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Trying to be the perfect nanny all the time is exhausting. Whether it's you or the kids, the chances of something going wrong are overwhelming. But at least we can laugh at the situations we get ourselves into, right? Right...? Read on for our nine hilarious and embarrassing real-life nanny confessions.   "It's an 'F' word" I had one charge, Daniel, who was very keen on trying to shock the adults around him. He made it...
Working as a nanny, 9 things nannies wish their employers knew. Interestingly, many people outside assume that the nanny job is all about the kids. In reality, it’s equally (or sometimes more) about the parents, the family, the employer. A good employer can make your work life wonderful, a real pleasure. A bad one can make your workplace miserable, even if the children are angels. With this in mind, Jobs in Childcare...
This week we interviewed Roisin Conroy, a VIP nanny/ governess living and working in the Cayman Islands. So if you want to know what it's like working a governess job in paradise, read on! Roisin, your job in the Cayman Islands looks fabulous. But how did you first get interested in working in childcare? I have always had a passion and love for children. I had a somewhat unorthodox hotel upbringing which resulted in my being...
How has working with kids changed you? Childcare jobs can be a calling for those with abundant patience, a lot of love to give and a desire to make a difference. A  governess job  isn’t always easy, 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 as a nanny job or as a governess you...
Working with twins can be such a rewarding, fun, and memorable experience. Caring for children of the same age generally makes a nanny’s life more comfortable as they can plan activities, meals and routines that are mostly the same for each child. However, the special bond that twins share adds another level of enjoyment to the job, as you witness them connect, interact and form a lifelong relationship.  This being said, working...
We all grew up watching nannies movies where they become the second parents and tutoring wards to a diverse group of children. From Mary Poppins to Mrs Doubtfire, each character left a mark and an important life lesson in every viewer.  Nannies, (and sometimes governesses and babysitters), have been the focus of many films across multiple decades. Whether their character is sweet or a little bit in-way-over-their-head,...
No, that’s not a typo. Have you ever wondered - How much money can you make being a nanny? Not all childcare jobs are created equal! The best jobs in nannying, childcare and governess work now pay up to £1500 (approx $2000) per WEEK. Yes, the Jobs In Childcare website often features nanny jobs with salaries of £1000 up to £1500/ week - and sometimes more - from a variety of agencies, as families...
Top 10 outdoor activity ideas for families that are easy to set up!   In addition, and most importantly, will keep them busy and having fun! Summer is here! And whilst working in childcare or a nanny job , 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...