Miss Pepper Australian Nanny School

Nanny Training, Tips and Advice, Training
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As part of the “Nanny Training” series here at the Funny Nanny, I had the opportunity to speak to one of the Australian Nanny Schools, Miss Pepper Australian Nanny School, this is what they had to say! Can you please give us some of the history behind Miss Pepper Australian Nanny School? Community training Australia (CTA) had been operating for 11 years prior to the launch of the Miss Pepper Australian Nanny School.  It was a the next obvious step…

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Tips on working with High Net Worth Families

Tips and Advice
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Written by Anonymous Do you ever feel alone working as a Nanny? Do you ever feel completely isolated? Have you ever felt invisible? Have you ever felt like you are somewhere but you are not really there? Working with a High Profile Family sometimes feels like this. Yes, I know, you have all read the articles about Nannies making lots and lots of money, traveling on private jets, wearing mini skirts and high heels, but working for High Net Worth Families…

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Bye Bye Lists!

Tips and Advice
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Ever wished you had an app that would help you with all the lists you deal with on a daily basis? As Childcare providers and parents we are often packing, writing lists of things we want to discuss with our counter parts, wouldn’t it be great to have some help? Guess what? Our life has just become a lot easier thanks to Little Peanut on the Go!!! I spoke to Karla, the creator of the app and this is what…

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Nanny training at the top Nanny school in the world.

Nanny Training
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As most of you probably know Norland College is the most famous nanny school in the world. I was fortunate enough to be able to speak to Abby Searle at the College and ask her a few questions. There is only one bad piece of information, they do not accept non EEA students, unfortunately. Norland College was founded in 1892 by Emily Ward who had recognised the need for early years childcare to be more structured, centred around the child…

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Newborn Care Specialist

Nanny Training, Tips and Advice
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Ok, I did it!!!! I had been thinking about it for a long time and had done nothing about it, it was time to stop procrastinating and get things done! Yes, I am talking about becoming a Newborn Care Specialist, that’s right, I am now a Nanny and a Newborn Care Specialist and you can be one too. I promised I would write a post on this so here it is. I did some research about the various courses and…

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Au Pair Travel

Au Pair, Travel
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Au Pairs are lucky enough to be able to enjoy some time to travel at the end of their year in the USA. So what do AuPairs do with their time off? I see many posts by AuPairs looking for travel buddies, a place to sleep for the night etc. I did some research and stumbled upon Joe Stebbins’ website AuPair Adventures and what a great find it has been! Nannies, I feel a trip being organized, how about the…

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A chat with a UK based Nanny Agency

Nanny, Tips and Advice
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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview Tonya of Occasional and Permanent Nannies in London, we spoke about the market and what is important for Nannies and families to know when they initiate a search. I have worked with Marion at the agency, in fact she placed me in a job in Austria.…

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A dog’s dinner!

Just for Fun
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Have you ever found yourself having a meal with dogs? Well, as odd as this may sound, I have. I was working as a Live In Nanny looking after two children and a few months after I started working there, I was invited to take the children to the Grandmother’s house for lunch. It was a Sunday and the children’s parents were out of the country. When we got to the Grandma’s house, I had not been invited to her…

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BabySteps Scratch Off Calendar

Nanny, Tips, Tricks and Resources for Au Pair, Tips, Tricks and Resources for Nanny
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Baby Steps Scratch Off Calendar Well, what a great concept!!! This is the ultimate scratch off card for anyone who is pregnant or expecting. Dads will love it too!! I received the Baby Steps Scratch Off Calendar via mail and I have to say I LOVE the packaging it comes in a nice hexagonal tube like container with very appealing colors and designs. The packaging has some nice blurbs on it with cool facts about pregnancy and birth. Once I…

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Cool tips on how to save $$

Tips and Advice, Tips, Tricks and Resources for Au Pair
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Money saving tips for nannies and AuPairs So, we all want to save money, but on a limited income, lets face it Nannies and AuPairs are not the most highly paid professionals, it is hard to do. When I first started nannying, many moons ago I was paid approximately $180 a week for 6 days of work, I was delighted! I had a plan to save and I actually did. I was paid every week and I was working overseas. I…

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