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Emotional Development ‘Most Important’ For Young Children

As children get ready to start school there will be a lot that they need to adapt to. Beginning this stage of their lives is great, but for parents it can be stressful, worrying about whether they’re ready and have got the right skills. Maureen Hemingway, Sheffield Council’s senior adviser for the early years, recently…

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Parents ‘Relieved’ School Is Starting

Many parents in the UK are looking forward to the end of the school holidays, a survey has found. In total, 82 per cent of those questioned stated that they’re looking forward to returning to more of a routine when September comes around. The Independent revealed that one in four of the parents they surveyed…

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Could Robots Influence Children In The Future?

Parents and those in au pair jobs are likely to be familiar with the concern that children could be negatively swayed by their peers. However, they should perhaps be more worried about the influence of robots instead. University of Plymouth researchers recently released a study entitled Science Robotics, which found that kids as young as…

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Is There A Market For Children’s PTs?

If you’re looking for au pair vacancies there are a number of things you’ll be doing for the family you live with, although the primary focus is naturally looking after the children. However, one thing to consider is how you’ll keep the children you’re caring for fit and healthy – and given the rise in…

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Free Activities For Kids This Summer

If you’re a parent who struggles with balancing work and keeping the kids entertained over the summer holidays then you might be interested in working with an au pair agency in the UK to get a little hope with childcare. The Mirror gives some of their top fun free things you can do with kids…

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British Children Belong To Video-Gaming Generation

More and more kids classify their main hobby as playing video games, spending more than double the time they play outside indoors on their computer devices. Parents and those looking after children during the summer from an au pair agency in the UK might try to encourage youngsters to dust off their trainers and head…

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Sugar Intake Increases By 500% Over Summer

The summer holidays are soon approaching, which means most parents will be worrying about childcare plans, frantically searching for au pair vacancies, and looking for activities to entertain their kids with for six weeks. However, they should also be concerned about their youngsters’ diets over the summer break, after a report found children consume five…

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Top Tips To Help Survive The Summer Holidays

You may find that there are many more au pair jobs over the six week summer holidays, and while it’s a great time to explore the best of what the UK has to offer, it’s also important to know that childcare duties may vary from term time. However, it has the opportunity to be a…

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Do You Know The Safer Sleep Rules?

It is essential for all people in au pair jobs to understand the rules surrounding safer sleep for babies. Sleep advice changed in the last two decades to ensure that babies are as protected as possible from the dangers of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which is listed as the cause of death when a baby…

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Govt Announces New Plans To Cut Childhood Obesity By Half

Parents and au pairs in the UK who look after children will certainly want to make sure the kids in their care are as healthy and active as possible, which is why many will be pleased the government is taking steps to curb the problem of obesity in children.   Earlier this week, health and…

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