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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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7 Things to ask your Nanny before you engage them

7 Things to ask your Nanny before you engage them

Are you about to begin interviewing Nannies? We have just the thing to get you started

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The importance of a good reference

The importance of a good reference

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.

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Interview Etiquette

Interview Etiquette

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.

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Struggling to keep up with all your household duties?

Struggling to keep up with all your household duties?

Household Chores – who really gets time to do these? Especially in winter! Are you finding it REALLY difficult to keep on top of the washing, ironing and organising?

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Understanding How Your Rebates Work For Your Family

Understanding How Your Rebates Work For Your Family

So you’ve registered for Childcare Benefit and found out you’re eligible to receive Childcare Rebates (CCR) & Childcare Benefit (CCB) for childcare services utilised from Centrelink...

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An Instagram Mother's Truth bomb

An Instagram Mother's Truth bomb

Babies spew on you. OK. When I had my first child, I was prepared for that.

What I wasn't prepared for was the feelings of inadequacy, insecurity, the anxiety and self-doubt that would follow me around for the entire first year (and beyond!).

This post aims to de-bunk what I affectionately (?) term as the glamourous ‘Insta-MUM’ myth.

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Forgetting the “care” in Childcare

Forgetting the “care” in Childcare

Recently one of our nannies was providing regular respite care to the mother of a young child whose brother had significant special needs, as part of the service we offer to ‘families in crisis'. This respite service included providing care to the mother’s six-year-old son.

 

 

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