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Childcare De-mystified – Nannies vs Au Pairs

Childcare De-mystified – Nannies vs Au Pairs

Childcare De-mystified – Nannies vs Au Pairs Choosing childcare can be tricky. There are so many variables to consider. It’s a bit like choosing an ice cream with your children. You have to weigh up what will make them happy versus what you’d like them to have. Cost, of course,

FAQs The Benefits of Ofsted Registration Explained

FAQs The Benefits of Ofsted Registration Explained

The Benefits of Ofsted Registration Explained   We’ve recently been thinking about those FAQs we get from nannies and families who are understandably baffled by the different types of childcare, qualifications and accreditations out there. (We recently blogged on the difference between nannies and childminders and we will be doing

Childcare de-mystified – Nannies vs Childminders

Childcare de-mystified – Nannies vs Childminders

What is it with the mind-boggling array of childcare options out there? You’ve got au pairs, childminders, nannies, nurseries and preschools – all offering different services at different rates. Making sense of it all is almost as painful as going to the supermarket on a Saturday afternoon with two children

Getting Started As A Maternity Nurse

Getting Started As A Maternity Nurse

Getting Started As A Maternity Nurse I’ve recently been approached by a nanny with 15 years experience, who is also a proud new mother. She had a question for me that I’m often asked; 'how do I get started as a maternity nurse?' It was immediately obvious that the nanny in
Easter Craft Activity – Bunny Toilet Roll

Easter Craft Activity – Bunny Toilet Roll

Easter Craft Activity - Toilet Roll Bunny Toilet rolls make the perfect craft box item because you can pretty much guarantee you've always got one or two on hand. They’re also a good size for little hands to hold comfortably and are durable and pliable. This Toilet Roll Easter Bunny is
DBS Update: Home Based Positions – Definition Amended

DBS Update: Home Based Positions – Definition Amended

DBS Update: Home Based Positions - Definition Amended This week the DBS released an announcement that there will be changes in their application forms as of the 27th April 2015. Who is Affected by the Changes? - LIVE IN Nannies & Au Pairs. - Those living in the same home
Employing a Before and After School Nanny

Employing a Before and After School Nanny

With the start of a new school year now a distant memory, we have noticed an increase in families contacting Happy Nest Nanny Agency seeking the services of a flexible before and after school nanny. Many families are all struggling with the similar constraints of other forms of childcare such
Tax-free Childcare update

Tax-free Childcare update

Details of the Government’s Tax-free Childcare – what you need to know Last year the Government announced a consultation on their tax-free childcare proposals designed to help working parents pay for the ever-increasing cost of childcare. This week it outlined how the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme will work. Tax-Free Childcare
Pensions – Auto Enrolment

Pensions – Auto Enrolment

Auto enrolment pensions Happy Nest nanny & babysitting agency in Chester, Cheshire have had quite a few questions regarding pensions for nannies, here we have some helpful advice for you courtesy of NannyTax... In response to the recent article in the press we are keen for our clients to understand