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Helpful Information for Parents, Nannies and Other Childcarers

At Nannies Matter, we like to give you that extra helping hand when it comes to bringing up children. That's why we've put together these handy guides for parents, nannies and anyone else who looks after children.


Keeping Your Child Safe in the Home

More than two million children under the age of 15 are involved in an accident every year, according to the Prevention of Accidents, making it important you do everything you can to keep them from harm. We have shared some advice on keeping your child safe in the home.


Employing a Nanny

We understand that hiring a nanny can be a daunting process, particularly if you've never done it before. We have created a step-by-step guide to help make sure the whole process goes as smoothly as possible.


How to Keep Your Child Safe This Christmas

We know Christmas is a time for fun with all the family, but it can bring a brand new set of health hazards for your children. Here's some advice on how you can avoid these potential new hazards and keep your children safe this Christmas.


Returning to Work After Having a Child

Returning to work after having a child can be a daunting prospect, and also means having to make difficult decisions about your work-life balance. We share some tips to make your transition back to the workplace easier and stress-free.


100 Autumn Activities for Kids - Free Printable

When the weather turns cold, it might seem difficult to find activities for you and the family to enjoy. However, we believe that the colder seasons only bring more fun. That's why we've put together this ultimate list of activities for you and your children.


Christmas Wishlist for Kids - Free Printable

Writing a letter to Santa is one of the oldest Christmas traditions and we've given the old format and update with our fun (and free) printable. Not only will it be fun for the children to fill in, but it can help you organise what you need to buy.


Winter Walks in the Home Counties

The cold weather shouldn't prevent you from heading outdoors for a brisk walk with the family. In fact, it's a time to see nature take on a different appearance, so wrap up and prepare to get those hearts racing and cheeks flushed. We've provided some advice on the best winter walks in the Home Counties.


How to Interview Your Nanny

You’ve seen all the suitable applicants and have shortlisted the nannies that you’d like to meet - now it’s time to interview them. Finding the right nanny for you and your family is an important decision as you’re going to be entrusting them with responsibility for your children and home. Here, we provide some advice on the types of things you should be asking to make sure your nanny interviews are a success.


Five Signs That Your Nanny is a Perfect Fit For Your Family

When you invite a professional nanny into your home to care for your children, it’s important that they get on with your family and ‘fit’ in with your home life. This article will explore some of the key signs that your nanny is a perfect fit for your family.


Safeguarding Children in Your Care

When you’re employed as a nanny in someone’s home, you are the primary caregiver to their children while the parents are absent. This means that it’s your responsibility to ensure that they are safeguarded, which means they won’t encounter harm while in your care. Parents need to feel confident that their nanny is a competent care provider. This article will outline some of your responsibilities and provide some resources to help with ensuring the children’s safety.

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