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What’s the Difference Between an Au Pair and a Childminder?

It’s important to be able to make a distinction between au pairs and childminders. Both will help you with your childcare, but with key differences – a childminder is a professional who will work set hours, and will be highly trained and qualified to look after children. By contrast, an au pair is a young person who will assist around …Continue reading →

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Au Pairs

The last few Kids-Health posts have had a childcare theme and so, not wanting to spoil the momentum, here is another one! Lisa-Jane is one of our guest contributors and here she discusses some important issues for consideration if you are thinking of choosing an au-pair for your childcare. In the UK au pair services are provided, normally by agencies, …Continue reading →

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5 Reasons to Run a Background Check on Your Child’s Caregiver

I must confess, I haven’t really thought too long or hard about the babysitters I have chosen to look after my little ones. They have tended to land themselves the ‘job’ because they come from a ‘nice’ family or they go to church. But in this article, Jack Meyers who runs a blog on baby sitters, discusses things that every …Continue reading →

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Choosing The Right Babysitter

When I was eighteen and had just graduated from high school I was approached by a lady at our church to babysit full time for her over the summer. She had twin five year old daughters and an eighteen month old baby boy. She wanted to go back to work and needed someone to help her as she got started. …Continue reading →

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