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Choosing the Right Nanny Family : How Will You Know It’s The Right One? 

At Platinum Nanny we are all about facilitating the right match between the candidate and the family. As much as the nanny family is selecting you for your personality, work ethic, and cultural fit, you also, should be seeking to identify if the family you are interviewing with is right for you. It is the …

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How To Have a Successful Relationship with Your Nanny as a Work From Home Parent

As society is experiencing a paradigm shift in the way we work, an increasing number of parents are now working from home, whether it be full-time or occasionally, causing them to reassess how they manage their childcare needs. While being a work from home parent and having a nanny present to care for your child …

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10 Important Considerations that Families and Nannies Need to Discuss, Agree on, and Include in the Nanny Employment Contract

As a Corporate Member of the Vivanova Club in Monte-Carlo, we had the pleasure of writing an article for the Vivanova Magazine in October 2021 exploring the important points families and nannies need to agree on in their employment contract. We cover various considerations from confidentiality agreements to pay & benefits among other points. Read the full …

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Nanny or Governess: What are the Differences, And Which Is Best for My Family?

For many, Nanny and Governess are seemingly the same jobs, and while both do involve caring for children, in reality these roles differ in key aspects and have different goals for the child. This article will detail both roles and explore the differences between nannies and governesses, helping you choose the right method of childcare …

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A Procedural Overview of Employing and Declaring Domestic Workers in Monaco

The Declaration To employ any domestic worker carrying out household or domestic tasks within your home you will need to declare yourself to the Caisses Sociales de Monaco as an Employer of Domestic Workers in the Principality (employeur de gens de maison) and get an “Employer Number.” The types of workers considered to be domestic …

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Emergency Information Printable PDF

No matter how careful we are, accidents can happen so make sure to download and print this emergency contact sheet to add any relevant information your employees may need when caring for someone in your home. Add emergency contact details, any health concerns, notes or medical details your nanny or employee may need access to in case of emergency.

The Montessori Method: A Pedagogy Applicable by Nannies?

Being a nanny is about more than simply “babysitting”. It is participating in their education, accompanying them in the discovery and exploration of the world around them: it is helping them grow. Enter the Montessori method. What is the Montessori pedagogy? The promises of Montessori pedagogy are numerous: to promote self-confidence, improve autonomy, allow the …

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Termination of Employment in France: What Steps Do I Have to Take and What Will It Cost Me?

If you have an employee working in your home, whether it be a nanny, housekeeper, gardener or other, they will have a work contract and you should be declaring them according to French law. As a result, there are steps to take when terminating the employment, whether it be the employer or the employee making …

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Declaring a Nanny in France: What is the Real Cost of Declaring My Child’s Nanny and How Do I Go About Doing That Legally?

If you hire a nanny to work in your home in France, you are legally required to declare her as an employee. This declaration means that your responsibilities as an employer include paying her social contributions on a monthly basis. In this article we will help you understand your obligations, how to calculate the cost of a …

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