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Working 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. It isn’t always an easy job, 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 will soon notice changes in...
Pretend play is a vital part of a child’s development. Activities that encourage children to “make-believe” and explore their creativity is not only fun; it also helps develop essential life skills they can use growing up.  Imaginative play is an activity that allows the child to play a character and act out experiences that capture their interests. Creating a pretend space can aid in the development of a...
Most children develop an understanding of maths at a young age. Addition, subtraction, and counting can be learned through everyday interactions. Toddlers use early maths in their daily activities and play. The knowledge they gain helps them get ready for lessons taught in schools. Early maths does not mean teaching the children how to use a calculator. Simple activities such as counting the steps as you go up and down the stairs can...
The development of a child’s five most essential senses: hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell, is one of the foremost support a child needs for the development of their language and cognitive capabilities, fine and motor skills, social interaction, and problem-solving.  Even though children can develop their senses in the outside world through experiences, nannies, parents, and childcare workers can further develop a...
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,...
Glasgow is known for being one of the friendliest places in Scotland. Once an important shopping port, the city has gone through changes and had become the place for some of the best restaurants and attractions in the country. Nannies and children who have a chance to walk around Glasgow will never get tired of exploring its beautiful parks and massive football stadiums. The children are also sure to have a memorable experience touring all...
Getting a good night’s sleep is a significant part of everyone’s routine. Both adults and young children need rest to lead a healthy lifestyle. Resting allows the brain to work on developmental activities, including memory consolidation (the process of learning from your experiences). Multiple studies have shown that kids who get enough sleep have improved learning and memory capabilities. They also have better mental and...
Children always look forward to their birthdays every year. Birthday celebrations provide meaningful and entertaining parties with fun games and delicious treats. Celebrating a child’s birthday signifies joy and love that marks the day they joined the family.  Organising birthday parties for kids is fun and exciting as they leave long-lasting memories and bring smiles to children’s faces. However, with the coronavirus...
Babies between the ages of 6 months and 12 months start sporting toothy grins and pearly whites. Teething often begins as early as 2-months-old. Your child may have disrupted sleep, an increased need to gnaw, and fussiness. Teething may also lead to excessive drooling, which might result in a teething rash.  During teething, an erupting tooth can stimulate excess saliva, which may irritate the skin and cause red splotches and bumps....
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...
Thinking about activities to keep your toddlers engaged is perhaps one of the hardest parts of the job. Children between the ages of 1 and 3 are learning how to walk and interact with their environment. At this age, the kids are slowly developing physical growth as well as their motor development.  Taking care of a toddler provides nannies with a unique set of challenges and experiences. Children at this development stage tend to put...