The SureSitter Blog

Category: Parents

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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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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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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Back to School – what is the right type of childcare for you?

Choosing the right childcare for you and your family It’s that time of year again where we have to start thinking about the daily grind of juggling making lunches, school drops off and after school activities. The diaries are back out trying to schedule everything in! There are so many childcare options out there it…

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10 top ideas for a family day out with the kids!

Summer is finally here and with the good weather, it’s a great opportunity to get out and about with the kids. Here are our top picks for a fun and action-packed day out that everyone will enjoy! Tayto Park There are endless activities for all the family at Tayto Park. From Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster,…

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ECCE Scheme (free pre-school year) Ireland

What is the ECCE Scheme? There’s no denying that childcare costs are extremely high, Irish families pay on average over a quarter of their disposable income on childcare costs, making it one of the highest in the OECD countries. Schemes like the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme provide some relief to families with…

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10 top tips for travelling with children

Travelling with children can be extremely stressful. But with the right planning, it need not be. We have put together a checklist to help you make the process as painless as possible. First aid kit Essential for every family holiday. Your kit should include plasters, antiseptic wipes or cream, adhesive tape and absorbent pads. Saline…

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