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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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Everything You Need to Know About Employing a Childminder

Everything parents need to know when employing a childminder We were delighted to be asked by Rollercoaster.ie to share the important information that parents need to know when employing a childminder.  Finding suitable childcare can be difficult and stressful. Once the search itself is over and parents have found a great childminder, though, that’s only…

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Best Books for Children this Christmas!

Books are such a great present to give children so we were thrilled when Dawn from My Higher Shelf shared some of her top picks of the best children’s books! Top Picks of the best Children’s Books: I know I’m biased but I love giving and receiving books for gifts. Nothing excites me more than…

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