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How to Handle Their First Haircut – Tips for Parents

2019 February 17

Taking your child to the hairdresser for the very first time might seem like a daunting experience, but with these top tips, it’ll be a smooth, enjoyable experience for both you and your child.

The first thing to remember is that there’s no set age as to when your child will need their first hair cut and that you won’t be about to lose their precious baby curls!

You only really need to cut your child’s hair if it’s starting to creep towards their eyes, if it’s irritating them in any way or if the fly-away sections of hair at the sides of their face start to look out of control.

If your child is ready for their first trim, remember these top tips:

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2019-2020 Nation Minimum Wage Levels

2019 February 11

Our recommended partners at www.PayrollForNannies.co.uk  provide payroll advice for parents & nannies and have created this content.

The National Minimum Wage increases from the 1st April 2019 and the new rates are:

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2019-2020 Statutory Payment Changes May Affect You as a Nanny

2019 February 4

2019-2020 Statutory Payment changes

Our recommended partners at www.PayrollForNannies.co.uk  provide payroll advice for parents and have created this content.

From 6th April 2019, the rates for statutory payments will increase to the following.

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Free Online Educational Apps & Games

2019 February 1

If your child loves video games, apps and interactive activities but you’d like the focus to be more educational, we’ve put together a list of 3 fantastic apps, games and online resources to give every child the learning bug! The best part? They’re all free!

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New Tax Level Information for Working Nannies

2019 January 28

New tax level information for working nannies

Our recommended partners at www.PayrollForNannies.co.uk provide payroll advice for parents and have created this content.

The standard tax code for tax year (19/20) is 1250L, this then means an employee (a nanny) can earn £12,500.00 per annum before they pay any tax. This figure is then spread over the relevant pay periods in the tax year (52 if weekly and 12 if monthly) this then gives the tax-free allowance for each pay period.

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Auto-Enrolment Guidance for Parents and Nannies

2019 January 21

Our recommended partners at www.PayrollForNannies.co.uk  provide payroll advice for parents and have created this content.

It is important to remember the contributions for automatic enrolment for pensions.

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How Does the National Minimum Wage Apply to Nannies?

2019 January 14

Our recommended partners at www.PayrollForNannies.co.uk  provide payroll advice for parents and have created this content.

Calling all nannies and parents who employ nannies, do you know how the national minimum wage affects you? Keep reading to find out.

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Online Safety Tips for Nannies

2019 January 11

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a significant rise in internet fraud, phishing scams and other ‘traps’ that aim to trick victims into handing over money, providing sensitive information or even putting themselves in physical danger.

To help you stay safe when applying for your next nanny job, we’ve put together our top online safety tips for nannies:

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What to do if Nanny Does Not Have a National Insurance Number?

2019 January 7

Our recommended partners at www.PayrollForNannies.co.uk  provide payroll advice for parents and have created this content.

Have you employed a nanny who doesn’t yet have a National Insurance number? Are you a nanny applying for a job but you don’t have a NI number?

Don’t worry!

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Saying Goodbye To The ‘Red Book’

2019 January 5

For generations, parents of babies and young children in the UK have used the ‘red book’ to record their child’s development, keep track of vaccinations and monitor baby’s growth.

However, in a recent update from the UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock announced that in a new bid by the government to stay current and to help improve health services for new mothers and babies, the ‘red book’ will be going digital in 2024.

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