Martha Scully
Recent and archived posts by Martha Scully for Sitter.com
Live-in Nanny: Job Description, Requirements & Expectations
Advice for Nannies & Babysitters

Live-in Nanny: Job Description, Requirements & Expectations

by Martha Scully  •  October 29, 2016
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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5 Things Not To Do on Social Media While Babysitting
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5 Things Not To Do on Social Media While Babysitting

by Martha Scully  •  October 26, 2016
Technology has changed babysitting, much like it has changed everything else in our lives. With video games, smartphones, tablets, computers, and social media, there are countless potential distractions and ways to interact online. As a sitter, you need to be clear on what is and is not okay when watching kids. Is it okay for you to go on the internet with the kids around? Do you have to wait until they go to bed? Are the parents okay with you going on social media? What are you allowed to...
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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  •  September 26, 2016
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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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.