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Getting a Fuller Picture: Drug Testing Prospective Caregivers



Getting a Fuller Picture: Drug Testing Prospective CaregiversEllie Martin, PFC Information Services, Inc.  In recent months, PFC has seen an uptick in requests from parents seeking drug tests on their nanny candidates. Drug-testing is another facet of a pre-employment background check that can give parents of young children, children of elderly parents, or anyone seeking […]

Top Tips For an Effective Website



Top Tips For an Effective Website By, Steve Lampert Founder CareMatchPro.com What does an “effective website” mean? To evaluate ask yourself: Is your website reflecting the high quality image you’ve worked at for years. Is it the best in your market? Can your users access it on phones, Ipads and laptops Is it bringing you […]

Be Represented, Not Just Registered



Be Represented, Not Just Registered  For over 30 years Town + Country has prided ourselves on our relationships with both candidates and clients.  We recognize that now, more than ever, there are multiple resources that a candidate can use to find their next job.  Online listing services are especially popular because of their ease of […]

Traveling With Your Nanny



Traveling With Your Nanny: How to Compensate Your Nanny on a Family Vacation Traveling with small children can be a challenge for any parent, whether it’s trying to keep the kids from getting restless and bored during a long car ride, struggling to maintain control and safety in busy airports, or being able to enjoy some […]

APNA Honors Celebrates A Nanny for U



APNA Honors Celebrates A Nanny for U: 2014 Community Service Honoree A Nanny for U, one of Washington’s largest and most reputable placement agencies, is deeply rooted in their community. They are an agency that believes in building relationships and giving back to others. As a staff, they are constantly seeking ways to get more involved in […]

6 Rules for Hiring the Right Nanny



6 Rules for Hiring the Right NannyJami Dennis, ABC Nannies & Domestics  As a working mother of two, a nanny employer, and an agency owner I believe I have some insight into what it means to hire, retain, and keep a good nanny.  Helping families who want and need the stability (and sanity) that comes […]

Nanny Background Screening is more than a Nanny Background Check



The nanny industry – nannies, nanny referral professionals, nanny background screeners and educators – share an overwhelming concern for the wellbeing of the children being cared for by a nanny in their home. We are all child care professionals. Sadly, there is yet another story making the news rounds about a nanny hired from an online […]

Using a Nanny Agency Provides Better Peace of Mind to Parents



Another news story hit this week that reported a “nanny” hired from care.com was discovered to be drunk, passed out on the job, then in a car accident after leaving the home.  A terrible situation for the mother coming home to a neglected child and a drunk, passed out adult. The article referred to the adult as […]

The APNA Honors Awards



Introducing The APNA Honors Awards While we have all loved watching our fellow APNA members apply and win the coveted Agency of the Year award, we are excited to announce we will be trying something new this year.  Rather than highlighting one amazing APNA agency, we will be honoring a select few APNA agencies that […]

7 Tips to Avoid a Nanny Hiring Fail



7 Tips to Avoid a Nanny Hiring Fail!                     By Kathleen Webb, HomeWork Solutions, Inc. Did you ever hear Mary Poppins talk about salary or work hours? The Brady Bunch’s Alice never utters a peep about her job description or increasing duties. TV makes it look easy! […]

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