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FLEXIBLE 3 DAYS/ WEEK PART TIME NANNY POSITION WITH TODDLER AND PRE-SCHOOLER IN PHX
Greenway & 60th St: A wonderful returning family of ours with an adorable, happy, active and inquisitive 4 year old boy and a sweet happy and healthy 2 year old toddler girl is needing a nanny to care for them 3 days a week.  They are flexible on the 3 days and can do  Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, or Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7AM – 5PM for a guaranteed 30 hours per week.  If the 3 days a week does not work, they are even open to just Mondays and Tuesdays. They have a current nanny  whom they love and she is staying with the family and working 2 days a week. Preschool and toddler experience is desired, as well as experience caring for multiple children close in age. Both parents are in sales with variable schedules so flexibility is important. The position includes total and complete childcare duties with the pre-schooler and toddler and also child-related light housework including children’s laundry, making kids’ lunches, preparing simple kid-friendly meals, and cleaning up the play areas. No errands are needed. Their 4 year old son is currently attending preschool 3 days a week, MWF from 8:30 – 12;30 so drop off and pick up will be needed for him. He is super energetic toddler, likes to go outside and play at the park and loves to read books,  puts his plate away, is polite and has great manners,  has a lot of energy, and is always on the go. He also has speech therapy on Tuesdays and that is done online at home.  Both kids have swimming lessons on Tuesdays. Their 2 year  old daughter is a very easy-going toddler who loves to see people , and is playful and happy and is not currently attending preschool.  Her brother is really good with her and she is a good sleeper and on a great napping and eating schedule. No pets. No travel. They have a casual atmosphere in their home and they are seeking a longterm commitment of 3-5 years. Their most recent nanny was there for the past 4 years. College degree preferred. Fun and energetic. Mom and Dad may be in and out sometimes during the day but they do not have home offices. Compensation: $18/hr. Interviewing now! Starts ASAP. (REF#JCPHX)

 

**To apply for this position or to inquire about more details, please email jenny@acaringnanny.com and use REF#JCPHX in the title**

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FLEXIBLE FULL-TIME NANNY OPPORTUNITY IN PHX, $18-$20/hr, ASAP     Glendale and 12th St:  This wonderful busy professional family in PHX has 3 children (9 year old daughter, 7 year old son, and 3 year old son) and they are seeking a hands-on, proactive, energetic stellar nanny to join their household and grow longterm with their family for the next several years. Dad is an entrepreneur with a very busy schedule  running his business.  Mom is a stay at home Mom. Their oldest daughter will be 10 in Sept and she’s very much a first born girl, very bright and gifted, extremely empathetic and mature for her age.  She’s a really good girl, started to play club soccer this year and guitar.  She’s in the 4th grade and is a wonderful big sister and she’s really taken her 7 year old brother’s autism diagnosis with stride.  Quarantine has been really hard for her and it has not been easy being locked up with her brothers all day every day.  Her parents are hoping a nanny will be a mentor and friend for her.  The 7 year old son is in 1st grade and was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4. He has been in therapy since he was 2 and he’s affected by it but does really well in a regular education classroom with occupational and speech therapy. He is an absolute love and is very sweet, communicative, fun, engaging and is really concentrated.  He has interest in movies and music and loves the moon and recycle trucks.  With online schooling due to school closures, Mom must devote all 0f her attention to her 7 year old son. Mom has a background as a school psychologist. They had an incredible support team at school for her son and everyone is trying to support him at home as much as possible but it has been challenging.  He needs someone to sit with him at all times and therefore Mom needs an extra set of hands to tend to the other 2 children while she works with him.  Mom loves being hands-on and the creative Pinterest Mom who does it all so having a team player with a nanny will enable her to have that quality time and also allow her to drive her son to therapy appointments, run errands, take self-care days, and so forth. Their 3 year old son is described as the easiest, easy going boy! He’s starting to miss preschool and he’s had a lot of screen time since quarantine started which is why a creative, interactive nanny is needed.  He needs 3 year old attention, loves trucks, adores his big sister, and plays so well independently with toys. The family has had a few nannies in the past and what has worked out is someone who can just roll up her sleeves, jump in and be proactive to help. They desire a nanny who is happy, takes great initiative and just comes in with a desire to learn. There’s a learning curve with their autistic son and therapists will be around all the time to learn from so being communicative is vital as well as flexibility. Due to Covid, therapists are not coming in the home at this time but when they do there has to be another adult present with therapists, which is another big reason why a nanny is needed. The ideal nanny is energetic enough for rough and tumble kids, loving enough to see the special parts of each of them and also has grace, and can be adaptable with their ever changing therapies/activities/schedules.  Must be honest and a strong communicator to join their team. Experience with children with learning disabilities would be helpful but not a requirement as long as there is a willingness to learn. The nanny will need to take a brief online habilitation and respite training (paid) to be their autistic son’s direct care worker. It is minimal and only takes a couple hours and their previous nannies did not have prior special needs’ experience and were able to learn just fine. They ideally want the candidate to be with their family long term (3-5 years). Right now, the most important thing is that the nanny must be following very strict social distancing guidelines as their son is very immunocompromised and the family is taking no risks.  Mom is home full time but taking care of therapies, errands, and all that it entails to keep a busy household with 3 children running smoothly and efficiently.  Nanny will be a team player with Mom and will divide and conquer to help out in any capacity that is needed.  They have a casual yet fast-paced atmosphere in their home.  Their goldendoodle recently passed but they are considering a new one soon so nanny must be dog friendly.  The schedule is a flexible full-time schedule with a guaranteed 35 hrs per week and up to 40 hours, mostly M-F 8AM-4PM. Once in person school starts for the children, they can be flexible about a 4 day work schedule and still provide full-time hours (35-40 hrs/week). Flexibility and availability to work an evening or weekend shift is a huge bonus but not mandatory and priority is the weekly M-F schedule. The weekend shift is optional.  Travel is not a requirement, however it would be nice to occasionally take the nanny on a family trip for an extra set of hands. No driving is required at this time since the care is primarily in their home and Mom does any driving needed.  Compensation:  $18-$20/hr.  Interviewing starts immediately and position starts ASAP.  Amazing family who truly values quality care and an excellent opportunity for growth and advancement.  (REF#JKPHX)

