Nannies

Nannies are not Slaves

by ParentalChoice
in Nannies, Childcare
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The Oxford Dictionary defines a nanny as “a person, typically a woman, employed to look after a child in the employer’s own home.” The key word in this is “employed”. In every other area of life, when someone is employed they are paid according to their skills and qualifications, they have rights and obligations and ...

How to get a real holiday this year

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Nannies, Holidays, Childcare
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Holidays….relaxing, refreshing, taking a well-earned break…..words that perhaps can be associated with holidays but not when you have children!   Aren’t they simply the same old routines but in a different location and without your usual creature comforts (or washing machine!)?! But they don’t have to be! We all use some f...

Checking your Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Nannies, Children, Childcare
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Our children’s safety is paramount. We strap them into car seats to prevent accidents, put stair gates up to stop them falling and teach them about stranger danger. Yet still many people will leave their children in childcare that they haven’t checked. Choosing childcare is just the first part of the process, checking it is ...

Insurance for Nannies – why take the risk?

by ParentalChoice
in Nannies, Children, Childcare
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As in any walk of life, there are hundreds of reasons why having the right insurance cover could one day be the saviour of a nanny. Take this scenario, for example: a nanny brings a cup of coffee to the dining room table where the toddler in their care is sitting, he reaches out and ...

Benefits of Childcare Training

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Nannies, Family, Children, Childcare
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  Professional development as a nanny is just as important as if you are a lawyer or an accountant. Norland College, for example, insists that all its Norlanders undertake at least 2 days a year of professional development to improve on their skills and keep abreast of developments in the theory and practice of childcare. ...

So what makes a good Nanny?

by ParentalChoice
in Nannies, Family, Children, Childcare
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For parents looking to find their first nanny, it can be quite daunting as to what makes a good nanny. After all, the nanny you choose will be in your home looking after your children, the people you care the most about. The right nanny can make a house happy and relaxed, the wrong nanny ...