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Books to Read with your Host Kids!

      Inspiring a love of stories is one of the most helpful tools you can give to kids as they learn to read.  Mastering literacy is a big step to independence in children’s development and it’s no easy task. There is often a large amount of pressure for kids as they begin to […]

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Managing Expectations

              Expectations are what we hope will happen in the future based on our past experiences, what we’ve heard from other people or even what we thought we heard from others. It’s important to communicate your expectations so that you can make them realistic. Reality vs. Expectations – Expectations […]

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How to Say “Common Sense” in 5 Languages

          English: common sense German: gesunder menschenverstand French: bon sens Spanish: sentido común Italian: buon senso Your common sense is your natural ability to make good judgments and to behave in a practical and sensible way. Common sense is a big part of what makes a match successful. It’s often the […]

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Checklist for Host Families

The arrival of your Au Pair or Nanny is a very exciting time for every family! You’re welcoming a new member into your home and introducing them to your lives. Amidst getting to know each other and helping them settle in, you will also be explaining about your children, their routines, and the ins and […]

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Getting Back into School

The end of the summer approaches and inevitably, the school year is creeping up on us. But instead of panicking and trying to squeeze every last drop of freedom out of the last days of August, try out a few of these techniques to make the transition back into structured routines and scheduled days a […]

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Dealing with Separation Anxiety

  Separation anxiety is anxiety provoked in a young child by separation or the threat of separation from their primary caregiver. Whether it starts early or late, whether it’s mild or severe, separation anxiety is a normal part of a child’s development and because we know it can be a stressful journey, we’ve put together […]

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Tips for Creating a Professional Nanny Resume

  In today’s competitive job market, it is important to have a professional resume that catches the employer’s eye. A resume can either make or break a job! Below are several tips on how you can land that coveted interview. Creating a Professional Nanny Caregiver resume Tips: Cover Letter First and foremost, include a cover […]

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My Nanny Diaries

Written on June 19, 2012 by Anjum in Parenting By Sheba Siddiqui @shebasid and online www.shebasiddiqui.com I used to think having a nanny was the most pretentious cop-out ever to being a parent. The first time I came across the concept of a nanny, other than in movies like The Sound of Music, was a […]

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Your Open Work Permit Has Arrived? What Next?

Tips once your open work permit arrives: After at least two years of working as a live-in caregiver, the arrival of your open work permit is very exciting! While some caregivers may consider childcare a lifelong profession, for others, an open work permit signals a chance to seize fresh opportunities. As enticing as it sounds, […]

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Live-in Caregiver vs. Au Pair: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between a Live-in Caregiver compared to Au Pair? Many people use the terms “au pair” and “live-in caregiver” interchangeably.  While it may appear that both provide the same level of household assistance, this is actually a misnomer. The term “au pair” comes from the French word “en pair” meaning “equal to”. Unlike […]