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Are you trying to decide between a Nanny or an Aupair ? Or do you think they are the same thing? The terms nanny and au pair are often used interchangeably however there are several differences between the two and it's worth taking a moment to differentiate.   The Au Pair   An au pair is usually between the ages of 18 and 24 and will typically come from overseas in the form of a cultural exchange. They live with...
As a nanny, working with kids we all know they love being outside . The outdoors is their natural playground. It enables them to explore themselves, their friendships and the world around them. More and more early years providers are adding elements of a Forest School approach to their structure. It is a great way of gently introducing them to the wonders of the natural world - and a respite from long days inside a nursery or...
For those of you considering working within the early years sector of childcare, it is a good idea to know what to expect before you take the leap. And for those already working within the area, you may wish to take a moment to remember why it is such a rewarding role. Yes, the hours can be long, and expectations placed on settings from Ofsted can be take up valuable time spent with the kids, but if you see beyond this, it is without...
Before embarking on a new career adventure, it is always a good idea to figure out which route or role would be best suited to your skillset and expectations.  You may be seeking a complete change of scenery by entering the world of childcare for the very first time; you may be returning; or you may be already working within the sector but wish to head in a new direction. Either way, there are many possible routes and points to...