Interview Tips for Au pairs: How to Dress

So you have been selected for an interview for an au pair role but don’t know how to dress? Yes, we know its a little confusing. When interviewing for an au pair or nanny position it can be a little tougher to decide what to wear than interviewing for a corporate role. Being an au pair means being involved in the families life on a … Continue reading Interview Tips for Au pairs: How to Dress

Honor Student Seeks Au pair or Tutoring Role in Pretoria East or Randburg and Surrounds

A big, warm welcome to our team Stephanie. A 22 year old young lady who is going places and doing it with a smile and a heart filled with sunshine. We are lucky indeed to have this ball of energy working with us and can’t wait to see what the future brings. Her love for children is contagious and so is her personality. She has … Continue reading Honor Student Seeks Au pair or Tutoring Role in Pretoria East or Randburg and Surrounds

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 emotional or physical maturity to deal with the many problems … Continue reading What to Ask a 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 to find options, what to ask, what to check and … Continue reading How to Find a Reliable Babysitter

Language Development: 2 to 4 Years Old: Learning to Listen

Listening skills play an important role in communication, learning and especially the development of reading skills. We live in a world where there is noise around us at all times. Hence children may become accustomed to blocking out background noises and employing a ‘half-listening’strategy to life. There are many ways to encourage children to listen actively. Don’t expect miracles though as it will take time, … Continue reading Language Development: 2 to 4 Years Old: Learning to Listen

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 this information not be displayed. You have the right to … Continue reading What Should Be on Your Food Labels?