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  • The Importance of Make-Believe and Imaginary Play

    Childhood is a time for exploration, learning and laughter; playing games is a crucial part of this. Throwing a ball back and forth, building a Lego zoo and playing hide and seek are just some of the physical games that children enjoy and learn from, but make-believe is just as important for a child and is packed full of magic, fantasy and excitement

  • Stop Bullying! How You Can Help

    Children face a multitude of challenges whilst growing up and bullying can be seriously distressing. It can happen anywhere – at school, on the bus, at a Saturday club or on their walk home, and it can take place in various forms. As an adult, how do you identify bullying and how do you stop it?

  • Remembrance Day 2018 – Educating Children about History!

    Armistice Day, 11th November 2018, marks the end of World War 1 and is a time to pay our respects to soldiers who have fought and served our country. Whilst this day of commemoration originated at the end of World War 1, it now recognises all soldiers and the sacrifices they have made. Discussing this topic can be challenging as for many children and young adults, comprehending events from the past such as WW1 are so far removed from our day-to-day lives – how can we possibly imagine what life was like? So how do you approach these topics with young children?

  • “Remember, Remember the 5th November…”

    Stay warm, stay safe and have a blast! Bonfire night is fast approaching and who can resist getting wrapped up warm with a hat and scarf, tucking into a jacket potato and watching the flames flicker whilst the Catherine wheels spin. It is a beautiful time of year and one that the whole family will love. With lots of activities to enjoy around fireworks night, what sorts of things can you get up to?

  • Aim High in your Professional Development

    How many times a day do you think about a child’s needs, dreams and ambitions? What do you implement to support them and help them to succeed? Now answer those same questions when thinking about yourself and consider why that is. You are clearly great at your job but how do you maintain that and continue to develop your career?

  • The Importance of a Nanny Diary

    Communication between a nanny and an employer is paramount. The children’s welfare, day-to-day organisation and positive working relationships depend on it. Having spoken with nannies about what works for them, we have provided some advice on how best to create a nanny diary, maintaining efficient and effective communication throughout.

  • Top Halloween Activities to Entertain Little Monsters!

    Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve is a great opportunity to get creative with your charges and have some well-deserved fun. Whilst of course, trick or treating can be great, there are many other activities that can excite children, send shivers down their spines and have them sleeping soundly by the end of the day.

  • Exploring the Great Outdoors

    Exploration, discovery and adventure are a huge part of childhood. Opportunities to become little investigators, surveying their surroundings can provide endless entertainment for children and allow them to develop great new skills. Whilst summer may have disappeared, autumn is an incredible time of year to put on some wellies, wrap up warm and take advantage of the fresh air and natural surroundings. Here are just a few ideas of things to do outdoors.

  • Maintaining a Positive Working Relationship

    Striking the balance between professional and personal relationships in the workplace can be somewhat challenging at times; managing this when a nanny is working in a family home can be even harder. How do people separate the personal and the professional? How do nannies maintain a work-life balance? Is it possible for an employer to welcome a nanny into their family home whilst sustaining a professional relationship? There are various things that both parties can do to ensure that they are building a positive working relationship that lasts.

  • Arm Yourselves for Autumn!

    As autumn draws in, it is time to start considering how to provide your charge (and yourselves) with the vitamins and minerals they need to stay fit and healthy during the colder months. Along with the lack of sunlight and change in temperature, the exhaustion of going back to school and the germs spread amongst children make colds and coughs inevitable. However, a vibrant diet full of nutrients will help to build the immune system, hopefully resulting in a speedy recovery from any common cold.

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