Practically Perfect Podcast- For Nannies by Nannies!

The musing of Lora Brawley of and Sue Downey of on all things nanny.

The Podcasts

This week we have a special guest! Rachel Lewis, of Kiwi Oz discusses with us some aspects of the nanny world down under. Rachel has experience placing and supporting nannies in Australia and London. She talks about the similarities and the differences that we all share. We have more in common than you might think! Join the Kiwi Oz facebook page for more chat

Direct download: Nannying_Down_Under.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm EST

In this episode, we discuss the recent International Nanny Association Salary Survey. This survey is relased each year and is the only survey of its kind, but still has some flaws. We take a critical look and ask some tough questions. The survey can be viewed here. 

INA responded with this letter- it explains the survey and details some points about the statistics and other info. We appreciate their response and hope you will take time to read this letter! INA RESPONSE

Direct download: INAsurvey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm EST

In this episode we will talk about the difficulties of setting and maintaining boundaries as a nanny. How do you keep your life separate and how the lines get blurred. 

Direct download: Boundaries_As_A_Nanny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm EST

Today we are talking about labels that parents use when searching for nannies or agencies. Camp counselor? Professional? Athletic? Full service? Are lables really helping us as a profession to define ourselves? And how can you use these labels to your advantage? 

Direct download: 78475003341132-001-1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28pm EST

We're talking about nannies in the job hunt who are stuck.  Caregivers who on paper, look like they would have little problem landing a great job but in reality are hitting a brick wall.  We're going to delve into the whys that no one else is willing to say out loud.   

Direct download: what_theyre_not_telling_you.mp3
Category:job search -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

We'll talk about the recent article in the NY Times about the Manhattan nanny making $180,000 a year.  What do super high paying jobs require?  Do foreign and American nannies have different work ethics?  Do parents really "get what they pay for"?  This article brings up lots of interesting questions. 

Direct download: the_best_nanny_money_can_buy.mp3
Category:nannies in the news -- posted at: 7:57pm EST