 

**To apply to this position, please email jenny@acaringnanny.com with REF#JKPHX in the title.**

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It’s summer time which means it’s the perfect time to leave the electronics at home, explore the beautiful outdoors and create camping memories the kids sure won’t forget. Here are a few camping do’s to keep in mind when camping with the kiddos. We’ve also listed a few of our favorite places to camp in Arizona.
Camping Tips:
– Test Run: It’s not a bad idea to do a “test run” in your backyard prior to going on a camping trip. This will give the kiddos and you an idea of what it will be like sleeping in a tent.
– Washing Station/Wipes: It’s a must that you will get dirty camping – it’s so fun exploring in nature for worms, pinecones, fishing, etc. Although at the end of the day, it’s nice to take the dirt away. Bring lots of antibacterial wipes or set up a washing station with a bucket of soap and water.
– Entertainment: Bring along some extra fun things for the kids such as bubbles, squirt guns, coloring books, binoculars, magnifying glass and card games.
– Night Time Safety: Campsites are extremely dark at night and can be scary for kiddos but you can make it fun by bringing headlamps, flashlights, book lights and lanterns.
Family Camping Sites in Arizona:
– Woods Canyon Lake: Woods Canyon is 30 miles east of Payson and a 2 hour drive from Phoenix. You can fish, rent a boat at Woods Canyon Lake and they even have a little market to get supplies/ice cream. Check out more information or reserve your camping spot here.
– Lo Lo Mai Springs: Lo Lo Mai is located between Cottonwood and Sedona. It’s located on the creek and offers restrooms/showers, swimming pool, spa and playground. They also have a little market to get supplies. Check out this fun camp site here.
– Flagstaff KOA: If you are more of a “glamping” kind of family this is the place for you! You can rent tents/cabins, they have WiFi, Cable TV, bathrooms/showers, bicycle rentals and a cafe that serves breakfast every morning. You can get more information about Flagstaff KOA here.
We hope you found the above useful as camping with family is a lot of fun! Relax and enjoy making outdoor memories with your family.
Happy Camping ~
Caring Nannies

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Caring Nannies is wishing you a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. In honor of all of the veterans as well as the active service members, thank you for all that you do. We hope you enjoy these fun Memorial Day snack, craft and decoration ideas to do with your kiddos on this holiday weekend.

