Household Staff

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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The Modern Day Housekeeper

If you look on our private staffing jobs board you will see many private employers seeking live in or live out housekeepers. Most of these clients will have far better than average homes with a lifestyle with more ‘storys’ than their modest 4 floored Chelsea home. The problem with having …

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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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18th Century Stain Removers

One of the most frequent disasters which all of the households have to deal with is stains… The following method applied in the 18th century is an example to show how advanced and  better understanding people were as to different fabrics and stains that needed different treatments. Far from using one …

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