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10 Jul

The journey to starting school

Starting school is a huge milestone for children and their parents.  I bet it doesn’t seem that long ago that you brought them home for the first time and they were totally reliant on you for everything!  They might be growing up fast, but they still need us to help them navigate the world and […]

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16 Apr

Professional Nanny Training

We are currently working with the fantastic Margaret Cowell from PROJECT ACTION who has developed a Professional Nanny Training course, curated for aspiring childcare professionals. This comprehensive and in-depth course is made up of 6 modules which can be done individually or as one and is Ofsted compliant meaning that each successful participant is able to become Ofsted registered […]

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6 Apr

Printables and Activity Ideas

We have put together some downloads for you, we hope you and your little ones enjoy them. Garden scavenger hunt Growing a sunflower Make a time capsule Colour hunt Home scavenger hunt Rainy day fun ideas Activities to do at home Summer activities Autumn activity ideas

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17 Mar

Keeping children entertained at home.

With the possibility of nurseries and schools closing you may have starting thinking of ways to keep your children occupied – when we find ourselves stuck inside, days can become very long! We have put together some of our favourite resources for you to find some new and fun ideas on keeping your little ones […]

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13 Mar

Coronavirus – advice and information.

Coronavirus is dominating the news and our daily lives right now, everyone has questions and so we have put together some information and helpful links for you so you can find out, where you stand as an employee or employer, the NHS health advice, how to talk to children about what’s going on and how you […]

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3 Mar

Continuing professional development for childcarers

Do you want to train as a childcare professional? Perhaps you’re already a nursery nurse, nanny or play worker looking to continue your professional development? Whether you’re starting out in your career in early years or looking to develop your childcare knowledge and skills further, we strongly believe training can help you prepare for a new role, […]

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23 Feb

It’s Pancake Day!

When is Pancake Day? Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) takes place 47 days before Easter Sunday. Because the date of Easter Sunday is dictated by the cycles of the moon, Pancake Day can occur any-time between 3rd February and 9th March. This year it falls on 25th February.   What is Pancake Day? […]

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18 Feb

Rainy Days Activity List

Looking for way’s to fill the rainy day’s over half term? We have put together a list of activities to keep little ones busy and entertained. Click here for your, 30 Ideas for Rainy Day Fun  activity list

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12 Feb

Love is in the air

Valentines day Valentine’s Day is only days away and, as if we needed one, it’s a great opportunity to get the craft box out and get creative – theses ideas will keep little ones busy and it is a wonderful opportunity for them to express their feeling and to show love for their family. We […]

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7 Jan

Creating your CV

Creating your childcare CV doesn’t need to be hard, it just takes knowledge of the basics, plus a little creativity! Print of our Example CV here CV Tips Your CV is the first point of contact with the family and your best chance to be asked for an interview. It should be well written, formatted […]

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25 Nov

Our fun and activity filled Christmas countdown

1st. Make your own advent calendar. We have put together some fun ideas so you and your little ones can make your own homemade calendar’s this year. Have fun with printables, loo rolls, sweets, poems, activities, envelopes and lego! You will find some great inspiration here; our Pinterest page, Activity Village If you fancy doing something different why […]

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22 Oct

Helping your child adjust to daylight savings

Daylight savings and your child’s sleep routine Getting your children into a good sleep routine is hard enough already and that’s before we even start thinking about the beginning or end of daylight saving! This curveball can really add an extra element of challenge when it comes to getting your kids settled into bed each […]

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20 Oct

Autumn Bucket List

  Make the most of the season and all that comes with it – colourful foliage, crisp air and bonfires, try out some of the ideas and activities on our bucket list. Download here  

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20 Aug

Lemonjelly’s favourite summer reads – Enjoy sharing books in the sunshine!

  The summer holidays are flying by, but the learning never stops! We thought it’d be nice to share a few of our favourite books so you can enjoy reading some of them together in the sunshine.

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6 Aug

Staying safe in the sun this summer.

Here in the UK we’re currently experiencing some of the hottest weather we’ve had for years and there’s no sign of it stopping yet, so the team at Lemonjelly have put together some useful tips and tricks to help you and the smalls in your care stay safe in the sun.

