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Being financially stable is a dream for expat teachers living and working abroad. Imagine a world where you don’t have to worry about whether you have enough to pay for your bills and your personal expenses. How would you like to earn more than enough that you can save for your future? Many work in a  different country, far from family and friends, so they can earn more than enough to be debt-free. Being financial stable...
Before diving into jobs in the childcare industry, it is incredibly vital that you understand the differences in the job description of different positions, such as the roles of a governess or governor, tutor or nanny.  Sometimes the descriptions or requirements between the three jobs can become blurred. Nannies, governesses, and tutors are all tasked with developing the children’s skills and teaching them new...
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...
Working as a nanny for the stars is easily one of the most sought-after positions in the childcare industry. Being a nanny for a celebrity can be challenging. Successful people generally take longer hours at work, which means nannies may face more demands than regular nannies do. Most celebrity nannies spend 10 to 14 hours a day in the celebrity’s household.  Becoming a celebrity nanny is not easy. However, working for A-listers...
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...
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....
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...
Your nanny job interview is make or break; it is what will get you the job or lose you the job. And yet candidates everywhere continue to make the same errors! So go ahead and read JIC's Top 12 mistakes you MUST avoid in your interview, and then go and get that job! 1. Not dressing appropriately When interviewing with an agency or a potential employer, it is generally a good idea to imagine you’re on your first...