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For babies with teething rash, what is the best way to treat this? Babies between the ages of 6 months and 12 months start sporting toothy grins and pearly whites. Teething often begins as early as 2-months-old. Your child may have disrupted sleep, an increased need to gnaw, and fussiness. Teething may also lead to excessive drooling, which might result in a teething rash.  During teething, an erupting tooth can stimulate excess...
Here are our top tips to help when working with children displaying difficult behaviour.   1. Check and define boundaries with parents - and work as a team Remember that it’s the charge’s parents who decide most of the rules. Find out what is acceptable for the parents and what isn’t in terms of behaviour, and make your own suggestions. Bear in mind, too, that it is your responsibility to keep the...
Confessions of a nanny! 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...
What is a Chiltern nanny? How is a nanny trained at Chiltern College? 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...
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...
What is a travel nanny: Families Travel with Peace of Mind! A travel nanny is a professional caregiver who accompanies families on trips to provide childcare services. They are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of children while traveling, as well as engaging them in age-appropriate activities. Travel nannies may also assist with packing, transportation, and other logistical tasks related to family travel. Ever...
Many nannies in all nanny jobs dream of filling top nanny job vacancies, working for celebrity and VIP clients. However, if you want to find governess jobs  in this sector, it is far from just a walk in the park. While celebrity families are the same as average families, when looking for a full-time nanny for their kids, social status means they have a greater concern for the security and safety of their children.  Being a...
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...
Nannies are responsible for establishing strong communication with the parents or the family they work with. Those who are not comfortable in direct communication may find it difficult to foster a healthy family-nanny relationship.  Having vigorous communication protocols with the family has a positive impact on how you perform the work. It also allows a positive and long-lasting nanny-family relationship that has great benefits...
Become a Celebrity Nanny: Join the Elite World of Celebrity Nannies Today! Becoming a celebrity nanny requires experience working with high-profile families and excellent references. It's important to have strong communication skills, be discreet, and maintain confidentiality. Networking within the industry can also help you find opportunities for this specialised type of childcare work. Working for a celebrity in these nanny jobs...
Are children spending too much time on screens? As a parent or nanny, have you ever had a gut feeling that your children are playing video games when they could be running in the fresh air looking to make mud pies? Or perhaps their blackberries are clicking away at the dinner table and they are unable to be emotionally present? Well, your gut is spot on, so listen to it! A little goes a long way Don’t get me...