Ok, so here’s something we don’t often discuss, but come on, us nannies have got to have the funniest and most awkward stories when it comes to a working environment, am I right? If you think you have the funniest nannying stories, let us know! Working so closely with...
Tips on introducing children to positive affirmations and the benefits of them.
Tips on helping children with their emotions and feeling.
Governess/Nanny interview tips for the job of your dreams We’ve all been there, scrolling through job after job looking for our next dream role online. Then suddenly it appears, the one you’ve been waiting for! It must be fate, right?! The location, the ages of the...
How to write an outstanding CV – advice for Nannies and Governesses/Governors It is time to update your CV? Odds are, like so many of us, you might find yourself staring blankly at the screen wondering where to start. What is it about talking about ourselves and our...
Travelling with kids tips and tricks to make it as stress free as possible
How to create a good relationship with your new nanny
Everything you need to know about the different types of Nannies!
What to look out for in a nanny when finding the perfect match for your family!
Everything you need to know about Nanny trials!
How can a babysitter help your family strike the right balance between family time and parents having that much needed time to themselves to relax and recharge, so you can give the very best to your children. A trusted babysitter can help you to reach that balance.
Wondering how best to prepare yourself for the parenthood adventure? First-time parents & unsure? This post has 10 top tips for new parents!
Nanny interview tips for nannies, tutors and governesses to feel more confident when interviewing to land your next dream job as a childcarer.
Books to help children understand prejudice, racism, and equality As the world reflects on recent events and the reasons behind the Black Lives Matter movement, it seems an appropriate time to be talking with our children about equality, diversity, and justice (isn’t...
What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a neurological condition which affects how language is processed in the brain. Dyslexia impacts reading, spelling, and writing, but also other areas that you might not automatically consider, for example Executive Functioning Skills...
Life as a Governess is extremely rewarding, exciting and full of opportunity to travel to some truly spectacular locations. Read here how to secure an amazing role as a Governess and understand more about one of the world’s best jobs!
School’s out for summer, and as a parent or guardian, don’t you know it! It’s vital to carve out daily moments of self-care throughout the summer holidays to see you thriving over surviving.
As a parent the summer holidays can be overwhelming to say the least. Welcoming in the support of a summer nanny allows space for balance, happiness and lots more love. We hope this blog serves you!
Mary Poppins set the standard and I’m really going to ask you to take my word for this as someone that runs a nanny agency and speaks with clients for a living. So let’s see how to find your very own modern day Mary Poppins.
Practical ideas for parents, Nannies and Governesses supporting children with Special Educational Needs at home – ADHD and Autism Spectrum Condition focus.
Want to be a calmer parent or nanny? This blog provided by Mummy, Yoga enthusiast and guest blogger Bettina Rae offers some great tips!
Are you thinking about becoming a nanny? Have a read here on the top ten perks of being a nanny. Especially as you’ll be having fun everyday! Read on.
Travelling to Russia? Here is your ultimate what to see guide in Moscow! It’s a wonderful city with so much to do for people with all interests.
How you can get the best out of your nanny so that you, your children and your nanny work in harmony? These tips are here to help you find the best match.
The beautiful season of summer is here! We hope that our latest blog post will inspire you to create some wonderful plastic-free fun for all the family. Whether it’s creating a magical den in the garden, or setting up a messy play station to create and let the imagination run free, we hope that you have a whole lot of fun whatever you decide to get up to!
Where would we be without the miracle of the magical and astounding ocean? Certainly not here on planet earth as we know it. The health of our oceans has become a mission of the masses, we have finally opened our eyes and our hearts to a spirit of positive activism, creating a dawn of change. Celebrate World Oceans Day 2019 with Great British Nannies!
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week we pay tribute to the magic that happens when families come together to relish story time together. The joy that shines upon the faces of those captivated by the power of stories, enchanted by the turn of each new page. Family reading time is a gateway to limitless fun, adventure and wonder!
With a rise in millennials seeking fulfilment from their day job, it comes as no surprise that the appeal to switch careers and become a full-time nanny is on the up. At Great British Nannies we’ve witnessed countless women and men trade in their high pressured mainstream teaching professions to become a travel nanny for one of our VIP families.
You may struggle to remember what date night looks like, let alone feels like. Amongst the demands of parenthood and list of things to do, romance quickly drops to the bottom of the pile. We’ve come up with some easy to organise date ideas for you and your partner to re-kindle the romance.
Many mothers use positive affirmations to handle the daily demands of motherhood, which allows them to connect to a place of calm and peace no matter what chaos may ensue. Daily positive affirmations can make a huge impact on our quality of lives and allow us to take life’s challenges in our stride. Here’s how you can make daily affirmations work for you!
So the season of celebration draws to a close as we welcome in the new beginnings of 2019. The month of January provides us with an opportunity for reflection and stillness following the Christmas festivities. Many refer to this time as the ‘January Blues’ and begin to look forward to summer holidays, skipping past spring.
Amongst the Christmas chaos, the bustling preparations and the hectic advent calendar it’s likely that your child has missed off their wish list the most important gift of all. Unconditional love. True unconditional love lasts a lifetime and fills your child’s heart for free.
Perhaps you’ve come across some of our job vacancies and wondered what working for a high profile family. Whilst the customs and expectations of each private household differ somewhat, there are some key cues to jot down in your nanny notebook ahead of starting a new position.
Teaching children an attitude of gratitude involves helping them to view their reality from a perspective of appreciation and abundance. If we are able to nurture this skill within the mind-set of children from a young age their quality of life will forever be enriched.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Children love to get mucky in the garden and explore the nature around them. Now that the warmer weather is on its way, it’s the perfect time to take playtime outdoors and get those green fingers in the soil. Read our tips to get you started!
If you are thinking about applying for a Governess/Governor/Nanny/Manny position in Russia but are unsure then read on. Hopefully I can convince you it’s worth doing.
The eating habits of our children can be a constant worry. Not only can they be fickle eaters, but they can also be drawn towards fast food and sweets.
Nannying abroad your next step? Read here about how one nanny/governess went to Moscow to teach English as a second language.
Looking for fun activities to do in Moscow this summer whilst travelling and enjoying your holidays? A list of favourites by Moscow’s expat nanny community.
Governess in Moscow? Is this the next path in your Governess career. Here’s an example of a real experience and what it’s really like to live in Moscow!
Trying to find yourself a great nanny for your children, not sure where to start? Here’s a helpful list of things for you to consider when hiring a nanny.
Travel nannies and governesses, look no further than our 8 steps to speed packing like a pro for those last minute trips with the children.
Children’s summer activities ideas for parent and nannies. If you’re looking for fun ideas on how to keep your little ones occupied over the summer.