East Green Child Care Blog
If you read the guest blog from Alice Backlog a few weeks’ ago, you’ll know that she talked about having suffered from post-natal depression and anxiety. I wanted to give you some pointers on who to turn to should you be feeling like this and share some stories of women who have been on their own mental health journeys as mothers.
Would you like to know a little more about life casting and how to capture a moment in time??
My name is Christine Sharman and I own Babyprints Tunbridge Wells. My job is to capture memories for you. I am a life caster, which means I create 3d replicas of the hands and feet of your loved ones, whatever age they are.
First day of school – preparation and expectations
Does your child start school in September? If it’s your first child to start school, you may have mixed emotions about what that all means, I’m sure. It’s a milestone in their and your lives, they’re gaining some independence and at the same time, perhaps freeing up some time for you, allowing you to focus on your own pursuits, your other children. There’s no denying that the first day can be emotional but I’ve compiled a list of practical steps to help you, as well as some thoughts on what to expect from your child come September.
Having babies abroad – an ex-pat’s experience
Clare White has lived quite literally all over the world. She was born in Kent, moved to Switzerland when she was one, later came back to Kent and then once married, embarked on a worldwide adventure with her husband Roger that would take them to Austria, Trinidad , Mumbai, Egypt, Singapore and Thailand. Clare has three sons who were born in different countries, Egypt, Singapore and Thailand and here she recounted to me some stories of having babies abroad and how she took inspiration from a Thai hospital to start her business.
We’re only human!
Nannies are brilliant! I’ve been one, I’ve worked with lots and now I place lots to families in Kent, Sussex and beyond. But nannies are only human and just like any working relationship, the smooth relationship between parents and nannies is critical to success.
As we journey through parenthood we are faced with so many shifting and conflicting ways of being. A new phase with our child creates a new phase within us. I am a mother of two, Co- creator of Kingdom Yoga, Freelance Photo Editor, friend, daughter and Wife.
Are you feeling challenged?! Do you have a baby that isn’t feeding well? Do you have a toddler who’s struggling to sleep through the night? Or perhaps, you’re feeling more than challenged, overwhelmed in fact, and you just need someone to talk to.
‘Hypno’ what?? That’s the response I tend to get when talking about hypnobirthing. If I’m honest it’s the ‘hypno’ bit of the word which tends to put people off. Perhaps it’s the images of pocket clocks on gold chains, tie dyed skirts, incense diffusers and chanting which spring to mind for most people, confirming that hypnobirthing is definitely not for them. “A little bit weird and alternative” or “definitely not for me as I am not that type of person” are often quoted.
East Green Child Care Services has been around for 22 years! It is one of the longest running child care agencies in Kent that has remained under the same ownership & management. Over those 22 years I’ve enjoyed lots of nannying roles myself and had my two children, so life has never been dull! Throughout it all I’ve continued to offer the same service that I committed to in 1997 – I’m passionate about creating placements that really work and I also aim to deliver quality customer service to all my clients.
Why a nanny?
I understand that there is a plethora of child care options available to parents and I am often asked, “Why would I choose a nanny over, say, a nursery or child minder?”. There are hundreds of reasons why a nanny works well for so many families but here are my top 5.
If you want to hear more or just discuss, give me a call! 01732 838417 or 07778 923 400.
You’ve heard of baby day care but have you heard of baby night care?
You might be preparing yourself for your baby’s arrival or perhaps reading this whilst your new baby sleeps – either way, you may be considering help with your new addition. East Green Child Care Services can offer you a variety of childcare options, one being a maternity or night nurse.
At East Green Child Care Services Ltd, we not only help you find childcare that fits your family, we like to try to help you manage the costs that go hand in hand with such a relationship.
Tax-Free Childcare is a Government scheme that was launched in 2017 to help working parents/carers with the cost of childcare.
Tax free childcare can save up to £2,000 per child so it’s worth checking to see whether your family is eligible!