Infant Care Routines – Bathing a Newborn – Topping and Tailing

Bathing is not just about cleanliness, it’s also a wonderful bonding experience for both parent and child. For any care provider in fact, bathing can strengthen not only the care providers bond with the child but from a developmental view point, beyond simply strengthening bonds, experiences in the first year of life which teach the child that he or she can trust care providers and … Continue reading Infant Care Routines – Bathing a Newborn – Topping and Tailing

Infant Care Routines – Sleep like a Baby

Whoever it was that once said, “sleep like a baby” undoubtedly didn’t have one. Getting an infant to grow into a sleeping pattern is one of the most challenging areas of welcoming a new baby into the world, especially for first time parents. Personally, I was very lucky in this department, having had a significant amount of childcare experience by the time my own daughter … Continue reading Infant Care Routines – Sleep like a Baby

Play Time: Fine Motor Magic

Fine motor skill development is a big focus for children age around 2 years old and older and surprisingly there are a tonne of fun games for helping children learn these skills. For this game you will need large (A4)cards with shapes drawn on them with colourful pens. A good starting set would include a circle, a square, a triangle, a straight horizontal line and … Continue reading Play Time: Fine Motor Magic

Experienced Au pair available in Cape Town from January 2018

Meet Natashua. She has been part of the Sitters4U team since 2009. Natashua is based in Century City, Cape Town and is seeking a full time long term PA/Home Manager/ Au pair role, from 07h30 onwards, Monday to Friday position in the Southern Suburbs, CBD or West Coast from January 2018 with children aged from 12 months to 12 years old. She has over 10 years … Continue reading Experienced Au pair available in Cape Town from January 2018

Live-In Executive Au pair Available From November 2017 in Cape Town

Meet Margarite, available in the Atlantic Seaboard area of Cape Town for the summer. Margarite has been part of the Sitters4U team since December 2015.   Margarite is seeking an au pairing job full day and preferably live in from 1 November 2017 onwards with children aged 1 year and upward. Margarite is also available tutoring and babysitting and is capacable of providing PA support. … Continue reading Live-In Executive Au pair Available From November 2017 in Cape Town

Play Time: Manners Managed

We have spoken about the importance of manners in previous posts, especially for older children, but at what point can we really start teaching our little ones the intricacies of manner culture? Of course we lead by example and aim to show courtesy in our behavior in front of children, which of course does ingrain in their young minds, but what and when can we … Continue reading Play Time: Manners Managed