Bringing Baby Home for the First Time: A Rollercoaster of Emotions
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by Des Patmore
3w ago
Bringing Baby Home for the First Time: A Rollercoaster of Emotions   Hello, everyone! I just thought I’d give you a very small glimpse into what it was like being a first-time parent to my precious little gift bundle. Bringing your child home from the hospital really is an emotional hurricane, to say the least! First off, let’s talk about fear. Oh dear! The fear! The moment we walked in that door, with our baby in hand, I think my heart skipped about a hundred beats. Then, all of a sudden, a small, tender human had been given into my care, and it really did hit me like a ton of bricks ..read more
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Introducing Nicola: Your Trusted Baby Sleep Coach
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by Des Patmore
3w ago
Dear Parents, At Happy Nest Nanny and Maternity Agency, we understand the joys and challenges of parenthood. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing you with the best childcare solutions tailored to your family’s needs. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to Nicola, a beloved member of our team and a seasoned expert in baby sleep coaching. Meet Nicola: With 23 years of experience as a Maternity Postnatal Worker and Baby Sleep Coach, Nicola brings a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and expertise to every family she serves. Her passion for helping parents navigate the journey of sleep traini ..read more
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Toddler tantrums: a supportive guide for mums and dads
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by Emma
1M ago
Short read Dealing with toddler tantrums can be one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. It’s important to understand that tantrums are a normal part of child development. Toddlers are trying to express themselves and often don’t have the words to convey their feelings, leading to frustration and outbursts.   Tantrums often occur because toddlers feel misunderstood or are unable to communicate their needs. Sometimes it can be because of jealousy. However common triggers include hunger, tiredness, overstimulation and the need for attention. Identifying these triggers can help pare ..read more
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Nanny Myths and Misconceptions
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by Emma
1M ago
Hiring a nanny can be beneficial in so many ways however not everyone initially sees it in a positive light. “Uniforms are required” Not every nanny wears uniforms, only a select few such as Norland College nannies. Wearing your own clothes gives you the best opportunity to play in slime, bake with messy flour and dodge zombie brains! “Nannies are only for rich and famous” Hiring a nanny isn’t just for the rich and famous, at all. Here at Happy Nest we’ve helped families up and down the country from all walks of life. There’s no judgement in asking for help. “Nannies are female only ..read more
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The Importance of trial days when hiring a nanny
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by Des Patmore
1M ago
Here at Happy Nest HQ we thoroughly vet our clients using our NannyHire Check service to ensure only the best reach you, however the next step is to give them the opportunity for a trial in your home. Don’t worry – you’ll receive our hand picked nannies to choose which profile you like the look of. Trial days turn practice to practical and ensures peace of mind before hiring them to work in your home long term. It gives you an opportunity to observe how the nanny interacts with your children, how they handle different situations and how they follow your instructions and preferences. A tri ..read more
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Things to do during half term
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by Emma
2M ago
Stuck for something to do during those long half term days? We’ve got your back. Homework First and foremost – get the homework done! Once it’s done it’s done and means no last minute Sunday night tears needing to get it done for their first day back. Themed activities Over the school break it’s pancake day and Valentine’s Day – and activities about them don’t have to be only on those days! Cheap cinema tickets Which? have compiled a very useful list of 3 of the biggest cinema chains offering great deals: Cooking Perhaps you’ll discover a new favourite recipe! Cheap cafe meals Which? have als ..read more
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How do I tell my child we’re hiring a nanny?
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by Emma
3M ago
At Happy Nest we sympathise with the roller coaster of parenting and we know it can be challenging (to say the least!). It’s good to reach out and ask for help and that’s why we offer unbiased support with a process that’s as smooth as possible. Some parents struggle with how to tell their child – or children – that they are hiring a nanny to help with childcare. It can be a sensitive topic, especially if they are used to having their parents’ full attention. So, sit tight – coming up are some tips on how to approach this conversation with your children in a positive and reassuring way. It’s i ..read more
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The Importance of Professional Nanny Insurance: Insights from our Nanny Community
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by Des Patmore
3M ago
At Happy Nest Nanny and Maternity Agency, we always try to ensure that our nannies receive the best support and resources in their professional journey. Recently, we conducted a survey within our Nanny community on Facebook, seeking opinions on whether professional nannies should have nanny insurance. The results were illuminating, with a resounding 94% of Nannies advocating for the necessity of nanny insurance, while 6% held a differing opinion. In this blog, we look into the reasons behind the overwhelming support for professional nanny insurance.   Understanding Nanny Insurance: Nanny ..read more
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The Crucial Role of Nanny Contracts: Insights from Happy Nest Nanny and Maternity
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by Des Patmore
3M ago
In the world of professional childcare services, establishing clear and comprehensive agreements between nannies and families is paramount. At Happy Nest Nanny and Maternity, a leading agency with over 12 years of experience in providing exceptional childcare solutions, we recently asked our nanny community on social media to explore the significance of professionally drafted nanny contracts. The results were illuminating, with 66% of respondents expressing the importance of having a formal contract before commencing work, while 33% emphasised the need for a structured offer outlining crucial ..read more
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First day matters – Help us make the first day fantastic for you all!!!
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by Des Patmore
5M ago
First day matters – Help us make the first day fantastic for you all!!! We all know how it feels to be starting a new job. Excitement, nerves, questions you don’t want to ask…..we’ve all been there, and its no different for Nannies and the Families that they are joining. At Happy Nest we want to make sure that those early days go as smoothly as possible, not just for the recruitment process, but also for the days and weeks running up to and after, the start date. We always want things to go as they should, so to help us to do this, we have teamed up with our S.E.Hunter Associates Limited, our ..read more
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