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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.

2013 IRS Mileage Rate Increase – Nanny Mileage Reimbursement

The IRS an increase to the standard mileage reimbursement rate to take effect January 1st, 2013. The new rate increased from 55.5¢ (2012) to 56.5¢. The IRS mileage reimbursement rate is commonly used by household employers to reimburse their household … Continue reading

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First Class Care President Erin Krex on ABC 7 News: Advice for parents choosing childcare

November 2, 2012 — Joining us this morning is Erin Krex, owner of First Class Care, a domestic placement agency in Chicago. Erin shares some tips on hiring a nanny or babysitter for your youngster. When hiring a nanny here … Continue reading

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Tips for Creating a Family Escape Plan with Parents, Kids and Nannies

National Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13 and this year’s important theme is “Have 2 Ways Out!” The National Fire Protection Association stresses the importance of having a plan that gets the family out quickly and safely. Everyone in the … Continue reading

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2012 First Class Care Nanny of the Year

First Class Care is honored and PROUD to announce this years First Class Care Nanny of the Year – Diane C. Diane’s employers Colleen and Kevin C. wrote First Class Care an amazing letter to nominate Diane.  Diane was placed with … Continue reading

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10 Gift Ideas for the Nanny in your Life! National Nanny Recognition Week is Sept 23 – 29, 2012

Hey Everyone! Did you know next week is National Nanny Recognition Week? That’s right– a whole week to celebrate the bright, dedicated, loving and totally amazing nanny in your life! This is the perfect opportunity to remind your nanny how much … Continue reading

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Top 10 Nanny Interview Questions

When you are interviewing a nanny you want to make sure you ask the right questions. My favorite questions are ones that are open-ended so that information can be easily shared. Yes and no questions will not tell you much … Continue reading

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First Class Care is a Proud Sponsor of The SPARK Awards!

The SPARK Awards for Excellence In Nanny Care celebrating everyday nannies doing extraordinary work Nanny Biz Reviews is proud to present the first annual SPARK Awards for Excellence In Nanny Care. The SPARK Awards celebrate everyday nannies doing extraordinary work … Continue reading

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2012 First Class Care Nanny of the Year Contest

National Nanny Recognition Week is September 23-29!  We want to help you celebrate the superstar nanny in your life.   First Class Care is accepting nominations for the 2012 First Class Care Nanny of the Year Contest. This is your chance … Continue reading

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Nanny Mary – Candidate Spotlight of the Week

Mary has over 10 years of professional nanny and housekeeping experience. She has cared for children from newborn and up. Her last position was 10 years and she did it all for them from being the nanny for the newborn … Continue reading

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When Good Nannies Go Bad: Signs That It’s Time to Start Looking for a New Nanny

Published on Momeo Magazine One of the greatest joys of my job is seeing the deep, meaningful and loving relationships that grow between families and their nannies. Anyone who has been lucky enough to have a nanny for a multi-year … Continue reading

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