+44 (0)207 610 9218

Latest News & Updates

  • NSJ Tips: Back to School

    After a long and beautiful summer, it is time to pull out the school rucksack, polish the shoes and get ready for the first term of this academic year. Whether your charge/s are starting school, starting at a new school or simply returning for the next school year, the first couple of weeks could be a rollercoaster of excitement and anxiety. Supporting children through this transition is crucial and your sensitivity can make a huge difference to their adjustment.

  • To read, or not to read: that is the question!

    To read, or not to read: that is the question. Whether for pleasure, to study or simply to pass the time, reading plays a vital role in every child’s development. From birth all the way through to adulthood, it allows children to explore a range of concepts, situations and cultures, developing their own opinions and ideas as they turn the page.

  • A Guide to Keeping Little People Cool in the Heat

    With the UK heatwave showing no signs of ending anytime soon, we thought we would put together some great tips for keeping babies, toddlers and children a little cooler on hot days and warmer-than-usual evenings. Bedtime can be a particular challenge when children are already hot, so part of the solution is preventing them from overheating in the day. The rest of the battle is keeping temperatures down in their room – and we have some really clever hacks for doing both!

  • Summer Holiday Fun in London!

    The summer holidays are here (or nearly here for some) and London town has plenty to offer children of all ages for the coming weeks. Here are some of the activities and events topping our must-see lists…

  • Garden Safety in the Summer Time!

    Summer is really here in the UK and this means lots more time in the garden for our nannies and charges. As with all play venues, a ‘nanny risk assessment’ should be performed frequently for time spent in the garden, so why not refresh yourself now?

  • A Travelling Nanny’s Guide to Beating Jetlag

    As the school holidays beckon you are more likely to be on the move in the next few weeks with your family. If you’re due to be travelling across time zones, managing children with jet-lag (and trying to minimise its impact at both ends of the vacation) may fall to you. Here are some top nanny tips from some of our NSJ nannies…

  • A Nannies’ Guide to In-Flight Entertainment

    Scores of our nannies are off on holidays with their families in the coming weeks, and many will be flying long-haul with sole charge of the children. For those less experienced at keeping little people settled and entertained in-flight, we’ve got some great advice from the dab hands!

  • A Travelling Nanny’s Guide to Beating Jetlag

    As the school holidays beckon you are more likely to be on the move in the next few weeks with your family. If you’re due to be travelling across time zones, managing children with jet-lag (and trying to minimise its impact at both ends of the vacation) may fall to you. Here are some top nanny tips from some of our NSJ nannies…

  • Summer Holiday Travel - Packing Checklists!

    We’ve been extremely lucky this month to catch up with one of our most experienced NSJ nannies who has given us all her top tips on packing like a boss for both short and long haul family holidays. Go forth and pack with confidence!

  • Preventing Nanny 'Burn-out'

    Here at Nannies of St James we care about the wellness of our candidates; working to place our nannies in more-suitable roles, if coming to us from a point of ‘burn-out.’ As nannies, the emphasis is always on the children and family’s needs; taking on tasks that can be outside the typical job description and lead to a loss of work-life balance at times. As a profession with longer working hours, nannies can be prone to ‘burn-out’ if lacking healthy boundaries and routines.

Page 2 of 9 Previous Next
+44 (0)207 610 9218