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Important Questions to Ask a Degree Qualified Nanny

Published on March 23, 2017

Most of the time, experience is enough for families looking for a nanny. However, some families want something more than just experience- they want a degree qualified nanny!

Many nannies have childcare or child development qualifications, teaching qualifications or are educated to degree level. Families may have school aged children who need help with homework, or their children need to get into top schools and need help with upcoming exams. If you’re looking for a degree qualified nanny, read on to find out the important questions you should be asking when it comes time to interview.

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Prospective Nannies: Top Things to Ask Yourself When Conducting a Nanny Job Search

Published on March 16, 2017

You have a lot to think about when deciding to conduct a nanny job search. Lots of questions and fears can arise when looking for a new job, and these are perfectly normal. It’s a good idea to take some time to think and make sure you start your nanny job search in the best possible way. When you do accept a new position, you’ll know both you and your employer will be happy.

Here are Polo & Tweed’s top things you should ask yourself when applying for a new nanny role.

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10 Important Things to Check When Hiring a Special Needs Nanny

Published on March 13, 2017

Finding a great nanny for mainstream children is a hard task. The process can take between a few days to a few months, depending on your requests and personal preferences. But finding a special needs nanny can be even more difficult. You’ll want to make sure that whoever is looking after your child completely understands their special needs, as well as being loving, supportive and dedicated. 

Here are some important things to check to ensure the special needs nanny you choose is the best for your child.

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10 Tips for People Looking for a Job as a Nanny

Published on March 9, 2017

The road to finding your dream job as a nanny can be difficult, but it’s definitely worth it. It might seem like you’re competing against many others with the same qualifications and skills as you, but the truth is that every family is unique, and as such they need a nanny who is unique too. That means your perfect job is waiting for you out there somewhere!

To make your journey a little easier, here are 10 helpful tips for you if you’re looking for a job as a nanny.

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What Does a Nanny/Housekeeper CV Need?

Published on March 6, 2017

Have you seen your dream nanny/housekeeper job being advertised? Act fast! There’s no doubt you’re perfect for the role, but other candidates will be trying to secure it too. To stand out, you need a stellar CV. But what exactly should your nanny/housekeeper CV contain?

As professional recruiters we know from experience what works and what doesn’t, so we put together this guide to help you. Here are our best tips on what to include in your nanny/housekeeper CV, and how you should present it to clients. Read on to find out more!

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An Elite Nanny Interview Preparation Guide

Published on March 2, 2017

Going for an elite nanny job interview can be a nerve wracking experience. No matter how many times you might have done it, or how confident you are in your skills and capabilities, it is completely normal to get nervous when it comes to meeting a potential new employer.

There are a few things you can do to help yourself feel less nervous when you’re attending an interview. Make sure you present yourself well in appearance and personality, and ensure you prepare adequately. Our elite nanny interview preparation guide aims to give you a bit more guidance and confidence to go into your interview and succeed!

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How to Create Nanny Contracts

Published on February 28, 2017

When you hire a nanny to work for your family, it is very important for you to create a contract.  This gives you and your chosen nanny complete peace of mind, as your agreement will be clearly in writing.  Creating nanny contracts is a step that many families might find complex, but in reality it can take a short time to produce one.

In essence, nanny contracts are work agreements, outlining the duties and contractual obligation they are entering into with you and your family. Read on to find out how to create a nanny work agreement.

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10 Things to Discuss When Hiring A Maternity Nurse

Published on February 24, 2017

Finding a new maternity nurse is an exciting time for any household. Whether you’re expecting your first child, or it’s the first time you’re considering hiring a maternity nurse to help out, the interviewing process is something you should take your time in doing.

Sometimes, hiring staff can be relatively straightforward, but hiring a maternity nurse should take more consideration. Maternity nurses often have lots of short term roles, varying from a couple of months to even several days, which can sometimes make it difficult to confirm their experience and suitability for the role. The summary below can offer some guidance when interviewing candidates for a maternity nurse role, as there are certain things you need to clarify!

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Get the Best Results From Your Nanny Job Search

Published on February 21, 2017

Are you planning to start your nanny job search soon? Whether you’re looking for your first position, or you’re a veteran nanny, there are always more things you can do to increase your chances of succeeding.

When you’re looking for a nanny position, there are hundreds of routes to go down: different countries, varied job descriptions and children of many ages and cultures. How do you decide which one is the right job for you? Here, we at Polo & Tweed are sharing our top tips on how to get the most from your nanny job search.

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Polo & Tweed’s Super Tutor of the Month

Published on February 16, 2017

This month’s super tutor is Valerie Westfield.  Here she shares her top tips for being a super tutor, and why she thinks it’s the best career on the planet.

Full Name: Valerie Westfield 

Age: 54

Location: Living in Northern Ireland at present

Profession: Qualified high school teacher English and Drama, M.Ed. in Special Education and a PhD. I also have a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).  Read More