The Elite Nanny Company Blog

How to feed a fussy toddler

In every gathering of parents one topic tends to come up again and again. Fussy eating. It’s easier to get a camel through the eye of a needle than to get most of our toddlers to try a new food! But as all parents know, feeding children a wide range of foods is...

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For many new parents there’s a shock in store when they discover their own parents aren’t planning to be nearly as hands-on as they’d expected. The ‘grandparent gap’ can be a result of many factors: Many grandparents are no longer content to sit at home and amuse a...

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World Book day and how to survive it

This year’s World Book Day is 1st March 2018. While all the newspapers are full of happy children from tots to teens, trotting off to school in costumes that celebrate or commemorate their favourite books. That’s not always the case. A recent Mumsnet survey shows that...

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Valentine’s Day versus family time

Valentine's Day versus family time! We can honestly say we've never met a parent who didn't want to do the best for their children. That's one of the reasons that helping families find their ideal nanny is so rewarding. But sometimes the good drives out the best. Like...

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Christmas walks in London

If your family likes to get some fresh air on Christmas Day, we have some amazing winter wonderland walks … and one suggestion for Boxing Day, if you get the walking bug. Little Venice Just north of Paddington, Little Venice has become a firm favourite for winter...

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Is my child ready for a governess or tutor?

Why would you hire a governess or tutor? There are many reasons: Exam confidence One great benefit of a governess or tutor is that your child gets one-to-one support and a real focus on exam readiness which always increases a child’s confidence on exam day. Teaching...

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How to keep your nanny

Sometimes it feels like finding the right nanny is a job in itself. Working with a reputable agency to identify the best candidates. Coming up with questions that will help her understand your family dynamic, getting her established in the household… Surely you can...

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The Elite Nanny Company guide to Nanny Share

What is a nanny share? Is it for you? How does it work? What are the advantages and disadvantages? The Elite Nanny Company has all the information you need to help you decide. Nanny sharing, or shared care, is simply when a nanny cares for the children of two or more...

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Family life with pets

Many families believe that children need animals to help them build relationships and understand such concepts as empathy, care of others and even discipline. But what do you need do to ensure your child and your pet are both safe and happy? Dogs, children and nanny...

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Children and outdoor play

Reports from the industrialised West suggest that many children are spending between 30-50 hours a week getting their stimulation indoors. From TV in cars to computer games, from the Wii to the iPad. Young people are experiencing a transformed world where electronic...

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