Childcare & Education

Nannies and Public Facebook Pages

I think my mum is one of the very few people on Earth who doesn’t have a Facebook account.  As she has often said to me, ‘What is so fascinating about seeing strange people falling over at a party drunk?’  I have to agree with her.  There is a very …

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Nanny’s Guide: How to Deal with Swearing

Working as a nanny, it is unlikely that you haven’t had to deal with swearing from the children at some point. Especially as they get older. Every behaviour can be managed, even swearing. As always, your partnership with the parents is crucial in dealing with the situation. It is up to you to set …

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Time to run the race

As a nanny, you will be faced at times with ‘difficult’ children who will initially appear to be impossible to deal with.  It’s a frightening position to be in and I remember it well.  One of the most clear memories I have is of a seven year old boy named …

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The Manny AKA Mr. Nanny!

When talking about a perfect childcare specialist, most people automatically think of a Mary Poppins, who is extremely professional, educated, well—mannered, experienced, creative and fun. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! However, not that many people can imagine an extremely professional, educated, well-mannered, experienced, creative and fun Nanny…who …

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Childcare Trends: Nanny Surveillance

For over two decades, nanny cams have helped give parents peace of mind, and shed light on what happens inside of the home when their children are in the care of nannies and baby sitters. These days, many parents are taking things a step further to protect their most prized …

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Nanny’s Guide to Risk Taking

Did you ever have one of those moments, when your heart stopped because the child you look after gets hurt? I’m sure this has happened at least once. It is like watching a film playing and you cannot press the pause button. I looked after two children at the time, …

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Through the Eyes of a Child

Imagine yourself drifting off ……… let the muscles in your neck and shoulders relax and your breathing become slow and steady while I tell you why being a nanny is possibly one of only a few jobs that can help you stay younger than your years. While caring for children …

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The International Appeal of British Independent Schools

I was recently with some wealthy Russians when the conversation turned to schooling, they proudly described their children’s schools, the good facilities and the English tuition offered. The Russian educational system is slowly modernising but for a westerner it is still obviously megalithic with outdated books and a serious lack …

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Nanny’s Guide to Encouraging Healthy Eating

how to encourage your child to eat healthily

Encouraging healthy eating is an important part of a nanny’s job; and often one of the most challenging ones. There are different ways of encouraging healthy eating.   Partnership Working The main downfall of healthy eating could be the failed partnership with the parents. I understand that it is frustrating, …

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