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It's our 30th Anniversary!

It's our 30th Anniversary!

1988. 30 years ago. The world’s population was just on five billion (it’s now 7.6 billion). Bob Hawke was Australia’s prime minister in our bicentenary year, Home and Away aired for the first time, ‘I Should be so Lucky’ was a number-one hit for Kylie Minogue, Rain Man topped the movie box office and Nintendo released the first Gameboy.

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The importance of asking the RIGHT questions

The importance of asking the RIGHT questions

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!

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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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Interviewing the Children

Interviewing the Children

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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5 ways to calm your nerves before your job interview

5 ways to calm your nerves before your job interview

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.

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Summer is here!

Summer is here!

What's not to love about summer when you are coming home after work to plenty more daylight. We can really enjoy spending time with our children outside at the end of the day.

Of course, the other side of summer is that we must be mindful of the sun and its harsh UV rays. Sunscreen and hats are things we tend to forget about in the winter months when it is raining, cold and miserable, but from September onwards, we must remember to carry these with us always.

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The strange situation of our mobile devices - part 2

The strange situation of our mobile devices - part 2

Somewhere along the way, having a connected smartphone in hand seems to have become a ticket to unbridled sharing of anything and everything. If that’s your thing, that’s fine – provided the sharing relates to your private life. It is certainly not fine in a professional nannying situation.

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How to avoid hearing 'I'M BOOOORED' this holiday season!

How to avoid hearing 'I'M BOOOORED' this holiday season!

So Christmas is approaching, which can sometimes put a strain on the family budget – but the kids need to be entertained enough so that they don’t drive everyone up the wall, correct?

So how do you do this on a shoestring, as well as keeping them away from too much ‘screen-time’?

Try out some of the ideas below and let us know how you go!

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7 reasons WHY you should Nanny through an Agency

7 reasons WHY you should Nanny through an Agency

While operating as a ‘solo’ Nanny may seem an attractive idea at first – ‘being your own boss’ and all that – in practice, it can be challenging. Here are seven reasons why it is worth considering working through an agency rather than going it alone.

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Why we LOVE our Nanny!

Why we LOVE our Nanny!
There are many misconceptions about a Nanny and their job is not a ‘real job’.
Nannying is often associated with babysitting which is viewed as literally watching a baby sleep while the parents go out for the night. That is certainly NOT what a Nanny is about!
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