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6 ways a nanny can help you during the holidays: Part One

There are a variety of holidays people celebrate in December. It's a busy time of the year, and, if you're not prepared, it can be very stressful. Parents' lives never slow down, which means they have to prepare for the holidays and take care of their children at the same time.

Reduce stress by hiring a nanny. In part one of our two-part series, we explore a few ways nannies can help out parents.

1. Keep kids entertained

If parents are hosting a holiday party, they'll likely have to send out invitations and plan the gathering. They'll have to decorate, tidy up, cook and host.

While all of this is going on, someone has to watch the kids.  A nanny can take over many of the duties such as helping the kids with homework, driving them to practice and doing laundry.

2. Help get ready

We recommend hiring a personal assistant if you need a lot of help preparing for the gathering. However, a nanny can also help with some light housekeeping chores and also be someone you turn to if you need a second opinion.

3. Help you prepare dinner

If your children are young and will be eating something different than the adults, a nanny can help prepare this meal. Anything larger than simple, light cooking we recommend talking to us about hiring a personal chef, but many nannies are adept at cooking up tasty holiday treats.

If you're trying to find a nanny, contact Colonial Domestic Agency today!