Juggle Street Blog

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

Babysitting - 7/12/2020

Homemade slime – simple activities to do with the nanny or babysitter

Sometimes when babysitting or working as a nanny, it is natural to run out of stimulating, fun and educational ways to entertain children. If this sounds familiar, or there is a need to add a new activity to the “kit” when children are with the babysitter, why not try making homemade slime?
By Rachel Simone Ford 3 min read
Babysitting - 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.
By Louise Hann 2 min read
Babysitting - 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.
By Alice Starkie 4 min read
Babysitting - 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.
By Louise Hann 3 min read

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Babysitting - 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.
By Madison James 2 min read
Babysitting - 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.
By Ruth Johnson 1 min read
Babysitting - 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.
By Ros Layton 4 min read
Babysitting - 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.
By Madison James 1 min read

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Babysitting - 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.
By Ros Layton 3 min read
Babysitting - 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.
By Ros Layton 3 min read
Child Development - 11/4/2018

The cool side-benefit to hiring a foreign nanny

There are several distinct cognitive advantages for bilingual children including improved executive functioning of the brain, which means they can switch between tasks and solve problems more easily, as well as the ability to learn other languages more easily.
By Justine Duncan 3 min read
Babysitting - 11/4/2018

The simple secret to reigniting the passion in your relationship

Parenting is a tough gig at the best of times, let alone when you add the pressures of going to work. It’s important to invest in your relationship daily, and not just save it all up for date night - and that starts with being mindful of your daily interactions with your partner.
By Juggle Street 4 min read

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Babysitting - 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?
By Juggle Street 3 min read
Babysitting - 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".
By Juggle Street 3 min read
Babysitting - 11/4/2018

Meet the families using Juggle Street to transform their routine

Many working mums and dads have a family network living nearby to help with childcare, usually in the form of wonderful grandparents. But a lot of people have no family living locally, or in the country in the cases of the Interstate and expatriate families who are Juggle Street members.
By Juggle Street 3 min read
Babysitting - 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.
By Juggle Street 3 min read

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Babysitting - 11/4/2018

A working mum's heartfelt appreciation for her babysitter

The first time I looked at my son, I felt like my chest would surely rip in two. The pulse of fierce love throbbed strongest of all, but there was also fear, and awe, and, yes, dread – because never before had I realised just how deep my capacity for pain could run.
By Juggle Street 3 min read