East Green Child Care Blog
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!
If you’re the parent of a fussy eater (and most parents I know are, including me) then chances are you’ve tried lots of different ways to get your child to eat different foods.
Maybe you started off quite patiently, being very encouraging and trying a variety of tactics to make mealtimes fun. Several months on though, maybe nothing has worked, you’re anxious your child isn’t getting all the daily nutrients he or she needs, and mealtimes have become a constant battleground, with tears and tantrums and stress.
I have been planning a blog about what to pack in your hospital bag for a while now and one of the things everyone agrees on taking is snacks. It got me thinking so I asked my friend Chloe Stephens who runs the bootcamp I go to, if she had any advice on this.