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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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Emergency Information Printable PDF

By Platinum Nanny | September 29, 2021

No matter how careful we are, accidents can happen so make sure to download and print this emergency contact sheet to add any relevant information your employees may need when caring for someone in your home. Add emergency contact details, any health concerns, notes or medical details your nanny or employee may need access to in case of emergency.

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 Gabrielle Labourier | 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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