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An Open Letter to Apple

To Whom it May Concern at Apple, Inc.: We have become aware that in the latest update of iOS, there has been an autocorrect entry to turn the word referring to a collective of domestic employees: nannies into the possessive word: Nannie’s. While we do not deny that there may be several persons in the […]

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You Deserve a Little Something

It is National Nanny Recognition Week and you, fair nanny, have worked hard this year. COVID has been no joke and added a lot of stress, school has resumed in person even though your charges aren’t vaccinated, and the prices of everything have gone up! Well, not everything. Here’s how we are going to recognize […]

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COVID Vaccination for the Nanny

As some of you who already follow our Facebook page may have seen, nannies are slated to receive the vaccine in Phase 1b, Subgroup Group 3: Childcare Workers. This is where we are planned for and this is where we need to be showing up. According to Governor Cooper, we are already in Phase 1b. […]

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Public Schools Suspended for Remainder of School Year

Governor Roy Cooper gave a press conference today (Friday, April 24th) at lunch time. He said a lot of things, but only one that related to nannies and it is: Public schools are all the way out for the whole rest of the school year. For those of you with school aged charges, we know […]

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(triad) Free Hand Sanitizer

Triad nannies, especially those of you in Greensboro, go get your essential working selves some personal protective hand sanitizer … free! Hat tip to Nanny Michelle W for making us aware of this awesome offer from¬†Fainting Goat Spirits. Make sure you click the button on Facebook to “embiggen” the image as it is longer than […]

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Financial Options for COVID-19

Angela Johnson Sutherland of Ask the Nanny and the US Nanny Association recently interviewed Kathy Webb, president of Homework Solutions (the premier nanny payroll solution) about financial benefits and options available for nannies and newborn care specialists and doulas. They discussed the Families First Corona Virus Response Act, the Payroll Protection Act, the difference between […]

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Explaining HB6201

You are an employee. You are not an independent contractor. Therefore, your employer has at least one employee: you. That means, you and your employer qualify as falling under this law. The law goes in to effect tomorrow. Learn about the PTO you are required, legally, to receive. (and your employer can receive reimbursement for […]

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#AddChildcare

We’ve noticed a lot of lists going around thanking the amazing folks keeping the world together right now. We think they are awesome. We just have one tiiiiiiiiiiny addition to make in keeping with our call for an industry standard change. Feel free to drop this image in the comments of those posts or share […]

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It Needs to be Remarked On

For dissemination to the media at such date as the COVID-19 crisis ends. Whereas Most nannies began their employment prior to COVID-19, with older sibling charges who were in schools, employers who were happy and sane and got dressed every morning and went to a workplace they enjoyed going to, and with parks and playgrounds […]

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Nannies are Essential Workers

Coming back at you hot and heavy with another post and update for what you need to know to survive this current outbreak crisis if you are a nanny in North Carolina. Remember when we had one-or-fewer posts a day? Remember breaks that we could take? Yeah :: wistful sigh :: us too. But as […]