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Why Do You Want to Work in Early Years? Why Working in Early Years is Like Using Your Talents to Change Lives. For those of you considering working within the early years sector of childcare, it is a good idea to know what to expect before you take the leap! And for those already working within the area, you may wish to take a moment to remember why it is such a rewarding role. Yes, the hours can be long, and expectations placed on...
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, and the employer. A good employer can make your work life wonderful and a real pleasure. A bad one can make your workplace miserable, even if the children are angels. With this in mind, Jobs in Childcare asked...
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 or as a governess you will soon notice changes in...
Getting a good night’s sleep is a significant part of everyone’s routine. Both adults and young children need rest to lead a healthy lifestyle. Resting allows the brain to work on developmental activities, including memory consolidation (the process of learning from your experiences). Multiple studies have shown that kids who get enough sleep have improved learning and memory capabilities. They also have better mental and physical health....
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 with twins...
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 ordinary office....
The summer season is here. You and your charge are thinking about unwinding and enjoying the warm weather with a splash in the pool. However, pools are one of the common places where tragic accidents occur.  In 2018, at least 148 children under the age of 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools or spas. Kids who stay underwater for four to six minutes may have irreversible brain damage. While there is no single safety device that will...