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About indiechildcare

I am a mum of two - girl age 8, boy age 6. Following the birth of our daughter we found a lovely nanny and I went back to working in London (marketing agencies, customer insight, data planning type work). Sarah stayed with us for nearly 5 years, and, according to my children, a skiing holiday is incomplete if Sarah doesn't come with us! Sadly for us Sarah decided to move back to her native North East and we had to find a new nanny. Three months and two nannies later the children were a mess. I gave up the daily commute and finally set up a nanny agency, with the aim of helping other families benefit from our experiences - positive and negative. Now I split my time between meeting families and nannies and looking after my own children. I hope to share in this blog more of my experiences, this time relating to the fun you can get up to with children, be it at home, on trips out or on holiday.

Spy style obstacle course

What you get: What you need: string or wool masking tape a narrow space (the landing or the space down the side of your house are possibilities) What to do: Make a spiders web typ arrangement by taping the string onto … Continue reading

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15 hours in Geneva

Having driven past Geneva on way to the ski resort for may years we decided this year to go and have a look at the city itself.  Our 15 hours included a sleep.  Here’s what we found: We loosely followed this … Continue reading

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Afternoon with friends in Battersea Park

Last time we went to Battersea Park was for the Affordable Art Fair about 10 years ago.  That’s now established in the cultural diary of the city (and is on again from 15-18 March 2012).  The park too is probably established as … Continue reading

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Moshi Monsters in Bradford

Moshi Monsters are at the National Media Museum in Bradford this half term.  And it seems everyone knows. We visited today.  The museum looks like it would ordinarily by very interesting and would hold the children’s attention for a few … Continue reading

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Is there life on Mars?

Probably not, but the scientists at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire think there could well be life somewhere out there. Given my daughter’s growing interest in stars and the solar system we thought we’d pop in to see the massive Lovell … Continue reading

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Paris with children

I was itching to take the children to Paris.  I know the city well; I used to live there.  We’d visited loads of times as a couple.  But children and Paris?  My husband thought my half term plan was madness!  I … Continue reading

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Mommy Did It: Hungry Caterpillar Party

Originally posted on Mommy Huh:
On Friday the 13th, we happily celebrated my son’s first birthday party. We had a small party to mark the occasion and a couple of super-simple DIY projects for decoration and party theme (Hungry Caterpillar).…

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