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Childminding during COVID-19

Childmding during COVID-19 – as we get used to our new normal, parents are starting to return to work and are starting to bring childminders back into their homes. As a childminder or nanny it is up to you to make the decide whether or not you feel comfortable returning to work. There are a…

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Post COVID: Your Childminder’s Safe Return to Work

Post COVID: Your Childminder’s Safe Return to Work As the COVID lockdown restrictions start to lift, childcare and the safe return to work is a high priority for most families after weeks of being at home.  For some, this means their childminders will return to work in their home, other children will be going back…

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Au Pair Rights in Ireland

What are your rights as an Au Pair? Au Pairs in Ireland are considered employees and have the same rights as any other employee, including the right to minimum wage. The minimum wage in Ireland increased to €10.10 (from €9.80) from 1 February 2020.   Minimum wage rates   Minimum hourly rate € Minimum wage…

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Top tips to manage work life balance

Work-Life Balance Managing work-life balance in modern life is a constant juggle and even more uncertain now as we navigate a world with COVID-19. More than ever it’s really important that we look after our mental and physical health. People are working longer hours, working from home, and trying to manage work while homeschooling children….

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15 interview questions for a childminder and babysitter

What questions should I ask a potential childminder or babysitter? We understand that leaving your child or baby with someone new for the first time can be difficult. However, with proper planning and interviewing, this needn’t be the case. We have put together a list of questions that you should consider when interviewing any perspective…

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Rollercoaster ie interview with SureSitter on Childminding

The two Irish Mums changing the face of childminding The world of childminding is a complicated one, but these two Irish women are on a mission to make it much easier for parents. Introducing, SureSitter. Becoming a parent can be difficult in itself, but then trying to get back into your regular life is a…

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SureSitter partners with Clarity Locums to help frontline workers find Childcare

SureSitter partners with Clarity Locums to help frontline workers find Childcare SureSitter has partnered with Clarity Locums to help frontline healthcare workers find childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak here in Ireland over the last few weeks, the measures have created a childcare crisis for parents. The issue has…

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Hiring a nanny: Topics you need to discuss with your nanny

You have found a great childminder. In order to ensure it runs smoothly here are our top tips of what you should discuss with your nanny before the role commences. Role of Childminder/nanny Duties: what do you expect your nanny/childminder to do? Tasks such as laundry, preparing children’s meals, school collections, organising activities and playdates…

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Guidelines to ensure a safe ride with SureSitter

Guidelines to ensure a safe ride with SureSitter SureSitter is a platform created by parents, for parents. Having experienced the stress of trying to find suitable childcare for our own children, we wanted to make it our mission to make childcare easily accessible to all in Ireland. Trust and safety are of the utmost importance…

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School Closures and Coronavirus – Top Tips

School Closures and Coronavirus – Top Tips The Coronavirus (Covid-19) has changed the way we live our lives and has instilled a level of fear that happens only once in a generation. School closures nationwide came into effect on 13th March 2020. And while we face many months of uncertainty and change, some good things…

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