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As we approach the end of the financial year we are prompting our Nannies to be aware of some Government-based changes that will potentially affect them.... read more
My thirteen years as a teacher, along with having my own child, pointed me towards the guiding principle of keeping children safe, happy and healthy – a principal that remains unchanged all these years later.... read more
The first impression any new employer will have is your resume. And of course you want the first impression to be a good one.... read more
Asking questions throughout your whole placement process is crucial for ensuring you understand everything you need.
Here are some important questions to ask to be successful in your role!... read more
As a Nanny, it is important that you keep up to date with the growing interests of the children you care for.
When interviewing with a family, if the children are present during the interview, it can be an ideal opportunity for you to ask the children some questions about themselves and get to know them.
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Job interviews can be a daunting experience and can leave you feeling very stressed and anxious. Of course, you want to do your best and impress the interviewer with your skills and attributes without letting your nerves take the better of you.
Following these simple steps will help you boost your confidence levels in preparation for your interview.... read more
Did you know that Placement Solutions facilitates courses specialised for the Nanny Industry via our alignment with registered Training Organisation Nurture Training College - (RTO 22613)? Read on for more information...... read more
So, can you tell me what attracted you to our company?
Are you prepared to answer this question during a job interview?
All too often candidates turn up for an interview dressed to impress and prepared to answer questions about themselves, but balk when the conversation turns to the company itself.
Here are some key facts of why researching the company is SO crucial before your interview... read more
A good reference could be the deciding factor when an employer narrows down the field to a few potential candidates. Here are a few tips to ensure your references get you that dream job.... read more
Knowing proper job interview etiquette is an important part of successful interviewing.
How you dress, what you bring to a job interview, how you greet the interviewer, and how you communicate can ALL make a big difference in the outcome of the interview. These top tips will help you cover everything you need to know to successfully ace your next job interview.... read more
In a time where we are often online 24/7 with several platforms to get news, communicate with friends and colleagues and to share information, the question of our online presentation is almost as important as our actual real presence.... read more
I’ve recently returned from a visit to the USA during which I attended the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) conference. Those who attend this conference are running nanny agencies all over America and beyond, so collectively they provide a unique perspective on what is happening in the nanny industry in the States specifically, but with implications for all of us.
I subsequently interviewed Daryl Camarillo, who runs Stanford Park Nannies in the Silicon Valley area of California, and Kathy Webb, who runs HomeWork Solutions, a nanny payroll and tax compliance business on the other side of the country in Virginia. I wanted to get their views on where the nanny industry is heading. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they describe issues that have many similarities to what is happening in Australia.... read more
We have been waiting for this for a long, long time. Finally we are hearing very strong noises from the Australian Tax Office confirming what we have been arguing, and in fact fighting for, for years. An ATO official investigating the tax implications of the Nanny Pilot Programme has confirmed that there are no circumstances – none – in which a nanny can be regarded as an independent contractor for tax purposes especially working through a private firm.... read more
This is an exclusive invitation for Placement Solutions carers to attend our upcoming Professional Development training day.
Saturday August 9th -9.15am-1.00pm
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Placement Solutions Operations Manager Rachelle Teycheney reports on her recent participation in the International Nanny Association (INA) conference in Los Angeles.... read more
Firstly, we take care and support you. Secondly, we are always looking for great nannies in the greater Melbourne area.... read more