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5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Hiring An Au Pair

Questions to ask yourself to find out if hiring an au pair is the right decision for you. Are you thinking about hiring an au pair but not entirely sure what it entails – or even if it’s the right childcare solution for your family? Indeed, au pairs are a great option for those... more

A Parent’s Guide To Flexible Working

What is flexible working and does it really help? From working parents juggling the school runs to millennials no longer willing to adhere to a 9-5 lifestyle, there are many reasons that flexibility has become a desired component of the workplace. Here is a quick guide to the ups and downs of... more

The Au Pair Contract: Why You Need It And What It Should Say

Everything host families need to know about creating an au pair contract. One way to ensure that the au pair experience will be a success is for both the host family and the au pair to know exactly what they are letting themselves in for. An au pair contract is the best way to do this.   Before your au... more

First-Aid Checklist: What To Do If Your Child Is Being Cyberbullied

How to tell if your child is being cyberbullied and what you can do to help. As the number of devices, apps and social media sites that our children use continues to grow, so do our concerns about their safety. With its many facets, cyberbullying is one of the biggest... more

Overcoming Problems With Your Employer

Disagreements between caregivers and their employers are often a result of lack of communication. Here are some tips to prevent arguments or conflicts. You work as a caregiver and fulfill your role with motivation and dedication. Although it runs smoothly most of the time, there may be some small differences between you and your employer... more

Tips For Spending Valentine’s Day With Your Aged Loved One

Great ideas for the aged loved ones in your life on Valentine’s Day. There is perhaps no more fulfilling and worthwhile way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by spending it with an aged loved one in your life.   If you have an aging parent, grandparent or neighbour who would otherwise be alone or... more

6 Tips To Monitor Teens And Social Media

How to keep your children safe online. Social media has long since become a dominating feature in the lives of today’s teenagers. As parents, we may hope that our teens choose to spend their time elsewhere but in reality we must accept that social media is here to stay.   Looking for childcare... more

Are You Scared Of Your Child?

5 signs you fear your kids, and how you can change their behaviour. Parents fearing their children is more common than you might think. Many parents are so afraid of tantrums and kids' reactions that they bend over backwards trying please them. Now, there's nothing wrong with giving into... more