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  Today’s guest post is about nannying and governor/ governess work for those candidates based in Russia. Russian kids, as is perhaps to be expected, have their own nuances. Russian families can be quite different from their European or American counterparts. So, here are 12 ways you know you work as a nanny or governess in Russia! It’s a special experience, that’s for sure. Let’s kick off with......
Are you planning on travelling with your kids? Whether it's by plane or car, family travel with kids is not easy especially for first-time parents. In fact, most parents become anxious about travelling with kids, even though a vacation is an opportunity to bond and relax. Despite this, research shows that 44% of millennials travel with kids for their vacations. In another study, researchers found that 58% of US millennials who...
Working as a nanny it's always difficult to know what gifts to get for the kids you look after, isn’t it? The children in wealthy families often seem to have everything they need at an early age. So if you’re working as a governess, nanny, tutor or governor this can make birthdays, Christmas and special occasions something of a conundrum. How do I find them something thoughtful that they don’t have already? Something...
As parents or educators our mission is to help little people grow up. Part of this means trying our best to help children learn and develop properly.  Of course, the development of social, emotional and cognitive skills is an essential aspect of human life. Well-developed social and emotional skills are equivalent to good mental health in early years; a symbol of the ability to form and maintain positive relationships and to...
In today’s interconnected world, one of the main causes for concern for many parents, nannies , governess and childcare workers is keeping their kids or charges safe when online . It is an indisputable fact that tablets, smartphones and social media are now totally integrated into the lives of parents and more and more children. It is also undeniable that we are only beginning to understand the positive and negative...
Are you a currently working in a school and feeling disillusioned? I have news for you, working as a nanny , governess or private tutor may be a great next step for you. This isn’t a blog post for all. Rather, I want to speak directly to good, passionate teachers around the world who are feeling, for whatever reason, a bit disillusioned with the job and classroom life and are considering leaving the profession, perhaps very soon...
We understand that working as a rota nanny  can be stressful. And of course, travelling with your charges can be doubly stressful. Of course, you will need to keep an eye on your own bags. And to take care of the kids’ games , phones, bags and clothing. Oh, you may also be expected to watch out for your employer’s luggage. And then on top of all that, you’ve got to change your clothes and the kids’...
Working in childcare and developing cold sweats at the idea of crafting with toddlers? As a nanny , there's actually a lot of fun – albeit it with lots of mess – to be had with toddlers and art projects! Here are some craft ideas for toddlers that will keep them engaged, having fun, and making a mess.   Painting Painting is an obvious choice for a craft activity, and when done with a...
  When preparing for your nanny  interview it's normal to feel a little stressed This will be unlike interviews for roles in other industries, and on top of that, you've got a whole family to impress! Luckily we've done the research and put together some information to help you prepare for your next nanny, governess or babysitting interview, as well as tips that will hopefully leave you feeling a bit more confident....
Laying and implementing the ground rules can be difficult in your role as a nanny , and is a common concern for many people working in childcare You'll want to make sure that you respect the wishes of the parents that you work for, whilst ensuring that the children in your care respect your authority and decision making. Here are a few tips about how to effectively lay and encourage your charges to follow the ground rules.  ...
When it’s holiday time and you’re caring for the kids while their mums and dads are busy at work, it can be taxing on any nanny to try to dream up new and exciting ideas to engage them. They need entertainment, but of course you don’t want to let them loose on the iPads just yet . You can’t take them out for ice cream all the time, so how about getting them to learn something and have fun while doing it? Here are 7...
Summer is here! And whilst working in childcare, you'll quickly realise that getting children outside is one of the best ways to help them expel some of the never-ending energy they seem to have. Outdoor time is a wonderful opportunity to encourage them to interact with each other, you, and the world around them. So here are JIC's top 10 outdoor activity ideas for children that are easy to set up and, most importantly,...