The Duties of a Household Manager

Nannies, chefs, and other domestic staff members are meant to make your life easier and more organized. However, it’s not always easy to keep track of staff activities, much less manage your own daily schedule. To make this easier, you might consider hiring a specialized household manager (a.k.a. estate manager). Whether you simply want help…

By Tiffanie Kinder

Live-In vs. Live-Out Nanny: What to Consider

One important factor to consider as you begin your nanny search is whether you are looking for a live-out or live-in member of your household. As we review the pros and cons of having a full-time nanny that lives in your home, consider your family’s lifestyle to determine which is the best choice. The Advantages…

By Tiffanie Kinder

6 Tips for Navigating Your New Nanny’s First Day

Once you have gone through the steps to find a nanny, either through a nanny agency or by screening candidates yourself, there are some important steps to take in preparation for their exciting first day. These tips will prepare you for an organized orientation. 1. Complete Paperwork and Permission Forms If you have engaged a…

By Tiffanie Kinder

Quick Guide to Hiring Household Staff: Important Things to Know

Hiring household staff is a complex process. You want to hire people who are reliable, trustworthy, and competent. You want to retain employees who prove their value. To maximize your chances of finding and keeping stellar employees, we offer some important considerations and information below. Whether you need a baby nanny, a private chef, or…

By Tiffanie Kinder

How to Properly Reference-Check Private Household Staff

After interviewing several individuals for your live-in nanny or another open household staff position, you’ll eventually narrow it down to two or three that you really like. Now that your review of their resumes is complete and you had great interviews, your last task before choosing the right candidate for your family to check their…

By Tiffanie Kinder