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It’s October and Halloween is fast approaching. You and the children have already began preparing what will be the “best costume of the year.” You also start setting up the home according to the theme for this year’s spooky celebration. Then you realize something’s missing: what will you and the children do at the party? Planning out fun and exciting games that children of all ages would enjoy is, at times,...
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...
  Since it was founded in 600 B.C., Marseille has seen an ever-changing demographic that gives this port town the big-city swagger and fishing-village sociability. It's a city that locals flock to see more sun and escape the hustle and bustle.  Unlike other places in France, the oldest city does not have monumental sights. However, it does excel in simple views, such as outdoor terraces and street art that provides a unique...
This week we spoke to the wonderful Eleanor Holden ( @thecornishnanny ) for a selection of fool-proof tips on organising your charges' playroom and teaching children to clean up after themselves. Read on to find out how it went!   Can you tell us a little bit more about where you work? Nestled deep inside a beautiful Cornish farmhouse is a bright blue and pink room that I am lucky enough to call my office. This is no...
One part of a nanny’s responsibility is to make sure that the children eat fulfilling and nutritious meals. However, some may find it challenging to provide this when out on a trip. When you are outside with the children, it can be very tricky to find places that serve kid-friendly and excellent quality food.  We made a list of six restaurants in London where nannies and the kids can have a healthy, fulfilling meal and memorable...
Every nannies has experienced seeing charges coming down with a cold, or bouts of coughing. During these moments, young children may lose their appetite and eat far less than usual. Some even refuse to eat anything at all.  A child’s body needs more nutrition when it is sick, as it requires more energy to fight the infection. Therefore, it is essential to give your little one the right food to help boost...
Barcelona is one of the first destinations tourists go to when taking a trip to Spain, as it has some of the most beautiful surroundings in the world. With its tall mountains and pristine beaches, the lights and life in this modern cosmopolitan keep visitors awake, even at night.   Are you a nanny who’s visiting Barcelona with the children? If so, this fantastic city rich in architecture has a never-ending...
Paris is often considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities. This European city is known for its bright lights and its sense of fashion. But Paris also has excellent kid-friendly spots that everyone in the family can enjoy! Nannies and children visiting Paris will be in for a treat. The city has some of the tastiest food on the European continent. It also offers travellers an interesting view of the continent’s history...
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...
Carrying out household chores is a tradition every family is able observe. The act of treating tasks as if they are real work can help teach kids valuable lessons, including responsibility, accountability, honesty, and even managing personal finances!  In general, children (like adults) want to contribute to their environment or community. Having them complete chores will empower them and give them a feeling of...
As a former primary school teacher, I can honestly say that reading at home does make a monumental difference to a child’s development. And for a nanny who is working in a home setting, I understand how difficult it can be to motivate your little readers and introduce an educational plan that often needs to be more ‘structured’.  To help you with this, I have come up with five simple and adaptable activities...
So you want to work with children? At Jobs in Childcare we aim to specialise in high paid, VIP childcare jobs - positions working as nannies, governors, governesses or high level tutors across the globe. This post will discuss numerous facets of the childcare and VIP nannying industry and, for those interested in working with children, will address all of the questions that we are most commonly presented with. So without further ado...