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Whether your a Parent, Nanny, Au Pair, Childminder or Babysitter - stay up to date on the latest childcare tips and advice.

Keep the Weeds, Save the Bees

Bees are so much more important to our everyday lives than many of us believe. Bees are pollinators, and they do their job very well. A third of the world’s food production depends on bees, so without them, you can imagine how difficult life would be, especially in less developed regions of the world. We…

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Managing toddlers

Oh the ‘Terrible Twos’! A phase most parents dread but it is a normal part of a child’s development. As a parent you shouldn’t worry about this phase, it may not be pleasant at times but you’ll get through it! Here are some behaviours you can start to look out for: Mood swings Fighting with…

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Caring for your newborn baby

We teamed up with O’Flynn Medical to give you expert advice on the dos and don’t when looking after a newborn! Take a look at Conor O’Flynn’s expert advice: The arrival of a newborn baby is a naturally nerve-racking time, especially when it’s your first child. Like many things in life, nothing quite prepares you…

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Simple Self-Care

Let’s be honest, we don’t give ourselves enough time in the week to focus on self-care. Self-care is so broad, for some it’s having a cuppa with their favourite book. To others it’s a long walk, or maybe it’s face masks, a glass of white and an early night. But while it seems simple it…

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Baby & Child First Aid

First Aid in Ireland! It’s very important and knowing simple aid first you can help in serious and stressful situations. Whether you have children, mind children, teach children or have nieces or nephews you can learn some basic paediatric first aid skills! We never know when we’ll need first aid, and hopefully, some of us…

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Top tips for choosing the right sunscreen for your children

It’s that time of year again when we start thinking of holidays, warm Summer days and ice-creams! Even though we are not blessed with a tropical climate in Ireland it’s still really important to apply sunscreen. This is especially true with small children who have delicate skin and are unable to apply it correctly themselves….

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Sleep training baby

Expert Tips for Baby Sleep Training! As a new parent sleep deprivation is one of the hardest parts. Luckily we have some expert help on hand. We spoke to Niamh O’Reilly of the Nursery who has years of experience helping families all over Ireland to overcome sleep hurdles.       The good news is…

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St. Patricks Day at home 2021

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Although the holiday cannot be celebrated in the streets of Ireland this year, we have chosen some fun activities for the family to enjoy on March 17th. How can I have a parade at home? Although we won’t be able to attend parades this year, there is still a live stream…

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Mindfulness for Children

Mindfulness for children is something that has become increasingly important in the last year due to pandemic. Children have experienced increased anxiety levels with schools closed and the lack of interaction with other children. Mindfulness is closely linked to your senses and is about learning to focus on the present. Improving a child’s attention and…

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Life as a Nanny

What is life like as a nanny or childminder? Being a nanny or childminder is very rewarding. Although the hours are often long, the days go by very quickly as every day is varied and there is always lots of fun to be had and errands to do. You become a  huge part of the…

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