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How do I find a pen friend or pen pal for my charge? Well - first you may need a few things; pens, paper, stickers or glitter, photographs, writing paper and somebody to write to! As a nanny , you are probably always looking for more ways to keep your charges busy, entertained and away from the dreaded screens. Writing letters to a pen pal may seem old fashioned, but it really can be an exciting venture for young kids. As...
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. However,...