Childminder Duties on Film Sets: Working Conditions

Over the last two weeks, we looked at the working hours and safety requirements for children working on film and in the performing arts sectors. We discussed the requirements laid out in Section 44 and 45 of the BCEA Regulations but let’s take it one step further and have a look at the additional requirements set out in section 43 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993. Continue reading Childminder Duties on Film Sets: Working Conditions

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Childminder Duties on Film Sets: Safety

Last week we explored sectoral determinations of the department of labour regarding the legal limitations of working hours and break times for children under the age of 15 years old working in the film industry. What about safety? While working hours are a large part of keeping a child safe from exhaustion and abuse, let’s take a look at the safety requirements for children working in the performing arts sector. Continue reading Childminder Duties on Film Sets: Safety

Childminder Duties on Film Sets: Working Hours

At Sitters4U we often assist film houses with childminding services on film sets, Its a fantastic experience for the children performing and an experience in and unto itself for childminder, but what do we need to be aware of when minding kids on set? Continue reading Childminder Duties on Film Sets: Working Hours

The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

Nowadays, our children are victims of the modern world, in which technology is the leading example of how to NOT get raised properly. We let our children expose themselves to the world through their mobile and desktop devices and often forget how exercise is important. Apart from exercise and movement as a prerequisite of every child, the values in life such as self-control, confidence, strength … Continue reading The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

Kids and Scuba Diving

If children under the age of 12 are physically, mentally and emotionally able to handle the skills and understanding the knowledge needed to scuba dive and the thirst to learn, he or she should be able to get certified. In my experience with my kids, children today are learning concepts crucial to understanding the risks involved in scuba at a younger age than previous generations. … Continue reading Kids and Scuba Diving

Lunch Box Snack of the Week: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep/ Cooking Time: 15 minutes/30 minutes Servings: makes 8 servings Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. Equipment: 2 mixing bowls, 2 pans, baking pan Served warm, straight from the oven, or chilled as dessert, there’s almost nothing to beat this lovely treat.  A perfect lunch box accompaniment your little one will love. Ingredients 6 tablespoons sugar, divided 3/4 cups of … Continue reading Lunch Box Snack of the Week: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Year End Party Time

It’s one of our favorite things to do at Sitters4U; catering to functions. Generally speaking most of our staff are found working separately for private clients. It’s a tremendous opportunity to work together and have fun doing what we love! This last weekend we were blessed enough to work with over 100 children. We managed a number of rides including pony rides, water slides, jumping castles and electronic rides. We … Continue reading Year End Party Time