20 Dec. 2018

This year I made some cute Christmas crafts with the girls and some of them can be used as gifts for other family members. We made salt dough handprint ornaments for the Christmas tree - we made extras for grandparents for gifts. We made other tree ornaments using popsicle sticks and sequins and a handprint snowman ornament. To go with the keepsake gifts we also [...]

16 Dec. 2018

Once again I am travelling with one of my nanny families! One of the many perks of being a nanny is that sometimes you get the opportunity to travel. With this family I have been to Edinburgh a few times, San Francisco and now Ellmau which is in Austria.  My main responsibility is picking up the 5 year old from ski school and entertaining him [...]

27 Aug. 2018

Encouraging your child to learn their numbers and counting is an important part of their learning. Giving them a head start in their development before school can be very beneficial. I put together this counting and sorting activity just by pulling a few things out of the cupboard so it's very easy to set up. All I used was a muffin baking tray, a piece [...]

04 Jul. 2018

Last month I started a new nanny position with two lovely little girls and the 3 year old loves to bake! We have made lots of cookies and this week we made some princess cupcakes. Not just any ordinary cupcakes though, these cupcakes were made using cannellini beans. You are probably thinking 'that sounds gross' but actually they turned out very tasty and even better, [...]

30 Jun. 2018

This week in Kent has been full of sunshine, it's been wonderful. Most of this week I have been getting my nanny children out in the sun (obviously sun creamed up first) as much as possible. The mandatory paddling pools have been pumped and filled, sand pits out and water play trays been pulled out, what could be better? Oh yes, having fun in the [...]

01 Mar. 2018

This term my four year old nanny charge has been learning about positional language at school. He comes home with homework and our mission was to practise using his positional language in his home environment. Positional language is words such as under, over, on top, under, behind, in front inside and outside and so on. Using positional language is important for development as it enhances [...]

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