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How to keep kids entertained in London?? The capital of the UK is known for being one of the most exciting, vibrant places in the world, full of points of entertainment and opportunity, for adults and children alike. What people probably don’t think about though, is how this makes it an amazing city to work in as a nanny . Below are some of the ‘must do’s for a nanny in London, seeking activities that cater...
  If you haven’t heard of ‘ Oobleck ’ before - don’t worry! Neither had we, until we found out that it was a name created by Dr Seuss and given to a substance that you can create at home, in a fun experiment combining cornflour and water. So if you’re a nanny looking for a quick, simple activity to keep your charges busy this afternoon, why not incorporate learning and fun and try it out? The cornflour...
Language Activity Ideas for Young Children About the author : Fluent in French and English, Ali Neill has a long history in teaching languages to children as well as adults, through workshops, babysitting, tutoring and classes. She is also the job board tester and editor for the Jobboard Finder , the largest job board search engine in the world. At a young age, children are capable of learning new languages almost effortlessly....
How do I find a pen friend or pen pal for my charge? Well - first you may need a few things; pens, paper, stickers or glitter, photographs, writing paper and somebody to write to! As a nanny , you are probably always looking for more ways to keep your charges busy, entertained and away from the dreaded screens. Writing letters to a pen pal may seem old fashioned, but it really can be an exciting venture for young kids. As...
Requirements: Blankets, pillows, supports and stuff to put inside Need an activity for a rainy afternoon? It may be time for you to construct the base/ den/ blanket fort of your dreams! A den is great fun to set up and later to play inside. There is something innately territorial for kids about having their own special space where they can sit, read, play with their toys or even watch a movie. The first thing you’ll need to...
If you’re looking for an activity to keep your charges busy this afternoon, why not combine learning and fun and try out our ‘Bury your Rubbish’ experiment? It’s a great way to learn about why certain products need recycling, how different materials biodegrade, organic and inorganic materials and much more. To perform your rubbish and recycling experiment you will need a selection of different types of rubbish -...
Are you looking for an afternoon activity to involve your charges in which will keep them entertained for a few hours, whilst also getting them thinking and providing them with long term benefit? If you have kids aged 5 or over, perhaps a time capsule is the idea for you! To make your time capsule you will need: A mixture of toys, souvenirs, photos and non-perishables, a box, a spade, a suitable plot to bury your capsule A time...
About the Author : Anne Haris is an HR specialist working for londongoverness.com . She recruits nannies, governesses and other childcare professionals, ensuring top-notch services for parents worldwide. In her free time she enjoys reading about education, children's welfare and attending sporting events As the internet continues to open new doors in online business, an increasing number of families decide to work remotely...
A treasure hunt (or scavenger hunt) is a wonderful special idea to fill up an afternoon. This particular treasure hunt was for my charge Max to celebrate his 6th birthday - and needless to say he loved it! Max and his brother spent ages running round the house finding clues and working them out! At the end of the hunt, his prize was his birthday presents; giving the boys some lovely new toys to play with. We even managed to make a display...
We have a fantastic guest blog today written by our lovely Nanny Maryanne ( nannymaryanne.com ). You can find out more about her and how to contact her at the end of the post! As a parent or nanny, have you ever had a gut feeling that your children are playing video games when they could be running in the fresh air looking to make mud pies? Or perhaps their blackberries are clicking away at the dinner table and they are...
Would you like more job offers? Maybe you’re missing out on this easy way to improve your resume! Adding a photograph to your CV is a good opportunity to provide a first impression of yourself as a professional and presentable member of staff, and a good way to help a recruiter remember your application. In this blog post we have two quick ways to use photos that may improve your job application success rate. Firstly, we will...
If you work as a nursery teacher, a nanny or a tutor, you’ll know that keeping kids entertained and engaged whilst teaching can be a challenging task! And, of course, you’ll know that a resource of good quality teaching materials can be invaluable, especially when you need to think up something fast to keep your students focused and interested.   So, at www.jobsinchildcare.com , we came up with our own top pick of...