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Morton Michel Teams Up With Army of Nannies

Published by Matt Mason,

Morton Michel is a specialist childcare insurance broker. Trusted by early years professionals for over 57 years to provide tailored insurance, risk management and service solutions. And they are offering AoN nannies an exclusive discount of up to 10% off nanny insurance. Why Is Insurance Important For Nannies? Morton Michel nanny insurance can help you […]
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Hello Yoti, Our ID Verification Experts

Published by Matt Mason,

As an online agency, it’s really important we give nannies the opportunity to ID verify themselves. And Yoti is our highly respected partner for this service. Therefore, we’ve built Yoti into the sign-up journey for all nannies. Families that see a profile that’s ID verified by Yoti are more confident about the profile as a […]
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AoN & Partner News

NannyPaye: Our Recommended Payroll Experts

Published by Matt Mason,

We are delighted to announce a partnership with NannyPaye. NannyPaye is a 5-star Trustpilot business that specialises in helping families manage the responsibilities of being an employer. What NannyPaye do best As a specialist payroll bureau, they look after thousands of family employers with many millions of pounds of nanny salaries trusted to them each […]
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Enhanced DBS Checks with AoN And Personnel Checks for £53

Published by Matt Mason,

Hi there, we’re Personnel Checks! We work in partnership with Army of Nannies to help their applicants apply for and complete Enhanced DBS Checks. And we’re offering an exclusive discount rate on Enhanced DBS Checks to Army of Nannies’ applicants. A little bit about Personnel Checks… We’re a registered Umbrella Body for the DBS, (Disclosure & […]
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We’ve Teamed Up With Safe and Sound

Published by Matt Mason,

We are delighted to announce a partnership with the brilliant Safe and Sound – the UK’s leading provider of paediatric first aid training. And they’re offering Army of Nannies clients  – both families and nannies – an exclusive 10% discount on their paediatric first aid courses. See the end for the offer details. Meet one […]
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AoN & Partner News

Only By Our Actions Will We Make WE ARE ALL EQUAL a Reality

Published by Matt Mason,

Triggered by tragedy and momentum behind the #BlackLivesMatter movement, I reminded that the simple statement of ‘We are all equal’ remains a societal aspiration for many. Sadly, today, we cannot own this most basic of claims.  Here in the UK, we view our society and communities – on the whole – as fortunate and progressive.  […]
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Support for families

A guide to finding a nanny for a part-time role

Published by Matt Mason,

Part-time roles are on the up, but they are tricky to fill.  So here is a guide to something to consider when searching for a part-time nanny. What defines a part-time role? The rule of thumb is that a part-time role offers less than 35 hours a week.    From wrap-around hours – when a […]
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Support for families

Meet Beanstalk – Making Saving Simple

Published by Matt Mason,

Beanstalk is a revolutionary app that makes saving for yourself and your children simple. It’s breaking down barriers parents usually face when trying to put money away for their kids’ futures by giving you an easy to use app that is packed with tools to help you build their nest egg. How Beanstalk started Launched […]
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Support for families

The Advantages to Nanny’s Little One Coming to Work

Published by Matt Mason,

Nanny’s little one joining them at work is a hot topic right now. With nursery places like hens’ teeth, nannies with children are struggling to find childcare solutions around their work. And sometimes, that’s resulting in excellent nannies leaving the industry they love. We’ve recently had quite a few nannies ask if they can take […]
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Support for families

Family Checklist to Appointing a New Nanny

Published by Matt Mason,

The road to appointing a new nanny or NannySitter has a few challenges but they are easily managed. And doing the basics right at the beginning may really help your new working relationship get off to the strongest start possible. If you’re here, you’ve likely done the interviews. The potential nanny may have even met […]
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Back to School and Work With Nanny’s Help

Published by Matt Mason,

Back to school is always a big moment.  It’s often an anxious time. And never more so than right now! Helpful Article:  We’re hearing that families and nannies are struggling to help their children positively embrace getting back to school.  We found this article from mentalhealth.org.up and thought it helpful for families and caregivers. And […]
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Support for families

Is a Nanny Share a Workable Solution for You?

Published by Matt Mason,

Nanny Shares have been around for a while now. But have the recent changes in workplace dynamics hindered or helped its growth as a viable childcare solution? It feels like it has progressed as a viable childcare solution. But it’s not as straightforward a solution as one might think.  And there are certainly some lookouts […]
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Working in Harmony in The New World

Published by Matt Mason,

Over the past few months, we have all seen a lot of rapid change.  And in many households, working in harmony – between nannies and families – has been significantly tested.  These are not necessarily new stresses, as being under one roof is a situation that’s existed for many years, but recent restrictions and lifestyle […]
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Welcoming A New Nanny

Published by Matt Mason,

Welcoming a new nanny into your home the right way can make a huge difference to a child’s wellbeing and happiness.  And it can also help to quickly establish a strong working relationship on which you’ll come to depend. AoN guest post The approach outlined comes from 30 years of tried and tested advice and […]
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Support for nannies

