Learn everything you need to know (and more) about finding the perfect live-out nanny. By the end of the night you'll feel more confident leaving your little one in the care of someone you trust and know how to start the employer/nanny relationship off right. Get solid advice about finding, interviewing, and hiring a nanny as well as the legal responsibilities of hiring a domestic worker. Also understand the sometimes emotional journey that comes with leaving your child under another person's care, as well as maintaining a positive working relationship.
The workshop will tackle the following issues:
· What to expect in terms of pay, vacation and responsibilities
· Where to look and find great candidates
· The interview process: screening candidates, reference checks, interviews and trial days
· How to seal the deal with a work agreement
· How to make it a great relationship
COST: $25 members, $35 non-members
Susan Fox, Ph. D. is the Founder of Park Slope Parents, an online community of 5,000+ people in Brooklyn, NY which started in 2002. Under her guidance PSP has produced four Nanny Compensation Surveys which have been covered by the media and are referred to city wide. She has also helped write/edit the ongoing information on the Park Slope Parents website on Hiring and Firing a Nanny which includes information gleaned from 12 years of questions and answers about nanny/employer relations. Susan Fox has a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
PLEASE arrive on time as there is lots to cover! This event is for adults only.
NOTE: We hope to run these events quarterly.
Going on vacation? Lucky you! Here is advice from PSP parents about kids and travel:
I'm traveling with my baby for the first time, any words of wisdom? Read what parents have to say about traveling with a little baby HERE.
How do I breastfeed/ breastpump when traveling? Read advice from moms HERE about breastfeeding and pumping while traveling, including what to do at the airport & getting breast milk through security.
How do I get to the airport? Read our summary HERE on how to get to all the major NYC airports (JFK, Newark & La Guardia) by public transportation, taxi/ kid-friendly car services, and car (we also include a few tips about parking).
What can I do to keep my kids busy on the plane? To find out about ways to keep kids busy on the flight, read parent ideas & tips HERE.
How can a parent possibly travel light with all that Baby Gear? Read tips from PSP parents HERE about how to travel light - with baby stuff in tow!
How do you beat Jet Lag? Find out how parents have gotten through jetlag HERE.
Any tips for how to help my little one deal with Motion Sickness? Whether it is air, car, or general motion sickness, find advice to helping your tot HERE.
Can anyone recommend a pet sitter/ dog walker? To find out who PSP parents favorite pet sitters are, go to our recommendations category HERE to read more.
HAVING A STAYCATION? Why not play tourist in your own city? Here are PSP member recommended Tourist Activities for Tweens & Teenagers
People asked for ways to meet up with other moms—we’re going to give it a shot and have some Mom Mixers! Here’s a the first Mom Mixer opportunity!
Meet some fun new faces at "Mom’s Mingle with Margaritas" night at Calexico, 278 5th Ave, on Tuesday, February 3 at 7:30pm.
The more the merrier! Overcome any feelings of not knowing people and just COME!
Please RSVP by Monday Feb 2 so we can give Calexico an idea of how many people will be showing up: http://bit.ly/PSPMomMixer2015Calexico
Cost: Pay for what you order. We’ll try to get them to have a Park Slope Parents drink special!
Brooklyn by the Book's Spring season begins on 2/2 with Ron Lieber in conversation with Jennifer Senior. New York Times “Your Money” columnist Ron Lieber says that parents should talk about money much more often with their kids, no matter their age, since those conversations can help imprint good values. In his new book, The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money, Lieber explains the value of talking to kids about everything from tooth-fairy awards to their parents’ salaries to college tuition. Lieber will be in conversation with Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood. Stick around after the event to sample the world premiere of the Ample Hills Creamery ice cream flavors Want and Need.
Tickets are $10 ($7 for PSP Members, CBE Members or Brooklyn Public Library Card Holders) and are available here.
At Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn NY 11215
Park Slope Parents is the media sponsor.
Further Reading on Park Slope Parents:
Recycle your Christmas tree into wood chips! These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide (or you can even take some home with you if you go to MulchFest - details below!).
There are 2 ways you can recycle your tree - curbside collection or MulchFest:
The NYC Department of Sanitation will be conducting special collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees. Collections will take place beginning on Monday, January 5 through Friday, January 16, 2015. You are encouraged to put out their discarded trees at curbside as early as possible during the collection period. DSNY asks residents to remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments from trees before placing them out for collection. DO NOT place trees in plastic bags. Trees will be chipped into mulch that will be distributed to parks, playing fields, and community gardens throughout the city.
You can also participate in NYC Parks & Recreation Mulchfest by bringing your holiday tree to a designated sites throughout the five boroughs on Saturday or Sunday, January 10 & 11, 2015, from 10 am to 2 pm. All of the trees will be chipped into mulch that will be used as ground cover to nourish plantings across the City. Before dropping off your tree, please remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments from trees. Free mulch will be available at Mulchfest locations —bring a bag if you would like to take home some mulch.
MULCHFEST AT PROSPECT PARK: On Saturday, January 10, 10am – 2pm, join the Prospect Park Alliance, Park Slope Civic Council and NYC Parks on January 10 and 11 for MulchFest. Bring your holiday tree to Prospect Park, where it will transform into environment-friendly mulch. The entrance for MULCHFEST at Prospect Park is at 3rd Street or Park Circle.
Volunteers needed! Help assist people who bring their trees in for recycling by removing ornaments and distributing mulch. Register today.