Nicole has been active in our On-Call pool since the beginning of 2012 and has also been placed in numerous part-time positions. One family Nicole has worked consistently with says, “Nicole is absolutely wonderful. She has such a positive personality and attitude about everything. The kids absolutely enjoy her and can’t wait until she returns. We feel very lucky to have Nicole in our lives.” Read more »
Shannon Peters is our May Nanny of the Month! Shannon has been working with Annie’s Nannies for a little over nine years and is one of our most beloved On-Call nannies. Many families comment on her kindness and warmth, as well as the feeling of ease they feel whenever Shannon watches their children. One family commented the first time they had Shannon, “She was great. She was calm, let us know when she had questions, and managed our kids’ varied needs beautifully.”
When asked to recall a funny encounter with a child, Shannon remembered the following conversation with a young girl:
Girl: “When are you coming to play again?”
Shannon: “Maybe the next time your parents go out to dinner.”
Girl: “Ok, I will tell them to go to dinner tomorrow.”
We don’t know what we’d do without you, Shannon!
Congratulations to Kristine Bragg, Annie’s Nannies April Nanny of the Month! Kristine joined Annie’s Nannies temp team in February. Kristine Bragg is a nanny with varied experience and has a history of teaching and working with kids of all ages. She earned her BS in Sport Science at WWU. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking and photography. More recently Kristine spent a year in Argentina teaching English.
Recently Kristine had this funny interaction with a 6 year old girl: “This doll is Princess Aurora and this one is Prince Phillip. It’s time for them to get married, but I can’t watch them kissing so you can do the ceremony while I close my eyes!”
Congrats to Kristine and thanks for all you do!!
We are very excited as it’s almost time for National Nanny Training Day (NNTD) again! Can you believe it’s been a year already? Northwest Nanny Association has put together another incredible lineup! At NNTD 2013 we had 50 attendees in Seattle, and enjoyed learning together, networking, and sharing (see some pictures below).
NNTD 2014 registration is now open!
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
Where: Renton Technical College
3000 Northeast 4th Street Renton, WA 98056
Cost: $30/person (includes continental breakfast and lunch!!)
–Have you considered asking your employer to help you pay for NNTD? Here is a flyer from Nanny Biz Reviews that can help start the conversation.
**Stay tuned as we will be raffling off a free ticket on our Facebook page!!
Details: This training is designed to help nannies address the unique challenges of working in a private home, to improve and expand their childcare skills, to stay current on new trends and resources within the field, and to connect and share with colleagues. Our National Nanny Training Day event offers a unique mix of education, resources and networking in an informal, welcoming atmosphere. Registration includes 5 “learn today, use tomorrow” workshops, continental breakfast, boxed lunch, networking and of course, FUN. You will receive a certificate of participation. There will also be an optional social event following the close of the training.
Topics: Baby Go Green, Nutrition for Kids, crafting, basic sign language, and a session on health care & taxes! (for more details on the speakers, see the eventbrite for more details)
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 »
Lice have been plaguing human kind since the dawn of civilization. This unfortunate fact still exists today and can affect any family, any time. We recently heard from a nanny that was drawn into the battle on behalf of her family. She turned to us for some advice, and we decided to put a bunch of resources together in one place!
For a funny movie view, check out Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Kate in the movie I Don’t Know How She Does It:
Our 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!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Congratulations to Dolores Schuh, our December Nanny of the Month! Dolores has been a nanny for over 14 years! Her special talents include: astounding toilet trainer,
turn a chore into a game-maker, advanced puzzle putter-togetherer, board game losing skills developer, extraordinary Cinderella, award winning Tin Man, homework enthusiast and motivator, and lover of children of all ages. We placed Dolores this fall and her nanny family loves her. Way to go Dolores!
When asked what her favorite holiday activity with children is, Dolores responded:
“My favorite holiday activity to do with children is to explore downtown Seattle. We take the Metro bus downtown and ride the carousel. When we’ve exhausted all the animals on the carousel, we take the monorail to Seattle Center and sit in the food court, eat our sack lunch and enjoy the entertainment. While we’re there, we also check out the giant model train display. Seattle center is nicely decorated for the holidays and there’s so much to see, explore and discuss. When we’re finished exploring, we return home on the bus.”
Congratulations 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.
Ever wonder how Annie’s Nannies got started? Or how we choose our nannies? City Living reporter Jessica Davis recently wrote an article on all things Annie’s Nannies: our beginnings, who our clients are, who we are, and our process. Read the article here.
If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!