Summer

On Site Babysitters for Weddings is Increasing

Wedding season is almost upon us! Many parents often face the dilemma of what to do with their children when it comes to wedding season, especially when kids aren’t invited  to  attend the ceremony.  Adding to that concern is when families need travel for destination weddings with kiddos in-tow. But now wedding sitters gives parents a way for their little ones to be included in the  big day without the worry of tantrums or distractions during the event. TLC Nannies and Sitters provides special wedding babysitters and in-room hotel sitters. TLC sitter’s  make the experience both safe and fun for the kids. This service has become almost a norm for millennial weddings, but I can see why it’s so popular – no one wants a toddler screaming through the service! Weddings are such beautiful events, and we’re glad that people are finding ways through the site to make sure no one misses out.

TLC recently provided five sitters at the History Museum in Forest Park. The bride was so thankful to get everything arranged ahead of time, and the kids enjoyed their own dinner and some fun games while the adults had their fun in another room. The parents were so happy to be able to relax and dance while they knew their kids were well cared for.

However, some parents feel better booking their own one-on-one sitter in their hotel room so they can go to sleep at their normal time. This is especially important with babies. TLC sends hotel sitters to the hotel room, where they can ensure a quiet bedtime, and mom and dad can stay out as late as they like!

Whatever your wedding child care needs, TLC has you covered. Give us a call today and learn more.

TLC For Kids, Inc. has been St. Louis’ premier nanny and babysitting agency for over 30 years. TLC For Kids’ dedicated staff is ready to assist you in finding nannies, tutors, newborn care specialists, sitters and more.  We serve St. Louis, Atlanta and Florida. Reach us at tlc@tlcforkids.com or 314-725-5660.

Summer Nannies Are Here

When Spring Break hits parents start thinking about summer and summer childcare.

TLC for Kids can help you with your summer childcare needs.  We have wonderful nannies that are interested in securing work for the summer.  Hiring a nanny is the best option for St. Louis families’, whether you are looking for full-time or part-time childcare.

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.  TLC summer nannies will also do tutoring over the summer so that your kids are on track for their upcoming school year.

Since we have so many nannies available, we are able to offer our registered clients substantial savings on a summer placement. Give me a call to discuss discounts for full-time, part-time, and long term temp (up to two months) placements.

Click on our summer nanny parent application to start your search.  You can save $100 if you start your search by March 31st.  If you have any questions please give us a call.

And don’t forget we have great babysitters available for weekends, days, and evenings too.

Already have a summer nanny? For each referral you send us you will earn credits toward upcoming TLC services.

Happy Spring!

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 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.

 

 

Make TLC the Best Part of Your Summer Vacation: Book Your Hotel Sitter Today!

Headed to Florida for vacation? There’s a lot of fun to be had for everyone! Kids – and adults – love traveling to new places and seeing all the cool things a different city can offer.  If you are

traveling to Miami there are so many fun places to go with your kids.  Check out some of our favorite family-friendly locations:

The Miami Museum of Natural Science , Miami Coral Castle Museum, Miami Metro Zoo, Miami Seaquarium  and  Jungle Island.

For kids one of the best things about vacation is the hotel.  I don’t know why but,  most kids LOVE the idea of staying in a hotel for a few days.

Parents, however, can find the hotel room a little cramped after a few days. Especially after long days and nights of sight seeing, parents can use a night away from the hotel and a  little time to relax and recharge.

TLC Family Care can help.  Our Miami office offers hotel babysitting in Fort Lauderdale,  Miami and the Palm Beaches!  Our hotel sitters are fun, reliable and screened.  They will come to the hotel with games and activities for the kids to do while parents enjoy an evening out. Your TLC Sitter will become your favorite part of vacation!

Visit our website to complete the hotel registration form.  TLC recommends booking your sitter prior to your arrival but last minute requests are welcome.

Proven Methods for Finding Quality Childcare and Summer Camps

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Summer camps can provide amazing experiences for children. New friendships are formed. New skills are acquired. Comfort zones are tested. Best of all, children and teenagers have an incredibly fun excuse to take a break from technology for a bit while spending some time outdoors.

Here’s how to find the perfect summer camp or childcare so your children can make memories they’ll cherish for a lifetime:

Counselors, Directors and Staff

It’s important to tour the facility so you can meet as many of the staff as possible. Before registering your child, ask the staff about their credentials. How long have they been working with kids? Are they trained in CPR and First Aid, specifically for children?

Talk to the staff in-person, let your child meet them, and get a feel for whether they’ll be a good fit. Don’t just rely on your first impression; you can take it a step further by reviewing staff bios on the website or checking out online reviews from other parents.

Safety and Security

You also want to make sure the facility is safe and secured. Many summer camps require that children are never left alone without camp counselor supervision at any time. Additionally, your facility should limit visitors to just authorized family members or camp staff. Your child’s safety should always be the number one priority. Period.

 

Regardless of which daycare or summer camp you choose for your child, it can be helpful to prepare your child for the new experience by teaching him or her some basic safety skills. Experts recommend preparing children for summer camp by having some important safety discussions beforehand. Swimming safety equipment is especially important for children, so make sure they are prepared. Remind your child not to share hats, helmets or other headgear with their fellow campers (you don’t want them sharing lice infestations with the rest of the family!).

