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Being financially stable is a dream for expat teachers living and working abroad. Imagine a world where you don’t have to worry about whether you have enough to pay for your bills and your personal expenses. How would you like to earn more than enough that you can save for your future? Many work in a  different country, far from family and friends, so they can earn more than enough to be debt-free. Being financial stable...
Many nannies dream of filling dream nanny job vacancies, working for celebrity and VIP clients. However, finding nanny jobs in this sector is far from just a walk in the park. While celebrity families are the same as average families, when looking for a full-time nanny for their kids, social status means they have a greater concern for the security and safety of their children.  Being a celebrity or VIP nanny is not an...
Working with twins can be such a rewarding, fun, and memorable experience. Caring for children of the same age generally makes a nanny’s life more comfortable as they can plan activities, meals and routines that are mostly the same for each child. However, the special bond that twins share adds another level of enjoyment to the job, as you witness them connect, interact and form a lifelong relationship.  This being said, working...
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...