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.
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 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.
Compound life isn't very different to that of my home country or other countries I have been to, however leaving the compound is a completely surreal experience.
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.