AoN Online Nanny Training Courses with Paul Moore

Published by Matt Mason,

Why is this important? Continual Professional Development (CPD) is essential for ALL nannies.   Whether you’re a seasoned nanny with years of experience or new to the industry, keeping your skills up-to-date and sharp is essential.  And increasingly, families use CPD to benchmark a nanny’s dedication to their chosen career. So, engaging with CPD training […]
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Developing and Maintaining Your Nannying Skills With Paul Moore

Published by Matt Mason,

We have thousands of nanny profiles on our site with a wonderful array of nannying skills. From the highly experience career nannies with a broad base of knowledge.  Right through to new nannies, who are building their nannying skills and growing into their childcare careers. To support the development of all nannies – but particularly […]
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Support for nannies

Five Organic Learning Tips For The Home

Published by Matt Mason,

Kathryn Lord is an awarding-winning author of two wonderful books:  More to Books and More to Organising.  With this guest blog, Kathryn offers five simple tips on how to bring more organic learning opportunities into your home and your child’s playtimes.   An Organic Learning Cross-Over Between More to Books & More to Organising More to […]
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Support for nannies

A Little Tax Quiz For Nannies

Published by Matt Mason,

Hello nannies, here’s a 10-minute tax quiz designed to test whether you know your stuff when it comes to tax. I promise, we have tried to make it fun and informative. Just eight questions to check your smarts. Give it a go, see how you do. And share your result on our social channels. Take […]
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Support for nannies

LinkedIn And Why It Is For Nannies

Published by Matt Mason,

It’s surprising how your social channels can help with not only getting your profile out there but also finding new roles.  But there’s one platform that really stands out when it comes to business. And that’s LinkedIn.. Here’s why we think LinkedIn should be part of your online nanny presence and how best to approach […]
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Something for little ones

Children are learning languages the Babblebox way!

Published by Matt Mason,

Babblebox caught our eye as a playful and engaging way for children to learn languages.  We reached out to them so we could share their product with you. Hola, bonjour, ciao! from Babblebox The ability to speak a second language is a valuable skill that offers a whole host of lifelong benefits.  But did you […]
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Something for little ones

Kids Collab and Army of Nannies buddy up

Published by Matt Mason,

We are delighted to announce a partnership with Kids Collab. They are an online community that get kids aged 3-6 outdoors, active and engaging in real-life experiences. The Kids Collab Mission We are on a mission to empower parents, nannies and caregivers. And we do this by sharing the knowledge and resources to grow a […]
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Something for little ones

KidsArt! Bringing Art to Littles Ones

Published by Matt Mason,

Recently, we’ve had the privilege of using Kidsart! artworks as the backdrops to our live nannying positions. And we LOVE THEM. So much so, we want to introduce KidsArt! to nannies and families in the hope that some little ones might get the chance to attend one of their studios (and create us some more […]
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Something for little ones

The AoN Diversity Reading Room

Published by Matt Mason,

We have launched the Army of Nannies Diversity Reading Room. It’s a simple idea – create an online space, for nannies and families, to showcases children’s books that celebrate diversity. And all the books on the shelves are recommended by our community of nannies, families and little ones. And friends of Army of Nannies have […]
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Something for everyone

Six Top Tips to Staying Motivated

Published by Matt Mason,

Staying motivated in 2020 has been a big challenge for everyone, and most certainly nannies; lockdowns, furloughs, WFH families, and changing responsibilities have hit many nannies, hard.  And not to forget the most challenging of all challenges, losing a position to the impact of the pandemic. So how do we keep motivated and stay positive […]
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New World Nannies Are Here

Published by Matt Mason,

COVID-19 has undoubtedly brought about changes to every business sector.  And we’re seeing significant changes in our industry that’s bringing about a new breed of nanny.  We’re calling them, ‘New World Nannies’. What is a New World Nanny? New World Nannies are nannies who are doing their best to adapt to the new world.  Nannies […]
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Safety First: Our Guide for Families and Nannies

Published by Matt Mason,

Whether you’re a family or a nanny, it has to be safety first.  And we take on and offline protection very seriously. If we boil down the nanny and family relationship, it’s essentially inviting a childcare professional into a family’s home to look after their most precious possession – their children.  With that in mind, […]
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A Mini First Aid Quiz To Test Your Skills

Published by Matt Mason,

It doesn’t matter how safe you think you are things happen that need the immediate application of first aid.  Whether it’s falls in playgrounds or a choking scare, it’s critical to have someone in the room with the skills and the confidence to apply them. Give your first aid skills a quick test In partnership […]
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A Go Gross Quiz For Families And Nannies

Published by Matt Mason,

This part quiz/part fact-finding exercise – for nannies and families – will help you understand why it’s so important to go gross when it comes to talking about salaries. It takes about 10-minutes, so grab yourself a cuppa and go for it. And remember to tell us how you did on our social channels! Take […]
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