We Are Leaving For Hong Kong Tomorrow!!!

Hi Nannies Just a Reminder that Shauna and Audrey will be leaving for Hong Kong Tomorrow and Orientation is This Weekend, Remember The First day of Orientation will be on Friday at 9:30am Sharp at the Mira Hotel and Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 sharp at the YMCA!! Good Luck Nannies We hope To See Some of You in Canada 🙂

Take a Look at this Interesting Article.

Caregiving

The Caregiving industry is a smaller part of the health care industry and is made up of businesses that provide care giving services to adults as well as infants and children.

There are a number of trends that contribute to the rapidly increasing demand for caregiving services to adults:

The cost of institutionally based healthcare continues to climb;

More and more seniors are opting to remain in their comfort of their homes as long as possible;

More and more boomers who need care for aging parents live long distances from those parents; and

Advances in in-home medical technologies are making in-home caregiving more feasible and cost-effective.

In addition, in many homes both parents work outside the home so, parents need caregiving services for their children, and many employers now offer caregiving services to children and seniors as an employee benefit. Thus, the caregiving industry provides many new employment opportunities for mature workers.

Adult caregiving organizations frequently offer free training to those who want to provide hands-on personal care, homemaker and companion services. These services often supplement home-based skilled nursing in the home, services done by trained professionals under a doctor’s prescription. Those skilled services include physical therapy, counseling, occupational and vocational therapy and high-tech care, such as intravenous therapy.

Organizations that provide caregiving services to children provide care to preschoolers, but often care for older children when they are not in school. They may also offer pre-kindergarten educational programs. And there are opportunities to provide home-based personal and medical care for children with special needs.

The Million Dollar Nanny!

If you think Linda Evangelista is over-paying for child care in New York, imagine what she would be paying in London.

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According to an article in The Times of London by Fiona Neill, the mega-rich Russians, Sheikhs and Chinese pouring into London in recent years have jacked up the cost of a British nanny. A British staffing agency called Imperial Nannies cited a Russian client who wanted to poach a nanny from another family. Their salary offer: $200,000 a year.

Then there was the Imperial Nanny client with three kids who employed a nanny for each child — at around $130,000 a year.

These aren’t the norm, of course. More typical in Britain are salaries of $75,000 a year – with free room and board. Usually that means a “a flat that is self-contained or on a separate floor, or at least a room with en-suite bathroom — in a desirable Central London borough, and almost always includes a car,” according to the article.

Some British nannies specify that they only fly business class — though many have use of the family planes. One nanny was given a new wardrobe by her Italian employer, while another was given a house by her Saudi patrons.

According to Imperial, the financial crisis hasn’t hurt demand for top nannies, because the super-rich haven’t been effected by the crisis. (Which is what staffing agencies always say, true or not). The big demand is for teachers-turned-nannies, who can help the kids with increasingly demanding school work.

Yet according to a British “manny” named “Nick,”all that costly coddling can be better for the nannies than the rich kids. The wealthy parents, he said, give too little time and attention to their kids.

“There is as much neglect at the top end of the market as there is at the bottom,” he told the Times.  “The children are materially well off but emotionally neglected. These mums and dads are never there and they assuage their guilt by paying other people to look after them as much as possible.”

Perhaps it’s better to be a well-paid nanny than an attention-starved rich kid.

Do you think rich kids can be “neglected” by their rich parent’s absence?