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Ultimate Kids Summer Camps Guide 2024

Ultimate Kids Summer Camps Guide 2024: Adventures and Activities on the Cote d’Azur

By Platinum Family Office | June 10, 2024

Get ready for the best summer ever with our ultimate guide to kids summer camps on the Côte d’Azur!! The Côte d’Azur is brimming with incredible summer camps and activities for kids of all ages. Whether your child dreams of mastering the waves with sailing lessons, exploring their creative side in music and theatre camps, or getting active with sports and dance, there’s something for everyone. Imagine them learning self-defense with Krav Maga, trekking through beautiful landscapes, or even reaching new heights with abseiling adventures. For the more curious minds, there are camps focused on astrology and horse riding. From Monaco to St. Tropez, our ultimate guide covers all the best kids summer camps available!

The 5 Fundamental Rules of Nanny McPhee for a Happy Childhood

By Platinum Nanny | December 7, 2023

Nanny McPhee, an iconic character created by British writer Christianna Brand and popularized by the film of the same name, embodies the essence of the magical governess.

Manny cooking with toddler

“Kim Kardashian is getting in on The Male Nanny Revolution” 

By Platinum Nanny | November 22, 2023

Male role models outside the traditional family roles of father, grandfather, or perhaps favourite uncle have been limited to fairly specific contexts, such as a tennis or football coach who teaches children about hard work, perseverance, and teamwork. Alternatively, it could be an inspirational teacher who encourages reaching for your dreams and believes that fulfilment can be found down varied paths

The Alternative Nanny: Nurturing Happy and Respectful Children

By Platinum Nanny | September 29, 2023

In the world of parenting, there’s a rising star known as the “alternative nanny.” This unique caregiver stands out for their approach, emphasizing respect, calmness, and gentle parenting practices. They are well-versed in philosophies like Gentle Parenting, RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Pikler, and they play a crucial role in helping children grow up …

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The Benefits of Playing Outside on Child Development

By Platinum Nanny | June 6, 2023

There are many benefits of outdoor play on child development especially in the early years. Outdoor activity is said to, directly and indirectly, impact a child’s Social Skills, Physical Health & Development, and Intellectual & Emotional DevelopmentAccess to technology and digital resources is a huge advantage for modern day families in the digital age and …

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From Megayacht to Mansion: Transferable Skills for Yachties Transitioning to Private Households

By Gabrielle Labourier | March 20, 2023

There may come a time in any yachties life when the attraction of life at sea and discovering the world wears off and they start yearning for stability. Fortunately for them, many of the skills required to succeed on a yacht are transferable to work in an UHNW private household.

How Can A Private Tutor / Governor / Governess Help Your Child Achieve The Grades Needed To Apply To The Best Schools?

By Platinum Nanny | October 11, 2022

As a Corporate Member of the Vivanova Club in Monte-Carlo, we had the pleasure of writing an article for the Vivanova Magazine in September 2022 exploring how private educators can help your child achieve the grades needed to apply to the best schools. Read the full article now via the following link: Club Vivanova is Europe’s leading …

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Choosing the Right Nanny Family : How Will You Know It’s The Right One? 

By Platinum Nanny | March 11, 2022

At Platinum Nanny we are all about facilitating the right match between the candidate and the family. As much as the nanny family is selecting you for your personality, work ethic, and cultural fit, you also, should be seeking to identify if the family you are interviewing with is right for you. It is the …

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How To Have a Successful Relationship with Your Nanny as a Work From Home Parent

By Platinum Nanny | January 31, 2022

As society is experiencing a paradigm shift in the way we work, an increasing number of parents are now working from home, whether it be full-time or occasionally, causing them to reassess how they manage their childcare needs. While being a work from home parent and having a nanny present to care for your child …

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10 Important Considerations that Families and Nannies Need to Discuss, Agree on, and Include in the Nanny Employment Contract

By Platinum Nanny | January 5, 2022

As a Corporate Member of the Vivanova Club in Monte-Carlo, we had the pleasure of writing an article for the Vivanova Magazine in October 2021 exploring the important points families and nannies need to agree on in their employment contract. We cover various considerations from confidentiality agreements to pay & benefits among other points. Read the full …

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Nanny or Governess: What are the Differences, And Which Is Best for My Family?

By Platinum Nanny | November 12, 2021

For many, Nanny and Governess are seemingly the same jobs, and while both do involve caring for children, in reality these roles differ in key aspects and have different goals for the child. This article will detail both roles and explore the differences between nannies and governesses, helping you choose the right method of childcare …

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A Procedural Overview of Employing and Declaring Domestic Workers in Monaco

By Platinum Nanny | October 29, 2021

To employ any domestic worker carrying out household or domestic tasks within your home you will need to declare yourself to the Caisses Sociales de Monaco as an Employer of Domestic Workers in the Principality (employeur de gens de maison) and get an “Employer Number.” The types of workers considered to be domestic workers and …

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