How cute and yummy are these patriotic desserts? You can find recipes for these 30 easy no bake patriotic desserts at ahunderaffections.com.

Have some fun getting crafty with these adorable Memorial Day crafts and activities with your kiddos. Go to theunpreparedmommy.com to find instructions on how to create these masterpieces.

Touch up your home with some red, white and blue for your Memorial Day BBQ with these quick and easy patriotic decorations from onecrazymom.com.

We thank you and celebrate you on this day! Happy Memorial Day!
From, Caring Nannies

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Mother’s Day is a celebration of honoring all the amazing mom’s, grandma’s, aunts, sister’s and anyone who has played a motherly role in your life. It’s a day to show these special women how much you love and appreciate them.
As a nanny, here are some suggestions on how to ensure the mom you nanny for enjoy their special day.

  1. Make a craft with their kiddos: A few popular, easy and non-expensive crafts are handprint cards, handprint pots (fill with mom’s favorite flowers), bookmarks, salt dough handprint or check out fun money mom for 11 adorable Mother’s Day Crafts.
  2. Tidy the House: We think all mom’s appreciate a tidy house and can relax easier when they know the house is cleaned. As a nanny, maybe go above and beyond to make sure the house is cleaned, even if it’s tasks you don’t do on a daily basis such as vacuuming, dusting, dishes, laundry or mopping.
  3. Plant Flowers: Take their kiddo to Lowes or Home Depot to pick out some flowers for outside to plant together. Moving forward, the mom and child can water the plant together making it a special time for both.
  4. Redbox: Rent a kid friendly movie ahead of time along with popcorn/snacks so that the mom and kiddo can watch it together creating a relaxing, enjoyable memory.
  5. Picture Frame: Take a picture of their kiddo and then make a popsicle stick frame together. Mom’s love homemade gifts. Check out this cute popsicle frame. 
  6. Time: Give the gift of time to the mama. Maybe go in early or stay late next time you nanny for their kiddo to help with morning/evening routine’s or give them an extra hour or two unpaid to give the mom an opportunity to go shopping/date night/mani & pedi or just to run errands.

We hope you have found these gift ideas helpful and we hope you enjoy spoiling your mama’s! We wish all mom’s out there a very Happy Mother’s Day from Caring Nannies! Enjoy your day – you deserve it!

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We had a great Saturday attending and being a sponsor at International Nanny Training Day at Modern Milk. International Nanny Training Day was created to provide training and support to nannies to help foster excellence in the nanny profession.  Caring Nannies is proud to be affiliated with National Nanny Training Day since it was first initiated in 2012. As with any profession, continued education is vital and when caregivers are trained and knowledgeable, children clearly benefit.

Training began with an amazing presentation by Jill Peterson who is with Hermonia. Jill talked about BE-ing vs. DO-ing, which referenced the impact you have as a nanny and how to chose who you want to be every day. Starting with picking two goals you want to set for yourself for that day. It was very inspirational, motivating and Jill is hilarious! Our next session was by Chelsea Kunde with Building Blocks AZ  talking about super power discipline styles. Chelsea was so sweet and funny giving us a lot of great ideas on finding solutions in creative ways. Some of our favorites is the calm down jar, sensory box, time out box and behavior charts. After our lunch break, Meredith Madsen shared some very informative tools on how to perfect a resume and how to be stellar for an interview! Meredith has so much experience in the field and had a lot of great tips and tricks to share!

Overall, we had so much fun learning and enjoying our day International Nanny Training! Many thanks to our friends at The Nanny Joynt for hosting this amazing event for nannies to come together to collaborate.
~Caring Nannies

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Caring Nannies Volunteer Event at Gathering Humanity

On Saturday, April 6th Caring Nannies had a fun morning volunteering at Gathering Humanity. “Gathering Humanity is a organization that works hand in hand with 4 Federal refugee resettlement agencies in Phoenix to support refugees being resettled in the Phoenix area”. They collect household goods, help set up apartments for the refugees and provides them with groceries and meals. Our morning was first spent hearing about their story and getting a tour of their amazing, well organized warehouse. We then helped assemble kits such as hygiene bags and backpacks for children. We had a wonderful morning and we really enjoyed our time. We are looking forward to many more volunteer events at Gathering Humanity.

