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Annie’s Nannies 2013 Nanny of the Year!

Amity May 2Our 2013 Nanny of the Year is Amity May! Amity has been a nanny with ANI since 2009 and was our February 2013 Nanny of the Month. She continues to be one of our most popular On-Call nannies (even our own Placement Director Teah requests Amity for her daughter).

When families are emailed a confirmation that Amity will be their nanny, it isn’t uncommon to hear responses like “Awesome, she’s great!” or “That is terrific news!” We at Annie’s Nannies love Amity for her dependability and good humor. We know we can count on her for On-Call jobs, hotel jobs, and events with children of all ages (and personalities)! It’s a privilege to work with a nanny who consistently displays her  dedication to childcare in unique and creative ways. We adore you Amity May!

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Spring Classes at Bellevue College

Teacher-helps-pupil-with--006Nannies, get ready to register for Spring Quarter Early Childhood Education Classes at Bellevue College!  All courses can count for STARS training.  The Spring Quarter Seminar is titled “Adapting the Learning Environment for Young Children with Special Needs,” and will take place on May 3rd and May 17th from 9AM to 3:30PM (both Saturdays).  In this seminar, you will learn strategies to create an environment that facilitates successful learning for a wide range of children with special needs.  “Emphasis will be on how to meet the developmental needs of each child in a very specific way while developing an environment of joy and discovery.”

Register Now!

(use the link above to apply to the college for a student ID and PIN number; Click on Spring Credit Classes)

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Being Paid “On the Books” Pays off- Part 2

As we discussed in Part 1 of this series, being paid legally and knowing the basics of the tax law, are an important part of being treated as a professional. In this section we are going to show you some real world examples of why being paid professionally pays off! Read more »

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Annie’s Nannies–Next CPR/First Aid CLASS!

girl with bearOur 2014 training calendar is kicking off on February 8th with our highly regarded First Aid, CPR, HIV and Blood-born Pathogens Class! Start the year off by getting qualified and confident in life-saving skills.

“I completed my CPR class this weekend. The instructor was great! [...] Very passionate and thorough, and he advised us to “practice” or at least to go over it all in our heads until it’s IN THERE… Very good advice. I’m glad I went to that particular class and wanted to say, Thanks for choosing such an awesome instructor.”"
- Nanny Kimber

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: Saturday, February 8th from 9:00am-12:00pm
•    Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center; Room #3, Seattle
•    Cost: $35 per person, snacks will be included!
•    Details: 2 year certification in First Aid, CPR, HIV & Blood-born Pathogens
•    Register: Click the Sign Up Now button below!

This isn’t only for ANI Nannies, pass this email onto any of your nanny friends!

We’re excited to see you there on Saturday February 8th!

SIGN UP NOW

Please contact fleur@aniseattle.com or call 206-784-8462 with any questions.

Payment will be taken either via check or credit card, and is due by Wednesday February 5th, 2014 to secure your place in the class.

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Winter Classes at Bellevue College

7-technology-tools-every-teacher-should-useNannies, get ready to register for Winter Quarter Early Childhood Education Classes at Bellevue College!  All courses can count for STARS training.  The Winter Quarter Seminar is titled “Technology Tools in the ECE Classroom,” and will take place on March 1st and March 15th from 9AM to 3:30PM (both Saturdays). In this seminar, you will be introduced to technology tools available to early childhood teachers. You will learn how to use these tools to supplement instruction, communicate with parents, and assess learning. You only need basic computer skills for this class. Don’t worry if you’re not a technology pro!

Register Now!

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Annie’s Nannies October Nanny of the Month

DSC_0076 - Version 2Congratulations to Shannon Worthy for being chosen our October Nanny of the Month!!  We placed Shannon this fall in an infant nanny-share.  Her families noted that: “Her patience and intuitions about the best way to care for S have consistently been in-line with what we hoped for in a nanny, so I never worry about S when I am at work,” and “She is great with A and very easy to work with from our perspective. A always gives a big smile when she sees her first thing in the morning, which makes leaving that much easier for me!”

Shannon has been a nanny for over 13 years, and has had many long-term relationships with families.  She is what we call a baby expert, having worked with multiples and infants alike.

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How will the Affordable Health Care Act affect Families and Nannies?

ACAThe Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (also known as “ObamaCare”), is the major buzz in every industry right now.  But, how will this affect the Nanny industry?  We’ve collected some great articles from industry publications,and included some links to different informative sites for both families and nannies.

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Annie’s Nannies: July Nanny of the Month

Alyssa Gilbert Nanny of MonthOur July Nanny of the Month is Alyssa Gilbert!  Alyssa joined our On-Call pool in June of 2012 and has also been working consistently for an ANI family part-time since December. This family says, “Alyssa has been wonderful.  She is punctual, reliable, so helpful, and great with the kids.  Thanks so much for finding her – she is amazing!” A regular On-Call family Alyssa works with commented early on that “Alyssa was wonderful – a real life-saver this past week. We would like for her to be at the top of our babysitting list!”

When asked to recall something funny a child said to her, Alyssa remembered when a boy she cares for asked her if she was a teenager.  When she answered no, he asked her if she was an adult. When she replied yes, he told her that she doesn’t look like one! Alyssa says, “That made my day!”

 

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Annie’s Nannies: June Nanny of the Month

Jamine GilesDrumroll please…..our June Nanny of the Month is Jasmine Giles!

Jasmine has been working consistently in our On-Call pool since last September.  She has worked with children of all ages and many families have such positive things to say about her. One parent says, “She is our top choice!” Another family told us how wonderful it was to come home when Jasmine was their nanny and hear their sons’ laughter from outside the house. Lastly, one happy mom raved, “We just LOVED Jasmine. [My girls] took to her right away!  She arrived enthusiastic for the job and we will definitely request her again.” Read more »

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Annie’s Nannies: May Nanny of the Month

Alison Perkins Nanny of MonthAnnie’s Nannies is happy to announce that Alison Perkins is our May Nanny of the Month!

Alison has worked in both On-Call and Short-Term jobs with us and will be starting a permanent position soon.  She is one of our most requested nannies and we have a number of families who consistently let us know they love her!

We recently asked Alison if she had any cute stories about children to share with us.  Here is her response:

“The cutest thing in recent memory that a child I care for did, was wanting to stop and sing “You Are My Sunshine” to the neighborhood chickens. It was so sweet. She leaned in close to their fence singing softly, so it was just a special performance for the “girls” as we call them.  Her voice even drew the neighbor’s cat over for a listen and cuddle as well!”

Our families are lucky to have you Alison!

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