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Nanny or Daycare: Which Suits My Family Better?

Nanny or Daycare: Which Suits My Family Better

What type of childcare do you want to provide for your kids? It's one of the hardest decisions you'll ever have to make

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Tully and the realities of a Newborn Care Specialist at night

Tully and the realities of a Newborn Care Specialist at night

Few movies capture the realities of the first weeks with a new baby better than Tully.

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Nanny Resource Box/Bag

Nanny Resource Box/Bag

One of the best pieces of advice I can give to a Nanny starting in a new placement is to have a resource box or bag/s. It doesn’t have to have expensive items in it, but it should be relevant to the children you are currently working with. 

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Dreaming big on the future of child care

Dreaming big on the future of child care

I don’t often read my horoscope though I did notice the other day that it said something about not assuming everyone around you is on the same page. This is actually sound advice, particularly when it comes to talking about child care.

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We Need to Talk About Au Pairs

We Need to Talk About Au Pairs

One aspect of greatest concern to us, is the widespread misconception that hiring an au pair is an effective way of saving money on child care.

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What most parents donít know about having a Nanny!

What most parents donít know about having a Nanny!

1. Not all Nannies are created equal. Don’t rush your decision, just because you need help NOW. 

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Back to Basics Childcare for Melbourne Nannies. Not Just Babysitters

Back to Basics Childcare for Melbourne Nannies. Not Just Babysitters

Kids need to given more scope to be themselves than is often the case. They don’t need constant organised stimulation, and parents and carers should worry less about whether they “are they learning something today’.

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FROM THE DESK OF THE CEO

FROM THE DESK OF THE CEO

In the next few weeks you may receive a postcard and/or email from us about the future of government funding for in-home child care.

We are asking you to join a campaign to ensure that federal education minister Simon Birmingham understands the importance of in-home care to those who currently access it. 

Let me give you some of the backstory...

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What do we typically learn at a Placement Solutions Professional Development Day for nannies?

What do we typically learn at a Placement Solutions Professional Development Day for nannies?

(and why is continuous learning so important to career nannies?)

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Small joys with a small boy

Small joys with a small boy

One of the drawbacks of running a nanny agency the size of ours is that these days I rarely spend any hands-on time with the people who are the reason for our existence: young children. Thankfully I do have the privilege of looking after my grandson, who has just turned two, on a regular basis. 

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