Author - Sarah Davis

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Sarah got involved with NPN through her company Olive.You.Nanny, which she launched in 2005. Since then, the agency has expanded to Atlanta, Portland and Charlotte. Prior to that, she was a nanny for 10 years across the country. Having worked in this field for many years, she has gained knowledge and an understanding of this industry. Sarah lives in Ukrainian Village with her husband and two children.

Starting a relationship with your nanny

Of course we all want to have a relationship with our nanny that is both personal and professional. It’s a fine line and it’s in your hands to get the relationship off on the right foot. An ideal nanny will ask us about our weekend but refrain from asking details of our night out. How can we establish this relationship and not get in too deep?

 

When hiring a nanny…


Make sure you share the same values about children as your nanny. Talk about expectations, values and ed...

Posted on November 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM by Sarah Davis

4 steps to finding the perfect nanny

In today's economy, many households have two working parents. That's where a nanny comes in. But hiring a nanny to care for your little one can be an intimidating process. As a former nanny and the founder of nanny agency Olive.You.Nanny, I suggest these tips for finding the perfect nanny.

Step 1: Getting Started with Interviewing

When you’re armed with a clear understanding of how the interview process works, things can be MUCH easier.

Reach out to potential candidates to sch...

Posted on January 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM by Sarah Davis

How to Find and Keep Your Rock Star Nanny!

As a Placement Provider for Olive.You.Nanny, I am constantly putting the puzzle pieces together to find compatible matches for families and nannies. I have found there to be some key questions that need to be asked during the interview process to ensure a happy and compatible match is made for both the nanny and family involved. If you can find someone who naturally aligns with your parenting style, family values, and worldview while clicking personality wise, then you are on a good path t...

Posted on September 03, 2014 at 7:30 AM by Sarah Davis

The Night Nurse Debunked

Chances are if this is your first baby you may have not heard of a night nurse. Well I’m here to give you the 411 on what they do and why hiring a night nurse before your baby arrives can save you! 

I think there are two kinds of families who need a night nurse. People who are first time parents and families who already have children and need extra sleep to survive the days with the kids. So I guess that's almost every family!

I hear all the time from my clients, “what is a night n...

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Sarah Davis

Starting a relationship with your nanny

Of course we all want to have a relationship with our nanny that is both personal and professional. It’s a fine line and it’s in your hands to get the relationship off on the right foot. An ideal nanny will ask us about our weekend but refrain from asking details of our night out. How can we establish this relationship and not get in too deep?

When hiring a nanny…


Make sure you share the same values about children as your nanny. Talk about expectations, values and education.
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Posted on February 10, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Sarah Davis

My Neighborhood: Family Fun in Ukranian Village

NPN connects families in neighborhoods across Chicago.  Get inspired to check out a new part of the city or discover something fabulous just around the corner.  This stop:  Ukranian Village with Sarah - All aboard!  And then explore our other NPN Neighborhoods

We moved to Ukrainian Village a little over 2 years ago after living in Lincoln Park for many years. My husband and I wanted a neighborhood that was quiet and family friendly for our three kids, ages 5, 3 and 1.  We certainly fou...

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 10:33 AM by Sarah Davis