Facebook Named As Worst Social Media Site For Childhood Bullying

Children are exposed to problems of online bullying in a way their parents never were, and the worst culprit for allowing youngsters to endure this intimidation has been found to be Facebook. According to a NSPCC study that looked at 14 sites, apps and games, Facebook, YouTube and computer game Grand Theft Auto: San Adreas…

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‘Daily Mile’ Makes Children Healthier

One of the most important reasons that busy families need au pairs in the UK is to ensure that they get all the help and attention they need to flourish, and this especially extends to their health. The world has definitely changed, and children have far more sedentary lifestyles than they ever have before, so…

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Blogger Reveals Tips To Get Fussy Children To Eat Healthily

When you are in charge of looking after children, whether you are an au pair in the UK, nanny, grandparent or parent, one of your biggest jobs will be to make sure the kids eat well. However, for many people, this is a huge challenge, as lots of youngsters are incredibly fussy when it comes…

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Would You Be An Au Pair On Your Gap Year?

After you leave school or college and are faced with a host of big decisions about your future, it’s understandable that you’d want to take some time out and work out the right path for you. Many people take a gap year in their late teens or early 20s and it can be a great…

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8 Summer Safety Tips For Au Pairs

Now that the weather is finally showing signs of improving, those in au pair jobs at the moment will no doubt be spending a lot more time outside with their young charges. And while it’s great to get a vitamin D boost, you do need to make sure you take extra precautions so the kids…

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New Mobile App To Help Au Pairs Make Friends

Advertising your services with an au pair agency is a great idea if you do want to find a placement with a family sooner rather than later – but if you get stationed somewhere far away where you don’t know anyone, it can be really rather daunting. Which is why it’s so exciting to hear…

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Easter Baking Ideas

For au pairs working in the UK, it can be a fun challenge to come up with things to do with the children in your care – especially when there are public holidays or events that give you an obvious theme. With Easter just around the corner, we thought we’d look at a few of…

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Jessica Alba Praises Her Children’s Nanny

It is rare that celebrities even admit to having a nanny, let alone come out to publicly praise them for their hard work and help. But this is just what Jessica Alba has done, with the actress taking to her Instagram account to extol the virtues of her child-minder. Earlier this week, the Sin City…

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Easter Activities Perfect For Children

Once your au pair agency has matched you up with the perfect family in the UK, it won’t be long before the school holidays come along and you’ll be needing to think up ideas to keep the kids entertained. The Evening Standard have some great suggestions of things you can do in London this Easter,…

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Should You Insist On A Contract As An Au Pair?

If you’re keen to spend a few years working as au pairs in the UK or elsewhere, you would certainly be wise to draft your own contract up to give to your host family so you know you’re protected in case something does go wrong. It’s a good idea to make sure you include arrangements…

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