Top Tips for Entertaining Children at Weddings

Summer is definitely the season for Weddings, we have 2 more coming up soon and have just returned from a friends wedding in Cornwall – planning that big day is hard enough and we of course all hope for a beautiful sunny day. Living in the UK that of course isn’t always possible but stillRead more

Top Tips From a Former Nanny: Helping to cope with Chicken Pox

Top Tips Helping to deal with Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox is one of those common illnesses which most of us will get at some point in our lives (unless your child had had the Chicken Pox vaccination), and while most get this at a young age and while still at school there is no set age when Chicken Pox will strike. Emmy gotRead more

It’s about time to teach Independence

I’ve been a Mum for just over 8 years now and a Mum to two for 5 and a half years and it’s about high time that some of the things I, as a Mum, do for the children. Yes, it’s my job to make sure all of their needs are met but the kidsRead more

5 things which will provoke kiddie tantrums

things which will provoke kiddie tantrums

Kids are so very highly strung aren’t they? They become emotional at the drop of a hat, any slight change or wrong word can set them off and send them over the edge without any warning at all. They can change in seconds from loving angels to the devil child who you’d happily give awayRead more

Understanding your newborns cries

**This post is written in collaboration with Care** Baby’s cry – FACT It’s their way of communicating to us in the only way there are able, this could be because they are wet, tired, hungry, ill etc. and as parents we do eventually work out what they are trying to tell us. I remember beingRead more

Top Tips for encouraging children to be active

Top tips for encouraging kids to be active

Welcome back to another post in my this increasingly popular blog series Top Tips from a Former Nanny, today I am sharing my top tips for keeping children fit and active. With children spending an increasing amount of time sitting in front of the TV, playing on phones or tablets it isn’t surprising that childhoodRead more

Top Tips for dealing with Eczema and Dry Skin – Babies & Toddlers

Top tips for dealing with Eczema

*This blog post is in collaboration with iHerb* As a former Nanny (and former Nursery Nurse in a Private Day Nursery) of 14 years I have cared for numerous babies & toddlers, and it is safe to say that no one skin type is the same. Each child is unique and therefore has individual likes,Read more

Top Tips for preventing headlice/dealing with headlice

Top tips for treatinf headlice

Having been a Nanny for 14 years it’s a given that over those years I have had to deal with those pesky bugs a few times, there is nothing to be embarrassed about and they can be found on all hair types, boys and girls, adults and children. We all dread being handed those lettersRead more