Julia’s Journey to The Nanny Network

Julia’s Journey to The Nanny Network

My journey with The Nanny Network + Sidekick began unexpectedly last July when I found myself seated beside Dulany Reeves Dent, the visionary founder and CEO, at an airport. As fate would have it, our conversation, which kicked off with excitement in sharing about our children and parenting woes, delved into her company, and I […]

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Solving the Care Crisis

Solving the Care Crisis

“National care crisis” is becoming a household term. Even though a care crisis existed long before the pandemic, the last few years have brought it all to light, causing a new boost of interest and energy in the childcare sector.  As the CEO of a more traditional nanny agency and someone who’s been in this […]

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Transition to a new Nanny

Transition to a new Nanny

Assuming you’ve found yourself in a situation where you’re switching from one caregiver to another, you likely want to minimize this major shift in the household as much as possible. But whether you’ve had a nanny for a short period of time or much longer, here are some tips for a smoother changeover: The Selection […]

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Parting Ways

Parting Ways

For most families, a nanny relationship is not one that will outlast the children growing up and going to school full time. If your nanny has given you valuable time and service, is there a right and wrong way to let her go? The answer is a resounding “yes”. Our advice to parents is to […]

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For Nannies: Part 1 / Prepping for an Agency Interview

For Nannies: Part 1 / Prepping for an Agency Interview

Put your best foot forward Making a strong first impression at your agency interview is equally as important as making a strong first impression when we send you out to meet our clients. A well-groomed appearance with business casual attire, being on time and your level of preparation immediately tell us that you are a […]

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For Nannies: Part 2 / Prepping for a Parent Interview

For Nannies: Part 2 / Prepping for a Parent Interview

This interview is a two-way street and will likely not include meeting the children during the first round interview. The parents would like to see if you’re a good fit for their children and lifestyle, and likewise, you’ll want to come prepared with your own questions to see if it’s a good match for you. […]

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Traveling With Your Nanny

Traveling With Your Nanny

This summer, lots of parents will hit the beach with their kids. Let’s face it, the luxury of having an extra set of hands to help with an airplane ride, feeding the kids in restaurants or a trusted sitter for parent dinner out is self-explanatory. But how do you begin to navigate inviting your nanny […]

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Best Practices to Establish the Perfect Nanny Relationship

Best Practices to Establish the Perfect Nanny Relationship

PART 1: BEST PRACTICES TO ESTABLISH THE PERFECT NANNY RELATIONSHIP You’ve used our agency to marry your expectations and needs with our pool of qualified candidates and finally hired the best fit for your family. We’ve found you your phenomenal nanny, but where do you go from here to ensure that you develop the best […]

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Setting Expectations

Setting Expectations

What do you REALLY need? One of the most common complaints we hear from references we speak with is that they often wished after the fact that they had laid more initial, concrete groundwork in regards to expectations for a nanny. Many times, these were parents who had not worked with an agency and after […]

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Effective Interviews for Parents

Effective Interviews for Parents

You chose to hire us to save you time and effort throughout the process of finding a quality caregiver. Once we’ve fully vetted a short list of applicants for you, the next step is for you to personally meet them face-to-face. The good news is that a great deal of the laborious work is already […]

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