Monday, 24 August 2015

10 top tips for a learner nanny

Earlier this year I quit my job to focus on my second year of university. That decision paid off and I gained a 2:1 much to my surprise. During the summer I needed a job and I became a part-time Nanny for two children. These children are in-fact my cousins. Lydia Mary Hird, 7 and William Robert Hird, 5. So I have had the task of entertaining two children roughly two days a week. I've loved every minute of having them with me! Its been great to earn some money whilst doing something that I love. I've learnt a few things along the way, and have decided to include my 10 ten tops for being a learner nanny!

1. If children can avoid getting a bath or shower, they will.
2. Children will argue over the front seat of the car like its gold. 
3. Children cannot decide what to eat for lunch in under 10 minutes.
4. Bring wet wipes and plastic bags everywhere, vomit is likely.
5. You will be judged on your ability to braid hair and play football in sandals.
6. Sibling rivalry is a really serious thing, something only children just don't understand.
7. Children can make you cry with happiness and despair in the same hour.
8. Parks are the best thing since slided bread but flip flops are a danger hazard.
9. Nannying is the best form of contraception and will reaffirm that you're not quite as ready for motherhood as you thought.
10. Wearing trainers, a back pack and riding a micro scooter usually makes you the 'coolest nanny ever'. 

Pictured above at Sewerby.

My babies, Lydia & William. 

Braids, if you can't you better learn.

Do you have any tips for me?


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