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Helping Employers Build Strong, Lasting Relationships with Their Nannies, Caregivers & Household Employees

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Bringing someone into your home, especially when they’ll interact with your loved ones, can be daunting. But does the process of hiring household staff have to be fraught with anxiety? Partnering with a reputable household staff agency, such as Diamond Personnel, can significantly reduce stress, ensuring you make the right decision with minimal mistakes. Why […]

Alzheimer's And Caregiving, Managing Staff, Nanny

Hiring Household Staff Through an Agency vs. Hiring on Your Own

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In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, dual-income families often find themselves strapped for time, juggling work commitments and family responsibilities. To bridge this gap, the private care industry has introduced a versatile solution: The Family Assistant. What is a Family Assistant? Think of them as the ultimate multitasker or a ‘Jack/Jane of […]

Career

Becoming a Family Assistant — Is it Right for You?

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In the quest to hire a nanny for your family, partnering with a trusted agency can make all the difference. Let’s delve into why agencies like Diamond stand out as the preferred choice for discerning families. Unwavering Peace of Mind When You Hire a Nanny The responsibility of hiring someone to care for your loved […]

Full Time Nanny, Nanny, Nanny Services

Top 3 Reasons to Use a Professional Agency When You Hire a Nanny

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Toronto, a city bustling with opportunities and growth, also grapples with an increasing challenge: the escalating cost of childcare. As the prices climb, an unexpected group faces the brunt: Early Childhood Educators (ECEs). The Underappreciated Value of ECEs Passionate and devoted, ECEs mold our future leaders, nurturing young minds in both public and private institutions. […]

Full Time Nanny, Nanny

Why Early Childhood Educators Like You Should Consider Being a Nanny

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Are you thinking of hiring a driving nanny/caregiver for your family? This can be a great option to help with running errands, taking to appointments/ activities, doing pickups and drop offs, and more. While most families provide a vehicle for their caregivers to use, other families rely on the caregiver to provide a vehicle. In […]

Full Time Nanny, Nanny

Driving Nannies/Caregivers

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Are you planning on taking a vacation in the near future? Has this made you wonder if there are any special requirements for you to bring your nanny on vacation? As Canada’s best nanny service, we get this question all the time and we wanted to share our travel tips with you. By the end […]

Full Time Nanny, Nanny, Travelling Tips

Essential Tips for Traveling with Your Nanny or Caregiver

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Soft Skills: The Missing Pieces What is a Soft Skill? We all know about hard skills: reading, writing, typing, etc. These are the technical skills that you learn in school and from different experiences throughout life. For example, if you were a housekeeper, your hard skills might be: cleaning, cooking, and doing laundry. You know […]

Career, Full Time Nanny, Interview tips, Nanny Interview

Soft Skills: The Missing Pieces

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You’ve done it; you found a job that sounds like a great fit, you successfully landed the interview and you’re on your way to being placed with the perfect family. How can you help make sure that happens? Our team at Diamond Personnel has your best interests in mind so we have come up with […]

Interview tips, Nanny Interview

Making the Most of Your Interview: How to Beat the Odds

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As we age, we are at risk for elderly isolation. According to Statistics Canada, 20% of Canadian seniors do not participate in one or more social activities per week. In some cases, Canadian seniors don’t even participate in social activities monthly. Unfortunately, elderly isolation is common – but as an eldercare worker there are ways […]

Caregiver Benefits, Elderly Parent Help

8 Ways Caregivers Can Help Prevent Elderly Isolation

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Employing a nanny can be a rewarding experience. You receive help with childcare and your child enjoys a relationship with a qualified caregiver who teaches him or her good values when you’re at work and can’t be by their side. However, many moms report feelings of guilty because they feel that they are not spending […]

Nanny

Tips To Avoid “Mommy Guilt” And Feeling Jealous Of Your Nanny

Samantha C.

She has been a partner in not only making sure my daughter grows up safe and healthy, but also polite, kind, and educated from an early age. I am so fortunate to have found Maria with Diamond’s help, as my life could not be as it is without her."

"Maria hasn’t simply joined our family, she has grown up with it, and is fundamental to it. 

Wooley Family

She is always taking the kids to the parks to do outdoor activities and gets the two older boys to school on time. Sheila is the best cook ever she can make homemade dumplings, wontons, stir fry, spaghetti, homemade garlic lemon chicken fingers and the list goes on. 

"Sheila has the most positive, resilient and heart felt personality. Sheila is an early riser and every morning she is happy and upbeat and 100% reliable.

Newhook Family

As first time parents we look to Brenda for guidance, as she is a mom and has raised many other babies. She’s punctual, reliable, trustworthy and helps with many household tasks such as cooking and cleaning. 

"In just a few short months Brenda has become an integral part of our family and we couldn’t be happier! Her beautiful spirit and positive attitude reassured us we made the right decision. 

ABOUT US

Your Search for the Perfect Fit Begins and Ends with Diamond. You deserve the absolute best caregivers and household support so you can gain more time to do the things you love! Our passion, purpose, and promise is to help you fill the gaps at home with the best childcare and household professionals in Canada. We give you peace of mind so you can take advantage of every opportunity available to you. 

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