Category Archive: au pairs

Jun 29

Hydrated children perform better and are better behaved !

There has been alot of talk and discussion recently about the need to allow children to have a bottle of water by their side especially at school … Bridget Benelam, Senior Nutrition Scientist  said “We know there is a lot of confusion about how much and what children should be drinking. Water is a great …

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Feb 06

The social taboo surrounding… head lice

I have a confession to make. I’ve had head lice. Not when I was 9 years old, no. Last year. At the grand old age of 31. The whole experience was – predictably – disgusting. I spent weeks with a very itchy head, not realising I was infested with these disgusting creeping creatures. I thought …

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Jan 26

What advice can you give a new parent?

I just love the idea of the KidStart Parent Challenge, which started today. KidStart have challenged two of their baby-free twenty-something recruits to look after 2 Realityworks RealCare babies for 5 days. Aside from the fact I am sure it will be amusing I think it’s a great way to show someone without kids what living …

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Jan 23

Choosing an au-pair: the dos and don’ts

I am becoming a bit of an expert at choosing au-pairs. We’ve had four – the latest is spending her second year with us, and quite frankly, shows no signs of wanting to leave. People unfamiliar with this convenient, friendly, fun – and cheap – method of childcare often ask me ‘How do you select …

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