Juggle Street Articles

Explore our collection of babysitting, tutoring and parental advice articles.

2/10/2020

How technology is changing the way children learn

Schools and other educators have had to make huge adjustments in light of our constantly evolving and increasingly digital world. Today, with the advent of COVID-19 and the sudden switch to online learning, online classrooms and online tutors, technology's role in education is bigger than ever.
2/10/2020

Do boys learn in a different way to girls?

The way in which girls and boys learn is vastly different. Traditional classrooms are not the ideal environment for young boys. However, by working with teachers and home tutors, it is possible to learn more about the different ways in which boys and girls learn and what you can do to support them.
2/10/2020

Ten tips to help your child enjoy reading

Research has shown that frequent reading has a direct effect on brain development and cognitive functions. Not only will their literacy skills improve, but through reading, they are acquiring knowledge, language skills, and even the development of empathy and social engagement.
24/9/2020

Board games provide clear benefits for your child

Board games are a fun way to introduce learning opportunities into the home. From more directly school related ideas like literacy and numeracy, to more general skills like turn taking and spacial awareness, the benefits are significant. Board games are a great way of getting the family together.

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24/9/2020

Birthday Party Games for Kids

There are few things as exciting to a child as their birthday. So, if you want to make sure that your child has a memorable party you may wish to include tried and tested fun games. We’ve compiled our top 10 games for your child’s birthday party. These games are sure to be a hit with all the guests!
24/8/2020

The benefits of having a before and after school nanny

Tired of the juggle? Ever thought about adding a helping hand? Before and after school care can not only take some weight off your hectic day, but have some real benefits for your kids' development, education, and relationships. Read on for our top reasons to welcome a nanny into your family's life.
24/8/2020

How to brief your before and after school nanny

We've put some handy tips together to help you get started on a brief for your before and after school care nanny. You may want to have a verbal discussion, but also provide a word document or written summary of the most important points! Remember, the brief doesn't have to be set in stone.

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21/8/2020

Questions to ask a nanny in an interview

When hiring a new nanny or replacing your current nanny, you may feel stressed or nervous when making your final decision. It's important to ask the potential nanny the right questions during the interview. Here are some tips on how to structure your interview and what questions to ask.
21/8/2020

What do parents look for in babysitters?

When parents think of finding a babysitter, they envisage someone with the right qualities for taking care of their child. That is why picking the right sitter is not an easy choice. If you are a great babysitter, any parent will feel comfortable leaving their most treasured possession with you.
20/8/2020

Questions to ask a babysitter in an interview

When you hire a babysitter, naturally you'll want to ensure you hire a qualified individual who will take good care of your children. When you find a babysitter, however, it can be hard to know what questions to ask them to get a good understanding of their experience and personality.

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16/8/2020

What is the difference between a babysitter and a nanny?

The terms ‘babysitter’ and ‘nanny’ are often used interchangeably. However, they encompass very different roles. If you’re in need of at-home childcare assistance and are wondering whether to find a babysitter or a nanny, we’ve put together a quick guide below to help you find the perfect solution.
14/8/2020

What’s the difference between a nanny and an au pair?

Nannies and au pairs both work in childcare, taking care of your little ones in your home and carrying out tasks such as taking them to school or getting them their meals. The work they carry out might be similar, but there are some major differences between hiring a nanny and taking on an au pair.
13/8/2020

What should I know about hiring a nanny?

Choosing another adult that can be trusted with your children is one of the most serious decisions you'll ever make and there's a host of factors that need to be taken into account to find a nanny that's a good fit. Before hiring a nanny, there are a few things you'll need to know.

