FULL-TIME BILINGUAL NANNY/DOMESTIC HELPER POSITION (LIVE -IN OR LIVE-OUT) IN PARADISE VALLEY, $45- $55K
Tatum & Doubletree Ranch: This wonderful family in Paradise Valley with a sweet 1 year old daughter and a 2nd baby (boy) due in June is seeking a full-time bilingual nanny/housekeeper to join their household and grow with their family, preferably for the next 3-5 years. The schedule is a flexible 45 hour work week, in which the exact hrs (M-F) can be worked out between the family and the nanny and it is a combo nanny/ domestic helper role.  They are open to both live-in or live out candidates.  For live in candidates, a private bedroom and bathroom is provided and 2 consecutive days off. For live-out candidates, the nanny must be willing to spend the summers in Aspen, CO for the months of May – Sept. They have a semi-formal atmosphere in their home. Mom is a stay at home Mom and Dad works from a home office when he is not traveling for business (2 weeks per month). Their 1 year old daughter is super sweet, really easy-going and she’s walking and is talking more and more every day. She loves reading books and loves to play outside in the grass, flowers, and rocks. The family also has a pool in their backyard. Pets: one large, professionally trained dog. Travel is definitely important since the family spends their summers (May – Sept) at their home in Aspen, CO so the nanny must be willing to travel and spend the summers in Aspen.

Must be flexible to perform a variety of tasks, including being a team player with Mom and helping care for the children as well as assisting with domestic tasks around the house. The household duties include: light cleaning, linens and children laundry, helping Mom with meal prep and helping clean with Mom, light errands. They have a housekeeper every other week to do the deep and heavy cleaning. Seeking a candidate who is desiring a long-term position, who will become part of their family. They highly prefer a nanny who is fluent in Spanish since their daughter already knows Spanish words and is spoken to in Spanish daily. Other important qualities and characteristics: a warm and pleasant demeanor; passionate about working with children and has a love for teaching (language and reading); flexible, proactive, takes great initiative and is willing to pitch in. Compensation: $45K – $55K. Benefits: Paid Vacation, Paid holidays, Cell Phone.The family currently has an aupair for the next few months. Starts in April.  (REF#ESPV)
**To apply to this position or to inquire about more details, please email Jenny@acaringnanny.com and use (REF#ESPV) in the Title.**

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NEW PART-TIME DRIVING POSITIONS!
We are excited to now be offering transportation services to our families in need of before and after school transportation for their school-agers. Many families with dual working parents and multiple children simply need help getting their pre-teen and teenage children dropped off at school in the morning and / or picked up after school and either taken home or to an extracurricular activity. No nannying is needed. A 4 hour minimum is not needed. Just reliable, safe transportation they can trust. We are now offering this service to our families! If you would like to be in our pool of drivers in which you set your own hrs / make your own schedule and earn a supplemental income entirely around your availability, we want to hear from you! The $ you earn completely depends on how many rides you commit to. (10 rides a month is the minimum you must commit to & there’s a strict cancellation policy) On average, drivers earn $100- $200 a week minimum for very part-time hrs. You will be using an app (iPhone or Android is required) and you can schedule your rides up to a month in advance.

You will see how much you will be paid for each ride PRIOR to accepting the ride. Once you commit to the ride, you must follow through. If you have before and after school availability M-F, and meet the following requirements below, please apply ASAP. The prime hrs needed are 6:30AM – 8AM and 2PM to as late as 9 or 10PM M-F.
Requirements:
Minimum of 25 years old
3 yrs of childcare / teaching / babysitting experience
Clean DMV record
Reliable vehicle (2009 or newer) + insurance + vehicle inspection
Clean background report
Fingerprint clearance
***For more information regarding the vehicle inspection and fingerprint clearance (if you don’t have one) — contact jenny@acaringnanny.com.***
(REF#TRANSPORTATION)
**TO APPLY TO BE A DRIVER OR INQUIRE ABOUT MORE DETAILS, PLEASE EMAIL JENNY@ACARINGNANNY.COM WITH THE (REF#TRANSPORTATION) IN 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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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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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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Christmas Gift Ideas For Nannies

It’s the holiday season and there is one special person you can’t forget to add to your Christmas shopping list. It’s the person who takes amazing care of your children, feeds them, plays with them and loves on them. They help keep your life in balance and we don’t know what we’d do without our wonderful nannies!
Show your nanny how much you appreciate them this Christmas with a few of our favorite Christmas gift ideas for nannies:

  • Gift certificate to a mani/pedi/spa day
  • Have your children make a handmade gift (ornament, picture frame, baked goods)
  • A Christmas bonus
  • Time off with pay
  • Gift card to their favorite store (Target/Hobby Lobby/Barnes & Noble/Starbucks)
  • Movie tickets
  • Personalized jewelry
  • Fitbit
  • Candle

We guarantee your nanny will feel the love with any gift they receive!
We hope you enjoy your holiday with your family and loved ones.
Merry Christmas from Caring Nannies.

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November is Adoption Month

adoption monthThis month at Caring Nannies we have been celebrating Adoption Month. November is Adoption Month and is meant for bringing awareness to children in need of homes/families and children currently in foster care.
Do you know the history behind Adoption Month? We found this article very informative from Days of the Year.

History of Adoption Month

Also called Adoption Awareness Month, it began in 1976 when Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis announced an Adoption Week to promote the need for families to adopt children in foster care. From there, then holiday became official under the presidency of Ronald Reagan in 1984. A few years later, in 1995, President Clinton proclaimed that Adoption Week should be changed to a month instead of a week because of the pressing need for adoptive families to take part in adopting children. From there, President Clinton expanded the adoption process by allowing families to use the internet as a resource for adoption.
Adoption Month became a national holiday for people to take part in. Current officials and candidates generally support this effort, and since then, Adoption Month has been proven to be somewhat successful. Since 2014, roughly 50,000 children have been adopted each year with the average age being about 7 years old. However, more statistics state that while 81.5 million Americans have considered adoption, about 23,000 children age out of foster care without finding a family. While more research is still in the process as each year passes, adoption is an important decision to make in a person’s life and should always consider all of the factors at play.
Let’s work as a community to help spread awareness of this holiday through friends, family and social media to help change a child’s life forever.
Thank you to those families who are helping children in need.
Caring Nannies Team

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Happy Thanksgiving from Caring Nannies!

Happy Thanksgiving from Caring Nannies! Thanksgiving is a few days away and we are super excited to celebrate! Thanksgiving is a special holiday to show and teach children the importance of Thanksgiving values such as thankfulness, gratitude and family. These five fun Thanksgiving crafts are fun for the entire family.
1.Thanksgiving Tablecloth: We love this Thanksgiving family project tablecloth. It is a great addition for the kitchen table and it is fun to add new memories each year. We found this adorable idea at Real Life at Home.
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2. Thanksgiving Placemats: These Thanksgiving placemats are a perfect way to keep your kids busy during Thanksgiving dinner. They will keep your kiddos engaged and will spark up conversation over Thanksgiving dinner. Download a FREE printable at Planes and Balloons.
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3. Gratitude Chain: This gratitude chain is the perfect craft for the entire family to participate in and for Thanksgiving guests to enjoy. Use it as a decoration to string around the house or as tabletop garland. You can find instructions on how to make it here.
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4. Family Thanksgiving Tree: This family tree is a great activity for the entire family to do together. You can also frame it to cherish for all years to come. If you would like a FREE template and directions on how to create your own go to Crafts by Amanda.

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5. Pumpkin Pie Craft: Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie? How adorable is this cute and easy pumpkin pie craft for the kiddos? You only need a few materials to create this masterpiece. For instructions go to A Night Owl.
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THANK YOU to all of our nannies and families. We are so thankful for YOU! We hope you enjoy spending Thanksgiving with your families, friends and loved ones.
Happy Thanksgiving,
Caring Nannies

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TWINS NEED A PART-TIME NANNY 3-DAYS A WEEK IN SCOTTSDALE

TWINS NEED A PART-TIME NANNY 3-DAYS A WEEK IN SCOTTSDALE!
FLW & Thompson Peak Pkwy:  fraternal twinsAdorable, sweet 4 week old twin newborn girls are in need of a caring, reliable nanny with excellent newborn experience to care for them 3 days a week:  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8AM-3PM with flexibility.  The babies were born 4 weeks early and are doing well, but Mom needs assistance getting the babies on a routine from an experienced nanny.  Inspite being born early, both of the babies are a little over 5-pounds now.  One baby does have a heart murmur and has visits to the cardiologist regularly, but overall, they are both healthy baby girls. Mom is pumping and supplementing so they both babies take bottles well.  The family does have a 3 year old daughter as well who attends preschool during the day, so the nanny will not need to care for her unless there is a day the preschool is closed or she is sick. Mom is home during the day or will be in and out.  No driving and no travel is needed.  No pets.  A night shift can be added if nanny has the availability to assist with the babies at night one night a week. The family can be flexible with the nanny’s schedule but the 3 day schedule of MTW is ideal.  Mom’s sister-in-law assists with caring for the girls on the other days. They have a casual atmosphere in their home and the ideal nanny is loving and patient with twin experience or experience caring for multiple children close in age.  Interviewing starts ASAP and the position begins as soon as they find the right  fit.  Compensation:  $15/hr. (REF#VSSC)
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