Juggle Street Blog

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

Child Development - 8/12/2020

How to raise a confident child

Raising a confident child may involve the parents, teachers and caregivers, including the nanny and babysitter. Children learn by watching those around them. To ensure positive and polite behaviour, including confidence, the actions of the child’s caregivers are of utmost importance.
By Margie Hanam 2 min read
Before & After School Care - 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.
By Samantha Hughes 2 min read
Before & After School Care - 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.
By Samantha Hughes 2 min read
Before & After School Care - 24/8/2020

Activities to do with your before and after school nanny

Before and after school nannies are fantastic options for families looking for wrap-around care either side of school or nursery hours. We've looked at some activities for your before and after school nanny and child to do, helping to promote child development and have fun at the same time.
By Ruth Walbank 2 min read

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Nannying - 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.
By Tina Chang 2 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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Parental Advice - 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.
By Lizzie Exton 2 min read
Nannying - 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.
By Sandy Milne 4 min read
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 - 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

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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
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
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
Nannying - 11/4/2018

The ‘secret’ working mums need to stop feeling guilty about

Assess how the day is broken up, and where you can slot in that time for yourself. You don’t have to say, ‘That’s too hard, or I can’t do that’. It’s about making a bit of space in the day just for you - you need to think about what you can do at home to make yourself feel good and pamper yourself.
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
Before & After School Care - 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.
By Ros Layton 3 min read

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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
Nannying - 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.
By Ros Layton 4 min read