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At Jobs in Childcare, we deal with all childcare jobs. Including full-time nanny jobs, live-out nanny jobs, live-in nanny jobs, governess, governor and tutor roles.  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! Read on to find out more!   Hi Ike! Please can you...
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...
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 years for two London solicitors...
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...
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...
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 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 surrounded by...
Introducing Amy Bryant, 'The Suitcase Nanny'. Read on for tips you can use in all childcare jobs and also, find out what life is like working as a travel nanny/ governess ! 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 since...
Working any childcare job as a nanny or governess with kids is a calling for some. For those with abundant patience, a lot of love to give and a desire to make a difference. A childcare 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 full-time as a nanny or governess , you...