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Holiday Accrual in France: How Does It Work?

By Platinum Nanny | September 17, 2021

If you employ someone in your home, whether it be a nanny, housekeeper, gardener or other, they will have a work contract and they are entitled to certain holidays throughout the year which they must take. In this article we will outline the way the French system works when it comes to taking paid leave, …

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The Montessori Method: A Pedagogy Applicable by Nannies?

By Platinum Nanny | September 3, 2021

Being a nanny is about more than simply “babysitting”. It is participating in their education, accompanying them in the discovery and exploration of the world around them: it is helping them grow. Enter the Montessori method. What is the Montessori pedagogy? The promises of Montessori pedagogy are numerous: to promote self-confidence, improve autonomy, allow the …

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Termination of Employment in France: What Steps Do I Have to Take and What Will It Cost Me?

By Platinum Nanny | August 3, 2021

If you have an employee working in your home, whether it be a nanny, housekeeper, gardener or other, they will have a work contract and you should be declaring them according to French law. As a result, there are steps to take when terminating the employment, whether it be the employer or the employee making …

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Declaring a Nanny in France: What is the Real Cost of Declaring My Child’s Nanny and How Do I Go About Doing That Legally?

By Platinum Nanny | July 27, 2021

If you hire a nanny to work in your home in France, you are legally required to declare her as an employee. This declaration means that your responsibilities as an employer include paying her social contributions on a monthly basis. In this article we will help you understand your obligations, how to calculate the cost of a …

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About to hire a Summer Nanny? Things to consider…

By Platinum Nanny | March 22, 2021

During the summer, our childcare needs tend to change and our usual routine needs an upgrade. With children around the home more, we need to think about keeping them entertained, ensuring they have a fun summer break without the running of your home being negatively affected. In the summer this could mean that additional personnel …

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The Advantages of Bilingualism and How a Bilingual Nanny can Help

By Gabrielle Labourier | March 22, 2021

If you want your child to learn a second, or even third language, hiring a bilingual nanny may be the perfect solution for you. There are innumerable cognitive, social, economic, and educational advantages that arise from learning a new language, and experts agree that it is best to start as young as possible. As a …

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The Brain Boosting Benefits of Reading to Babies and Children

By Platinum Nanny | March 9, 2021

A child’s development is based on multiple factors. While food, nutrition, a healthy environment, and activities play an important role in boosting a child’s brain, one cannot deny books’ importance. And you might be surprised to know that books play a crucial role in children’s cognitive and language development and expand their vocabulary. If you …

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Making Food Fun: Tips for Managing Fussy Eaters

By Platinum Nanny | March 9, 2021

The majority of children go through a fussy eating phase. Even those who enjoyed certain tastes during weaning may start to reject certain foods and develop preferences. The trick is to try to make food fun. In the first few years babies grow rapidly, almost tripling in weight, but this slows when they hit the …

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