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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...
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...
Halloween is an event celebrated by adults and children as a day where they can express themselves however they want. Many do this by wearing costumes, while others wear make-up.  Letting the children express themselves can prevent them from developing long-term negative effects, including low self-esteem and depression. Kids who limit themselves from expressing what they feel also face difficulties reaching their unique...
It’s October and Halloween is fast approaching. You and the children have already began preparing what will be the “best costume of the year.” You also start setting up the home according to the theme for this year’s spooky celebration. Then you realize something’s missing: what will you and the children do at the party? Planning out fun and exciting games that children of all ages would enjoy is, at times,...
This year’s Halloween season may prove to be far different from those we held in previous years. With COVID-19 raging worldwide, the children are forced to remain indoors. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to make this holiday as fun and exciting as any other celebration! Halloween is known as the season where people can dress up as whoever they want to be. It’s also extremely popular among kids as they...
Halloween is a spooky Celtic festival that is celebrated all over the world every 31st of October. This tradition began over 2,000 years ago when the Celtics worked as farmers. They would hold the Samhain festival to mark the end of the growing seasons and the beginning of cold winter.  Halloween is just a few weeks away, which means nannies and children are getting ready to pull out the box of costumes and spooky decorations from the...
Want to know the best Netflix nanny movies and shows to watch together with kids? Just started a new nanny job and looking for some fun shows to watch together? Look no further, Netflix contains a multitude of amazing shows for every audience and will be adding new shows from a different genre every month. Movie sessions are a great way to strengthen the bond between a nanny and children because they can interact with each other while...
Everyone looks forward to Halloween festivities, right? Spending an entire day going door-to-door around the neighbourhood collecting treats is one of the greatest joys for kids to experience.  The Halloween celebration also offers children the opportunity to dress up and become a character—be it a superhero, a mystical creature, or a cartoon character.    Halloween is just around the corner. While...
Top 10 outdoor activity ideas for families that are easy to set up!   In addition, and most importantly, will keep them busy and having fun! Summer is here! And whilst working in childcare or a nanny job , you'll quickly realise that getting children outside is one of the best ways to help them expel some of the never-ending energy they seem to have. Outdoor time is a wonderful opportunity to encourage them to...
Are you a nanny working in London? Are you looking for some amazing activities to do with your kids? Read on! 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...
Rainy day today? Then it's 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 do to make your blanket fort is to collect together your ‘building materials’. We...