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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 name’s Julia and I work as a teacher in Stockport. I qualified as a teacher six years ago and...
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...
We all know nannying isn’t an easy job. Interestingly, many people outside nannying assume that the 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 asked nannies who use...
At Jobs in Childcare, we deal with all childcare jobs. Including full-time nanny jobs, live-out nanny jobs, live-in nanny jobs, tutor governor and governess jobs .  Today, we chatted with a Norland male nanny, who told us about his education and experiences with the college. Introducing Ike Robin (@the_manny_life_of_ike), a manny training at Norland College! What is a Norland Nanny? Read on to find out...
Whether you’re a governor or governess starting a new position with a VIP family or an experienced tutor working a full-time schedule, you can always improve the way you work in all childcare jobs.   Working better means more job security, increased likelihood of pay rises or bonuses and ultimately making yourself more of an 'in demand' candidate. So brush up on your skills with our list of 10 things to be aware...
If your kids are obsessed with Minecraft, why not make them an awesome Minecraft creeper helmet - in real life? 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...
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...
Christmas is just around the corner! If you are working as a nanny, governess or tutor, here's the chance to up your arts and crafts game and inspire your charges with an amazing festive-themed activity. Elf doors are at an easy and creative Xmas activity that will keep you and your kids busy by the nice warm fire on a (hopefully) snowy afternoon. They are great fun to make, will impress your charge's parents and provide many a photo...
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, 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 end...
What is a Chiltern nanny? 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 of my 18th birthday, and worked for over four...
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...
Ever thought about teaching in SE Asia.? How about South Korea? This week we spoke to Matt Fennel 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...