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The Strange Situation Of Our Mobile Devices

The Strange Situation Of Our Mobile Devices

The strange situation of our mobile devices - is it possible that we are doing long-term damage to our relationships with young children, and to the mental health of those children, when we allow our phones to command our attention as much or more than a child does?

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Ongoing Education maintaining your Work related Skills and Professional Development

Ongoing Education  maintaining your Work related Skills and Professional Development

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...

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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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The importance of researching the company before your interview

The importance of researching the company before your interview

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

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Activities with the kids - Family Days at Collingwood Childrens' Farm

Activities with the kids - Family Days at Collingwood Childrens' Farm

Every first Sunday of the month, the Collingwood Children’s Farm, located by Melbourne's quaint Yarra river, is hosting a special day for the whole family.

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Activities with the kids - ACMI family Sundays

Activities with the kids - ACMI family Sundays

Looking for some free family fun on the weekend? Come out to ACMI as they’re hosting a series of kids friendly activities every first Sunday of the month.

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Activities with the kids - Royal Melbourne Show

Activities with the kids - Royal Melbourne Show

Running out of ideas on what to do with the family these school holidays? Come and check out the annual Royal Melbourne Show!

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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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