5 Winter Craft Ideas

With the Christmas holidays soon about to start it’s good to already get your thinking cap on and come up some ideas on ways to keep the children amused. Luckily for you, we’re here to help at Taxing Nannies. Have a look at these easy and cheap winter crafts to make, which will help get your home looking festive. Your children will love the chance to get creative too! Read more »

7 Tips For Having A Stress-Free Christmas

Christmas is one of the best days of the year but also can be one of the worst! At Taxing Nannies we understand how hectic and stressful the day can be which is why we’ve brought together these seven tips for handling things so that it all runs smoothly. The most important advice is to have fun this Christmas and make sure everyone is happy! Read more »

Fun Things To Do With The Children Indoors Over Winter

When the winter weather confines you and the children to the house you needn’t get bored. There are a lot of fun winter activities for children of all ages, which are simple and easy to set up or manage. At Taxing Nannies we understand the pressure of keeping the kids entertained so have a look at our ideas. Read more »

5 Unlikely Skills All Nannies Need

If you’re looking to hire a nanny, the chances are you’ll take some time looking through your options. We think at Taxing Nannies that there are five skills that are particular bonuses which all nannies should really have. When you find a nanny with none or few of these skills and someone else with all of these skills, it could be the deciding factor of who you choose to employ. Read more »

How to host a children’s Halloween party

This is how to host the best Halloween party

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Want to host the best Halloween party in your neighbourhood?

Sounds like you need a plan.

Don’t worry, we’ve come up with a few great suggestions at Taxing Nannies, treat your little horrors to a fangtastic time this All Hallows’ Eve, our spine-tingling tips should leave you trembling with excitement. Read more »

Morning sickness, the myths debunked

Read these suggestions to ease morning sickness

Look at this picture…

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What do you see?

It’s a happy mum-to-be, she’s expecting her first child, she is smiling, looks radiant and bet she can’t wait for her baby to be born.

Could anything spoil this special moment?

Ask Kate Middleton, she’s a high-profile victim of Hyperemesis Gravidarum or ‘morning sickness’ to give it a common term. Read more »

Nanny V nursery the pros and cons

Could you cope knowing your child was in nursery all day? This is a dilemma faced by thousands of families each year. Some parents take the nursery path. Others opt for full-time nannies. It’s a tough call to make but which option is best?

We explore the merits of both choices in this latest blog from Taxing Nannies. And we suggest a useful compromise.

To begin let’s weigh up the contenders. Read more »


By law an employer must provide an employee with a “statement of terms” within 2 months of the employee’s start date. Failure to do so can result in a tribunal awarding an employee 4 weeks’ pay. Read more »

Tears and tantrums – coping on the first day of nursery

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Nurseries are good for social development. Say goodbye to tears and hello to happy smiles following the Taxing Nannies guide to day one at a childcare centre. Read more »

The hottest skills to have as a nanny

Quite rightly, you wouldn’t leave any old person in charge of your children. Nannies are vetted, you like to dig a little into their background and find out what skills and qualifications they have acquired over the years before you feel comfortable leaving them with your kids. Read more »