Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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 all is well! Since we are new at the whole nanny thing (Sandra is AMAZING!) I wanted to get your thoughts on a holiday bonus. I know Sandra (name changed by agency for privacy) has only been with us since October but I still want to pay her a holiday bonus, she works so hard. What are the typical guidelines for a bonus? Thanks so much!"

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, fine chocolate or Mani-Pedi gift card.

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 Nanny wishes you and your loved ones a wonderful and joyous holiday season!

Posted by Wee Care Nanny

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Stamford Thanksgiving Day Parade-Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 12pm

On Sunday, November 20, 2016, the 23rd 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 beyond 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, September 9, 2016

Bedford Village, NY Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17th from 11 AM to 2 PM

Great Family Fun in Northern Westchester, NY

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

Saturday, September 17th from 11 AM until 2 PM at the Bedford Village Elementary School.
45 Court Road
Bedford, NY 10506

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Four on the Fourth Road Race in New Canaan, CT July 4, 2016- RACE RESULTS

July 4th is the 35th 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.

Congratulations to the winners and everyone who finished.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pound Ridge 5K and Kids Fun Race & Fireworks Show-Saturday, July 2, 2016

Pound Ridge 5K & Kids Race

Saturday, July 2nd 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. $30 parking fee for non residents.

  • Date: July 2, 2016
  • Time: 5:00pm
  • 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! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Truck Day for Kids In Bedford Village, NY on 6/18/16

It’s Truck Day on Saturday, June 18th from 10AM-1PM at Bedford Village, NY Presbyterian Church parking lot. Children can climb and explore trucks, emergency vehicles and more. All ages welcome, and it's free. Check Website in case of inclement weather

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Memorial Day Parades in Stamford, Greenwich, CT and throughout Fairfield County

Memorial Day Parades in:

Stamford, CT
Stamford Memorial Day Parade, Sunday, May 29, 2016 at noon. The parade kicks off from the corner of Summer and Hoyt Streets. Click here for more info

Greenwich, CT 
Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department Parade- The Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department will run its annual Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 30, 2016 at 10 AM. Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich CT. Click here for more info

Norwalk, CT 
 Norwalk's annual Memorial Day Parade will start at 10AM at Veterans Park on Monday, May 30, 2016.

New Canaan, CT  
 New Canaan's Memorial Day parade will start at 9 am in downtown New Canaan on Monday, May 30th. 

Westport, CT 
Westport's Memorial Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. at Saugatuck Elementary School on Monday, May 30th.

Additional Memorial Day Parades throughout Fairfield County Click Here

Friday, May 6, 2016

K-5 Bedford, NY BCSD Elementary Bike Run on Sunday, May 15th @ 8AM

Summer is in the air!

The 6th annual Elementary Bike Run. is on Sunday, May 15th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fox Lane Campus in Bedford, NY. Children from Mount Kisco, Bedford Hills, Bedford Village, West Patent, and Pound Ridge Elementary Schools will be participating. It's one of our favorite events and Wee Care Nanny Agency is delighted to be a supporter.  

Stop by our table and say hello as we will have summer giveaways for everyone.

View Race Results here.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tdap Vaccine (Whooping Cough)‏ Provided for Free to Nannies and Caregivers

At the National Nanny Training Day/CT event Wee Care hosted in April 2016, the Stamford Board of Heath gave a presentation and Q & A about the Tdap vaccine. The vaccine protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).  

The Stamford Board of Heath provides the vaccine for free to nannies and caregivers or anyone giving care to an infant.

Please contact Elaine Braccia, R.N., Nurse Coordinator of the Stamford Board of Health to get more information or to set up an appointment (203) 977-4371.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Stamford's Wee Care Nanny Agency Hosts National Nanny Day Training Saturday

By Stamford Daily Voice

STAMFORD, Conn., -- Stamford's Wee Care Nanny Agency is hosting a one-day session Saturday for nannies on National Nanny Training Day. 

The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held Italian Center of Stamford at 1620 Newfield Ave. 

Among the topics that will be discussed is how to get children to listen and school psychologist Dr. Mistie Eltrich explains techniques on helping kids to want to do what's asked of them.  Read Article here...