14 octubre, 2019

The First-day Checklist in preparation for your Babysitter

How can you make sure the first day goes smoothly? There are several ways you can help prepare your babysitter so they are ready for their first time alone with your children. Remember they are coming to a new environment with new people so you want to help get settled on their first day. The happier they are, the happier your child will be. Firstly, it might be a nice idea to do a trial run. Have them babysit for an hour or two while you are still in the house. That way the babysitter and your child will feel more comfortable with one another. It will also allow you to learn more about the type of babysitter they are, putting any worries you have […]
9 octubre, 2019

What key characterisitics should your babysitter have?

Are you still on the lookout for your ideal babysitter? Well in this blog post we are going to discuss some key characteristics that you might want your babysitter to have. These are especially true if you want your babysitter to help with teaching and talking in English to achieve a more natural fluency. They can be remembered with a simple anagram so that in your next interview with a babysitter you can easily check them off your list in your head. INGLES! You want your babysitter to have a bit of flair about them and the love for playing and creating with the children. They need a good imagination so they can create games, activities and crafts rather than just having the children in […]
30 septiembre, 2019

Creative ways to combine Art and English

‘The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create’ – Barack Obama   Art is a great tool to help with teaching any subject but it can be especially important when teaching younger children English. If you want your children to enjoy learning English then you need it to feel less like a chore and more like a fun activity.  So in this post, we are going to discuss why art is such a great tool for learning and what different activities could be used to combine Art and English. Hopefully, some of these ideas will inspire you to get more creative.  Why is art a useful tool?   1.Memorable Using art is a much more effective way to help […]
24 septiembre, 2019

Tips and Activities to help your Babysitter and Child Bond

So you have found a new babysitter, great. You got on with them well in the interview and now you want the children to like them as well. Having someone new look after your children can be a big step so how can you make this process as easy as possible? Well, here we are going to talk about some potential activities that might help the babysitter and child bond. But firstly we are going to share some of our top tips for the babysitter at the first meeting, you could share these with you babysitter before the first day: 1.Be confidence. This is very important because if the babysitter seems shy and nervous the child will be able to tell and might not be […]