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      Top 5 Activities for an Awesome Autumn with your Children

      Each season evokes different feelings. Having said farewell to the sizzle of summer, we celebrate the welcoming of Autumn officially on September 23rd and a new season of cosiness, warmth, simplicity and calm. It’s a perfect chance to revel in nature’s beauty and create happy new memories with your cherished little ones!

      Roald Dahl’s Pearls of Wisdom for Living a Beautiful Life

      The timeless stories of Roald Dahl have delighted generations of children and their parents for decades. Over 100 years after his birth, his stories continue to inspire people of all ages and walks of life. From the vibrant characters to the marvellous stories, for many Roald Dahl is the world’s No.1 story teller. 

      Reasons why working with children is a gift like no other

      It’s a beautiful thing when a passion and a career come together. It fills us with delight to place nannies, governesses and tutors with their ideal family in which both parties will be happy and contended. We make it a priority to ensure that each candidate’s skillset and expertise will be utilised to its full potential, allowing the candidate to feel fulfilled within their role of educator and caregiver. 

      Importance of encouraging children to be open-minded

      In today’s world we are lucky enough to learn about and connect with other cultures and ways of life so freely.  Social media has allowed us to understand new perspectives and outlooks in abundance.  As important as it is to limit screen time for our children, it’s also vital that we allow children to connect with the positive aspects of social media to broaden their minds and horizons.

      How to become a great British nanny?

      So you’ve seen the fabulous positions available on our website and perhaps had never been aware of the fabulous salary that comes with being a nanny for a high profile family. Having worked many years before as an Au Pair in Spain I was in disbelief when I saw the benefits package available for nannies looking to work in Russia, the Middle East and beyond.

      Nannying in Moscow

      We spoke to former British nanny Julia about her experience as a nanny working for a V.I.P family in Moscow. Please read in our blog post how much she loved living in Moscow, about her expectations and challenges she had to overcome.

      Important Reminder for Your Children during Exam Season

      Right now, at this very moment, there are millions of children all over the world who are preparing for exams.  Many of which will be feeling nervous about the impending scrutiny of their abilities. Read an inspirational letter of a Singapore principle to help you deal with stress and pressure.

      Five Benefits of Play with Children

      There is a power in playtime that perhaps has been previously overlooked. It may look like leisure time, but when children are building dens, fighting imaginary monsters or playing house, they’re actually developing important life skills — and preparing their brains for the challenges of adulthood.

      Tips for adapting to life as a Nanny

      So you’ve just touched down in a foreign country which perhaps you’ve never visited before. Everything your eyes are seeing is new; perhaps you’re feeling a range of emotions you’ve never felt before. All these changes are heightened by the fact that you are alone, and let’s face it; it’s a scary situation to be in.

      Five tips for helping your toddler to sleep

      Toddler sleep problems are very common and it can all add up to many frustrating and exhausting nights. Fortunately, there are many solutions that will help to get your little one to sleep. Follow these 5 top tips and soon you’ll both be sleeping like a baby.

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