By Annie on 26 September, 2017
It has recently been reported that the elite nanny training school, Norland College, has taken on it’s biggest number of male recruits in history. Four lovely young men have enrolled this year and the college owes this to the breakdown of gender stereotyping in todays society. Please click on the links below from the Telegraph and the Daily Mail to read the full story…
By Annie on 23 May, 2016
I took my awesome Nephew, Henry to the park last Wednesday and when we arrived there was a Dad playing with his son on the play equipment. Henry ran straight up to him and asked him ‘Hey, why is it the weekend for you?’ Henry’s Dad, like most of the Dad’s out there, works Monday to Friday and often arrives home either just before bed time or shortly after. This got me thinking, lots of our families are either mums alone, or mums whose partner
By Annie on 17 February, 2015
As you all know, we don’t encourage screen time and computer games at My Big Buddy, however I’ve just come across this fantastic new app that I think every family will thoroughly enjoy. It’s called “Heads Up” and is available from the App Store for 75p.
By Annie on 12 February, 2015
Just like adults, kids respond better when they know what to expect. This is why it is so important to have a routine in place within the home. Your Buddy can help with this and if you ever need to replace him, passing on the role will be much easier.
When a new candidate registers with My Big Buddy, we run through a series of induction notes. One of the key sections of these notes is the ‘after school routine’. Here it is so you know what you can expect from your Buddy….
By Annie on 17 November, 2014
Over the years we have seen that our families have different ways of giving their new Buddies information about their children, house, routine and what to do in an emergency (some families forget that bit!).
By Annie on 17 November, 2014
We all know how an accident can be quite frightening and shock can sometimes make us forget what to do in an emergency. At My Big Buddy we take the care of our young charges very seriously, so when we came across this Baby and Child First Aid App by the Red Cross, we thought it would be a great App for our Buddies to download onto their phones.
By Annie on 23 September, 2014
Kids get so much homework these days and the schools have very high expectations of the standard the work should be done to. We think it’s really important for children to strike a good balance of fun, work and down time in their afternoons and our Buddies do a great job at helping to assist with this. Below is a list of tips you can use to encourage your children with their homework:
By Annie on 16 June, 2014
We all know how impossible it is to get most kids any older than 18 months to eat anything GREEN! Well not my nephew! Henry absolutely loves Crispy Kale Chips! Here’s the easy peezy recipe!
By James on 12 June, 2014
Yesterday was my last day with Iggy, 9. The inevitable end of employment with a family you have come to love and feel a part of is the most difficult aspect of my job.