Special Needs

Does your child have a disability or other special need? If so, it can be helpful to bring your child along with you during your facility visit. This lets you observe camp staffers as they interact with your child. You can learn a lot from these interactions. Be sure to also ask about their previous experiences working with children with special needs, and any licenses or certifications they might have.

Do you need assistance finding the best camps for your children with special needs? You can start by reaching out to disability foundations in your area for recommendations. You can also check with summer camp directories that specialize in camp programs for children and teens with special needs or disabilities. Remember: you’re not alone, and there are many helpful resources available.

Summer Nanny

Having a nanny for the summer helps keep the house running smoothly too.  Your nanny will make sure the kids get to and from camp on time and can be available if a child is sick and can’t make it. Planning camps for multiple kids at the same time can be difficult. When you have a nanny at home for the summer you don’t have to worry if one child doesn’t have a camp the same week as another child.  The nanny will make that week at home fun with games, arts and crafts, and by visiting local attractions.

It’s not too late to line up a summer nanny.  Contact Debbie today at debbie@tlcforkids.com.

Author: Alex Robbins

TLC For Kids Summer Nanny Program!

Are you looking for childcare this summer?   We have great summer nannies ready to make this summer a memorable one for your children.   TLC summer nannies will take the kids to the pool, the zoo, or any other popular attraction.  All of our nannies have an insured vehicle to help with any summer transportation needs.  They will also make days at home fun with crafts, water balloon fights and running through the sprinkler.

Click here to fill out your parent application today!!

Applications received before May 1st will get $100 off your application fee!!

Contact Jessica or Debbie at 314-725-5660 with any questions.

Summer Childcare is Here!

summer nannies

TLC for Kids is currently placing summer nannies in St. Louis and South Florida. If you need reliable, energetic, and professional childcare this summer visit our website at tlcforkids.com Or, email us at tlc@tlcforkids.com.

Finding Summer Childcare

Summer is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about childcare for the break.

TLC for Kids have great nannies ready to work this summer. All of our nannies are experienced, screened and excited about playing with your kids this summer! TLC summer nannies will explore the city with your kids. They will go to the Zoo, the Science Center, the pool, and all sorts of fun places.

TLC for Kids Summer Nannies

Contact us today to start your summer nanny search.   Ask us about the Early Bird Special!!

St. Louis, Mo. 314-725-5660                                  South Florida 305-256-5905

Family Fun in Miami

What is there to do during the summer in Miami? Other than soaking up the sun and playing on the beach, Miami is a kid-friendly city.

Here are five places for you to visit with your children:

1. Monkey Jungle. Monkey Jungle is a 30-acre park broken up into three sections: the wild monkey swimming pool, the Orangutans, and the Amazonian Rainforest. Families and children can walk through the jungle, and see each monkey living in their natural habitat. There is also the option of buying food to feed the monkeys.

2. Perez Art Museum Miami. Once a month, the art museum in downtown Miami, invites families in to exhibits and permanent collection free of charge. Then, the second Saturday of every month, the museum also schedules child-friendly art-making activities from 12-5 p.m. This is a great learning experience!

3. Fruit & Spice Park. Fruit & Spice Park is deemed one of the nation’s most unusual parks. At the park, you’re encouraged to pick and eat the fruit right off the trees (or ground). The park has more than 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and nuts. The park even has a bamboo grove, and a lake with a waterfall and lily pads. This is a good activity for days when the weather is nice, and exposes your children to the wide variety of available foods.

4. Coral Gable Arts Cinema. On the second Saturday and Sunday of each month, a family-friendly movie is shown at 11 a.m. for only $5 (popcorn included). This is an affordable option that allows the entire family to enjoy an activity together.

5. Miami-Dade Public Library. Not only does the library have tons of reading for your children and family, but they are also offering free museum passes. The Museum Pass offers patrons FREE admission for a family of four to the Deering Estate at Cutler, Fruit & Spice Park, HistoryMiami, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Science Museum, Pérez Art Museum Miami and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. All you have to do is visit your local branch!

Miami does have a lot of fun things to do with the kids during the day.  AND, they also have a very exciting night life!  While visiting take a night or two and check out one of their great restaurants or bars.  TLC for Kids has trustworthy and experienced sitters who can come to the hotel and watch the kids.  Call TLC for Kids Miami to book a sitter today (305) 256-5905.

Fun Water Play Ideas for Kids

Swimming is always a summertime favorite for kids. However, it is important our caregivers and parents know  that TLC for Kids’ temporary nannies are not allowed to take children swimming.

This may seem disappointing at first, but luckily there are lots of fun water activities for toddlers and younger children that don’t involve swimming. Water activities are some of the simplest activities for kids to try, but ones they also seem to enjoy. You don’t even need a water table—all you need is a tub.

First step is finding a large tub and filling it with water. Once your tub has been filled with water, there are different options for what to put in the water:

• Add rubber ducks and boats to the water, so your children can race each other.

• Add soap and some of their old toys. The children will have fun playing with the bubbles, and their toys will be nice and clean by the time the children are done playing.

• Add rocks, leaves, and sand to the water. This is a great sensory activity; your children will have fun discovering the ways each item feels under the water and seeing what will float and what will not.

• Add funnels, cups, and turkey basters from your kitchen. The children will enjoy watching how the water comes in and out of each item.

As you can see, water-play is full of learning and easy to do. If you would like more ideas, visit our Pinterest page.

Have summer plans? Call TLC for Kids to book your sitter today.