Skip to main content

Blog

Blog Categories

Need inspiration for original and eye-catching displays and activities for kids of all ages? This week we spoke to primary school teacher Mrs Dunn , who shared some fabulous arts and crafts activities with us. Read on for more on her original ideas and our interview with her. Hello Mrs Dunn! First of all - please could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background? Hi there! My...
Trying to be the perfect nanny all the time is exhausting. Whether it's you or the kids, the chances of something going wrong are overwhelming. But at least we can laugh at the situations we get ourselves into, right? Right...? Read on for our nine hilarious and embarrassing real-life nanny confessions.   "It's an 'F' word" I had one charge, Daniel, who was very keen on trying to shock the adults around him. He made it...
Working as a nanny, 9 things nannies wish their employers knew. Interestingly, many people outside assume that the nanny job is all about the kids. In reality, it’s equally (or sometimes more) about the parents, the family, the employer. A good employer can make your work life wonderful, a real pleasure. A bad one can make your workplace miserable, even if the children are angels. With this in mind, Jobs in Childcare...
Today, we chatted with a Norland male nanny about his education with the famous Norland college. Introducing Ike Robin ( @the_manny_life_of_ike) , a manny training at Norland College! Read on to find out more! Hi Ike! Please can you tell us, how did you first get interested in working in childcare?  When I was growing up I always said to myself that I want a career based around making people happy and inspiring lives,...
Are your kids obsessed with Minecraft? The Creeper Head is straightforward and great fun to make with your kids. To find out how we did it in six easy steps, read on!   Step one: Gather your materials Assemble the troops   Raid the art cupboard or get yourself to the crafts store. You will require: A cardboard box, suitably sized to fit over your charge’s head. We used one that an iron came...
If it’s a family member’s birthday and you want to make a special gift - try this finger paint ‘silhouette’ craft. It’s easy to do, a chance to get messy and a wonderful gift for a birthday card, a Christmas present or a Valentine’s Day surprise. And because it’s finger painting your charges will enjoy making this craft too - try and get some photos of them in the process to accompany the...
What is a Chiltern nanny? How are they trained at Chiltern College? Hello Sophie! First of all - please could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?   Hi, I'm Sophie ( @spoonful_of_sophie )! I’m 27 years old and I currently live with my partner in our home in a beautiful Cambridgeshire village.  I qualified as a nanny after two years at the Chiltern Nanny College, just two weeks shy...
Au Pair Pros and Cons, Pay and Future Career - Is a Job as an Au Pair Worth It? If you like taking care of the school-aged kids, want to go to another country to learn a new culture and improve your English, being an au pair is totally worth it. However, you have to do light housekeeping and work for 30 hours per week for 'pocket money'. In this blog post, we will explain what an au pair is, what duties are included and the...
Do you want to know how to teach ESL in Korea? This week we spoke to Matt Fennell  about teaching TEFL in Korea. Matt Fennell (PGCE, MA Education, TESOL-Certified) is an English teacher and tutor from Liverpool, England. He has been teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) for thirteen years. He taught in a secondary school in England for two years before moving to Korea to teach in schools and then to work as a university...
This week we interviewed Roisin Conroy, a VIP nanny/ governess living and working in the Cayman Islands. So if you want to know what it's like working a governess job in paradise, read on! Roisin, your job in the Cayman Islands looks fabulous. But how did you first get interested in working in childcare? I have always had a passion and love for children. I had a somewhat unorthodox hotel upbringing which resulted in my being...
Read on for tips you can use in all childcare and nanny jobs . Also, find out what life is like working as a travel nanny/ governess. Introducing Amy Bryant - The Suitcase Nanny! Hello Amy! First of all - please could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background? Hey! I’m Amy Bryant, a travel nanny expert also known as The Suitcase Nanny. I’m 26 years old and have been caring for children...
How has working with kids changed you? Childcare jobs can be a calling for those with abundant patience, a lot of love to give and a desire to make a difference. A  governess job  isn’t always easy, but there is perhaps nothing more rewarding for a nanny, governor, governess or tutor, than seeing the positive effects you can have on a child’s life. BUT if you work as a nanny job or as a governess you...