If you and your family are interested in assisting Gathering Humanity there are many ways to help:

  • Prepare a meal
  • Set up an apartment
  • Warehouse volunteer
  • Group & Eagle Scout
  • Donate items
  • Provide groceries
  • Amazon wishlist
  • Assemble kits
  • Dollar donations

To find additional information or to sign up, check out Gathering Humanity’s website here.

“Do small things with great love” – Mother Teresa
– Caring Nannies

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How to keep kids safe and protected with cell phones

There are many pros and cons to your child having a cell phone. There is peace of mind when your child has a cell phone, it allows you to be more connected with them when you’re apart. It gives you the opporotunity to contact them at any given time and vise versa. Along with peace of mind, comes the worry from a parent questioning “is my child safe” with inappropriate web content, cyber bullying to screen time addiction.
Luckily, communication and supervision can dramatically lessen the risks. How?
Understanding the 3 C’s:

  • Contact: Does your child know the person they are friending on social media?
  • Content: Is the content your child is watching/engaging in appropriate for their age?
  • Conduct: Is your child being bullied or bullying others while being online?

Speaking to your child ahead of time about the 3 C’s and being present daily will be beneficial for all parties.

Using the Bark App:

Bark is an amazing app for parents to help monitor text messages, emails, YouTube and 24 different social media networks.  This app helps gain peace of mind for parents. You will get automatic allerts for cyberbullying, adult content, online predators, depression and more for only $9.00 a month. Bark is a great parent app giving parent the relief of keeping children safe online while building trust with their kids.
Get more information about Bark here.
Another wonderful rescourse for parents is the book called Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. The book offers great advice on helping kids navigate through texting, gaming and social media. You can purchase the book on Amazon for $7.93 here.
We hope these tools were helpful for keeping your kiddos safe and protected with cell phones.
– Caring Nannies

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Read Across America

“Today you are YOU! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is YOU-er than YOU!” ~ Dr. Seuss

Read Across America is a day held to encourage children, parents, nannies and teachers celebrate the joy of reading. This fun holiday began in 1998 and has been observed every year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Here are some fun fan-seussical activities to do with kids:
Read:

  • Visit the library and check out a few of Dr. Seuss classics. We especially love Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Wacky Wednesday and Ten Apples Up on Top.
  • Check out story time at Barnes & Noble or your local book store.
  • Sit back, relax and read with your kids while enjoying the magic that comes from reading.

Create:

Entertain:

  • Lots of Dr. Seuss online games at seussville.com
  • Dr. Seuss mathing game, order it here.
  • Watch some of Dr. Seuss’ entertaining movies, such as: Horton Hears a Who, Cat in the Hat, The Grinch and The Lorax.

Eat:

  • How cute are these Truffula Tree Cupcakes from the story The Lorax.
  • These are the perfect snacks for any Dr. Seuss party!
  • Of course you can’t go wrong with the traditional Green Eggs & Ham. Check out this dye-free recipe.

We hope you’ll enjoy Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

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February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day

Caring Nannies is celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th! Random Acts of Kindness Day began in 1982 and means “a selfless act performed by kind people to either help or cheer up a random stranger, for no reason other than to make people happier”. The holiday has grown over the years as organizations, groups and individuals are celebrating!
We understand that everyone is busy with day to day life, but let’s take a few minutes of this holiday to do something for someone else to make their day better. It can make a huge difference.
We hope these acts of kindness ideas are helpful to you, so we can spread joy to others.

  1. Compliment a stranger.
  2. Make dinner for a family in need
  3. Leave spare change at the laundromat
  4. Pay for someone’s morning coffee
  5. Donate canned goods to your local food bank.
  6. Do a 5k for a good cause
  7. Participate in a fundraiser
  8. Go in for a hair cut and donate to Locks of Love.
  9. Spare a dollar or two for someone who is in need.
  10. Send care packages for soldiers overseas
  11. Help a neighbor (water their plants, mow their lawn)
  12. Volunteer at school, shelters, events
  13. Donate clothing/items at Salvation Army
  14. Babysit for free
  15. Hold open the doors for people
  16. Help tutor a struggling student
  17. Wash someone’s car
  18. Buy groceries for the person behind you
  19. Take the time to listen to someone
  20. Be kind to yourself

How are you going to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day?

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