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Elves at Work

Have you ever thought of sending your nanny on some courses? Not only will it empower and upskill your nanny but it will bring great benefits to your family and to her community as well. A Win-Win for everyone! Elves at Work (Sewing course) www.elvesatwork.co.za Elves at work provide sewing workshops and programs that aim to inspire creativity, design and entrepreneurship. They create platforms for individuals to experience, [...]

Elves at Work2019-04-29T08:25:08+02:00

Nice Touch Cooking School

Have you ever thought of sending your nanny on some courses? Not only will it empower and upskill your nanny but it will bring great benefits to your family and to her community as well. A Win-Win for everyone! Nice Touch Cooking School (Cooking and baking courses) www.nicetouch.co.za A nice touch cooking course gives your domestic worker the basic cooking knowledge to put into practice in your home. [...]

Nice Touch Cooking School2019-04-29T08:28:47+02:00

Super Nannies

Have you ever thought of sending your nanny on some courses? Not only will it empower and upskill your nanny but it will bring great benefits to your family and to her community as well. A Win-Win for everyone! Super Nannies (Placement and training agency specialising in domestic nannies) www.supernannies.co.za Since 2009, Super Nannies has provided over 2000 families with trusted help enabling moms to return to [...]

Super Nannies2019-05-10T16:25:29+02:00

Discipline with little ones

Discipline with little ones As an Occupational Therapist and a mum of several children I have learned some useful pointers for discipline: Toddlers enter a developmental phase where they start to experience a desire for autonomy and mastery. It is really important that we take a step back as carers and acknowledge this desire for independence as healthy. Yes, it’s exasperating and tiring and it keeps you on [...]

Discipline with little ones2019-04-27T19:09:30+02:00

Attachment and Separation Anxiety

Attachment and separation anxiety So many parents understandably get worried when their child cries, throws a temper tantrum or becomes clingy when they say goodbye to them. This response from your little one can be heart breaking but it is normal for your baby or toddler to get upset when you say goodbye to them. This reaction is called separation anxiety. It is a natural stage of development [...]

Attachment and Separation Anxiety2019-04-27T18:58:34+02:00

Navigating the nanny-child-mommy relationship

Navigating the nanny-child-mommy relationship We all know that bonding is vital in the early years and has a huge impact on the emotional well-being of our children https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medicalcenter/healthtips/20100114_infant-bonding.html. But what happens when the majority of our child’s time is spent with a nanny? How do we make sure our children are getting the love and care that they need when they are with their nanny? Below are 10 [...]

Navigating the nanny-child-mommy relationship2019-05-10T17:43:20+02:00

Soil for Life

Have you ever thought of sending your nanny on some courses? Not only will it empower and upskill your nanny but it will bring great benefits to your family and to her community as well. A Win-Win for everyone! Soil for life (Growing your own vegetables) https://www.soilforlife.co.za/ Soil for Life is a non-profit organisation, based in Cape Town, that helps people learn to grow healthy, organic food. Soil [...]

Soil for Life2019-04-29T08:32:09+02:00

The importance of fine motor development

The importance of fine motor development Increasingly, school aged children are entering the education system with poor fine motor skills. Skills such as colouring in, cutting and writing which are essential in meeting the demands of the foundation phase classroom. Why is this happening? Many believe it is because of the way that play is changing. Sedentary play is starting to dominate the free [...]

The importance of fine motor development2019-04-27T18:30:57+02:00

Why “Mess is best”

Why “Mess is best” Babies and toddlers make sense of their world with the information they receive through their five senses. They understand things by what they see, hear, smell, taste and touch which is why sensory play is so crucial for healthy development. Sensory play tends to be a little messy which is why you might need some encouragement before you’d be willing to let your [...]

Why “Mess is best”2019-04-29T08:41:34+02:00

Fine Motor Development

Fine motor development Learning to write, cut and dress oneself are major milestones in a child’s life, but how do those little fingers go from involuntarily grasping something as a baby, to skillfully performing these tasks? The short answer: They need to develop fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are the small coordinated movements of the hands and fingers that allow us to pick [...]

Fine Motor Development2019-04-26T05:48:59+02:00
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