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30 Jul

What’s on your summer bucket list?

  Summer. It is filled with so much potential! It’s also the perfect time to get kids off screens, away from desks and getting fresh air.   Lemonjelly know the pressure the summer holidays can put on everyone for having fun, so we’ve created a summer bucket list of activities you can download and print […]

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11 Dec

With snow making its way across the UK, leaving some schools shut and causing travel disruption, how does it effect you??

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22 Oct

Half term & Halloween fun

Lots of Halloween fun and spooky events for children of all ages this week. We have put together our ‘best picks’ of places to go and activities to do this week in the half term lead up to Halloween.     Starry Skies at the Planetarium in Oxford ‘Did you know that there are over […]

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11 Aug

Do you need to update your first aid training?

Please find below the details of some upcoming courses run by a selection of local training companies.   TrecMed £75pp Benson School Mon 4th Sept 9.00am – 3pm Red Kite Centre, Thame 30th Sept at. 9.30am – 3.30pm Can be contacted through Lemonjelly   **********   Early Years First Aid http://www.eyfa.info/home.html Bicester on 14th and […]

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27 Mar

Its our birthday

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17 Jan

Children at weddings

    To invite or not to invite, a question every couple faces when organising their big day and deciding whether to include little people on the guest list. With friends and family coming together, several questions can arise; Do we want children to attend? Will we offend anyone if we don’t invite their children, […]

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28 Oct

Halloween family fun 2016

Lots of fun Halloween fun out and spooky events for all the family this weekend.     Our best picks…….   Waddesdon Manor Wriggly goings on at the Ugly Bug trail, Winnie the Witch will host a weekend of games and goody bags at her Hallowe’en party and a pumpkin carving competition. Grab your goody […]

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9 Jun

Fathers day

Sunday 19th June “Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.” Author Unknown     Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to make your dad feel special, loved and wanted. We have put together some ideas on what you can do to make your lovely dads, step dad, granddad […]

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21 Mar

Easter Fun!

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2 Mar

Nannies and Pensions

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29 Feb

Mother’s Day – Beautiful things to make, eat and read!

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18 Feb

The 2015 Annual Wages Survey Report – From Nannytax

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8 Feb

Children and the internet

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1 Feb

Why should you use a Childcare agency??

Why should I use an agency? Choosing the best childcare solution for your family can be a daunting step for any parent or guardian. Your children’s welfare is of paramount importance and searching for your own Mary Poppins can be an incredibly overwhelming, stressful and time-consuming task – it is one of the biggest decisions […]

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15 Jan

Be prepared for an Ofsted visit!

    At NannyPaye we employ staff who have experience in the nanny industry and one of our staff members was inspected by Ofsted in December. We feel that it would be useful for many of our clients to know more about the Ofsted inspection of nannies (Home Childcarers) and for nannies themselves to know […]

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19 Nov

Wedding Industry Award 2016…..the results and feedback are in!

The team at Lemonjelly HQ are feeling very proud today after receiving confirmation of all the votes and comments we were given on our wedding & event childcare service in this years Wedding Industry Awards. Unfortunately we didn’t win but to be nominated and receive such fabulous feedback and messages of support from clients, guests, […]

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5 Nov

Bonfire Night; stay safe, warm and please remember…..

Enjoy Guy Fawkes Night everyone! Stay safe, warm and please remember……. The Firework Code You can help children learn to be responsible about fireworks by emphasising the need for safety when they’re young, and remind them each time Bonfire Night comes around. The general tips for everyone to remember are: • Light sparklers one at […]

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6 Sep

We’ve been nominated for an award!

Lemonjelly is delighted to announce that we have been nominated again in the Wedding Industry Awards 2016 for providing childcare at weddings and we need your vote! If you have booked our mobile creche, event nanny or our babysitting service in relation to a wedding we would love your vote. http://www.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk/vote/south-east/special-touch/lemonjelly-childcare-and-mobile-creche-service

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17 May

Nannies and Pensions

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17 Apr

Lemonjelly launches our own wedding activity book for children.

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25 Mar

Wedding Childcare – Voter comments from The Wedding Industry Awards 2015

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5 Mar

The Importance of having an Employment Contract with your Nanny.

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