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The kids are growing. They’re learning how to imitate sounds that they hear from the television or the people around them. The little three-year-old is finally able to recite numbers one to ten. You must be thinking, “It’s time to teach them how to read, but where do I begin?” Nannies are childcare workers who bear the special responsibility of teaching younger children under their care different life skills,...
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 watching the shows and they can give their thoughts and comments about the film after they finish it. Here is a list of the latest shows that a nanny would want children to watch...
Reading is an essential activity for babies and young children. Sharing stories help children recognise sounds, words, and languages. Books also contain values and morals that can shape the way kids view the world. Just by looking at books, children will be introduced to new cultures, traditions, languages and perspectives.  Over the years, authors have published countless books that delve into the world of fantasy and family...
As a former primary school teacher, I can honestly say that reading at home does make a monumental difference to a child’s development. And for a nanny who is working in a home setting, I understand how difficult it can be to motivate your little readers and introduce an educational plan that often needs to be more ‘structured’.  To help you with this, I have come up with five simple and adaptable activities...
Young children are great at retaining new information, especially when it comes from visually appealing shows. While television can be a double-edged sword, picking shows that carry positive influences are great every once in a while.  Shows that have an educational element can help children to make connections with a variety of concepts. Nannies can mimic the action and scenes shown on TV to help their young charges understand the...
In recent years, smartphones and tablets have made it easier for adults and young ones to learn and study. A phone’s portability allows people to take their learning everywhere. The online market also offers tons of free and paid resources on a wide variety of topics.  One part of a nanny’s job is watching over the growth and well-being of our charges, including their development and learning. With countless educational...
If you work as a nursery teacher, a nanny or a tutor, you’ll know that keeping kids entertained and engaged whilst teaching can be a challenging task! And, of course, you’ll know that a resource of good quality teaching materials can be invaluable, especially when you need to think up something fast to keep your students focused and interested.   So, at www.jobsinchildcare.com , we came up with our own top pick of...
Some words are difficult to spell. Other words are really difficult. A lot of these difficult words are nonessential in our daily vocabulary. It’s OK if you’re not sure how to spell something like ‘ ophthalmologist ’ - because, presumably, you won’t use it everyday (unless you are an ophthalmologist). However, there are a lot of common words which people spell wrong, mistakes made by many that can easily be...
How to use the verbs ‘lend’ and ‘borrow We’ve been asked several times now to write a blog on the differences between the verbs ‘lend’ and ‘borrow’, so it’s now time to put an end to the mystery! If you’re a tutor or an overseas nanny or governess, this is a useful part of English that you can help your students to understand. It’s true that these two verbs are...
No matter how good your English is, there are a number of mistakes which you need to take care to avoid. If you want to sound natural when speaking English , be sure to avoid these classic errors that almost all non-native speakers make!   Thanks God! Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone get this one right! ‘Thanks God’ gives the reader/ listener the idea that you...
Below you can find a selection of some of the most frequent and most significant vocabulary differences between US English and British English. You can use this resource for a quick conversation lesson or any general discussion. The whole thing can get a little confusing, so read on with trepidation! PLEASE NOTE: In each of the examples detailed below we have listed the US English word before the British English for clarity....