Wondering what is norm when it comes to maternity leave for nannies?
Michelle LaRowe shares expert insight into maternity leave for nannies in the July/August 2016 issue of Nanny Magazine.
Key tips include:
Know the Law- Nanny employers are not typically required to provide job protected leave under FLMA as nannies are typically not covered employees.
Plan in Advance – Nannies should ensure they are being paid legally and having taxes withdrawn and paid so she may take advantage of disability insurance, if available.
Have Open and Honest Communication – Nannies should have open and honest communications with regards to maternity leave and job security so that both nannies and parents have realistic and mutual expectations.
On June 16, 2016 Nanny Magazine announced the appointment of Michelle LaRowe to the Nanny Magazine Advisory Board.
Nanny Magazine is a resource for nannies dedicated to further legitimizing the nanny profession. The magazine features content on professional development, continuing education, health and wellness and top-notch interviews with celebrities and authors.
Michelle has contributed several articles to the magazine over the past several years and is honored to play a more integral role in a prominent industry resource.
I am super excited to introduce you to my latest project, online nanny training at NannyTraining.com!
At NannyTraining.com I’ve combined my 20 years of industry experience as an award-winning nanny, published parenting author, past board member and executive director of the International Nanny Association, managing partner of an award-winning nanny agency and editor in chief of a network of online sites including eNannySource.com to develop a specialized certification just for nannies.
With over 13 lessons, 350 topics, 100s of resources, 13 quizzes and a final exam, I know that nannies who complete this training will enhance their knowledge, skill set and marketability.
Since I know nannies value quality training at an affordable price point, I’ve set the cost of the certification at $69.
Check it out and I look forward to partnering with nannies across the globe in improving the quality of in-home childcare.
There is nothing more amazing than being a mom—and also, perhaps, nothing more difficult. From the chaos of toddlerhood to the drama of middle-schoolers to the keep-you-up-at-night terror of your teenager behind the wheel, raising kids brings a new set of challenges at every stage. The only way to navigate these various seasons of life—and find time to savor the incredible joys that accompany the difficulties—is to turn to the one Parent who truly can handle it all: our Heavenly Father. In this devotional, women from all stages of life offer words of wisdom, humorous anecdotes, and helpful advice—all grounded in Biblical truth—to encourage their fellow moms on the journey. Short devotionals for busy moms, these entries gently remind us that no matter what each day holds, we can rest in the truth that ultimately our children are in His hands, and that God delights in walking this journey with us.
No only truly understands the joys and struggles of a professional nanny like another professional nanny. From developing a working knowledge of best childcare practices to negotiating a work agreement for a challenging position, it can be tough to balance taking care of yourself while taking care of others.
As a career and award-winning nanny, I know first-hand how important it is to continue to improve your skills and develop your knowledge base over the course of your career. That is why I am so excited as I prepare to launch my new nanny training program.
Recently I was in the television studio recording the introductory videos to each unit of the nanny curriculum. This Spring, nannies all over the world will have access to affordable, high-quality nanny training designed specifically for in-home childcare providers by industry professional. Stay-tuned for updates and registration information.
Michelle has over 20 years of experience in the nanny industry as a credentialed and award-winning nanny, non-profit executive director, nanny placement agency owner and parenting author. Michelle enjoys her work in the nanny industry and is passionate about empowering parents and nannies to be the best that they can be and ensuring that children cared for by nannies receive the best care possible.