Friday, April 27, 2007

How to Lose a Nanny in 10 Days

Loved this article on Learn what not to do and what to expect as a nanny employer. All the nannies will cheer when they read this one.;jsessionid=JOVIJOB30FKYFQFIBQNSCAQ?storyid=/templatedata/parents/story/data/1176930890630.xml&categoryid=/templatedata/parents/category/data/1131027588419.xml&page=4

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Nanny Diaries - First Look at the Trailer

This really looks like a cute movie. I thought you'd like a sneak peek.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

New Television Concept from the Producers of SuperNanny


Ricochet Television is creating their next parenting phenomenon. Following the sensation of SUPERNANNY on ABC, the production company that created the show is now looking for America’s next child care expert to host and star on a brand new television show.Casting producers are searching the country this spring to find a dynamic, caring and credentialed person to carry the series due out this year. Are you a male nanny, a teacher, a doctor, a child psychologist or another type of viable family specialist? If so, you could be the person chosen for this major opportunity.Childcare experts and people with a background in family issue resolution who are interested in hosting the show should visit, or call 888/7-CASTING.

Potential candidates should fill out their application and submit it along with a five-minute video introducing them, and showing them working in their element by May 1st.

Ricochet Television has headquarters in the United States and Britain. Their international hit SUPERNANNY is currently watched by 13.5 million viewers in the US and UK, and there are 13 other local country ‘Supernannies’ worldwide. The Supernanny brand also includes the online parenting community call 323/904-4680 or email

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Mandarin speaking Nannies are the Latest "must have" for parents in UK

Here's an interesting article on the rise in popularity of Mandarin speaking nannies in the UK and the lack of qualified candidates.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

NY Nanny Agencies under Fire

Here is a link to an article in today's NY Post regarding unlicensed nanny agencies and illegal agency practices. "The report - expected to be released this week and conducted by the council's Oversight and Investigations Committee - looked at 52 of the city's nanny agencies, companies that connect nannies with families looking for help.
More than half of the 38 agencies that responded to investigators are breaking the law in some way, the report alleges."

Should I bring something for the kids on my interview for a new nanny position?

Q: I am going to meet a potential family next week. As a possible nanny I was hoping to bring a small gift for the children 2 boys (7 and 13 mo.) and 2 girls (5 and 3). I don't want anything too overboard bu I want them to know I am excited to work with them. Any ideas on what I could get them?
Thanks- :)

A: I think it's a lovely gesture to want to take a gift to the children, but I don't really think it's a great idea.
I think maybe you could consider taking your favorite children's book to read with them and then ask them what their favorite is, or maybe you could take a small art project that you could do with them, but in my opinion it is not necessary to take them a gift.

If you have made up your mind to take a gift, then I suggest a book, perhaps one of your favorites.
Good Luck!
Glenda Propst
Nanny / Employer Expert

Saturday, April 7, 2007

What's the nanny buzz?

The nanny buzz is....we've got a new blog. We will be using the blog to let you know about exciting updates to this website, industry news and anything else that we think you'd like to know about. This is also where you will find answers to questions submitted to our panel of nanny experts. If you have questions about working as a nanny or finding and hiring a nanny, we've got a great panel of experts with years of experience in the industry to help. Sorry, we can't take questions directly through the blog, but all you have to do is visit our "Ask the Experts" forum and submit your question. You'll find a link to the forum in the list of suggested links on this blog.

So, to get things started, one of the upgrades happening on 4EverythingNanny involves the Nanny Agency Locator. The Locator, after many years of faithful service, is in desperate need of a face lift. So, she's getting one. You'll notice that many of the states already have a shiny new look. This process should only take a week or so to complete so we thank you for your patience.

I also want to remind everyone that the International Nanny Association's annual conference is coming up in May. Deadline for early bird registration is April 15th. Go to INA's website at for more info and to register.

That's it for my first post. I hope you'll check in regularly for updates.