Archive for March 2016

Summer Childcare is here!

TLC summer childcareSpring Break is here and that is when parents start looking ahead to summer.  Planning and registering for camps is a full time job!  Instead, let TLC for Kids help you find great childcare this summer.

TLC can help you with all your summer childcare needs.  We have fun and experienced nannies ready to make this summer a great one for everyone.   Whether you are looking for full-time or part-time childcare, hiring a nanny is the best option for St. Louis families.

Hiring a summer nanny from TLC  is like having your very own camp counselor!  Summer nannies will schedule fun parent approved outings for the kids like going to the amusement park, swimming, museum, bowling, play groups, the zoo and more.

Visit our website to learn more about TLC’s summer nannies.  You can also fill out the parent application on line to get your search started.

Email us (jessica@tlcforkids.com) to learn about our early bird summer nanny discount!

 

TLC for Kids Babysitter Reviews

Over the last few weeks we have collected some great feedback from our clients on the TLC sitters they have used.  Nothing makes us happier than to receive such glowing reviews of a job well done!  Way to go TLC caregivers!

Here are some of the comments clients have shared with us:

  • “Laura has been great. She has helped in every way. She has taken care of my newborn and has also now won over by very choosy toddler. My visit to Florida would have been very difficult without someone like Laura who is willing to help with everything and who is reliable. I would like to put her in my suitcase and take her back home with me 🙂 “
  • ” Erin was amazing! She far exceeded my expectations. I was a little worried about needing a sitter for 8 hours because that’s a long time and I was afraid the sitter might get worn out or frustrated after a while. Erin was so patient with the kids and kept them entertained the entire time. The biggest surprise for me was when I walked in the room and saw my 3 yr old was already in his pajamas and sleeping, and had been sleep since 9pm! Bedtime with him is a struggle, even for me! I feel triumphant if I can get him to bed before 11pm on weekends and even that requires a battle but Erin had no problem getting him to bed. My daughter is very picky about sitters and she loved Erin. She like her so much she even left the cutest note for me to find once I got back to the room. I thought it was very nice and a reflection of Erin’s great work so I attached it to the email for you to see.  My experience with TLC was amazing overall and I will definitely use the service again if the need arises!”
  • ” Julie was wonderful. I’m actually going to be specifically requesting her on my future TLC needs.”
  • ” Courtney was a fantastic nanny. I chatted with her for a while before we left, and I felt very comfortable leaving my son with her. She was warm and friendly and has a lot of newborn experience. My son has been having issues taking a bottle, and she even got him to successfully take down a couple ounces. I would highly recommend her and I hope to get her again. She also said wonderful things about TLC and the type of training she received through your service, making me even more confident booking a nanny through TLC again. “

If you are in need of a babysitter in St. Louis, Missouri or South Florida TLC is here for you.  Our babysitters are experienced, screened and reliable.  To learn more about requesting a TLC sitter visit our website at www.tlcforkids.com.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Become A Newborn Care Specialist

Have you thought about becoming a Newborn Care Specialist or a Postpartum Doula? Many nannies have decided to become more specialized in the field of newborn care. Working as a newborn specialist is a fulfilling job for those who love infants and enjoying educating and supporting new parents as they adjust to their baby.

Newborn care specialists are up-to-date on the latest techniques for swaddling, colic, breastfeeding, sleep and more. They not only help nurture and care for precious newborns they help build confidence in new parents caring for their little ones. First time parents need the help and advice that a professional can offer. But, we all know no two babies are the same! Newborn specialists are also needed to help families with more than one child. What worked to calm one baby might not work to calm a sibling.

If you are interested in becoming a newborn care specialist there are training courses for nannies, nurses, babysitters or anyone interested in becoming a Newborn Care Specialist. There are many places to get started. First consider classes taught at local hospitals and colleges. After you get your feet wet and feel this is something you really want to do check out some of the following online courses that we think would be a beneficial. Courses like these are a good investment into your future. With a certification like this you could get newborn work making $17-$25/hr!

Newborn Care Specialist Association:   The NCSA is a international association dedicated to the professional Newborn Care Specialist. It has been developed to oversee ongoing education in the field of newborn care. Their continuing education providers are designed to educate using the most up-to-date skills in this profession. It is the association’s desire for these higher standards of care to spread across the country and raise the bar in this industry.

Gentle Ventures Training Center: Gentle Ventures is the number one rated, research based training center in the nation for newborn care.   They were the first to begin teaching on line and  have trained most of the teachers of other newborn care classes.   To see a sample of their teaching please watch a little bit of their first class. 

TLC for Kids is always looking for certified Newborn Care Specialists to join our team.  If you are interested in working for TLC visit our website at tlcforkids.com.