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Hello and Welcome to our Kids Deserve the Best Blog. The purpose of the our KDTB Blog page is to keep you informed of what we are doing, any news and special events, or just general things which you may find of interest. Sarah will be updating regularly, and we hope to have useful articles from some of the local companies which Kids Deserve the Best are working with.

I hope you will find these updates useful and maybe some might make you smile.

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Training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Nannies

Training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Nannies

For many years Kids Deserve the Best have wanted to run mini workshops for nannies to help them to learn new skills or to refresh their current skills and now we have the opportunity to do just that. This is quality learning of skills for quality nannies, hosted by Kids Deserve the Best and delivering an Ofsted approved professional nanny training course created by NannyLink Training.

Posted on 08 April 2019
7 Key Qualities to have when working as a nanny

7 Key Qualities to have when working as a nanny

Working as a nanny should be seen as an honour - to be chosen by a family to be the role model for their most precious of children. But what qualities should a nanny have?

Posted on 25 March 2019
An Opportunity to Meet the Queen of Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency

An Opportunity to Meet the Queen of Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency

Anyone looking for nanny work in South London? We are holding a 2 day nanny registration day at The Moxy London Stratford on Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th March 2019 - book your time in advance 0203 1500 225

Posted on 10 February 2019
Social Media and Where to Find Kids Deserve the Best

Social Media and Where to Find Kids Deserve the Best

Social media is everywhere.... so many ways to reach out to people... Find Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now Pinterest - go on.... have a look and see what we have been up to!

Posted on 04 January 2019
The Nanny, The Role Model - But What Do Nannies Actually Do?

The Nanny, The Role Model - But What Do Nannies Actually Do?

One thing is for certain – nannies ARE NOT someone who sits in your home all day, watching TV, drinking tea and letting your children play…..that is so very far from the responsibility of a nanny!

Posted on 02 January 2019
Why Choose Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency?

Why Choose Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency?

We listen and we care about every person who chooses Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency because keeping children safe, happy and protected is so important and because professional standards matter!

Posted on 01 January 2019
Passionate about supporting nannies and raising the standards within the nanny industry.

Passionate about supporting nannies and raising the standards within the nanny industry.

Having read many posts on social media where the nanny and family relationship has broken down for something which could simply have been avoided by communicating with each other I felt the need to share some thoughts. Nannies have feelings too!

Posted on 18 November 2018
Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency - Has now expanded! And we have a fabulous team too!

Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency - Has now expanded! And we have a fabulous team too!

Today is a very special day. Today really should involve cake! Today marks the beginning of the 10th year for Kids Deserve the Best and what a journey it has been. If you have read the last few pieces you will have a good idea of why I say this. Comfort Zone.... Pahh... who needs a comfort zone anyway!

Posted on 01 December 2017
Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency.... now look where we are!

Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency.... now look where we are!

Nine years on and Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency are still going strong! A lot can happen to a business over 9 years. We have shared why Kids Deserve the Best from the beginning, we have also shared the bit in the middle... and now for the next bit...

Posted on 30 November 2017
Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency - the bit in the middle....

Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency - the bit in the middle....

Sometimes we never can tell where a journey is going to take us. How do we know if what we are doing is the right way to achieve the best results? Was this the time when working with people took on a new meaning for me? The journey continues....

Posted on 29 November 2017
Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency and why? In the beginning.......

Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency and why? In the beginning.......

Sometimes we can never imagine how things are going to work out. It was quite by accident that I become a business owner... This was just the beginning of the journey...

Posted on 28 November 2017
Do you know where Santa's Little Helpers are?

Do you know where Santa's Little Helpers are?

It is almost that time of year again where Santa is looking to see who has been good and who has not been good enough. So with the help of Santa's little helpers, children have the chance to visit one of the helpers and tell Santa how good they have been.

Posted on 17 November 2017
HAMLEYS, LONDON - GRAND CHRISTMAS TOY PARADE

HAMLEYS, LONDON - GRAND CHRISTMAS TOY PARADE

Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade is back for the third year running. It is nearly time for the biggest toy parade - Sunday 19th November, on Regent Street, London. 11.00am until 4.30pm. Starting from Air Street entrance up through Regent Street and finishing on Hanover Street.

Posted on 16 November 2017
There will be Fireworks!! Safety First!

There will be Fireworks!! Safety First!

Sharing is Caring, and our lovely Louise has found some local firework displays in the South London area. Is there something going on near you? Also do YOU know the Firework Code?

Posted on 01 November 2017
Things to do - fun to be had - Half term and Halloween in South London

Things to do - fun to be had - Half term and Halloween in South London

What shall we do today? There are lots to choose from so our lovely Louise has picked out these for you all to check out. Happy Half Term!

Posted on 23 October 2017
Refer a friend to Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency and help share the love!

Refer a friend to Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency and help share the love!

Kids Deserve the Best really appreciate kind words of support and recommendations to others who need help to find a childcare solution, or help to find a new nanny job...... Did you know we are offering rewards to say thank you, simply because Sharing is Caring!

Posted on 26 June 2017
What is it that makes a 'Family and Nanny' arrangement work well?

What is it that makes a 'Family and Nanny' arrangement work well?

* Clear and Consistent Communication between both Families and Nannies * Mutual flexibility and commitment between both Families and Nannies * Mutual respect and understanding for each other This is what makes a Family and Nanny arrangement work well!

Posted on 14 December 2016
Nanny Week - 18th to 24th September 2016 - Celebrating the Work of the Professional Nanny!

Nanny Week - 18th to 24th September 2016 - Celebrating the Work of the Professional Nanny!

Being a Professional Nanny is a real career choice! This is most certainly NOT the same as being a babysitter or an Au Pair! Every year the care, support and work of nannies around the UK is recognised at Nanny Week where nannies from all areas have the opportunity to take part in a variety of events, gatherings, activities with the small people they look after.

Posted on 13 September 2016
Paediatric First Aid Classes for Parents & Carers – Why Choose Daisy First Aid?

Paediatric First Aid Classes for Parents & Carers – Why Choose Daisy First Aid?

Working WITH people and supporting others is something we at Kids Deserve the Best like to do. Through recent years we have met, worked with, supported and advised so many lovely people. Long may this continue….. Today we are pleased to share with you another lovely person we have met recently and we hope to be able to encourage a long and happy working relationship. Introducing Jill Santonastaso who owns Daisy First Aid Newcastle and South Northumberland.

Posted on 29 July 2016
I'm afraid to say that kids DO NOT come with instructions!

I'm afraid to say that kids DO NOT come with instructions!

Awwww….. our new baby has come home… OMG! Now what do we do? ….. Let’s look at the instructions….. Yikes…. THERE ARE NO INSTRUCTIONS!!!

Posted on 09 May 2016
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Sarah Parkin runs Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency, providing support to families with their childcare requirements including wedding day childcare, babysitting and emergency childcare. Area of coverage includes the following regions across the North East of England, Gosforth, Great Park, Jesmond, Heaton, Killingworth, Shiremoor, Longbenton, Holystone, Forest Hall, Morpeth, Cramlington, Ashington, Blyth, Ponteland, Kingston Park, Westerhope, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, Monkseaton, Wallsend, South Shields, Tynedale, Hexham, Prudhoe, Stocksfield, Corbridge, Consett, Rowlands Gill, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Washington, Sunderland, Durham, Wearside, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland.