Nannies Connected is devoted to bringing nannies together for professional development, sharing of resources, networking, and—of course—fun. The group is open to Nannies
working with Nannies from the Heart. Here are some ways you can get involved:
- Check out the Events Page to see what’s coming up next.
- Email us for information on our Facebook group page.
- Consider serving on our Advisory Board.
Recent Blog Posts from Nannies from the Heart (Read the full Blog Here)
Nannies From the Heart is well known for placing nannies with permanent families throughout the greater Austin area. We also place nannies and sitters with families that work for companies that offer sitting services to their employees through Care.com‘s Corporate Concierge service. We do this for Care.com in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and places in between. Nearly all these jobs take place during weekdays, although there have been occasional ones scheduled for weekends.
The main differences in Corporate Care sitting jobs and our regular sitting jobs are:
- We send you a family form with their name, address and phone number and you call them instead of them calling you;
- Nannies From the Heart pays you by check within 2 weeks of the job; the family does not pay you directly;
- You have to watch a short video about CorpCare jobs once;
- All CorpCare jobs pay a minimum of $15 hour plus $.53 per mile for mileage over 40 miles round-trip; and
- Bonuses are often included.
Are you interested in becoming an NH Corporate Care sitter? Please complete an online application, and understand that we will need:
- At least 3 child care references
- Copies of: current CPR/First Aid, Auto Liability and Social Security
Please share with friends who may be interested in these positions. Thanks!
- Communicating effectively with parents
- Ensuring a safe household (e.g. fire safety, home safety, poison control)
- Changing diapers, bottle feeding and other newborn needs
- Keeping the kids engaged, happy and healthy
Participants started with a taco breakfast, then listened to a presentation from Sollock before heading to three different stations to practice:
- Making creative snacks
- Changing diapers and bottle feeding
- Creating a “Boo Boo Bunny,” an adorable little bunny that holds ice for boo boos, which each participant took home.
Attendees also included two girls, ages 12 and 13, preparing to become sitters and mothers
helpers. “I attended another class last year, and this was a lot better,” said Piper, age 12. “Everything was real organized and I feel ready now. And I liked the Boo Boo Bunny a lot.”
Next at the Austin Nanny Academy…
The Newborn Care Class will be held this Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This class is designed for current nannies who desire more specialized training. Many families look for nannies who have expertise in certain areas. This class will cover everything from nursery necessities to breastfeeding, infant sleep and nanny ethics. Sollock explained the importance of learning to navigate the nanny/employer relationship. “Being a nanny is a very personal job and you’re part of someone’s family,” she said. “However, there are certain boundaries that cannot be crossed. Finding that balance is the key. And when it’s found, everyone is happy.”