My Fair nanny

Event Babysitting Service

732.510.5557

My Fair Nanny is an event babysitting service serving the NJ, NYC, Delaware, DC and Philadelphia areas

How do we choose your event sitter?

Just how parents choose a sitter for their own children – I, Kim - owner of MFN, take the same love and care while selecting the best event sitters for each and everyone of our clients. 

How do I do this?  Well, it all starts when you first inquire about our services. The initial inquiry form collects general information such as: number of children, ages of children, and location of event. This information jumpstarts the selection process of your ideal event sitter. Once I have a general idea of what you’re looking for and who I have available in your location, I will then send you a questionnaire to collect more details on your littlest guests. This questionnaire asks for information such as children’s names, favorite activities, any severe allergies or special needs, likes/dislikes, have they been left with a sitter before etc.

Our questionnaire is hosted online so it can easily be forwarded over to the children’s parents, or you, the client, can tackle it yourself. This information is very important and allows us to provide our clients with the very individual care and really makes all the difference once the event rolls around.

On the day of your event, our sitters come equipped with supplies specific to your event. Did you say Jason liked Superman? Well, we brought along some Superman coloring books and a cape to go with it. Ava likes puppies? We just so happen to have some arts and crafts supplies to make a puppy puppet!

We try our best to create an environment that allows your guests’ children to transition easily over to our sitters. We take every step possible to find entertainment that will spark their interest and allow their parents to head over to your event knowing their little ones are safe, happy and having fun. 

What age should your Ring Bearer and Flower Girl be?

Everyone always asks us " What's the best age for my flower girl or ring bearer to be at the time of our wedding? " We all LOVE the cute 1-2 year olds waddling or being pulled down the aisle in their adorable little outfits, but the reality of it is... is most of them don't make it down. Whether they lost it before getting to the ceremony space or as they walked down the aisle - attempting to have children in your ceremony without a plan can be disastrous. Wedding days are LONG, especially for little ones. There's waking up early, then travel, then getting ready, missed nap times, missed snack times, tons of pictures and then FINALLY show time. By the time you're ready to start your procession - your toddlers might be just a bit cranky. 

Sometimes they can get a little lost along the way 

Sometimes they can get a little lost along the way 

In our experience- we've found that kids ages 3 and up are best to ask to be in your bridal party. If you have an older Junior Bridesmaid that could act as their chaperon on the way down, that would be absolutely ideal! Older cousins or siblings help calm the little ones when all 200 of your guests turn around to look at them. Also, always remember to set an end goal for them ie. "Once you reach the end, make sure you sit with Grandma , there will be a prize there waiting for you!" 

With a little incentive (aka lollipops) they're sure to make it eventually!

With a little incentive (aka lollipops) they're sure to make it eventually!

My Fair Nanny has helped to get hundreds of our Bride's littlest bridal party members down the aisle.  Here are some of our tricks!

- Our sitters arrive early to make sure to get acquainted with your little ones and learn exactly what their favorites are. Once the ceremony is set to begin, our sitters will go up to the front of the aisle and make sure one of the child's favorite toys or snacks are in their line of sight. Imagine a little Spiderman inconspicuously dancing from the side of the aisle. 

- Once the children make it to the front, instead of having them trying to sit still and quiet during the entire ceremony (virtually impossible) our sitters will take them out of the space to walk around and explore.

- Once the ceremony is just about to end our sitters will make sure they are back in line for the recession. No one will ever notice they were gone!

Having children in your ceremony is an absolute must for some couples - children play a huge part in our lives and without that "awwww" moment, ceremonies just aren't the same. With the right strategy and caregivers at hand - you can have that adorable flower girl in a tutu, the secret service ring security AND a peaceful/tantrum free ceremony! 

 

Photography by Erica Lyn Photography http://www.ericalynphotography.com/