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What To Do In London In December

Those of you taking on jobs with a London au pair agency will no doubt be thinking up all sorts of fun ideas and activities to do with your young charges this winter… and with December just around the corner, there are all sorts of festive goings-on to enjoy. Here are just a couple that…

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Alternative Ideas For An Advent Calendar

With December just a couple of weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about how you can have some festive fun with the children you’re caring for. All too often, advent calendars mean that kids are simply given a piece of chocolate each day, which is a shame given how many creative options there are…

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Too Much Screen Time For Toddlers Lead To Mental Health Problems

Parents and carers might be inclined to cut back on the amount of screen time they allow children to have after scientists have revealed that too many hours spent on smartphones and tablets could lead to mental health problems later in life. San Diego State University psychologist Jean Twenge and University of Georgia psychology professor…

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British Parents Fined £151m In Late Pick-Up Fees Over Year

Working parents all around the country will be familiar with the stress of trying to get to their children’s school on time so they are not late for pick-up. Not only do they not want their youngsters to be stuck waiting for them, but they are also desperate to avoid hefty late fees. According to…

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Top Indoor Day Trips For Rainy Days

When you’re working in au pair jobs, you need to have a host of ideas up your sleeve to keep the children you’re looking after occupied and amused. Although it’s half term this week, there are likely to be plenty of rainy days ahead in the coming months, so you might want to save up…

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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Announce Baby News

Rumours have been circulating about when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would announce they are expecting since they tied the knot in May. Now, just five months after their wedding, the newlyweds have revealed they are having a baby. Kensington Palace released the news earlier today (October 15th), issuing a press statement that said the…

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Children Exposed To Majority Of Daily Air Pollution On School Run!

Those in au pair jobs and parents alike might want to try and find ways to prevent their young charges from breathing in too much polluted air as they make their way to school, as new research has revealed that this is when they breathe in the majority of their daily air pollution. Carried out…

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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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