I am sure that a majority of parents are confused by how many childcare agencies there are. Many have been operating for years and are well established, while some are relatively new. The key when choosing a nanny agency to hire a governess, private tutor or nanny, is to choose one that …Read More »
Top 5 ‘Private Staff’ in Game of Thrones
With season seven of Game of Thrones due to air on our screens less than a week away, I thought it would be fun to discuss something other than season seven predictions or the heroes, heroines such as Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and Queen Cersei Lannister – instead I wanted …Read More »
A Governess Guide to Surviving Moscow
When I first mentioned to my family and friends that I was considering moving to Moscow I received a lot of ‘Oh wow, well, you’re brave,’ comments and the occasional ‘Are you sure that’s the best idea?’ remarks. I never considered that what was I was doing was rather unconventional …Read More »
Working as a Governess for a VIP Family
What do you think of when you hear the word, Governess? Does your mind wander to Thornfield Hall and the straight laced, prim and plain Jane Eyre? Do you think of Mary Poppins flying in with her magical umbrella to bring order to two unruly children? The Governess has become …Read More »
The Importance of Situational Awareness
“Self defence” a term we all know too well in today’s climate, there are dozens of different “styles”, classes and courses one can take to give you confidence and the ability to defend yourself from attack, or do they? Whilst I have no martial arts or modern fighting technique qualifications …Read More »
Great Fortunes Await Abroad!
If you are young and educated has there ever been a better time to jump ship and get clear of the country that is Britain today? Face facts, if you are a young person you are very unlikely to have the same opportunities your parents had, you are probably saddled …Read More »
An Arabic Family Survival Guide.
My time working with a Saudi family in Dubai was a fantastic period of my life. It was a time framed by Oud, flowing incense, Koranic verse and flowing thobes set against abaya; chess pieces in the family dynamic. I received amazing hospitality great pay and an enviable career enhancing …Read More »
How to create a childcare CV that gets you noticed
The nanny job market is definitely one of the more competitive ones out there, but ensuring you have a professional, engaging Curriculum Vitae can almost certainly get you off to a good start in your search for that dream position. You need a C.V which sets you apart from your …Read More »
Roles of the Nanny and How They Can Save You Tons of Money
Working with nannies in the last few years, I have noticed that hiring a nanny has increasingly become a bit of a luxury for many employers. Everyone seems to be looking for alternative childcare solutions and ways of saving money. While this may sound like a good choice for you …Read More »
Pushing for change within an international UHNW family.
A few weeks ago I received a call, the voice over the other end of the phone was familiar but more sure of itself, slightly deeper, more poised, “Hi Tom, I passed my common entrance!“ My heart obviously swelled with pride and dare I say it I was even a …Read More »