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Finding the right nanny job for you can be a challenging task. That’s why this week we wanted to give you some expert tips on your nanny job search. What do the experts say about finding a job with them? Well, we spoke to 8 of our valued nanny recruitment experts from successful nanny and governess placement agencies and compiled these Top 10 expert tips on job hunting.  Read on to discover what the nanny and childcare...
Working as a nanny it's always difficult to know what gifts to get for the kids you look after, isn’t it? The children in wealthy families often seem to have everything they need at an early age. So if you’re working as a governess, nanny, tutor or governor this can make birthdays, Christmas and special occasions something of a conundrum. How do I find them something thoughtful that they don’t have already? Something...
Top 10 Outdoor Summer Activities for your Charges   Summer is finally here! And for all you nannies, governors and governesses with the possibility to now take your charges outside - we thought we’d post our 10 favourite activities and games to keep your charges smiling in the sunshine. So without further ado, let the countdown begin!   Balloon Dart Painting   A wonderful, colourful,...
As parents or educators our mission is to help little people grow up. Part of this means trying our best to help children learn and develop properly.  Of course, the development of social, emotional and cognitive skills is an essential aspect of human life. Well-developed social and emotional skills are equivalent to good mental health in early years; a symbol of the ability to form and maintain positive relationships and to...
In today’s interconnected world, one of the main causes for concern for many parents, nannies , governess and childcare workers is keeping their kids or charges safe when online . It is an indisputable fact that tablets, smartphones and social media are now totally integrated into the lives of parents and more and more children. It is also undeniable that we are only beginning to understand the positive and negative...
Are you trying to decide between a Nanny or an Aupair ? Or do you think they are the same thing? The terms nanny and au pair are often used interchangeably however there are several differences between the two and it's worth taking a moment to differentiate.   What is an Au Pair?   An au pair is usually between the ages of 18 and 24 and will typically come from overseas in the form of a cultural exchange....
Are you a currently working in a school and feeling disillusioned? I have news for you, working as a nanny , governess or private tutor may be a great next step for you. This isn’t a blog post for all. Rather, I want to speak directly to good, passionate teachers around the world who are feeling, for whatever reason, a bit disillusioned with the job and classroom life and are considering leaving the profession, perhaps very soon...
Contracts for your new nanny job can be overwhelming. They can be long, packed with information, and may include complex legal terminology or terms you may be unfamiliar with. Sadly, they are a necessary evil. You don’t want to make any mistakes when you’re signing up a year or more of your life working for a family or private employer. A new governess job or an and overseas role as a governor , nanny or full-time...
We understand that working as a rota nanny  can be stressful. And of course, travelling with your charges can be doubly stressful. Of course, you will need to keep an eye on your own bags. And to take care of the kids’ games , phones, bags and clothing. Oh, you may also be expected to watch out for your employer’s luggage. And then on top of all that, you’ve got to change your clothes and the kids’...
As a nanny, working with kids we all know they love being outside . The outdoors is their natural playground. It enables them to explore themselves, their friendships and the world around them. More and more early years providers are adding elements of a Forest School approach to their structure. It is a great way of gently introducing them to the wonders of the natural world - and a respite from long days inside a nursery or...
Whether you are considering working with children and young people in a residential setting as a full-time employee or as a member of bank staff, it is a good idea to inform yourself on what to expect.   Desire to improve the outcomes of service users. Just because children and young people are in residential care, does not mean they have any less ambition and expectations than somebody who is not.  Knowing their...
Working in childcare and developing cold sweats at the idea of crafting with toddlers? As a nanny , there's actually a lot of fun – albeit it with lots of mess – to be had with toddlers and art projects! Here are some craft ideas for toddlers that will keep them engaged, having fun, and making a mess.   Painting Painting is an obvious choice for a craft activity, and when done with a...