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Whether you need a nanny, nanny share or camp during school breaks, NPN can help you find childcare in Chicago. Learn how to choose a great nanny, then go to the Childcare Classifieds, where parents post recos for childcare providers they love but no longer need. School-age kids have tons of options for fun, engaging camps. Don’t miss our annual Summer Camp Fair in February!


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How to find a 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 fo...
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7 ways daycare changed our lives for the better
Truth be told, I’m the last person who wanted to put her child in daycare. When my son was born, we had a full-time nanny. When he was 18 months old, we found ourselves needing a new child care arrang...
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How to tell if a summer camp is a good fit for your kid
I'm a parent like you and I’ve had to choose a summer camp for my own kids a zillion times. With so many options available, how do you know when a summer program is the right fit for your child and fa...
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SAA Day: Learn More about Science & Arts Academy

SAA DAY Saturday, February 4 9:00-11:00 am CT In-Person* Event for Prospective Families Be an SAA student for the day and experience live interactive classes on Saturday, February 4!  Prospective students will participate in lessons specifically designed for their grade level ...

Nanny Agency Survey

Attention Parents!    Have you worked with a Nanny Agency before? We want to hear from you! Please take our 5 minute survey to share your experience and feedback. Thanks in advance!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRTQNSK ...

travel nanny / nanny to stay home with kids while we are out of town

I'm trying to figure out how to find a very capable nanny for our 1/3/5 year old for a few nights.  We have a week day nanny but she takes night classes so can't do overnights and I also tag team with her to manage drop offs and activities which the vacation nanny would do while we're away.  We have...

Outward bound type summer camps

Any recommendations for a summer camp for teens that involves a big trip instead of a traditional camp experience?  I am aware of outward bound but there must be other choices too.  ...

Park City Utah - babysitter?

Reaching out to see if anyone may have a referral for a babysitter in Park City, Utah? We will be there between Christmas & New Years and would love any recommendations. Kids ages are 1-8yo. Thanks!  ...


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Why you need to pay nanny taxes

Sponsored by The Nanny Tax Company You've hired a great nanny and you've agreed on a nanny contract (either with a nanny share family or on your own). You're done  now, right? Nope. You still need to tackle one more important thing: nanny taxes. Nanny taxes are employment taxes (socia...

Nanny shares 101

A nanny share seems like the best of both worlds: Your little one gets daily socialization with another child like they would in daycare, but you still get the benefits of having a dedicated caregiver while (importantly) splitting the cost with another family. All of that is pretty much true. B...

How to write a nanny contract, and why you need one

Why is it that when most of us hear the word “contract” we cringe? A contract is simply an agreement, pact, or understanding. It's used in many areas of life and business, and simply put, it can be a useful playbook to help guide us toward success.  Full disclosure: I am not a lawyer, and I don...

What to ask in a nanny interview

There is a lot to consider when hiring a nanny. Interviewing, screening and selecting potential nanny candidates can be a daunting task, but it is an important part of finding a nanny that is a good fit with your family. Try to use open-ended questions that will prompt for informative answers, ...

Summer camp in Chicago: When, where and how to sign up for summer fun

Believe it or not, now’s the time to start thinking about summer camps. Many have already opened up registration with early-bird discounts, while others don’t offer placement till spring...only to sell out in hours. We’ve pooled advice and information from our members and staff to help get you ...

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