A Halloween To Please Everyone
The Elite Nanny Company | Specialist Nanny Agency
by Admin
6M ago
Halloween is becoming a bigger celebration every year in the UK, partly because it comes at just that time of year when we all really need a reason to have fun. However, Halloween also present problems for some families, such as more fundamental Christians, Jehovah’s Witnesses and those for whom traditional celebrations of the Día de los Muertos have been culturally appropriated into sugar skull make-up etc. But there are easy ways to have a Halloween that is both fun and sensitive to others. How to make Halloween happy Consider working with your nanny to help the children make Halloween mask ..read more
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Having tough conversations with your nanny
The Elite Nanny Company | Specialist Nanny Agency
by Admin
11M ago
At The Elite Nanny Company, we’re committed to finding you just the right nanny, that’s not always the perfect one because, let’s be honest, who’s perfect?  So there may be times when you and your nanny aren’t in agreement and that’s when a tough conversation needs to happen. What kind of thing are we talking about? Maybe you and your nanny have different views about risk, or you need to change her duties or hours, or perhaps something has come up concerning the children that you are nervous about discussing. It can feel like a confrontation and that’s the place to start developing your t ..read more
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Toddler + newborn? How to avoid burnout
The Elite Nanny Company | Specialist Nanny Agency
by Admin
11M ago
There are many great reasons to have your children close together: Shared experiences like playtime, naps etc Close developmental stages (and shared toys) Getting through the tougher stages (broken sleep) in one go More offers of help, because your friends and family haven’t burned out either! However, there are definitely challenges and here’s The Maternity Nurse Company guide to overcoming them with style. Coping with the birth Whether you’re going into hospital or aiming for a home birth, it’s likely you’ll have a friend or family member taking care of your toddler when you go into labour ..read more
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The Elite Nanny Guide to Easter Activities 2023
The Elite Nanny Company | Specialist Nanny Agency
by Admin
1y ago
Parents divide into two camps over Easter – those who love it and those who dread having to find activities for the kids. If you’re in the latter camp, don’t worry, we’ve got you – and your nanny!  Historical Easter activities Forget the day when the National Trust was a place where you had to take a reverential tour through a stately home. In 2023 there will be over 190 Easter trails to explore right across the country, so there’s bound to be something for everyone – each trail is different but they all offer beautiful scenery, a change to discover the past and of course – an Easter Egg ..read more
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After School Activities – An Elite Nanny Guide
The Elite Nanny Company | Specialist Nanny Agency
by Admin
1y ago
For some parents after school activities are a way of enriching a child’s experience and wellbeing, for others, it’s about finding a way to give a child quality activity around a demanding parental work schedule. Whatever the reason, understanding how – and when – to choose an after school activity is crucial to success. Age appropriate activity Parents, and nannies, know a child best. Choosing the right time to enrol a child into an after-school activity helps to balance the needs of the child with the excitement and stimulation of doing something after school. Many children start these activ ..read more
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New Year’s Resolutions – with your nanny and kids
The Elite Nanny Company | Specialist Nanny Agency
by Admin
1y ago
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? Have you already broken it?  No matter in a recent survey we discovered that 55% of Americans don’t manage to keep their resolutions for a whole year and 11% don’t even make it to the end of January. However, there’s a great reset button for the New Year’s Resolution that we’d like to share with you. Resolution setting as a learning tool There’s lots of evidence that setting an active goal is more achievable, and more rewarding, than a negative one and this is a tool we can help our children to develop, which will serve them well throughout their live ..read more
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The best (and worst) Nanny gifts
The Elite Nanny Company | Specialist Nanny Agency
by Admin
1y ago
The holidays are here – and families with small children at home are rushed off their feet with all the excitement (and pressure) that this season brings. But expressing some appreciation for your Nanny is never more important than at this time of year, when they are probably taking up the slack around your home to help you cope with the Nativities, Carol Concerts, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa celebrations, Yule festivities and everything else that the season brings!  It’s traditional to give your nanny an end of year bonus and that should be a serious consideration if he or she has done a good j ..read more
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The Elite Nanny Guide to Happy Bonfire Nights
The Elite Nanny Company | Specialist Nanny Agency
by Admin
1y ago
Whether you love fireworks or hate them, Bonfire Night is hard to get away from! For many children it’s one of those high adrenaline events that can lead to tears and tantrums, not least because sleep may have been disturbed for several nights beforehand due to other people’s firework displays. However, a happy Bonfire Night is entirely possible thanks to our top tips :   If you’re going to have fireworks, make sure that you’ve bought from a reputable retailer. Designate one person and one helper to be firework lighters and make sure everybody else stays well back. Make sure the firework ..read more
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Why are more parents hiring nannies?
The Elite Nanny Company | Specialist Nanny Agency
by Admin
1y ago
One word. Pandemic. Childcare has been as shaken up by COVID-19 as every other sector. In the USA they’re seeing a fundamental shift away from day-care to personal care for five reasons: COVID fears – because many parents are worried about unvaccinated children being exposed to COVID-19, many have pulled their kids from nurseries to have them looked after at home. For those parents who can’t afford a nanny at home, a nanny share has become a real option, reducing the exposure risk and the cost at the same time. COVID failures – for many other parents, the constant need to organise at home car ..read more
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Football for Girls
The Elite Nanny Company | Specialist Nanny Agency
by Admin
1y ago
The Euros have changed our view of women’s football – quite possibly for ever. Local clubs have seen an 83% increase in requests for tryouts and taster days for girls. So, should we all be thinking about girls and football and if so, how do we go about it? Let’s start with the reason’s for football for girls. Football players are famous for their physical fitness. It’s a sport that improves cardiovascular health, balance and coordination, and mental strength. Teamwork matters in football. Children are never too young to learn to socialise, work with their peers and teach collaboration and mut ..read more
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