Alma School & Queen Creek:  An adorable, happy healthy 5 month old baby girl is in need of a caring, patient nanny to care for her full-time for a flexible 4 – 5 day a week schedule from 7AM – 3PM.  Their infant is on a pretty good daily routine – a combination of both nursing and bottle feeding, and follows a pretty good nap, eating and play schedule.  They are following the Taking Cara Babies program with great success.  These are wonderful first time parents who are hoping to find a nanny who is patient and willing to learn about the best ways to bring up and engage a baby in the first year. They have a casual atmosphere in their home.  Dad works from home because of COVID (may be returning to office in 2022).  They are open to a 4 or 5 day a week schedule, depending on the nanny’s preference and the hours will be 7AM – 3PM.  They are flexible on which days the nanny prefers to work.  The grandparents live close by and are available to care for the baby one day a week if needed.  Mom has returned to her office in N Scottsdale.  They describe themselves as pretty easy-going laid back parents.  The family is ideally seeking a nanny  (with excellent infant experience) who is focused on their daughter and each stage of her development.  They have a housekeeper who does the deep cleaning so any light household tasks would be strictly baby related and maintaining the upkeep, maintenance, and cleanliness in between the deep cleanings. Light housework as it pertains to the baby would include: bottle washing/sanitizing, washing and folding baby’s clothes, and  helping prep baby’s food.  Researching and planning creative age-appropriate developmental activities is desired.  No pets.  No travel. Must be fully Covid- vaccinated.  Interviewing now.  Flexible on start date. Paid Vacation.  Paid Holidays.  Compensation:  $18-$22/hr. (REF#EMEV)


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

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Ocotillo & AZ Ave:  This wonderful professional family just moved to AZ from LA and they have adorable, happy, healthy 10 month old twins! (boy, girl). Ideally they are seeking a nanny who has 5 years or more experience with infant twins; speaks Spanish; has a high energy level to keep the babies engaged and has creative ways to help them achieve developmental milestones.  They also have a 4 year old daughter who is in preschool full-time from 7:30-5PM so she will not be needing care.  They have a live-in bilingual nanny from LA who moved here with them and will continue to work full-time for them.  However they would like to add an additional full-time bilingual nanny to their busy household.  Therefore both nannies will work as a team to care for the twins.  The schedule is Monday – Friday from 8AM – 6PM (with flexibility).  The babies are fed with a combination of both nursing and bottle feeding.  They have a casual atmosphere in their home.  No pets.  Mother may be working from home sometimes. Mom is an attorney and Dad is a business owner.  Driving the twins will be needed to music class (1x per week); to gym class (1x per week) and a family car is provided for the nanny’s use. Light household duties are baby-related: baby laundry,  sanitizing bottles and toys, organizational projects , no errands or grocery shopping, making baby solid food and purees each day.  What the family has discovered that works so well for them is a nanny who talks to the babies a lot because they talk back and  love to have songs sang to them,  books reads to them and it is just very important for the nanny to talk, read, sing, play and be very engaging and interactive with the babies. Reliability is essential.  Experience with multiples or experience caring for more than one child is needed.  Must be proactive, take great initiative and be a great communicator.  A nanny who gives suggestions in terms of developmental games and activities is desired. The girl twin is army crawling, starting to get on hands and knees and rock back and forth, sitting up, has a sturdy posture,  is more reserved, looks serious most of the time, much more calm, loves the bouncy chair, likes to play with cloths and bibs,  and loves to rub  soft textures on her face.  She’s a cat napper (30 minute naps).  She’s a really great eater and has eaten every new solid introduced to her.  The boy twin is so outgoing and always smiling but also very fast, curious and always wants to go everywhere.  He is already wanting to cruise, holds onto the couch and explores the table. Paid vacation.  Paid holidays. Bonus.  Compensation. $18-$28/hr.  Interviewing now and position starts ASAP.  (REF#CLEV)
***To apply for this position or to inquire about more details, please email jenny@acaringnanny.com and use REF#CLEV in the title.***
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These tips for getting off to a good start can boost children’s confidence, behavior and outlook socially and academically. The shift from summer to Fall can be a tough transition for both children and their parents, with greater structure, more activities and more stress. Help your children manage the changes by planning ahead and staying positive. Check out our tips to make it easier for the whole family.

Re-establish routines – take a week or two to gradually move up bedtime and wake-up time and let them practice getting up, dressed and eating breakfast earlier. Add in bedtime reading and chores if you didn’t do this during the summer. Talk to your child about the benefits of going to bed on time so they have energy the next day. Even preschoolers can learn to set an alarm clock to get up in the morning. Praise them for being a go-getter when they get up.

Create a launch-pad – a designated area for backpacks lunch boxes and important notices and homework papers to avoid last minute scrambles.

Set a time and a place for homework – avoid daily battles by setting up a time and place for homework. The best area is the kitchen or family room so they can be monitored and encouraged. Make sure there’s good lighting and room for books and resources. Plan ahead to be available during the homework hour to head off frustration and make sure the work gets done.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend “Meet the Teacher Night” – It is August 1 in Tempe, check your school website for other districts and attend to meet your child’s Teachers, the Principal and other staff. Arrange for a babysitter now, if necessary. Walk through the school if it is a younger child or a new school, and find their classroom, locate lockers, visit the lunchroom, and encourage your child to ask questions.

Here are the first days of school for some local districts:

Chandler – Monday July 21
Phoenix – Wednesday July 30

Tempe – Tuesday August 5

Gilbert – Wednesday August 6

Scottsdale – Wednesday August 6

Paradise Valley – Friday August 8

Glendale – Monday August 11

Clear your schedule for the first week of school and put off business trips, extra meetings and avoid bringing work home to you have time to help your child get used to the new  schedule. Have some planned frozen leftovers ready so dinnertime is easy.

With a few of these tips and strategies in place, your first days of school will create a good start to the school year and make for academic success all year.

If you need an extra hand, consider hiring an after school nanny. We’re currently recruiting candidates who will pick children up from school, fix a nutritious snack, help with homework, throw in a load of laundry, prep dinner, get the kids in the car with mouth guards, clean uniforms and socks, and drive them to sports practices or appointments. We take photocopies of their Driver’s Licenses, three year MVD Records and current Auto Insurance when they interview. When checking references, we ask prior families about their driving habits.They’re happy to grocery shop or pick up the gift for the weekend birthday party. Expect to pay $16-$18 per hour and we require a hour hour minimum per visit. Click here to fill out a Family Application. and Jenny, our Family Placement Counselor will give you a call to answer your questions.

Beth Weise

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Originally from Costa Rica, Reyna has 23 years of experience as a nanny and housekeeper in the US. Her references describe her as being terrific with infants and toddlers, honest, and the most hard working person they know!  One former family tells us: “She’s very kind and always goes out of her way to make sure everything is to our satisfaction. She is just a really good, trustworthy person. She always goes above and beyond.” Another family tells us: “Reyna is very upbeat, very bubbly, and really enjoys being around them. But when she is here cleaning for us, she is just very focused and organized, and all about getting the job done. She is comfortable with travel and is bilingual, important qualities for the family that hired her this summer as their nanny/home manager in Chandler with a new baby and a busy toddler. They tell us: “Just don’t let anyone steal her away from us!”

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