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Hello! My name is Sammy. I live on the Gold Coast with my wife and kids. For many years, I wasn't very happy. I was working in a job which gave me very little pleasure. This was because it was an entry-level job at a fast-food joint. I knew I needed to make a change, but I had no idea what that change was until I got talking to my brother-in-law. He suggested that I sign up at a local adult education college so I could improve my education and develop new skills. I did just that and now I am the manager of a restaurant. I hope you like this blog and that it inspires you to develop your skills.



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The Nanny Nightmare: How to Avoid It

by Avery Fowler

The person you employ to watch over your children when you are away, occupied with work or simply need help with your children should be chosen right. When hiring a nanny, you are practically welcoming a stranger into your home and expecting to treat her (or him) as part and parcel of the family. The process is not as easy as it sounds, as finding the perfect nanny might be difficult and stressful. A wrong move in the process of hiring the nanny could land you right at the heart of the 'nanny nightmare.' You may employ nannies with social problems such as heavy drinking, nannies who do not stay long, nannies who abuse or bully children or simply nannies who do not do anything unless you are around to direct them. The solution is a nanny agency. Read on to find out why.

The nannies will be highly qualified

Nanny agencies will provide you with a nanny that is cut out for the job. The nannies listed by the agencies will be well-trained and very experienced. The agency will look into the background of the nanny, as well as their work history, before recommending them. Sometimes, the agency will require the nanny to list all their previous employment to find out whether somewhere along the line they were incompetent. The agency will save you the trouble of looking for a nanny for a long time.

The agency will provide peace of mind

Trusting a stranger can be tricky and can leave you restless when your child is involved. With nannies from an agency, you will have peace of mind because they have undergone background checks. When you hire a nanny from the agency, you have entered a productive relationship with the professionals. They will assist you in the initial stages of induction and will be available when you have any questions or concerns.

The nannies are selected depending on your needs

For you to hire a competent nanny, you need to know what your needs are. What exactly do you expect the nanny to do? What does the phrase 'taking care of your child' mean to you? If you do not know your needs, you may not be in a position to hire a good nanny. Similarly, you may not know how to assess a nanny that will adequately meet those needs. An agency, on the other hand, will evaluate and determine the needs of your family concerning your work schedule, the number of children you have and their ages. They will recommend applicants that will work to satisfy those needs fully.