Martha Scully
Recent and archived posts by Martha Scully for Sitter.com
We Love Our Nanny! How to Keep Her with Kids in School Now?
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We Love Our Nanny! How to Keep Her with Kids in School Now?

by Martha Scully  •  November 04, 2019
With the school year in full swing, you may find yourself in the position of needing to reduce your long time nanny’s hours. This can prove difficult for both of you, as you don’t want to lose the nanny you and your children love because you can't provide them with full-time hours. Likewise, your nanny probably wants to stay with a family that they know and love. So what are some ways that you can ease the transition and keep your nanny once the school year starts?
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Live-in Nanny: Job Description, Requirements & Expectations
Advice for Nannies & Babysitters

Live-in Nanny: Job Description, Requirements & Expectations

by Martha Scully  •  October 31, 2019
As a busy parent, you can lessen your daily responsibilities by hiring a live-in nanny. A qualified nanny takes care of many of your duties so that you have more quality time to spend with your children. On the other hand, if you are looking for a rewarding job that offers advantages, such as free or low-cost rent and groceries, and the ability to shape children's lives in a positive manner, then being a live-in nanny may be the right occupation for you. Nannies often become beloved members o...
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The 8 Nanny Background Checks You Need To Be Doing

The 8 Nanny Background Checks You Need To Be Doing

by Martha Scully  •  October 30, 2019
So you are ready to move forward with a babysitter or nanny that you've interviewed. You are hiring a person that will be trusted with the responsibility for your child’s life. Completing a full screening of a sitter is always recommended. Here is a list of background checks you should do, based on the specific duties the sitter will be providing your family.
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11 Certifications to Make You a Better Nanny & Earn Higher Wages
Advice for Nannies & Babysitters

11 Certifications to Make You a Better Nanny & Earn Higher Wages

by Martha Scully  •  October 30, 2019
Qualified nannies are in high demand and as more people take the profession seriously, nannies and families who employ them will need standards to judge their level of competency and professionalism. Nannies are more than glorified babysitters and new nannies should consider getting credentials to show that they’re serious about the profession. Let’s take a look at some certifications to help you identify yourself as a professional and earn higher wages.
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About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of CanadianNanny.ca. Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.