Friday, December 18, 2015

Wee Care Nanny Holiday Raffle Giveaway of 2 Gift Baskets

To All our Nannies, Housekeepers, Caregivers and other Domestics...


In the spirit of the season, Wee Care is Raffling off a Chance to Win a Tower of Treats and a Gift Basket of Goodies.

To ENTER for a CHANCE to WIN.... EMAIL your FULL NAME and CELL Phone number to  

NO COST to enter and only 1 entry per person, Thank you!
The 2 WINNERS will be announced on December 23rd. Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Holiday Bonus Guide for Your Nanny, Babysitter or Housekeeper

Understandably, we get the question below a lot during this time of year and wanted to offer some guidance.

"Hope you are well! Gloria is fabulous, she has settled into our family brilliantly and the children have a good relationship with her.  Could you advise us on how much we should give her as a bonus? I don't know how much she got with her prior family or what the standard out here is."

To answer your question, a full-time nanny can usually expect a holiday bonus of one week's pay - two week's salary depending upon her length of service.  Additionally, if the nanny has been with the family under a year, half of her weekly salary is standard. If the nanny is  just starting, a $100 gift card sets a nice tone.  A hand-written note of thanks expressing your appreciation and referencing a yearly highlight of the caregiver/child relationship is an additional way to show your genuine gratitude. 

Some families will include an extra little something coming from the children like a homemade card, cookies or her favorite confection which surrounds the monetary gift with genuine warmth and appreciation from the child.

For the part-time regular babysitter that provides care several times each month, a gift equal to one night's pay are the norm. Many families choose to provide a $50-$100 gift card to her favorite shop, cafe, nail salon etc.

Housekeeper/Cleaner, one or two week's pay, depending upon her length of service and a small gift like a bottle of wine.

Obviously, this is a general guideline of industry norms in the NY Metro Region. Some families give considerably more or less depending on overall job performance, length of employment, particular circumstances and family budget. 

Wee Care wishes you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Children Learn New Technology Skills and New Ways of Creating

Good article from NYT about kids learning new skills to create and adapt to modern technology.

 “There’s always going to be a need for traditional arts,” Meg Rodriguez, the executive director of the Rye Arts Center, said. “We’re not trying to change that. But we do want to introduce children to the modern tools for creativity.” Read article 


 Posted By Wee Care Nanny Agency


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Stamford Thanksgiving Day Parade-Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 12pm

On Sunday, November 22, 2015, the 22nd annual Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place in Downtown Stamford, CT along Summer Street. The parade features spectacular helium balloon cartoon characters and wonderful marching bands. It is great fun for the whole family. Arrive early and bring chairs.

 Wee Care Nanny is very thankful for the opportunity to work with such wonderful nannies, housekeepers and families. We appreciate your dedication and professionalism. We wish you and your family a happy & healthy Thanksgiving Day! Stay Safe and have a great holiday.

Friday, October 23, 2015

3 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Nanny Agency

Helpful article from the Huffington Post on how to choose a nanny agency.

"Nanny agencies can be very helpful to parents throughout their search. A good nanny agency can provide an extra layer of guidance, screening, vetting and background/reference checking -- not to mention handling the logistics of arranging all your interviews, trials and contract negotiations. A great agency however, has a little extra oomph that can be critical in finding the ideal match. Before hiring an agency, I suggest asking them these three key questions:" finish article here

Posted by Wee Care Nanny Agency

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Bedford Village, NY Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept.26th

Family Fun this Weekend in Northern Westchester

Bedford Village, NY Harvest Festival-Carnival games, inflatables, a hay ride, an obstacle course, face painting and plenty of food! Tickets will be sold at the event. Bring the entire family for a few hours of fun, food and community!

Saturday, Sept 26th from 11 am until 2 pm at the Bedford Village Elementary School.
45 Court Road
Bedford, NY 10506

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Woman Hired Through Used a Fake Identity to Hide 4 Outstanding Criminal Warrants and Allegedly Stole Thousands from Unsuspecting Family

As seen on Good Morning America this morning, the background check from on the provider they hired came back clean. The problem? The Sitter wasn't who she said she was and had 4 outstanding arrest warrants. She used a fake identity and allegedly stole thousands from the family.

As we have been warning parents and caregivers, and the like are not agencies. Unfortunately,'s well run marketing campaigns provide families with a false sense of security.  But they are basically Craigslist with one category-Sitters. Watch the story here.

Posted by Wee Care Nanny Agency

Thursday, August 27, 2015

How to Check Nanny References

Questions to ask Nanny References

Hiring a nanny is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. If you have narrowed down a few candidates for the nanny position, it is imperative that you find out as much you can about the person. The more information you have, the better decision you will be able to make. Not sure what questions to ask nanny references? This article can help.
Marc Lenes, owner of Wee Care Nanny Agency in Stamford CT says, “It is vital to personally meet and really get to know your potential nanny. Together, you should go over a detailed employment application and zero in on gaps in work history, discuss previous nanny jobs at length, and gauge responses to gently probing questions. With this information in hand, you are better prepared to phone past employers to verify length of employment, work schedule, reliability and trustworthiness.” Finish article here




Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bedford Village Swim and Dive Team (BVSDT) 2015

Congratulations to the Bedford Village Swim and Dive Team (BVSDT) for a strong showing in Division II this season. Well done by these competitive swimmers, great coaches and parent volunteers. 

We are proud to be a sponsor of these determined young athletes!
See you in 2016!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Pound Ridge 5K and Kids Fun Race & Fireworks Show-Friday, July 3, 2015

Pound Ridge 5K & Kids Race

Friday, July 3rd is the annual Independence Day Race in Pound Ridge, NY.  Start the holiday weekend  off right with a 5K run through scenic Pound Ridge. The race is followed by the Kids Fun Race for toddlers to tweens. The 5K starts at 9AM and the kids' races begin after the 5K is completed.  Race Information and Registration

Pound Ride Elementary School
7 Pound Ridge Road Pound Ridge, NY 


The spectacular annual Fireworks show starts around dusk in the Pound Ridge Town Park. Fireworks, music and don't forget your picnic basket.

  • Date: July 3, 2015
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Venue: Town Park

    Address: 179 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge , NY 10576
It is a great day of fun for the whole family. Wee Care will have fun summer giveaways for the kids. We hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Four on the Fourth Road Race in New Canaan, CT July 4, 2015-Race Results


July 4th is the 33rd annual (4 on the 4th) Independence Day Race in New Canaan, CT. Great healthy way to start off the day with a 4 mile run along scenic Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan, Conn.

Please stop by and say hello as Wee Care Nanny Agency will be sponsoring post-race refreshments at the finish line and have summer giveaways for all. We hope to see you there!

Race starts at 9 AM, St. Mark's Church, Rt. 124 New Canaan, Conn. For more information about the race or to register online,  click here.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Memorial Day!

Greenwich & Stamford, CT Memorial Day Parades

Stamford, CT
Stamford Memorial Day Parade, Sunday, May 24, 2015 at noon. Kicks off from the corner of Summer and Hoyt Streets. Click here for more info

Greenwich, CT 
 Glenville Parade -The Glenville Parade starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 24. The form-up for the parade is at 4:30 p.m. on Walker Ct at Glenville Street. Click here for more info

 Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department Parade- The Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department will run its annual Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 25. Click here for more info

"The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree." Thomas Campbell, Scottish Poet