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6/7/2020

How To Make The Most of Your Au Pair Job

Au Pair experiences tend to be once in a lifetime. These positions are often incredibly beneficial for both the Au Pair and for their host family. Understanding your Au Pair role is one of the best ways to make the most of your job. Find out more about the unique opportunity of being an Au Pair.
6/7/2020

Top Tips For Being A Successful Au Pair

An Au Pair is someone who lives with a host family while taking care of their children – usually in exchange for accommodation, meals and a weekly allowance. It can be a wonderful learning experience and an opportunity for cultural exchange, both for you and for your new host family.
6/7/2020

Prepare For Your Au Pair

So you have gone through the process of hiring an Au Pair in Australia. Now you need to prepare for your Au Pair including setting up their room and organising their schedule. This article is designed to simplify that process for you, offering tips for what you can do to get ready for your Au Pair.
6/7/2020

Find The Perfect Au Pair

Are you considering hiring an Au Pair, to help care for your child? At Juggle Street, we find that Au Pair experiences can be incredibly beneficial for both the family and for your carer. But an important part of this process, of course, is finding the right person for the job.

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6/7/2020

Top Ten Reasons To Hire An Au Pair

Finding the right care for your child can be overwhelming, but Juggle Street is here to take the guess work out of this process.. If you have ever wondered what an Au Pair is, then this blog post is designed to clear up all of your questions and run through the top ten reasons for hiring an Au Pair.
19/4/2020

Tutor Resources

There never seems to be a middle ground. Either you have hundreds of resources at your fingertips and can’t possibly choose which one to use, or you find it incredibly hard to get your hands on even basic resources. How can we find and choose the best resources for what we need?
19/4/2020

Making a First Impression

It goes without saying that as a new tutor, you’ll want to make a good impression and see academic improvement in your students. However, wanting to be an effective tutor is not the same as having experience. To save you learning everything as you go, here are five key pointers to get you started,
18/11/2019

Choosing the Right Tutor

If you are on the hunt for a tutor, you’re probably motivated by one of two main reasons (though there are others). You’re concerned that your child is under-performing or you're worried that your child will be ‘left behind’ in today’s increasingly competitive landscape. So what makes a good tutor?

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28/11/2019

Sponge Tutoring Course

When I started out as a private tutor ten years ago, there was a lot I didn’t know. How much should I charge for an hour of my time? What does a really good tutoring session look like.
21/10/2019

7 Tips to Help with Primary School Homework

We’re all about taking the struggle out of your daily juggle. That’s why we’ve prepared 7 handy tips on how you can support your primary school aged kids get through their homework. From planning ahead, to seeking help from a private tutor, read our tips to help get through your daily Juggle.
23/9/2019

Find A Tutoring Job With Juggle Street

Connecting with families to find private tutoring work just got a whole lot easier. Juggle Street has 50,000 parents who have been using our platform to book babysitters and nannies in their local neighbourhood since 2014. Now we’re excited to help support them with our home tutoring service.
11/7/2019

How to be the Best Babysitter or Nanny

If you’re new to babysitting or have been doing it for years, it’s always helpful to remember what parents are looking for. That’s why we’ve shortlisted the top tips on what you can do to have the best babysitting experience with Juggle Street.

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30/5/2019

Child Safety Out and About

While most children can recite what they’ve been taught about ‘stranger danger’, they often don’t act on it in a potentially dangerous situation. Here are some pro-active ideas for protective behaviours to help drive the safety message home.
1/4/2019

How to Holiday With Kids

We asked 100+ mums, dads, nannies and all kinds of carers for their best tips when travelling with kids, aged two through to teens. Here’s the shortlist of the Juggle Street team’s favourites, some great ideas and travel advice that you may not have thought of.
13/5/2019

Choosing a Babysitter on Juggle Street

So you need a babysitter? Leaving your children with a new babysitter can induce feelings of anxiety in the best of parents. These little humans are precious….but you’ve still got to have a break now and again and having someone to help your family that you trust is paramount.
19/2/2019

Why Parents Love Juggle Street

Juggle Street is a neighbourhood network providing busy parents a super easy, reliable way to meet local helpers. Here, one of their key ‘jugglers’ and mother of two, Justine Duncan answers the most often asked questions about this online babysitter and nanny network that parents are loving.

