The first Monday in August is called Simcoe Day in Toronto. This is a civic holiday. Provincially regulated employers are not required by law to give this day off. Employers may choose to give their nanny or caregiver off however it is not required. Most retail stores are open on the civic holiday across the province.
Do you find it hard to find the RIGHT NANNY for your family? You are in good company! Meghan and Harry are already on their 3rd Nanny!!
Royal Wedding’s hidden hero: The woman who kept Meghan’s bridesmaids and page boys in line.
What was her secret weapon to keeping the page boys and bridesmaids in order?
She promised them Smarties – and all the children performed their duties with perfect precision
Ontario has nine public holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Family Day
- Good Friday
- Victoria Day
- Canada Day
- Labour Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day (December 26)
Most employees who qualify are entitled to take these days off work and be paid public holiday pay. Click here for more info https://www.ontario.ca/document/your-guide-employment-standards-act-0/public-holidays
How do I find the right nanny for my family?
Its a common question. What does the right nanny mean to you?
For some it means that the floors will sparkle, for others it means someone who is happy and fantastic with the children. Some may want a nanny who is very organized and others need a nanny who is a wonderful cook. It is important to be realistic that when searching for a nanny. It is unlikely to find someone who is excellent at everything.
Finding the right nanny for your family means defining what is important to you and looking for a nanny with those qualities.
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Our new nanny is starting tomorrow and while I should be so happy and excited, I feel like a nervous wreck. I have been cleaning and organizing my house for the last week in honor of my new nannies arrival. I am not sure why I am cleaning non stop, isn’t that supposed to be her job?
How do I go about settling our new nanny into a routine? Should she follow a daily schedule or should I let her do her own thing? Am I the only one that gets the new nanny jitters?
It is completely normal to feel anxious about the arrival of your new nanny. Having a new person in your home and caring for your children is new and can be very overwhelming. It is a change for both you and your family.
Your cleaning and organizing all week does not make you crazy- it makes you smart. Its a great idea because you want to show your new nanny how you would ideally like your closets and cupboards to look. If you left everything disorganized and messy she may think that you are comfortable with your home looking that way.
After your nanny settles in, you may want to show her around your home. I always like to take some time to sit together with our new nanny and my baby and play all together. I like her to see how I interact with my baby and hope she will learn and do the same.
In regards to cleaning, training and scheduling, I think that depends a lot on your personal style. I know some people that like to go from room to room showing their nanny exactly how they would like everything cleaned, organized and put away. They will specify which cleansers to use and which cloths to clean with. Others are more laid back. They may give general instructions and allow the nanny to learn and figure things out on her own.
I think a general schedule is always a good idea. You may want to include chores that you would like accomplished daily, weekly and monthly.
Wishing you best of luck with your new nanny tomorrow!