Child Care & Housekeeping During Saratoga’s Track Season

child care housekeeping saratoga trackAnd they’re off! Today is opening day for the 2018 Saratoga Springs horse racing season, and whether you live in the area or will be visiting during this exciting time of year, we have your child care and housekeeping needs covered.

Track season in Saratoga is great for families – the thrilling races, the food, and fun activities are abundant during these six weeks. But we know that sometimes you want some “grown-up time,” especially for the nightlife in Saratoga after the horses have gone to the stables for the night. That’s where we come in. Let us send a professional, experienced babysitter to your home to take care of the kids while you hit the town. Staying at a hotel? Our thoroughly screened caregivers can simply stay in the room with the kids, or at the family’s request, they can chaperone children to local museums and attractions, take them swimming in the hotel pool, see a movie, or grab a bite to eat while you’re enjoying the great restaurants and shopping Saratoga offers.

If you live in town and will be hosting out-of-town guests or throwing a track season bash, we have professional housekeepers to get your house in top form. We’ll clean, organize, and help with running errands and preparing food – whatever you need for a Winner’s Circle-worthy event!

If you need child care or housekeeping during the Fasig Tipton yearling sale, the Whitney, the Travers Stakes, or any of the terrific events during Saratoga’s track season, let us know how we can help. Call (518) 348-0400 or visit our website to learn more.

We’ve got Dads and Grads Covered!

dads and gradsIt’s that time of year again, when we celebrate not only the father figures in our lives, but also the young ones who are moving on to college or beyond. If you’re looking for some help with planning a Father’s Day or graduation celebration, here’s how we can assist.

Father’s Day
Let our caregivers give dad some relief from parental duties. Take him out to dinner and we’ll handle the babysitting. Does he want to golf or fish but you can’t watch the kids or a senior loved one? Well now he can catch a big one and still have peace of mind knowing that his family is well cared for.

Graduation
Need help getting the house ready for a graduation party? We have housekeepers, party planners, and organizers on staff to ease the demands of putting a fun bash together. We can also send a chef to help cook and serve food! And if you need someone to watch any babies or young children during your party, we have you covered. Just let us know what you need and we’ll handle it.

Contact us at (518) 348-0400 and let us know how we can help!

Valentine’s Day – Go Out and Celebrate!

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Nannies and Nut Allergies

nannies and nut allergiesIf you are the parent of a child with a nut allergy, you may be wary of having a nanny or other caregiver in charge when you are not there to ensure your child’s safety. This is a common concern, but one that can easily be addressed and handled professionally, allowing you to maintain peace of mind when your nanny is on the job.

Reputable nanny agencies will tackle the issue of allergies before hiring or placing a nanny. When a potential nanny is being placed in a home where a child has a nut allergy, the nanny will be made aware of it and advised about what precautions to take, such as making sure to read any labels on food they may be bringing into the home, and to not consume any nuts prior to arriving at the home, as nut dust and particles may be present on the nanny’s clothing or skin; severe allergic reactions can occur just from the dust, not just by consuming the nuts themselves. Parents may feel more comfortable instructing the nanny not bring any food into the home at all, if the family will provide food for the nanny while she is working.

Nut allergies can be an issue when going out to restaurants. If the parent says it’s ok to take the child out to eat (they may even have a list of approved restaurants), the nanny should make sure to inform the server about the allergy.

Unfortunately, allergic reactions can still happen even after precautions have been taken. It’s important for nannies to be aware of the signs of exposure so they can properly handle the situation. A child’s allergic reaction may include rashes or hives, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, sniffles, wheezing or difficulty breathing, and dizzy feelings. By recognizing the symptoms of a reaction, the nanny may be able to care for the child in a timely manner and avoid the need for emergency services.

In extreme allergic reactions, anaphylaxis may occur, which can be life-threatening if not treated immediately. Kids that have severe allergies need to be monitored extra closely to avoid any exposure that may result in anaphylaxis. Parents who have a child at risk for this type of reaction may want their nanny trained on using an EpiPen to inject medicine into the child during a severe reaction. In this case, the nanny should make sure to always have the EpiPen at close hand, and to take it with her if she leaves the house with the child.

As long as there is good communication between the parents and the caregiver regarding a child’s nut allergy, emergency situations can be avoided and a quality nanny-family relationship can be created.

For more information, contact us at (518) 348-0400.

Open Interviews for Nannies, Babysitters, and More!

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New Year’s Eve Child Care!

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Conference & Event Child Care

conference and event child careComing to the Capital Region for a business trip, conference, meeting, training session, or other work-related function where children cannot attend? Contact us for your child care needs!

Why Work With Us?

  • We can cover as little as a one-day event to a multiple day program.
  • We can tailor our events to your budget and your specifications.
  • As many or as few details as you choose can be handled by our Agency Coordinator.
  • We provide sign-in and sign-out sheets for children for each date of your event.
  • For large groups, we provide color-coded and numbered wristbands with emergency contact info.
  • Our nannies wear agency T-shirts for easy identification.
  • Upon request, we can provide age-appropriate activities* such as arts and crafts projects, board games, coloring, play-dough, outdoor games and activities, and special take-home projects for each child.
  • We can coordinate more extensive activity requests with outside vendors such as petting zoos, science labs, small carnival games, balloon twisters, and caricaturists.
  • You can choose to pay the nannies directly at a flat hourly rate, or use our payroll service to process payment and withhold taxes.

*Cost dependent on number of children and is provided with proposal.

Contact us at (518) 348-0400 for more information!

Try it Before You Buy it!

ANENpostcard---try-itDo you know someone who needs child care, senior care, housekeeping, or any other service we offer? Are they a little hesitant about spending money with a company they aren’t yet familiar with? We have a brand new promotion that may provide the solution!

The first time that they use us for any of our temporary services, we will waive both the membership and agency fees (a $122 value). They can just pay the caregiver directly* and then enjoy the peace of mind we provide!

To book a trial day or for more information on rates, please have them call (518) 348-0400 or email us.

* 4-hour minimum per shift. Hourly cost based on the service requested. After trial day is completed, annual membership fee will apply to future use of services. One trial per family.

Hotel Child Care Services

hotel child care servicesFamily vacations can be a lot of fun, but sometimes the parents need a little break from the kids to make it truly feel like a “vacation.” That’s where we come in! If you or anyone you know will be staying at a hotel in or near the Capital Region and could use child care services during their stay, we have the solution!

Our trusted, reliable sitters can simply stay in the hotel room with the kids, or at the family’s request, they can chaperone children to local museums and attractions, take them swimming in the hotel pool, see a movie, or grab a bite to eat.

Got pets? We didn’t forget that your pets are family too! Our animal-loving staff can feed, play with, and walk your pet so you can enjoy the local attractions or attend an event without the worry that your companion is in need of some attention.

All of our caregivers undergo a rigorous background screening including:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Driving History Verification and Check
  • Work & Education/ Certification References
  • Drug Screening

Requesting care is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Contact our agency with the dates and times you will need care.
  2. Provide a credit card to cover the nominal agency fee.
  3. We will secure your sitter for you!

Sitters are paid directly by the family at the end of their shift (4 hour minimum required).

For rates or to book services, please contact us at (518) 348-0400, M-F 8:30am-5pm!

Spring Break is Next Week!

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