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What to ask a babysitter

What to ask a babysitter

Last week we looked at the different options available to parents in sourcing a babysitter. Today we look at the aspects one should consider when sourcing a candidate yourself, through a newspaper, listing site or other direct advertising. Consider the age of your children and that of the sitter: Younger teenagers do not posses the … Continue reading

How to find a reliable babysitter

How to find a reliable babysitter

Finding a reliable babysitter who you can trust with your children can be tedious and down right scary. This is especially true if your children are still very young, although we believe it is important for all children not yet of an age where they can legally be held responsible for themselves (16 +).  Knowing where … Continue reading

What should be on your food labels?

What should be on your food labels?

In 2010 the hard fought battle for food labeling regulations finally became law, with the introduction of regulation R146. As a consumer, its important to know your rights. You have the right to know that a product that does not have the following information on the label should. You have the right to inquire should … Continue reading

Language development: Scribble Time

Language development: Scribble Time

When babies spill food and start playing in it, using their fingers and palms, they are not just making a mess. They are exploring making marks and this is your child’s first step towards writing. You can encourage a toddler to make marks by giving them different surfaces and mediums to explore. Paint is usually … Continue reading

ChildCareSA and MaxiCosiSA Giveaway

ChildCareSA and MaxiCosiSA Giveaway

As promised yesterday,courtesy of Brands Africa and MaxiCosiSA, ChildCareSA brings you our latest competition. What is this mysterious give away we have been raving about? It’s the Maxi-Cosi Priori SPS car seat in the 9 – 18 kg range (9 months to 3½ years) valued at R 2500! Protected by a shock-absorbing headrest and side panels (Side Protection System), … Continue reading

Language Development: Boosting with Books

Language Development: Boosting with Books

Experts recommend reading to babies right from birth.  Reading assists in language and concentration development. Simple poems and nursery rhymes can act as ‘stories’ for even the tiniest babies.  Enjoying books together from a young age is probably one of the most important thing you can do to help your child become a reader. Infants can have … Continue reading

Introducing ‘Brands Africa’

Introducing ‘Brands Africa’

As you know, at ChildCareSA, we are big on quality over quantity. We believe in maintaining the highest standards through our vetting processes. We are passionate about child safety standards and have been instrumental fore runners in bringing South Africa’s professional private childcare requirements up to par with international standards. In keeping with this spirit, … Continue reading

Language Development: Expanding vocabulary

Language Development: Expanding vocabulary

There are several resources available on a daily basis which can be used to swiftly expand a toddler’s vocabulary and encourage a more talkative child. Reminisce Looking at photos together is a great way to help toddlers learn the names of friends and family. If they can’t say a name yet, see if they can point to … Continue reading

Language Development: Toddler talk

Language Development: Toddler talk

By the time a child reaches the age of 18 months, their vocabulary generally ranges at between 40 to 60 words. Occasionally a single word will be used in place of a sentence  or words wont be pronounced properly. This swiftly expands between 18 to 24 months. Suddenly they will be putting together 2 or more … Continue reading

Heart and Home Give Away

Heart and Home Give Away

We’ve got a fun new competition for you from HeartandHome.co.za. Together with ChildCareSA, Heart and Home are giving away 1 of their adorable, quirky kiddies, insulated and plastic lunch boxes. We’ll be giving away 1 lunch box every second Wednesday for the next 2 months for Lunch box snack of the week series readers and Facebook followers.  Heart … Continue reading