Back-to-School Traditions


What excites you most about going back to school?   Is it the shopping for Fall clothes and the latest backpack on trend?  Do you love getting brand new school supplies and decorating your binders or lunchbox?  Maybe you simply appreciate the smell of freshly sharpened pencils or of the seasons changing? Mmm.. pumpkin spiced lattes. Whatever you look forward to most come back-to-school time, we recommend that our nannies help facilitate special traditions into their back-to-school routine to help ease their charges’ transition from a fun-filled Summer to the mundane, and often more serious, school year.


Starting traditions and consistent routines require a little bit of work, but they allow children to look forward to what is happening in the present, with a calm sense about what may come in the future.   Back-to-school can cause anxiety in children, especially those starting Kindergarten for the first time and older kids who are transitioning to Middle or High School. Fears of the unknown, new faces, new routines and a new place can be daunting. Having a back to school tradition to look forward to may lend some much needed comfort when it’s needed most.


The best thing about creating traditions is that they don’t have to cost a lot or take up much time. This isn’t meant to add to your seemingly never ending, ‘To-do’ list, but to help ease some of the stress with a little celebration and bringing-together of your crew! Maybe you make chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, have siblings write a few notes that you can use to stash in their lunches for the first part of the year or take some one on one time with each son or daughter to buy school supplies and grab a sweet treat when you’ve checked off the list. Whatever it is, make the time together count!


We, at The Nanny League, wish students and their families a very happy “Back to School!” We hope you start the year off with bright ambitions to learn and grow!

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The Nanny League Receives 2015 Los Angeles Award

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The Nanny League Receives 2015 Los Angeles Award

Los Angeles Award Program Honors the Achievement

LOS ANGELES July 7, 2015 — The Nanny League has been selected for the 2015 Los Angeles Award in the Child Care & Day Care Services category by the Los Angeles Award Program.

Each year, the Los Angeles Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Los Angeles area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Los Angeles Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Los Angeles Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Los Angeles Award Program

The Los Angeles Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Los Angeles area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Los Angeles Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Award Program

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The Nanny League Key Note Speaker at EWU Senior Event


Eastern Washington University of Bellevue alum and Seattle based recruiter, Anna Stivers, was honored to be a key note speaker for the Children’s Studies seniors this past weekend.   The soon-to-be graduates celebrated their success during a portfolio presentation ceremony where each senior presented highlights of their learning.

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Anna shared her experiences post-graduation and encouraged students to stay motivated, surround themselves with positive people, and never stop networking.  She discussed what it takes to be a Nanny League nanny, the benefits of joining our agency and how pursuing a career as a nanny is rewarding on multiples levels!

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we served adorable cookies from Lucy & Lemons

A heartwarming  pledge was spoken by all  in the room; a promise to support the learning, development and care of children and their families. After the pledge, Barbara Culler, Children’s Studies program director and Deanna Trella, Children’s Studies Director congratulated each student as they presented cords for graduation. The red cords are specifically for Children’s Studies graduates and double as jump ropes- how smart!


Congratulations to all, we are thrilled to have been a part of this special day and for the continued partnership with local universities like Eastern Washington, to provide excellent care and support for children and their families .


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The Nanny League May Highlights: BAMSS & NY BABY SHOW

April Showers Bring May Flowers… and a lot of Great Events in the Childcare Industry!


Seattle based Recruiting Specialist, Anna Stivers is still raving about her experience at the Business Among Mom’s Success Summit on May 17th, 2015. The all-day event, created by Julie Fry, was jam-packed with local and national speakers, including: Nicole Donnelly of Baby Legs and her newest venture “Happy Camper,” Val Curtis of Bon Bon Break, Karen Rosensweig of One Smart Cookie Marketing and many others who shared their journey to success as well as helpful tools and tips for building a successful business!

Exhibitors filled the hallways offering local resources from health insurance to professional headshot photographers, website builders and more. Anna made many local connections she will be sharing on her Facebook page. For more information on these dynamite women entrepreneurs, follow her here:


Photo: Anna Stivers with Cheryl Wood, nationally recognized speaker who empowers women to pursue their dreams!

Meanwhile, on the East Coast…


Nanny League Nannies were a huge hit at the MomTrends Blogger Lounge at the New York Baby Show! We had four nannies on deck both Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th so that MomTrends’ VIP Blogger guests could enjoy the show without having to worry about their little ones.  We provided games, toys, puppets, activities, and face painting.  All guests had the opportunity to WIN a FREE placement service AND receive 25% off any placement fee.   We absolutely adore Team MomTrends and look forward to working many more events with them!

