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What is the GSN Nanny difference?

27 Apr 19
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Good morning, good evening and good afternoon! 

It’s Nanny Gg here and today we are going to be talking about, “what is a nanny” and what the “GSN Nanny” difference is.

So let’s get started!  What is a Nanny? Well, here at GSN our Nannies are lots of different things, future doctors, future teachers, dancers and performers, mums and educators and we all share the same passion caring for children.

Our Nannies are people who bring quality childcare  to you and your children, into your own home. Here at Giggles and Smiles Nannying our nannies are regularly invited to attended professional development workshops and training days to help bring the most out in ourselves and the children when working, to ensure we are providing the highest quality care possible. 

So, what do we do exactly? Among most stereotypes of working in the childcare industry, we just get to sit and play, all day, every day, maybe sort out an argument between children every now and then, right? Wrong! 

For sure, we do play with the children! But before children want to play with us, they first have to feel comfortable. So we start by building a bond, a connection with your children, talking to them, discussing their favourite things, what they like to do, and then we can play! Creating this bond allows the children to feel safe and secure and will allow for future learning when in our care! 

Don’t they have that connection at schools and day cares though? 

100% they do, but I find it’s harder to maintain a bond and respectful relationship with a child when you have 25 other children in the same class, with only 2 teachers, who all need your attention, a cuddle, a cup of water or even just a hug. We only have so many hands!! 

Having just one person focusing on your children, assuring all their needs are met without the disruption of having the responsibility of caring for a large group of children can help build your child’s ability to have meaningful and respected connections to people and things outside of their own family. 

So, back to play! After we have established a growing bond with your child, we will engage them in activities, that’s right, we bring all the fun (and take the mess away too!) Most often we will have discussed with families prior, their children’s interests and will accommodate for that from our very first day together, which is usually a play session. Play Sessions are where we get to meet families and their children, for a 2-hour session dedicated to engaging in play with the children to establish that initial bond prior to commencing care services.

Then our nannies will go from there, continuing to help grow your child’s interest and ability to explore their world, Giggles and Smiles Nannying is a true believer in Child led play! This is so important because children will want to learn anything and everything, but only if they’re interested in that topic, we can’t rush a genius! 

As well as playing and activities and having fun, our nannies will accommodate for their needs, cooking for them, making sure they are comfortable, bed time routines, morning routines, lunch routines, all kinds of routines! You tell us what they are and what they need and we can continue to have that set routine for you while you’re away, that way the children aren’t all put out of whack after having no routine! Don’t have a routine established yet? No worries! Giggles and Smiles Nannying will take the time to get to know your family dynamics and priorities as we support your family in establishing a routine suitable to your needs.

One of the most important things to us here at GSN is the safety of your children, our nannies are required to have all their correct training and checks done before being sent out to a new family! What a relief, right?! Along with ensuring that our Nannies have valid clearances, checks and experience to work with children, we also go that extra step in ensuring our Nannies have access to company policies and procedures, in-house training as well as external training providers across a variety of topics specific to caring for children and families in the home environment. You can be assured that in an emergency your nanny is trained to remain calm, collected and capable in keeping your children safe.

Over all, all our nannies here at Giggles and Smiles Nannying are dedicated to providing the safest and best possible care for your children, where it is engaging, led by them and developed to extend their interests, abilities and help them venture in their own world, confidently and safely. 

Being part of the GSN Nanny Team has been an amazing opportunity and opened my eyes beyond what I expected when first interviewing for a Nanny position. Are you a fellow Nanny yourself? What is your experience as a Nanny? Get in touch and share your story, we would love to hear others experiences as a Nanny.

That’s all from me for now. Stay tuned for our next blog post. Talk soon!


GG takes over “Life as a GSN Nanny”

02 Apr 19
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Good morning, good evening and good afternoon!

I am Nanny Georgia! (or GG as some people call me) and I am super-duper excited to be taking over our Giggles and Smiles, “Life as a Nanny” blog!

I have been working with Giggles and Smiles Nannying for almost 6 months now and it is hands down the best job I have ever had! So I am eager to get started on this spectacular blog that I get to share with you alongside our Instagram feed for Life as a GSN Nanny.

Our life as a GSN Nanny blog has been designed to keep you up to date on all things GSN and all those special and amazing events that happen Nationally and Internationally throughout the year.

Seeing as it is already the end of March, maybe we need a little catch up on what has been happening!

January was fairly quiet for me this year, I took on a beautiful new family, two afternoons a week after school and we have already been on so many adventures! It is truly amazing how much you miss when you live somewhere. Going exploring with the children has opened up my eyes to all the wonders Newcastle has to offer.

This year we also kicked off our monthly newsletter, which is filled with recent events at GSN, tips and tricks, recipes and Nanny of the month! I had the privilege of receiving our January Nanny of the month. This was such a lovely surprise, I had received some great feedback from a few of my beautiful families and shed a few tears when I read the lovely things they said about me! I just absolutely love my job!

During February we located to a new office in Gosford! Giggles and Smiles Nannying is a service that provides quality in-home child care for families up the coast from the hunter region all the way down to Sydney. The relocation to Gosford meant that our admin and office facilities became more accessible to our families and staff members, providing a location at a half way point! Our superstar admin manager Jaycinta was awarded team member of the month! Jaycinta is an absolute legend and is the superstar working behind the scenes! She ensures that the business side (so all that paper work, reading and organising!!) runs smoothly! Not too sure what we would do with out her!

We also launched Giggles and Smiles Parties! Myself, Director Elle and the lovely party host Mel had a party host induction where we did costume fittings, we practiced face painting, sang some songs and brain stormed some ideas for the parties! We all had an absolute blast.

That following weekend was March! Giggles and Smiles Parties attended the Capes 4 Kids even at Gosford show ground, I was working that weekend but decided to take the children down to Gosford and have a share in all the fun! So many capes and so many bubbles….

The children and all of us at GSN and GSP had an absolute ball! Even if it did start raining while we packed away. This month I also took over the resource room and our Life as a GSN nanny blog! This week I am heading down to the office to crash tackle the resource room, getting it as organised as a resource room can be and hopefully I can make it super easy to follow and understand for all the Nannies and Party hosts at GSN. Stay tuned to read all about the mysterious treasures we have stored away in our GSN resource room.

All in all I think that is pretty much it for the last few months here at Giggles and Smiles Nannying! It’s been a busy start to the year with many more adventures to come. So make sure you follow our blog by subscribing below to ensure you stay up to date on all the excitement Life as a GSN Nanny can be!

See you soon,

~ GG

Coming up next:

  • International Nanny Training Day 2019
  • What is a Nanny?
  • GSN Goes to America!!!
  • The importance of investing in Professional Development,

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The Life of a Giggles and Smiles Nanny

22 Nov 18
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Coming Soon in January 2019

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