As featured in the Telegraph, commenting on nannies for teens, Nanny&Co's friend wrote this as a respectful ode to Mary Poppins-style advert - we LOVE it!
"Wanted a nanny for two adorable children...
...If you want this choice position
Have a cheery disposition
Decent tweets, no URL shorts
Hashtags, all sorts
You must be kind, you must witty,
Like snapchat and be very Twitty
Take us on outings, tag us in tweets,
Rap songs, with bleeps
Never be cross or be angry
Never change the wifi code or key
Love us as a son and daughter
Remember the cordial when giving us water
If you won't scold and dominate us
If you go on holiday, be sure to take us
We won't hide your spectacles, so you can't see
Or hide the remote when your watch the TV
Hurry nanny, many thanks
Jane and Michael Banks"
Nanny&Co are delighted to have Victoria Greenly give us an overview of a day in the life of a postnatal doula. See the Nanny&Co Training page for upcoming Postnatal doula training courses - I can't speak highly enough of the concept of postnatal doulas - I strongly believe that I wouldn't have struggled with postnatal depression if I'd had a postnatal doula!
Over to you, Victoria...
The concept of a postnatal doula has been around for thousands of years – think of the network of women who would support a new mother with babycare knowledge as well as emotional and physical nourishment, so that she could recover from birth and learn ways to take care of her baby. However, the role as we know it in its current form may be less familiar. Postnatal doulas have been around for a while and growing in numbers over the last 10 years but as a nationwide phenomenon, we are relatively new! The reason we are needed is important and I have already written an article on why we set up as a course provider!
Today was the first of Nanny&Co's exclusive Nanny Club Coffee and Cake mornings at Nanny&Co HQ!
What a delight to have such dedicated nannies at my table and listen to their love for their work and it struck me how valuable nannies are and what consistency, devotion, support and guidance they offer families.
Many, many parents seek the consistent care that nursery offers and there a many fabulous institutions in every town and city, but when a second child (or third) enters the nursery, the costs rocket so I've been researching the comparison for childcare options.
In the media recently, Fiona Bruce declared that she still has her nanny although now re-branded as ‘carer’ for her two adolescent children. But it’s not so much about the cotton-wool childcare that her children need, but more the integration of the nanny/carer in their family provides such stability for all involved that is too good to give up, for now.