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Aside from choosing a school (and your partner!), hiring a nanny for your little one may be one of the most important choices you make for your family.
 

You want someone who’s responsible and loving, of course, but there may be other considerations: Do you need a nanny who can drive? Do you want a bilingual nanny? Are you looking for someone with a CPR certification?
 

NPN offers tons of resources to help you figure out the traits of your ideal nanny, connect you with nanny candidates and start your nanny relationship on the right foot.


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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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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 f...
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Why we chose a nanny over daycare
With our first child, we agonized over most decisions, but deciding what to do about child care was the hardest. It gave me constant anxiety and frequently kept me up at night. It was one of those BIG...
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Discussions

Choochoo Chicago?

Hi - has anyone from here sent their children to this daycare? We are potentially looking for a change from our current daycare (for a 2yo) and this is one on the list, but I can't find much from current/previous families on their experiences.  I'm hoping to understand what you loved and what y...

Babysitting Service

We have had a number last minute cancellations (within 24 hours) with various individual babysitters lately (we have like 3 on rotation plus our nanny). Does anyone have a babysitting service (I’m thinking like babysitters club service) that can just deploy another sitter if one cancels last minute?...

FREE NPN Webinars! Check it out!

Hey Guys!  Tareema, NPN Programs Manager, here, and I wanted to share the great webinars we have coming up!  All these webinars are FREE and will be packed with great information and resources.  Also, they are not BORING!  Especially our Q&A portions!  Coming up in the next two months...   ...

Summer Camp for Graduating 8th grader - Recos

Hi, Wondering what other parents have done with their 13 year old kids for the summer after they graduate 8th grade.  My daughter is now aged out of most camps we have previously put her in and I am at a loss as to what to do with her this summer.  Other camps start the summer after 9th grade s...

Families Together Cooperative Nursery School Admissions Events 2023-2024

Families Together Cooperative Nursery School in Edgewater offers a welcoming community with outstanding teachers; a research-based approach to learning through play; a commitment to supporting, connecting, and involving families; and a focus on diversity, social justice and anti-bias practices. ...


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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, ...

Where to find childcare in Chicago at the last minute

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, a work-at-home mom or dad, or even a full-time working one with regular childcare, with holidays and conference season upon us, we all need extra help from time to time. Here’s a quick list of places in the city that offer last-minute and/or part-time services. ...

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