Fun with Bubbles

As much as we love our children, the early years can be quite challenging. Our infants, babies and young toddlers can’t communicate as easily as older children and entertaining them or engaging with them can feel a bit like being a one woman (or man) stand up show. It can be quite challenging to think of activities to do with infants but something that always … Continue reading Fun with Bubbles

New Au Pair available in Cape Town

Sitters4U would like to welcome Jacqueline to the Team! Jacqueline is based in the south of Cape Town and is seeking a long term full day Au Pair position with children aged between 0 and 5 years old. Jacqueline is also available for babysitting. She has over 5 years childcare experience and has completed an ECD National Diploma at Northlink College. You can view her … Continue reading New Au Pair available in Cape Town

Can I Breastfeed After I Go Back to Work?

It’s a big question for a lot of new mommies, can I go back to work and still breastfeed my child? The resounding answer is happily ‘yes’, you will just need a little preparation to make it a successful transition. You will need to invest in a good breast pump and a double pump will be best. If your office has a nursery, you will … Continue reading Can I Breastfeed After I Go Back to Work?

Preparing to Breastfeed

It’s an exciting time in life preparing for the birth of a little life to come into your life.  If you have made the decision to breastfeed your new infant once they are born there are a few things you can do to prepare for their arrival. Staying healthy is the best you can do to prepare your body for breastfeeding. You can also learn … Continue reading Preparing to Breastfeed

The Body Bath Time Song

I am fortunate enough to have a husband who is a very involved father. Like most mothers, I tend to be the one who worries about meals, bed times, laundry, discipline, structure and routines. My husband is the one who is more likely to fool around with our children being silly and creating laughs. This is probably why he came up with a fantastic way … Continue reading The Body Bath Time Song

How Easy is it to Breastfeed?

Last week we looked at the benefits of breastfeeding, but how easy is it to breastfeed? It’s supposed to be easy and natural, and for many new moms this is indeed the case, but just as many find it quite hard to get going. While a healthy newborn naturally has active sucking and rooting responses. For the infant this means they can start feeding immediately … Continue reading How Easy is it to Breastfeed?

Seven Tummy Time Ideas

Tummy time is a vital part of your baby’s development.  Babies need time on their tummies to develop strong neck, back and shoulder muscles. It also helps them learn to push up, roll over, sit up and crawl. But what if you have a baby who doesn’t like tummy time? How do you make tummy time interesting and stimulating for your baby to encourage all … Continue reading Seven Tummy Time Ideas

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

New Experienced Au Pair Available in Cape Town.

Sitters4U would like to welcome Mary to our team. Mary is based in Cape Town and is seeking a long term full day au pair position with children aged between 0 and 5 years old in the Southern Suburbs, Atlantic Seaboard, CBD or surrounds. Mary is also available for babysitting. She has 5 years of professional childcare experience and has completed an au pair, special … Continue reading New Experienced Au Pair Available in Cape Town.

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 and Tutor Available in Southern Suburbs, Cape Town

Sitters4U would like to welcome Lauren to the team! Lauren is based in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town and is seeking a part time position, working  with children of all ages. Lauren is available for afternoon, half day au pairing, babysitting and tutoring. She is highly educated, having completed a Masters in Medical Science and Honours in Biochemisty. Lauren is currently  obtaining a Ph.D … Continue reading Experienced Au pair and Tutor Available in Southern Suburbs, 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

Play Time: Silly Soup

Silly soup is a fun game which will help children from 2 years and older to enhance their verbal memory. For this game you will need a large soup pot with a lid, a large wooden spoon and a small basket of items. To start this game, tell the child you are going to make some soup and you’d like their help. Ask the child … Continue reading Play Time: Silly Soup

Experienced Night Nurse/ Au Pair in Southern Suburbs, Cape Town

Sitters4U would like to welcome Bianca to the Team! Bianca is based in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town and she is seeking a full time night nurse or au pair position with children age 0 to 3 years old. Bianca is also available for babysitting. She has over 4 years of professional childcare experience and has completed an Advanced Certificate in Child Psychology. Bianca … Continue reading Experienced Night Nurse/ Au Pair in Southern Suburbs, Cape Town