Relax - You are only human! (When parenting goes wrong)

Relax - You are only human! (When parenting goes wrong)
“When you fell out of your stroller (and I didn’t even realise it), I was HORRIFIED! I remember picking you up and holding you tight, sobbing at the thought of what could have been. You, on the other hand, were totally unphased! I was trying to be a good mum by reversing the stroller (thus pulling you behind me – downhill) to avoid the sun getting in your eyes. Strollers weren’t high tech as they are now – not even a  harness!” – Author’s mother

Holiday Activities for Nannies

Holiday Activities for Nannies
Keeping kids of any age entertained during the school holidays can be a challenge for even the most experienced of Nannies, and very few times of year are as stressful as the back end of the Christmas school holidays. The excitement and hype of Christmas and New Year is over and not only is the heat (or the cold, depending on where you are in the world) really starting to set in, most children have had their parents home for an extended period and now they are returning to work, which can result in some separation anxiety and tears for the Nanny. Breathe some fresh energy into your school holiday plans with these fantastic ideas from all over the world, which will not only stimulate and entertain the children, but keep within budget too!

Fussy Eater

Fussy Eater
There is not a lot more frustrating in this world than a fussy eater. Oh hang on, make that a toddler who is a fussy eater. Stubborn and unrelenting, the fussy eating mini human will resist all attempts by the parent or caregiver, with no concern whatsoever for their growling tummy or nutritional requirements, to feed them foods that they have decided they do like or will not eat at this particular moment on this particular day. Forget the fact that they ate broccoli by the bucket load yesterday, the fussy eating toddler will resist every urge to down those green trees today until you reach breaking point and either send them to bed hungry (with a belly full of your own guilt), wind up wearing more of the broccoli than you swore you actually prepared, or feeding them fish fingers and tomato sauce for the 9th night in a row.

Finding and Keeping A Great Nanny

Finding and Keeping A Great Nanny

The task of finding and keeping a great Nanny is not an easy one. You are entrusting this person every day with not only the care and safety of your children, but also welcoming them into your home and your extended family. This person will be privvy to the workings of your household, witness any family drama and will share special occasions and moments that you may not be able to attend due to work commitments, all whilst washing your delicates and bathing your dog! (if required). So how do you find this angel? The Australian Nanny Agency has years of experience in placing the perfect candidates with their dream-fit families and have all the advice you need to find and keep a great Nanny

Fair Work Shake Up

Fair Work Shake Up

Last week saw the biggest shake up in the Nanny Industry has had in a very long time with Fair Work announcing the Nannies and Au Pairs will now be covered under the Miscellaneous Award 2010 with changes effective immediately.

While I am sure there are a number of very unhappy people amongst the industry - overall I really do not think it is such a bad thing. It is a step in the right direction to see the industry as the professional body it deserves to be. I’ve only just scratched the surface of the award, but here are my views on the key elements.

A Nanny's Impact on a Child's Development

A Nanny's Impact on a Child's Development
A nanny can bring a wealth of benefits to a family. However, a concern some families have about choosing a nanny to take close care of their precious one is of the impact this non-parental carer will have on their child’s development. A carefully selected, dedicated nanny will be completely open to gaining a deep understanding of a family’s morals and values in the interest of imparting them upon their child whilst in her care.

What is a Travel/Holiday Nanny?

What is a Travel/Holiday Nanny?
When taking children on holiday or on a work trip with you, it may seem obvious for some families to travel with a holiday or travel Nanny. Whilst it is not in the holiday budget for all families, a travel/holiday Nanny can certainly make the trip easier and more enjoyable for both adults and children, especially during international travel. But what is a travel and/or holiday Nanny? And what is the difference between the two roles?
 

Fees and T&C

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