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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Paying a nanny $200,000 a year

The high cost of employing a nanny in London, activities for Columbia Heights Day and more news and advice:

A family offered to pay a British nanny $200,000 a year to stop working for one family and work for theirs. The nanny is not the only professional caregiver going for an exorbitant rate at British staffing agency Imperial Nannies. Another client of the staffing agency hired a nanny for each of three children and pays each employee $130,000 a year. Robert Frank explains how the Chinese, sheiks and Russians pouring into London have changed the going rate for British nannies. (The Times of London via the Wall Street Journal)

More than 5,100 kids in the United States go to the hospital each year for injuries resulting from falling out of a window, says the first nationwide study on the topic. The research, published in the journal Pediatrics, also revealed that two-thirds of all accidents involve toddlers. Using window guards to limit how much a window can open is one suggestion experts have for curbing the problem. (Reuters and MSNBC)

Kids can celebrate making it through the first week of school at Saturday’s Columbia Heights Day. Face painting, arts and crafts, and live music are just some of the activities families can enjoy. The festivities take place at the Harriet Tubman Elementary School field, 11th and Kenyon streets NW, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. (DC Urban Moms and Dads)

By On Parenting  |  11:55 AM ET, 08/22/2011

 
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