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15/4/2019

First Aid Courses

What Safety Qualifications Should Babysitters and Nannies Get? We highly recommend all babysitters and nannies obtain a current first aid certificate. We’ve shortlisted a few options below to help get you started.
15/4/2019

School Bullying Q&A

Is your child being bullied at school or do you think they might be at risk? We’ve answered some of parents’ and carers’ most-asked questions about bullying, the signs to look out for and ways in which you can help.
30/5/2019

Find a Life-Changing Nanny

1000s of families use Juggle Street to help with their busy lives. In the Sydney suburb of Clovelly, many have something very special in common - over 60 families all with diverse lives & needs have all shared connection: our amazing carer named Angela.
14/3/2019

Babysitter Checklist for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

As a parent of a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, you may place hiring a babysitter in the ‘too-hard basket.’ Think again! Wherever your child’s diagnosis sits on the Spectrum, you can enjoy a much-needed break with a good babysitter, a little planning and a clear brief.

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19/2/2019

Child safety on the Internet

Worried about keeping your family safe online? Take a look at Juggle Street’s essential information to help protect young children when in the cyberworld. Love it or loathe it, the Internet is here to stay. So, of course, you want to steer our children clear of the dangers that come with it.
11/4/2018

Why kids should hang out with older folks

What do you get if you combine a preschool with a home for the elderly? According to recent social experiments, a lot of happy kids and an elderly generation that can't stop smiling. Whether it’s the grandparents or a friend - making sure they get quality time together is good for the whole family.

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11/4/2018

Confessions from the woman looking after your kids

Striking a balance and keeping both you and your children happy is the name of the nanny game. We all want the same thing: a healthy, happy, and nurturing environment for the kids. So, does it really matter if we stress-eat our way through a difficult day with your kids and raid the fridge?
11/4/2018

A village is raising my children

"Attend to that which needs you most first, be it a child, work, your family, your friends, or yourself. Don’t always try and multi-task, you will be beating yourself up for being sub-standard at everything. This includes making time for yourself and making sure you get enough sleep".

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11/4/2018

5 things to help your after-school juggle

Many children of working parents attend their local Out Of School Hours Child care (OOSHC) centre after school, but here’s another great alternative: a Juggle Street nanny or babysitter to care for your kids on weekday afternoons. Here are five reasons why this could work for your family.
11/4/2018

How To Be A Super Sitter

Being a good babysitter has its own special skill set but having initiative and being pro-active will set you apart. It’s about pre-empting children’s needs, thinking on your feet, doing a little extra that could help out, even if you haven’t been asked to – especially if you haven’t been asked to.
11/4/2018

Looking for a career in child care?

Are you working as a babysitter or a nanny and think you’d be suited to a career in child care? Juggle Street asked Rosanne Pugh, Director of KU Children’s Services, Ourimbah, NSW to answer some questions to give you a first guide as to whether it may be for you.
11/4/2018

Dealing With Disasters

No matter how hard we try to shield our children from tragic events, it’s inevitable that they’ll hear about them, whether from TV or overhearing conversations. The best way to help distressed children, including those directly affected by a disaster, is to help them work through their fears.

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11/4/2018

Flying With Kids - Baby On Board

First flight with bubs? Yes, it can be pretty daunting but being prepared and well organised will help big time. Keep travelling with babies as stress-free as possible by following these 20 tips from some jet-setting Juggle Street parents.
11/4/2018

Six super mums reveal how they juggle parenthood

“Your children will not remember the lifts to school and the home-made cupcakes for the cake stall. They will remember the bedtime stories, and the time you spend just chatting before bed or on Sunday mornings over breakfast – time you have because someone else has folded the washing.”

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10/4/2018

7 simple ways parents can have it all

How can you juggle everything in a way that works not only for you, but also those around you? To help us learn to navigate this balancing act, we’ve enlisted Alli Price, single mum and founder of Motivating Mum, the mum-to-mum networking and mentorship company helping mums reach their goals.