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 Mary Poppins.
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.
A trip to the Bolshoi for theatre for the ballet in Moscow will take your breath away. Sheer beauty, class and talent you will love every minute.
Are you travelling to Moscow this winter? Don’t let the cold defeat you, it’s a beautiful time to visit a beautiful city full of fun activities. Wrap up!
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.
Nanny interview tips for nannies, tutors and governesses to feel more confident when interviewing to land your next dream job as a childcarer.
Considering hiring a manny for your children? Take a look at some of the benefits here. We have many nannies registered with Great British Nannies.
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.
Read about how you can get the best out of your nanny so that you, your children and your nanny work in harmony. Employing an outsider into your home can be tricky, these tips are here to give you a head start.
We’ve all had those days where by 3pm we’re counting the hours until backup arrives. Where we’ve had to take ourselves off for a little time out where the kids can’t find us for 5 whole minutes because we’re about to LOSE IT.