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Testimonial from Mellissa P

Read the testimonials from our lovely Melbourne and Sydney nannies here at Placement Solutions. 

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Fantastic recognition through not one, but two, prestigious awards

Fantastic recognition through not one, but two, prestigious awards

Not only was Placement Solutions the first agency from outside the USA to win these awards, but we were the first agency to win two awards in the same year.

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Cost vs. value: How much should you pay for childcare?

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An important decision for new parents is what type of childcare to use. Here's why we believe engaging a professional Nanny agency is worth the investment.

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The Art of Writing your Nanny/Educator CV | Placement Solutions

The Art of Writing your Nanny/Educator CV | Placement Solutions

While it is important to make your Nanny/ Educator CV stand out, it is also important to be aware of the things you should avoid while writing it.

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What to look for in a Nanny agency!

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There are up to 40 Nanny agencies in Melbourne, so how do you choose the right one? We've narrowed it down to five non-negotiables.

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Important progress on the employment status of Nanny/Educators

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has finally recognised that MOST NANNY/EDUCATORS are eligible for coverage under an award! Read in full here.

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Nanny or Daycare: Which Suits My Family Better?

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What you choose will depend on a number of factors, but here at Placement Solutions, we believe a Nanny wins every time. Here's why. 

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Tully and the realities of a Newborn Care Specialist at night

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Few movies capture the realities of the first weeks with a new baby better than Tully.

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Further Study – Is It For You?

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Studying a new course can be challenging, but if you haven’t studied formally for years, are working full-time, or have a family, it can seem even more overwhelming.

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Nanny Resource Box/Bag

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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. No better way to impress a little one!

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Referrals- why not use them?

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Word of mouth or referrals for Nanny jobs is one of the most underused resources an applicant has, however, used correctly can maximise your opportunities greatly. 

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Dreaming big on the future of child care

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I’ve been ‘dreaming big’ about what child care could look like. What is ‘best practice’ when it comes to in-home care, or what could it be?

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Outsourcing is not a dirty word...

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As we juggle work, family life and our own personal commitments, perhaps it’s time to ask ourselves – what can WE outsource to make our lives more successful?

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Too much clutter, not enough time?

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Placement Solutions' Professional Organisers will come out and meet with you for a consultation during which they will run through exactly what you are looking for.

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Is your Social Media Job-Ready?

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This is even more important when working in Nannying and Household Management where trust, role modelling and confidentiality are of the utmost importance

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We Need to Talk About Au Pairs

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If there is one aspect of the in-home care industry that causes more ongoing confusion than anything else, it must be the distinction between au pairs and Nannies. 

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Expecting a baby? A Newborn Care Specialist can assist.

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A newborn care specialist will assist with organising your nursery and how to set it up properly to make sure your child is always safe, happy and healthy

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Maintaining your Professional Development

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The responsibility for maintaining your Professional competencies is yours, so please review this annually to stay compliant with the industry standards.

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New In-Home Childcare Guidelines

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We are informing our Placement Solution Nannies of some Government-based changes that will potentially affect them. Read more. 

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The Importance of Looking after You

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So many parents tend not to prioritise their own time, especially when it comes to their personal fitness and relaxation. Here's why it's important.

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It’s our 30th anniversary!

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As Placement Solutions enters its 30th year, I still carry a pen and notebook with me, but the business has long outgrown that kitchen table. 

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What is Rushing Woman’s Syndrome and How is it Affecting Us?

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Often feel overwhelmed? Tired? WIRED? Living in a constant state of ‘urgency’ is putting a huge amount of stress on our nervous system. 

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Overhaul your Resume - The importance of a good CV!!

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The first impression any new employer will have is your resume. And of course you want the first impression to be a good one.

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The Many Benefits of a Household Manager

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So ‘What is a household manager?’, we hear you ask. It’s true that household management is a widely misunderstood service.

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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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