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Finding the right nanny job for you can be a challenging task. That’s why this week we wanted to give you some expert tips on your nanny job search. What do the experts say about finding a job with them? Well, we spoke to 8 of 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 childcare...
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...
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’...
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.  ...
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,...
Many parents send their kids to camps during the summer, but there are plenty of families who prefer to hire nannies or childcare workers to watch their children while they are at work. And at the same time, parents want their nannies to do productive activities with the kids; they don't want them sitting at home all day and watching television or them playing on their iPhones or iPads the entire time!  With that said, if you are...
So, you have landed your first role as a nanny ? Congratulations! But what can you expect during the first crucial weeks, and how can you prepare?   Relax and breathe. You have already demonstrated your skills, experience and qualities in your interview ; that is why the family hired you.  Above all else, they are impressed with you as a person, and have chosen you over all other candidates. So, you should already...
How do I limit screen time for kids?   As a nanny of 3 children under 10, I see the constant battle between desperation for iPads and parents wanting to swap screen time for other activities. It is becoming increasingly difficult to convince children that there is a life outside of YouTube , especially when iPads/tablets are being used more commonly in classrooms, making them an everyday tool. I have noticed though, something...
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...
If you’re working  nanny job and looking for a quick, simple activity to keep your charges busy this afternoon, why not incorporate learning and fun and try it out?   If you haven’t heard of ‘ Oobleck ’ before - don’t worry! Neither had we, until we found out that it was a name created by Dr Seuss and given to a substance that you can create at home, in a fun experiment combining cornflour and...
Language Activity Ideas for Young Children About the author : Fluent in French and English, Ali Neill has a long history in teaching languages to children as well as adults, through workshops, babysitting, tutoring and classes. She is also the job board tester and editor for the Jobboard Finder , the largest job board search engine in the world. At a young age, children are capable of learning new languages almost effortlessly....
Requirements: Blankets, pillows, supports and stuff to put inside Need an activity for a rainy afternoon? It may be time for you to construct the base/ den/ blanket fort of your dreams! A den is great fun to set up and later to play inside. There is something innately territorial for kids about having their own special space where they can sit, read, play with their toys or even watch a movie. The first thing you’ll need...