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Can a robot change a nappy?

2017 December 12

The news that Google is developing an AI (Artificial Intelligence) nanny has been making the rounds and whilst it’s not a shocking announcement, it is a disturbing one.

In the past few years, we’ve seen a multitude of announcements about robots and other artificial intelligence that claim to be able to raise our children.

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Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

2017 November 28
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It’s almost that time of the year when the little rascal we all know as the Elf on the Shelf comes back to help us celebrate Christmas, but it can be difficult to think of new mischief for your elf to get up to, especially if this isn’t the first year he’s come to stay.

That’s why we’ve put together plenty of new Elf on the Shelf ideas to help delight children of all ages this Christmas!

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How to Keep Kids Active in Winter

2017 November 20
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As temperatures plummet it understandable to want to retreat to the house where it’s warmer, but the bad weather shouldn’t be an excuse for children to swap playing outside for lounging in front of the TV.

That’s why we’ve put together some simple ideas to help keep your children active this winter:

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Helping Children Deal with Bereavement and Loss

2017 November 9
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Bereavement can occur without warning at any time of our lives and it’s important to understand how as a nanny, you can help the children in your care deal with the losses that they may face.

Loss can be exceptionally difficult for children to understand as they are not always able to process the emotions and thoughts that follow, which is why it’s important that children have a strong support network at times of great upset.

Bereavement can be the death of a loved one, a friend or a pet, it could also be the loss of someone close to them, which can often be a result of divorce or separation of a child’s parents.

To help you further help the children in your care deal with the losses they face, we’ve put together the following advice:

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Interview with a Nanny!

2017 October 31
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We asked a childcarer with over 20 years’ experience working with children to share some of her best advice and top tips for new nannies and parents.

  1. My top piece of advice to a new nanny is to find out as much about your new job as you can within the first week. Ask questions about how your employer likes things done, where they keep things, when you should do things. Check regularly that you are working the way they want you to and make changes if you aren’t. And don’t take offence if you’re not getting things quite right to begin with. If you can do this, and remain open and honest, you will be happy in your job. read more…

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Explaining Terrorism to Children

2017 October 23
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As parents and caregivers, it can be extremely difficult to answer questions from children about terrorism. It’s a heart-breaking subject that you might wish you could push away or not discuss, but it’s quickly becoming a necessity due to the world that we live in.

The act of terrorism and the horror it brings is hard for even most adults to come to terms with and understand, which is why, following the terrible events occurring all over the world, we’ve put together some advice to help explain terrorism to your children.

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