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The benefits of nanny sharing

The benefits of nanny sharing

A nanny may be a family’s first choice when it comes to childcare, but many believe they can’t afford it and give up on the idea. However, nanny sharing is a great solution and comes with many benefits. Check out this real-life story of two mums who decided to nanny share.
13 Questions to ask pre-schools before signing up

13 Questions to ask pre-schools before signing up

You have a list of preferred preschools, daycare centres or childcare options for your little one, but how do you choose and how do you know if it’s going to be right for your child? Here are some questions you can ask the preschool to help alleviate any fears and help you to make the right choice.
Choosing a babysitter or nanny while on holiday

Choosing a babysitter or nanny while on holiday

Choosing a babysitter or nanny while you're on holiday is one of the most important decisions you will make. We look at taking a nanny on your trip and hiring babysitters at your destination to help you choose the most suitable option for you and your family.
Advantages of home-based childcare

Advantages of home-based childcare

The are many advantages when it comes to home-based childcare and it is now the fastest growing type of early childhood education in New Zealand. Time and time again research shows that group size and child to adult ratios are key factors in quality outcomes for children. Find out if home-based childcare is suitable for your little one.
Are you missing out ECE funding?

Are you missing out ECE funding?

Are you be missing out on thousands of dollars of ECE funding? When you’re starting out, finding the right childcare option can seem like such a minefield and the issue of early childhood education (ECE) funding is often overlooked. Find out how you could receive up to 30 ECE hours per week.
What to wear for family photo sessions

What to wear for family photo sessions

Planning to have some family photos taken? Take some time to think about what you’ll wear. It may not seem important, but a mismatch of clothes, shoes and accessories can make or break a photo and date it instantly.
8 common pitfalls to avoid when hiring a nanny

8 common pitfalls to avoid when hiring a nanny

We take a look at 8 common pitfalls you’ll want to think about before hiring a nanny. You’ll be wanting to find the best nanny for you and your family, but the pressure to find someone in a hurry can often cloud your judgement and make the final decision and hiring process a messy affair if you don’t consider the full picture.
Choosing a nanny

Choosing a nanny

With more and more of us needing to work, we often require the services of childcare experts to help care for our children. For those looking for flexible childcare in their own home, hiring a nanny could be the answer. Not sure where to start or what questions to ask? Check out our list of key considerations and find a nanny you feel confident leaving your kids with.
Hiring my first au pair - a mother's experience

Hiring my first au pair - a mother's experience

Have you ever thought about hosting an Au Pair? Someone to look after your children, take care of some of the household chores and cleaning, laundry and cooking and to babysit so you can have a night out? Read about this mother’s first-hand experience and the sort of things that you can expect.
How do I get help if I think my child has special needs?

How do I get help if I think my child has special needs?

As parents we all dream about the possibilities for our children long before they ever realise them. However what happens if your child does not develop like the other children of his/her age. What should you do if you have a worry about your child’s learning or development?
School readiness at home

School readiness at home

When thinking about how to get children ready for school, parents often think pre-school is the best, if not the only place to gain the essential skills that they need. However, with childcare agencies now able to deliver educational programmes, a nanny or an educator will be able to get your children ready for school as well as any pre-school.
5 ways to keep your nanny happy

5 ways to keep your nanny happy

Having a good relationship with your nanny is so important as it can have an effect on your whole family. Here are 5 quick tips to help keep your nanny happy and working for you for a little longer.
Quick tips on hiring your first au pair

Quick tips on hiring your first au pair

You like the idea of hiring an au pair, but are not too sure what it entails. These quick tips will give you a basic outline of what’s involved when it comes to hiring your first au pair.
Early childhood education options

Early childhood education options

There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to Early Childhood Education (ECE) throughout New Zealand, from teacher-lead to parent-lead centres, to home-based care and more. Read up on what options are available and decide what’s best for your little one.
Who looks after our pre-school children during the day?

Who looks after our pre-school children during the day?

A review of childcare in New Zealand’s has shown that over half of pre-schoolers attend some form of formal early childhood education (ECE) and care. Grandparents were the most common providers of informal care for both pre-schoolers and school-aged children.
Nanny or home-based educator?

Nanny or home-based educator?

So which should you choose - a nanny or a home based educator? Lisa Bentley, Director of KiwiOz Nannies, tells us the main differences between a nanny and a home-based educator. From the location and type of childcare they offer to household duties, cost and ECE subsidies.
8 Tips on hiring a kids party entertainer

8 Tips on hiring a kids party entertainer

All performers and kids shows are different, but here are a few tips on hiring a birthday party entertainer to help ensure your little guests have fun.
Kiwi Kidsites App

Kiwi Kidsites App

New Zealand’s own Kiwi Kidsites was developed to help kiwi mums and dads find child friendly locations on the go. Developer Katherine McMenamin has created a new app using GPS which currently pinpoints 200+ locations around NZ to help parents find the best & closest baby changing facilities, kid-friendly cafe's and playlands near you.

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