Sitters4U would like to welcome Laurie to the team! Laurie is based in the City Bowl of Cape Town and is seeking a full day au pair position, with children aged between 0 and 5 years old. Laurie comes highly recommended, she is reliable and is able to take initiative. Laurie has many years of experience working with special needs children from birth into adulthood. … Continue reading Au Pair Available in the City Bowl, Cape Town
Children are constantly absorbing information and learning from the world around them. The best teacher for young children is play and interaction with their environment. Little ones also love to mimic their parents. There are many day to day chores we take for granted that our children absolutely love. These are things like washing our cars (or going to the car wash), preparing meals, vacuuming, … Continue reading Shopping Trolley Game
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?
Sitters4U would like to welcome Lounez to the Team! Lounez is based in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town and is seeking a part-time Au pair position with children aged between 0 and 5 years old. Lounez is also available for tutoring and babysitting. She has completed 2 years of a 4 year B.Ed (foundation phase) diploma. She has childcare experience as well as tutoring … Continue reading New Au Pair/Tutor available in the Northern Suburbs, Cape Town
It’s a big worry for a lot of new moms. The question, is my baby getting enough milk? It’s a question which tends to create stress for new mummies during what should be a beautiful period in a mother’s life, is worrying about producing enough milk. It’s very rare for women not to produce enough milk but it may take a while for you to … Continue reading Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk? – Breastfeeding
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?
The ability to read is a vital skill for everyone. Those who cannot read are at a distinct disadvantage. Reading is critical for achieving well in school and tertiary education. Developing a child’s love of books will open up new worlds and allow their imaginations to be unleashed without limitations. Reading is essential for most forms of learning, follow instructions and many ordinary day to … Continue reading It’s Never Too Early For Books
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
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.
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
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
What Au pair Wannabe’s Should Know: Many young people go through a time in their lives where they are easily attracted to the life of being an au pair because from the outside it looks like easy money. “I’ll just be looking after a couple of kids. No problem!” But is this what au pairing really is about, or do we need to re-educate society … Continue reading Au Pairing: Is it for Everyone?
I remember spending most of my childhood outside, playing, not sitting with my ipad (we never had hand held devices back then) or watching TV, like most kids nowadays. What’s the result of this sedentary lifestyle coupled with the intake of junk food on our kids? There are more children and teens overweight or obese now than ever before. It’s important for our children to … Continue reading Physical Benefits of being Active for Kids
It is a well known fact that exercise has many physical benefits, but what are the benefits of exercise on your children’s psychological well being? Whether you are partaking in sports, going to a park, climbing the jungle gym or taking a walk, physical activity allows you to unwind, build self esteem, get active and engage with others. Exercise reduces depression and improves your mood. … Continue reading Psychological Benefits of Exercise for Kids
At Sitters4U we receive hundred of CV’s from au pairs across the South Africa every month. It would surprise you then as to how often its difficult then for us to gauge at a glance what childcare experience our applicants have, when they have worked for families, the details of the positions they have worked in, etc. It’s important to structure your CV in a … Continue reading How to set up your Au pair CV to get the Job