School years are busy.  Mornings are spent rushing to catch the bus or drive carpool.  Days are spent running errands, taking kids to practices, helping with homework,  and putting the kids to bed so we can do it all again tomorrow. 

I can not wait for summer!  This summer the kids and I are going to relax and unwind with the help of a summer nanny. Having a summer nanny is a great idea for families with school age kids. Summer nannies provide fun, reliable, and consistent in home childcare.  No more rushing around in the morning! Having a nanny come to the house will take away the stress of the morning routine, and maybe, let us all sleep a little later 🙂

The interview is an extremely important step in the hiring process. The interview can be held, at your home, at a coffee shop, the library or park.

When interviewing a nanny, rely on your intuition and observations when evaluating the nanny’s responses, mannerisms and appearance. A parent’s impression of a nanny candidate can be a telling sign if the nanny is a good fit for the family.

During the interview, parents should first inquire about the nanny’s background, experience, training, driving record and other skills related to working with children. Then, by asking open ended questions about the nanny’s interests, after work activities, and child care philosophies, parents can better evaluate how compatible the nanny is with their family.

When describing employment expectations, parents should be specific about job duties, hours, salary, time off and other practicalities of the position. Seeing and hearing the candidate’s reaction can provide valuable clues to how the nanny will feel about the position.

Parents should also observe the nanny with their children before offering the nanny the position. Take note of how the nanny interacts with the children and how the children respond to the nanny.

When deciding which nanny to hire, carefully weigh all the information gathered about each candidate. Check each nanny’s references (even if they come from an agency) and interview the top candidates a second time before offering the position. Parents should listen to their intuition and remember that the nanny will be a part of their family’s life. They should ask themselves, “Does this candidate seem as though she will fit in well with our family and work well with our children?”

 

To assist with the current crisis, TLC is temporarily offering FREE MEMBERSHIP and DISCOUNTED AGENCY FEES to all Medical Professionals and First Responders. We know you cannot work at home and want to help you ensure you have solid care arrangements for your loved ones. Call TLC at 314.725.5660 to learn more and get started.

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 in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Sarasota, St. Louis, Tampa and more!. Reach us at tlc@tlcforkids.com or 314-725-5660.

 

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.

Memorial Day is less than two weeks away.  With that comes the official start of summer!  Are you ready?
If the kids are looking for something to do this summer with the nanny why not have them plant a garden?  Your summer nanny and the kids can plant a beautiful flower garden or they can work on growing their own vegetables this summer.
Gardening has become a huge trend in the last few years.  A lot of people are growing their own foods to save money and to know where their food is coming from.
Here are some tips from Better Homes and Gardens on how to start your own garden this year.

Our own Angela has a green thumb and has an amazing vegetable garden!

P.S.  It’s not too late to hire sitters for the summer.  TLC For Kids has great college students ready to work this summer.  Contact us about your babysitting needs today!

School is out and you could use an extra set of hands around this summer.

TLC For Kids is here to help.  TLC has experienced reliable babysitters and nannies available this summer.  Whether you are looking for full-time summer help, part-time babysitting, or an extra set of hands for a day at the pool we are here.  TLC sitters can also help chauffeur to the pool, camps, Six Flags or anywhere else your kids need to go!

Here are some more ways your kids can benefit from a summer nanny:

1. A Positive Role Model:  College students can be a great mentor for your children.

2. A Coach: Hiring a sitter how loves sports like your children is like having a private coach for the summer.  Your sitter can play soccer in the backyard or pitch to your aspiring ball player all afternoon.

3. A Tutor:  Your summer sitter could also serve as a tutor.  Doing fun science experiments or learning about a certain time in history seems more exciting with a “cool” sitter.

Contact us about your summer childcare needs today!