Juggle Street Blog

Helpful tips and advice

Explore our collection of articles packed with helpful tips and advice for parents and helpers alike!

Child Development

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.
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Nannying

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.
Babysitting

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.
Babysitting

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.
Babysitting

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.
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For Parents

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.
Nannying

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.
Babysitting

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.
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Nannying

The Childcare Juggle when Kids Start School

Juggle Street can help parents connect with carers in their local area that are looking for before and after school care work. It might be an empty nester keen to connect with families in the neighbourhood or it may be an eager high school student that’s looking for some pocket money.
Babysitting

Finding Babysitting Jobs in New Zealand Just Got Easier!

Gone are the days of having to put ads up on supermarket noticeboards and having to ask your friends. We take the struggle out of finding babysitting work by connecting you to families in your area that are looking for help. All you have to do is set up a profile and parents can post jobs to you.
Child Development

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.
Nannying

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.
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Babysitting

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?
Babysitting

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".
Before & After School Care

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.
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Babysitting

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.