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What to Know About Being a Nanny in the Triad

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Thinking about finding a nanny job in North Carolina, but not sure where to start? Do you have questions about the number of child care workers in the area, or average pay, or where to find other resources? Before you jump into your child care job search, read through the blog post below to learn about what it takes to be a nanny in the Triad! How many child care professionals are in the Triad? While COVID-19 has affected the average number of child care workers and employment in North Carolina, not to mention the country, let’s talk about the 2019 numbers to get a better idea of the state’s average. In 2019, North Carolina employed approximately 19,780 child care…

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Why You Need a Summer Nanny

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Many summer day camps here in North Carolina canceled their services this year as COVID-19 began to spread. Now that North Carolina has passed Phase One and is currently in Phase Two, summer day camps and overnight camps have begun reopening under strict health and safety guidelines.  If you’re not comfortable sending your kiddo to a summer day camp or overnight camp, but you still want them to enjoy summer activities, a summer nanny can help. Let’s talk about the perks of hiring a summer nanny below. Fun summer entertainment In addition to summer camps, other facilities in the Triad (and around the country) are starting to reopen. Your go-to summer spots like indoor and outdoor pools, parks, and beaches…

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A Complete Guide to Different Childcare Professions

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Are you searching for a childcare professional to care for your children while you work? Do you need someone experienced to help out on date nights or on weekends? You know that you want to start looking for childcare help, but you may not know what to look for or choose. Do you need a babysitter? Nanny? Mother’s helper? There are a variety of childcare professional roles, ranging from temporary or part-time work to live-in options for families. Check out what each role entails below to find the perfect provider to meet your needs, and then contact Preferred ChildCare to get started! Babysitters Babysitters are typically hired by the hour to care for children, often after school, on weeknights, or…

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How Nannies Can Work with Parents at Home During COVID-19

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We’re seeing lots of businesses and public facilities around North Carolina reopen under strict guidelines and requirements. While that’s great news for entertaining the kiddos, your employers may still be working from home or have different expectations from you, their nanny. You may have realized that caring for kids when their parents are present is very different from your “normal” nanny routine. Hours, expectations, and even your everyday activities may have also changed a lot. Change can be confusing and sometimes even uncomfortable but together, you can overcome it! Check out Preferred ChildCare’s pointers below to learn how to care for kiddos while their parents are working from home. Sit down and talk with your employers The first thing to…

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“Stay Home” Activity Ideas for Nannies

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As we say goodbye to spring and prepare for summer in North Carolina, it can be really tempting to take the children to all their favorite playgrounds or public spaces nearby. Though many facilities are still closed due to COVID-19, we’re seeing a few slowly (and safely) reopen.  However, if you and your employers are not ready to venture out yet, there are still tons of safe, fun activities to do at home! Make an indoor obstacle course When you want an indoor activity that eats up some time, and that lets the kids flex their creativity skills, try an obstacle course. Pick a large, mostly empty space free of fragile items (or move those out of the way. A…

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How Triad Nannies and Families Can Work Through COVID-19

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There’s no denying that the pandemic has affected families. From school shutdowns to shelter-in-place orders, many families in the Triad area and all over the U.S. are struggling to work from home with kids in tow. For families who employ nannies, this change can also affect how everyone works together. If you’re struggling to figure out a “new normal” with your nanny during these unprecedented times, just know it’s totally normal. Of course, Preferred ChildCare is here to help you! Below, you’ll find support and tips to help you all keep working together during this time. Families and nannies still need each other Parents who are able to work from home during quarantine are not just doing their full-time jobs…

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