Archive for category: In Home Childcare
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... read more
Few movies capture the realities of the first weeks with a new baby better than Tully.... read more
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.... read more
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.... read more
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.... read more
1. Not all Nannies are created equal. Don’t rush your decision, just because you need help NOW.... read more
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’.... read more
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...... read more
(and why is continuous learning so important to career nannies?)... read more
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.... read more