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Money: Managing a Sensitive Family Subject    As a working or aspiring nanny, you’re in a unique position. You’re a professional—and yet, you’re also exposed to far more personal details of your employers’ lives than other professionals will be. Chances are, you’re going to see your employers in their bathrobes and slippers, with unkempt hair, and before they’ve had their morning...
Venice is perhaps one of the best and most beautiful cities in the world. Every street has vast architectural advantages that will excite anyone visiting to fully explore the city and dive into its culture and traditions. As a culturally significant city and Italy’s capital in the Veneto Region, Venice continues to enchant parents and children with its unique establishments, infrastructures, and attractions.  This city is the...
Working as a travel nanny or a rota nanny has a lot of perks: you are paid full-time for just two weeks work in a month for high net worth families. On average, rota nannies earn £1000 per week, and sometimes more. Nannies working for high net worth families may also have the opportunity to travel to five-star locations and spend time sailing on private yachts.  Most rota nannies are required to work 24/7 for a one or...
Are you looking for work as a governess, nanny, or tutor? Do you want to get a nanny job overseas? In recent years, companies have transitioned to listing job opportunities online. There are hundreds of websites that make it easy for you to connect with potential clients and charges.  Most childcare job websites now carry a wide variety of childcare jobs, including full-time, part-time, and rota opportunities. These sites streamline...
We all grew up watching movies where nannies 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, nannies add delight...
Picky eating is common among young children. As toddlers get older, their appetite slows down. They also begin to develop their food preferences and recognize the flavors they want. A toddler’s favorite food may one day be left untouched. A snubbed food might suddenly become their new go-to meal. Some can even go for weeks asking and eating only one or two dishes. According to the Benioff Children’s Hospital , some toddlers...
  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......
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...
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 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....
We understand that when at work as a rota nanny , things can get 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...
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...