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The role of the Sleep Practitioner is very diverse. Professionals in this field work in different ways in relation to the services they provide but for me when I work with clients I view this as similar to offering a Tool Box where clients can......

There is great demand for the services of good sleep consultants. Setting up as a self-employed sleep practitioner can be very appealing for those with the right expertise: as well as providing a valuable service for exhausted parents, it promises an independence and autonomy that......

The ability to drive is a pre-requisite for many nannying jobs. This means that would-be applicants must have a driving licence. It usually also means that they must have a clean driving licence – or, in other words, a driving licence without any penalty points.......

Your CV is the very first introduction of who you are as a potential employee and it’s from this that employers will decide on whether to invite you along for an interview.  So, it’s important to make sure that your CV is well written and......

How to write a good CV Your CV is the first thing that future employers will look at and it can help you to secure an interview and potentially land a job.  To increase your chances, it is important that your CV is well written. ......

Here in the UK we are known to get a little excited when the sun decides to make an appearance. After all, it doesn’t feel that it is very often that we see it. This means that we all have a tendency to head outside......

This month we’re delighted to welcome Leeroy Litchmore to the HATA training team. Leeroy will be running our ever-popular paediatric First Aid courses, and brings a wealth of experience from his time as both a firefighter and paramedic. We chatted to him about his background,......

Live-in workers and rest breaks Although UK law gives employees certain statutory rights, domestic employees, including nannies (whether live-in or live-out) are exempt from some of the provisions relating to working time. In particular, they are excluded from the provision that limits the maximum number......

Being a nanny can be a very fulfilling job and indeed a vocation. A nanny is an extremely important and influential part of a family’s life and is trusted by the parents with the most precious things they have – their children. Qualifications and Training......

Employment law – the basics Starting a new job is often a worrying time for anyone but particularly so for those, such as many nannies and domestic workers, who have moved to the UK from elsewhere. Living and working in a private home may seem......

The essential nature of nannying means that many jobs come to a natural end as children become older. This may result in a redundancy situation. How this is dealt with is often a cause of concern for nannies and their employers alike. There is a......

When you work in any job, one of the most important things is that you enjoy the work that you do. This is particularly true if you have chosen a career as a nanny. However, sometimes, the position that you have taken up, or the......

Your CV is the very first introduction of who you are as a potential employee and it’s from this that employers will decide on whether to invite you along for an interview.  So, it’s important to make sure that your CV is well written and......

‘ Are you a hermit Nanny?’ Being a Nanny is a fantastic and rewarding career choice. People decide to embark on this type of work because not only do they love taking care of children, but they also love the idea of being able to......

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Ok, you have got your diploma, congratulations. But what next? Starting to work as a maternity nurse can be pretty daunting. You have a number of options available to you including doing the standard 24/5 or 24/6 maternity positions. BUT.. Have you considered your other......

If you are seriously thinking about the childcare profession have a look at these 2 distance learning courses: CACHE Level 3 AWARD in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (QCF) CACHE Level 3 DIPLOMA for Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF) They are......

Taking care of someone else’s child requires great responsibility, commitment, dedication and hard work. Every parent wants their nanny to be honest, trustworthy and reliable, but every nanny also deserves to have an employer with the same qualities.   Many parents quite understandably want to......

How does it work? A percentage of your pay is put into the pension scheme automatically every payday. A deduction is taken from your pay, your employer makes a contribution and HMRC also contribute by giving tax relief. The employer and HMRC contributions cost you......