Check out the highlights of the NY Baby Show from MomTrends here: 



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The Nanny League Gears up for The New York Baby Show


Looking For The Perfect Nanny? The Nanny League Is Here To Help As They Gear Up For The New York Baby Show

Finding the right nanny for your family is an incredibly important and often difficult process–and  the Nanny League, an elite placement agency dedicated to matching families with professional, college-educated nannies, is here to make finding a nanny as painless as possible. What’s more, the Nanny League will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show, coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!


Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about the Nanny League, we caught up with founder Lindsay Thomason.

For parents unfamiliar with the Nanny League, how would you describe your mission and core offerings?

The Nanny Leauge is an elite placement agency dedicated to matching high-profile families with professional nannies who are college educated, highly competent, creative, and nurturing individuals.

Can you tell us about your nanny selection and screening process, as well how you decide on family placement? 

Through a trusted and personalized process, we will help you find the perfect nanny to fit your special family. We offer full-time nannies, part-time nannies, temporary nannies, newborn care specialists, tutors, and personal assistants. Ultimately, this is a matchmaking service. We are here to save the client time and match them only with the absolute best candidates who meet their specific needs (and who fit their personalities and overall dynamic of the household)! nanny

What sparked the idea to form the Nanny League?

I have 20 years experience working with children in multiple capacities. After working in the entertainment industry for three years, unfulfilled, I wanted to shift gears and pursue a career working with children. I took on a full-charge live-in nanny position for a high-profile family in the affluent Holmby Hills LA community. Here I took on a variety of roles: caregiver, teacher, chauffeur, personal shopper, party planner, photographer, assistant, and friend. Wanting to meld my collegiate background with my experience and love for children, the Nanny League was born. We now proudly serve the entire tri-state area, all of California and Seattle. We do recruit across the country, and are happy to help any family in need of a quality, college-educated nanny!

What advice would you give to parents who are starting to search for a nanny?

Call us!  We are here to do all of the hard work for you and help make this a seamless and painless process–310-893-9355.

What’s next for the Nanny League, and most immediately, what can parents expect to see from you at the New York Baby Show?

We will be in the MomTrends Blogger Lounge at the New York Baby Show.

To learn more about the Nanny League, visit! 

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The Nanny League attends Bellevue College Spring BBQ & Job Fair


Anna Stivers, The Nanny League’s recruiter for Seattle and San Diego, was thrilled to attend the annual Spring BBQ at Bellevue College! This event drew over 1,500 students for an afternoon of live music, food trucks, a school wide barbeque and booths from local businesses. Bellevue College students picked up swag bags and complimentary lunch after voting for their new leadership representatives.


Anna had the opportunity to meet many students who were eager to learn more about being a part of the League of Extraordinary Nannies! Many students, graduating in May, were ready for applications! Each potential nanny who wanted to apply were entered into a drawing for a $50 Starbucks giftcard.  We will hold the drawing tomorrow. Follow us on Twitter for the announcement!


To apply to positions in Seattle and surrounding areas, please contact Anna directly:

Anna Stivers
The Nanny League, Inc.
direct: (206) 349-1622

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The Nanny League on LezbeMommies Radio


“When you’re working parents, one of the hardest decisions you’ve got to make is finding the right childcare for your family.  Many families choose to hire a nanny to have a more personalized and one-on-one interaction with their children.  But when you’re hiring an individual, how do you ensure you’re finding someone you completely trust with your child and your home, who’s reliable, honest and great with kids?  It’s like hiring a second (or third) parent for your children.  For many parents, it’s hard to find the right match.” – Elizabeth Caliva, LezBeMommies Radio host.

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On this episode, CEO & Founder, Lindsay Thompson, and Recruitment Specialist, Anna Stivers, of The Nanny League gave listeners tips on how to find the right nanny, including:

* What to look for in a nanny

* What to think about when writing a job description

* Suggestions for interview questions, reference checks and background checks

* How to do a trial run with prospective nannies

* Standard benefits for nannies and basics on the legal aspects of hiring a nanny

* The benefits and costs of nanny placement services

* A special offer for LezBeMommies Radio listeners

We also proudly announced our recent expansion to San Diego!  If you are interested in submitting your resume to The Nanny League, or in finding the perfect nanny, please email  Listeners will receive 25% OFF their placement fee!

To catch the replay, click here:

Thank you for your support!

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