 minute video.  The winners will be chosen through a combination of online voting and a selection committee.  They’ll be honored at their local National Nanny Training Day event on Saturday, April 20th, 2013. Each SPARK Award winner will receive a gift package including a cash prize.

For all the details on the SPARK Award, please visit Nanny Biz Reviews.

 

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Working with Mom by Lori Fredrickson and Jillian Gatcheco

Think you could never work with your mother or your child? These mom-kid entrepreneur pairs will convince you otherwise. Here, they share what makes their partnerships click.   (Annie and Suzanne of Annie’s Nannies are featured)

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Nannies Raking in the Dough in Seattle? By Jenny Tiegs

Our President, Suzanne Royer McCone is interviewed for another article about current nanny salaries in Seattle.

Click here to read the article in GalTime.

 

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Six-figure Nannies in Seattle?

Elite Seattle Nanny Agency Weighs in on Salaries

By Diane Duthweiler

(Seattle, June 27, 2012) — The six-figure New York nanny is a media star these days, but that nanny would be six-figureless in Seattle. “Nannies for this area’s wealthiest families top out around $70,000 a year and we do place them,” says Suzanne Royer-McCone, president of Annie’s Nannies, Incorporated, the Northwest’s longest-serving nanny agency. “The best pay is for a job we call, ‘family assistant’. They can make $25 to $30 an hour and do much more than childcare. They take care of the whole family ‒ whatever needs doing ‒ household organizing, running errands, meal prep, scheduling, dealing with schools, research, correspondence.” Read more »

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