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Hello Sophie! First of all - please could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?   Hi, I'm Sophie (@spoonful_of_sophie)! I’m 27 years old and I currently live with my partner in our home in a beautiful Cambridgeshire village.  I qualified as a nanny after two years at the Chiltern Nanny College, just two weeks shy of my 18th birthday, and worked for over four years for two London solicitors...
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...
In the childcare industry, the coveted position of a travel or rota nanny means working with a high net worth family who can give you opportunities and tons of financial rewards. Families with very demanding lifestyles often choose rota nannies to provide seamless support and cover for 24 hours.  V.I.P. clients like hiring rota nannies to provide continuous care and act as proxy parents. People who are working demanding jobs say...
Finding the right nanny job  of interest to you can be a challenging task. We wanted to give you some expert tips on your nanny job search.  We spoke to our valued nanny recruitment experts from successful nanny and governess placement agencies and compiled these Top 10 expert tips on job hunting.  Read on to discover what the nanny and governess agencies suggest doing when you see nanny required job vacancies in...
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.   What is an 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....
  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....
Working A Nanny Job in London ? The capital of the UK is known for being one of the most exciting, vibrant places in the world, full of points of entertainment and opportunity, for adults and children alike. What people probably don’t think about though, is how this makes it an amazing city to work in as a nanny . Below are some of the ‘must do’s for a nanny in London , seeking activities that cater for...
Would you like more job offers? Maybe you’re missing out on this easy way to improve your resume !   Adding a photograph to your CV is a good opportunity to provide a first impression of yourself as a professional and presentable member of staff, and a good way to help a recruiter remember your application. In this blog post we have two quick ways to use photos that may improve your job application success rate....
Today's guest blog is from  Great British Nannies . So you’ve just touched down in a foreign country which perhaps you’ve never visited before.  Everything your eyes are seeing is new; perhaps you’re feeling a range of emotions you’ve never felt before.  All these changes are heightened by the fact that you are alone, and let’s face it; it’s a scary situation to be in!   I...
Popular worldwide, governor and governess jobs tend to be focused on the education, behaviour and general upbringing of the charge(s).   However, a new job as an international governor or governess , can come in many shapes and sizes. Here are some solid tips to keep things moving along through your trial week and beyond.   1.Be smiley and positive A simple tip to start, but this really is essential. No parent...
All of the arts and crafts ideas below are easy to do, don't worry! They require no more than card, scissors, elastic, glue or tape and crayons or paints, and all look great on the wall (or on the child!) N.B. Some of these ideas have been designed with an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) environment in mind, and are intended for children who are studying or learning English.   A treasure map The...