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?

Nannies and Nutrition

Nannies and Nutrition
When it comes to teaching children about healthy nutrition choices, it’s never to early to start. From the first time a small child puts a food into their mouth, they are learning about what they like and don’t like from what they can taste, smell and feel with their mouth, so ensuring they have access to a variety of healthy food choices is essential.

Nanny Share - What It Is and Can It Work For You?

Nanny Share - What Is It and Could It Work For You?
Nanny Sharing is a growing trend in Australia, with many families loving the idea of having an extra family member and pair of hands to help out, however a vast majority do not require a full-time, live-in caregiver, or cannot afford it. Nanny Share is the concept of sharing both a Nannies time and costs between two families.

Behaviour Management - Why Parents and Nannies Should Concur

Why Parents and Nannies Should Concur
When welcoming someone into your family to work alongside you to raise your children, behaviour management strategies and parenting styles must always be at the forefront of priorities to be discussed. Australian Nanny Agency Behaviour Management consultant Elissa Pizzata explains why parents and Nannies must on the same page in this essential childcare technique.
 

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