Practically Perfect Podcast- For Nannies by Nannies!
The musing of Lora Brawley of NannyCareHub.com and Sue Downey of Nannypalooza.com on all things nanny.
info_outline Interviewing for the Nanny Finale Part 1- Mock Interviews 08/30/2018
Interviewing for the Nanny Finale Part 1- Mock Interviews This two part episode lets us demonstrate a few mock interview situations as well as pick them apart for mistakes, wording and how we can interview for the nanny family we all dream of!
info_outline Interviewing #6 Talking about Compensation 08/16/2018
Interviewing #6 Talking about Compensation In this continuation of the series, we tackle talking compensation. Speaking to potential employers about money and benefits can be tricky- so we try to give nannies a few ideas of how to approach this.
info_outline Interview Series #5 - Selling Yourself in an Interview 07/20/2018
Interview Series #5 - Selling Yourself in an Interview To really be successful with the interview- there is a need for us to really sell yourself. It does not come naturally to many of us so we discuss why it's important and how to get in the right mindset.
info_outline Interview Series #4 _ Nannies and the Situational Question 07/12/2018
Interview Series #4 _ Nannies and the Situational Question We are back to our interview series of the summer with a discussion on situational questions in interviews. What are they? Why are they important? Nanny employers use them all the time- we should too!
info_outline LuLu and Leo's Law- References for the Nanny 07/11/2018
LuLu and Leo's Law- References for the Nanny A new law is waiting to be signed by the Governor of New York that makes it a misdemeanor for a caregiver to provide a misleading reference. We discuss the importance of this for nannies and the future impact we see for this law.
info_outline Interview Series #3- Nannies and the Phone Interview 06/08/2018
Interview Series #3- Nannies and the Phone Interview AN important step in prescreening is the phone interview. We discuss why to have one and what to discuss in this episode. This is part three of our nanny summer series on interviewing.
info_outline Interviewing Series #2 - How Nannies Should Present Themselves 05/28/2018
Interviewing Series #2 - How Nannies Should Present Themselves Second in our interviewing series, in this episode we discuss what to where and what to bring to that interview. Nanny interviews may follow different rules than office jobs for what to wear. And we talk about what you may want to have in your nanny bag when you show up at the house.
info_outline Communicating Via Text - New Boundaries 04/27/2018
Communicating Via Text - New Boundaries This time we are talking texting! Texting with employers as a form of communication (or using email) means setting boundaries in new ways. How do you deal with messages after work hours? What is best way to discuss this topic? Nannies and their employers have more options than ever to stay in touch- but it can be problematic.
info_outline Toxic People 04/12/2018
Toxic People In this episode we discuss toxic people and relationships. We try to each define what a toxic person is, and how they feel it impacts the nanny community and nanny leaders. We go back and forth on what we can do to deal with these negative relationships and people.
info_outline Difficult Conversations 02/27/2018
Difficult Conversations How do you handle difficult conversations with your employers? As a nanny, you will have to give notice, discuss issues with the children, maybe ask for a raise. We mull over these and a few others and give our ideas on how to tackle them.
info_outline INA Salary Survey Discussion 01/21/2018
INA Salary Survey Discussion The International Nanny Association just released their 2017 Salary Survey in conjunction with HomeWork Solutions Inc. We discuss what it shows, what it doesn't and some interesting insights. Are you a nanny that participated??
info_outline Part 7 Childcare Philosophy - Free Range Discussion 11/10/2017
Part 7 Childcare Philosophy - Free Range Discussion We talk about nannies and free range parenting style. What does that term mean? What is the difference between freedom and lack of safety?
info_outline Episode 6 of Childcare Philosophy- Reggio Emilia 10/29/2017
Episode 6 of Childcare Philosophy- Reggio Emilia In this episode we discuss the philosophy of Reggio Emilia Schools and how nannies can incorporate those ideas into their own practices. This series hopes to help you identify and focus your own childcare philosophy. *-
info_outline Part 5- Childcare Philosophy- Positive Discipline 10/21/2017
Part 5- Childcare Philosophy- Positive Discipline In our fifth installment discussing developing your childcare philosophy, we give a brief overview of positive discipline. We discuss how it is different from traditional methods as well as some of the core beliefs.
info_outline Part Four Childcare Philosophy - Intro to Waldorf Education 09/30/2017
Part Four Childcare Philosophy - Intro to Waldorf Education In the fourth part of our series- developing your childcare philosophy- we discuss Waldorf education. What are the core tenets and what ideas make this one of the faster growing preschool trends.
info_outline Part Three in Childcare Philosophy Series- RIE Explained 09/19/2017
Part Three in Childcare Philosophy Series- RIE Explained In this installment of our ongoing series, we give a brief glimpse into the RIE methodology developed by Magda Gerber. Please listen to parts one and two before diving in here!
info_outline Second Part Series- Developing Childcare Philosophy - All About Montessori 09/04/2017
Second Part Series- Developing Childcare Philosophy - All About Montessori Nannies need a childcare philosophy! This is the second part of our series on developing yours. We briefly go over the work of Maria Montessori and discuss the parts of the Montessori philosophy that we have adapted into our own work with children.
info_outline Series Kick Off- Childcare Philosophy 08/27/2017
Series Kick Off- Childcare Philosophy Sue and Lora kick off a new series about developing your childcare philosophy. In this episode, we discuss what it is and why is it important. All nannies should have a definable childcare philosophy.
info_outline Discipline with Older Kids 07/28/2017
Discipline with Older Kids We discuss some problems and possible solutions when it comes to discipline and guidance of older kids (ages 8 plus) and even teens. This age group can be tough for a nanny especially over the summer as you often have more time with them.