Blog

Blog Categories

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.   The 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. They live with...
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 settings from Ofsted can be take up valuable time spent with the kids, but if you see beyond this, it is without...
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...
Would you like more job offers? Maybe you’re missing out on this easy way to improve your resume !   Adding a photograph to your CV is a good opportunity to provide a first impression of yourself as a professional and presentable member of staff, and a good way to help a recruiter remember your application. In this blog post we have two quick ways to use photos that may improve your job application success rate....
Today's guest blog is from  Great British Nannies . So you’ve just touched down in a foreign country which perhaps you’ve never visited before.  Everything your eyes are seeing is new; perhaps you’re feeling a range of emotions you’ve never felt before.  All these changes are heightened by the fact that you are alone, and let’s face it; it’s a scary situation to be in!   I...
Popular worldwide, governor and governess jobs tend to be focused on the education, behaviour and general upbringing of the charge(s).   However, a new job as an international governor or governess , can come in many shapes and sizes. Here are some solid tips to keep things moving along through your trial week and beyond.   1.Be smiley and positive A simple tip to start, but this really is essential. No parent...
The interview techniques to guarantee you put your best foot forward 1. Dress smartly and look presentable When interviewing with an agency or a potential employer, it is often a good idea to imagine you’re on your first day at work. Even when sitting in for a Skype interview, you want to show the other party your own professionalism and how presentable you can be. If you work as a nanny or governor/governess for a wealthy...
How do I write a CV that gives me the best chance of a good job in childcare or education? 1.  Include photos of you at work - good ones! When families or recruiters look at your résumé, it is a lot easier for them to picture you in the role you are applying for if you can provide photographs of yourself at work. It is a great opportunity to show an employer that you are both presentable and...