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Understanding a Nanny Trial Period

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/1/20 4:11 PM

Nannies and families often negotiate a trial period at the beginning of a new job. The nanny trial period may be from several days to several weeks, depending on the arrangement. This essentially gives both parties the opportunity to learn a bit more about each other, and a graceful way to bow out of a longer term employment arrangement if either party feels this is not a good match.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Nanny or AuPair: What Are the Differences?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/25/20 4:00 PM

There is currently a moratorium on au pair J visas, and families familiar with the Au Pair Program may be considering a nanny. Aren't they the same thing? While both positions provide childcare in the home, it’s important to understand what the differences are between the two. Knowing what they are will help you determine what the right choice is for your childcare needs.

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What should you expect from your nanny?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/18/20 4:45 PM

When hiring a nanny, it is important to be clear about what your expectations are regarding her regular and occasional. Expectations, especially when it comes to job duties, can be a tricky if you don’t communicate what they are. Family and nanny relationships are unique, and neither of you know the experience and expectations of the other. Don't assume! So, figure out exactly what you need to convey to your nanny from the very start. Here are some tips on what you should expect from your nanny.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Lost Your Job? Tips on Finding A New Job Quickly

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/11/20 3:57 PM

The last several months has been difficult for millions of Americans. The economy has dramatically changed and unemployment rates have skyrocketed due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you are one of the many nannies or senior caregivers that has recently lost their job, you understand the stress that comes with that. Here, we’ll discuss some of the most important tips for finding a new job quickly.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior

Payroll Tax Holiday-  What's The Impact on Employee Pay?

Posted by Jay Schulze on 8/10/20 3:23 PM
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Topics: nanny, nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, agency, senior, CPA, Tax Holiday

The Age of Video Interviews: Best Video Interview Practices

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/4/20 3:50 PM

With social distancing becoming the new normal, employers are relying on virtual interviews more and more. These can take some getting used to, so here are some tips on how to make your remote video interview a success.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Tips for Juggling Work & Childcare During COVID-19

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/28/20 3:46 PM

If you have found yourself trying to balance work and taking care of your children, chances are, you have felt frustrated or stressed at certain moments. Staff video calls, phone calls with colleagues, and helping kids with math homework all at once can feel overwhelming. Your family nanny is a huge help, yet everyone in your home together is a bit crowded! But there is help! Here are some steps you can take to successfully juggle childcare and work during the pandemic.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Childcare and Education in the COVID-19 Era

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/21/20 3:00 PM
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Topics: nanny share, nanny, agency, Tutor, Teacher, private educator

No Summer Camp, Now What?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/7/20 3:17 PM

Summer is almost here! The weather is warmer, school is out for a while, and summertime activities are usually in full swing. But this year, things are different. Many events – including annual summer camps – are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The changes to summer routines has left many kids disappointed. Not to mention, parents and nannies may be struggling to find some new ways to keep kids active during the summer. If there is no summer camp this year, don’t worry. Here are some other fun ideas!

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Topics: nanny, agency

How does a nanny file taxes as an independent contractor?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/23/20 3:45 PM

If you are working as a nanny and you have agreed to be paid as an independent contractor, it is important for you to know how to pay your taxes properly. Here are some important must-knows about filing taxes for independent contractors. 

Do be aware, however, going into this that 1) you will be responsible for tax payments that legally are your employer's responsibility and 2) you will be ineligible for unemployment benefits when the job ends. These are two compelling reasons to insist on legal pay.

 

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Topics: nanny, agency

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