East Green Child Care Blog

Pensions for nannies

The government have been phasing in legislation across the last 8 years that requires all employers to provide a pension scheme, no matter how few employees they have. This means nanny employers must set up a pension scheme in their name, to facilitate contributions by both the nanny and the employer.

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10 Great Emergency Meal Ideas

10 Great Emergency Meal Ideas 

You’ve got a million and one things to do as soon as you get through the door. You turn the key in the lock, take a deep breath and pray that you can all get through the next couple of hours without loosing it….

One of the first things you need to do is sort the evening meal. Groan. What to do?

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Preparing for interview – nannies and families!

Taking on a nanny might seem daunting.  You’re used to working with others in your day job; you might even be used to recruiting and hiring at work, but hiring for your family – how do you approach that?

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Remember, remember, the 5th of November!

Remember, remember, the 5th of November…. first aid kit, water and gloves!

Before we know it Bonfire night will be upon us and amid the ‘oooh’s and the ‘aaaah’s we need to know the safety of our children is not compromised.

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Struggling to get your children to eat well? Let’s get them in the kitchen!

 

My name is Carol, I am the proud owner of children’s cookery school, Cookies Kitchen and I am passionate about the importance of encouraging children to cook.

Today’s headlines are full of shocking facts and figures about childhood obesity, Public Health England say that nearly a third of children aged between 2-15 years are now over-weight or obese and with that figure only set to rise we really have to step up and change children’s relationships with food and exercise.

 

 

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I need some help!

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.

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Life Casting, all you need to know.....

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.

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Element 5 Digital

First day of school – preparation and expectations

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.

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Having babies abroad – an ex-pat’s experience

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.

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Early skills required for writing preparation

For a child to be able to write, there are so many requirements, including a combination of gross and fine motor skills to help with both mental and physical development.

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We’re only human!

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.

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Simple Self Care By Alice Backlog

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.

 

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Parenting consultants – ready to help you when you need it

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.

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Hypnobirthing……….what’s it all about??

‘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.

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East Green Child Care Services; our story

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.

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