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First Class Care by Mom's Best Friend is Chicagoland's Premier Domestic Placement Agency. We specialize in placing Nannies, Housekeepers, Newborn Care Specialists, Babysitters, House Managers, Chefs and Personal Assistants.

The childcare dilemma – What to do when you have older kids?

The childcare dilemma – What to do when you have older kids? By: Chris Pines Many dual working families face the challenge of finding reliable care for their children. When the children are young, the solution is pretty simple: day … Continue reading

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"Do I need to provide my nanny with a cell phone?"

Providing your employee with a cell phone is often a good idea, but you have to consider the need and establish some guidelines on its use. If your employee either needs to be reached or needs to make calls during … Continue reading

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"What benefits must I provide to my part time employee?"

When hiring a part-time household employee, employers are only obligated to provide those benefits they agree by contract to provide OR those benefits the law obligates them to provide. In Illinois, most legal benefits involve unpaid time off for events … Continue reading

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"BEHAVIOR 911 TO THE RESCUE" Interactive Workshop

WHEN: Friday, February 19th, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WHERE: North Shore Pediatric Therapy Glenview Clinic – 1308 Waukegan Road, Suite 103 Glenview, IL 60025 WORKSHOP FEE: $50.00 per person NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 20 (Hurry, spaces are limited!) … Continue reading

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Do You Reimburse your Employee for Gas?

IRS Decreases Business Mileage Rate to 50 Cents for 2010The IRS has announced that the business standard mileage rate for transportation expenses paid or incurred beginning January 1, 2010, will be 50 cents per mile, down from the 55 cents … Continue reading

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"What do I give my Domestic Employee for the Holidays?"

The holidays are a perfect time to let your household employee know how much you appreciate them. Remember how hard they work for you all year and how greatly they contribute to the happiness of your family.There is no “one … Continue reading

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To "Friend" or Not to "Friend"

To “Friend” or Not to “Friend” Networking With Your NannyBy Erin MantzLike almost every day, an e-mail from Facebook popped in to my AOL inbox, announcing I had a “friend request.” Since joining Facebook last fall, I had grown used … Continue reading

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Regular Reviews with Domestic Employees Puts Everyone At Ease

When hiring someone to work in your home, establish ground rules early to inform new hires that regular reviews will be done to assess how things are going. Whether you have a nanny, housekeeper, personal chef or other domestic employee, … Continue reading

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First Class Care Celebrates National Nanny Recognition Week

National Nanny Recognition Week Northbrook, Illinois – In honor of National Nanny Recognition Week, First Class Care hosted an entertaining day-long event for Illinois nannies and their charges. This year’s National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW) event was held at Nibbles … Continue reading

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2009 First Class Care Nanny of the Year Contest

First Class Care had its first annual Nanny of the Year contest to honor its hard working, exceptional nannies. Families were asked to submit a brief essay on why they love their First Class Care Nanny. We picked the top … Continue reading

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