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As children, we grew up watching movies where nannies had superpowers and a sharp instinct that allowed them to take care of children without breaking a sweat. Caregivers like Mary Poppins and Nanny McPhee taught us that a little goes a long way, and took us along on magical adventures full of mystery, dancing, and singing.  However, years later, Robin Williams broke the spell when he played Mrs. Doubtfire, a dad who went undercover...
Before diving into jobs in the childcare industry, it is incredibly vital that you understand the differences in the job description of different positions, such as the roles of a governess or governor, tutor or nanny.  Sometimes the descriptions or requirements between the three jobs can become blurred. Nannies, governesses, and tutors are all tasked with developing the children’s skills and teaching them new...
Most parents consider hiring a nanny to meet the care and needs of their children. Nannies are responsible for helping the kids learn and develop skills through safe yet engaging activities. However, as the children grow older, some parents may start to consider hiring a live-in or live-out governess to work with their children. Governess positions are varied and many are based overseas with international travel.    Governess...
Nannies are responsible for establishing strong communication with the parents or the family they work with. Those who are not comfortable in direct communication may find it difficult to foster a healthy family-nanny relationship.  Having vigorous communication protocols with the family has a positive impact on how you perform the work. It also allows a positive and long-lasting nanny-family relationship that has great benefits...
Working as a nanny for the stars is easily one of the most sought-after positions in the childcare industry. Being a nanny for a celebrity can be challenging. Successful people generally take longer hours at work, which means nannies may face more demands than regular nannies do. Most celebrity nannies spend 10 to 14 hours a day in the celebrity’s household.  Becoming a celebrity nanny is not easy. However, working for A-listers...
In the childcare industry, the coveted position of a travel or rota nanny means working with a high net worth family who can give you opportunities and tons of financial rewards. Families with very demanding lifestyles often choose rota nannies to provide seamless support and cover for 24 hours.  V.I.P. clients like hiring rota nannies to provide continuous care and act as proxy parents. People who are working demanding jobs say...
Working as a travel nanny or a rota nanny has a lot of perks: you are paid full-time for just two weeks work in a month for high net worth families. On average, rota nannies earn £1000 per week, and sometimes more. Nannies working for high net worth families may also have the opportunity to travel to five-star locations and spend time sailing on private yachts.  Most rota nannies are required to work 24/7 for a one or...
This week we spoke with Penelope Klebe about children’s dietary needs. Penny is a highly regarded Specialist Nutrition Support Dietitian, registered with HCPC and working within the NHS. Penny obtained her BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics from King's College London. She’s also a wonderful mum of two young children and knows the challenges parents face with healthy eating.    I asked her some common questions...
What is a Norland Nanny? This week we spoke to a Norland Nanny in training - Sarah, who is in her 3rd year at Norland College. If you haven't heard of Norland - you should have done! Norland nannies are the best in the business, and their graduates go on to work with the rich and famous and royalty worldwide. So to find out how Sarah was accepted to Norland College and hear more about her experiences - read on!  What made...
We have all felt the effects of the COVID-19 virus. Whilst there has been the physical threat of contracting the disease and the practical changes we’ve had to make such as increased hygiene behaviours and reduced social activities, the virus has also created a great deal of uncertainty and unease. It has been a trying and very difficult time, with many families experiencing great loss and turbulent home lives. ...
Are you looking for work as a governess, nanny, or tutor? Do you want to get a nanny job overseas? In recent years, companies have transitioned to listing job opportunities online. There are hundreds of websites that make it easy for you to connect with potential clients and charges.  Most childcare job websites now carry a wide variety of childcare jobs, including full-time, part-time, and rota opportunities. These sites streamline...
No, that’s not a typo. The best jobs in nannying, childcare and governess work now pay up to £1500 (approx $2000) per WEEK. Yes, the Jobs In Childcare website often features jobs with salaries of £1000 up to £1500/ week - and sometimes more - from a variety of agencies, as families with large amounts of capital continue to put their children first. And it’s tough at the top - we occasionally...