We found the squeezy bottle easy to use so we could give a plentiful coverage allowing for safe play in the sun. The bottle is also beautifully presented with subtle colours and minimal graphics, which represent its natural skincare ethos well.
If we were eligible to give out awards we would be issuing a gold star award for protecting families with delicate skin.
Naif have kindly offered Family Rules parents and childcarers a 20% discount. Just send us your request for childcare or resgiter your CV online and you will be sent a passcode and get access to all our Partners Discounts.
Naif is also on the shelves at Boots so when I go to buy more sunscreen I will be looking to try the other products in their range too, which include cream, lotion, oils and shampoo.
Training to be a Nanny used to involve learning some basic skills such as cooking, sewing, changing a nappy, feeding, and doing your pediatric first aid course to name a few. Nowadays there are requests for Nannies to be a whole lot more. At Family Rules we take great pride in finding well qualified childcarers but we particularly love to find those with additional specialised skills so no matter what request we get from families, we can introduce unique Nanny that can fit the bill. At Family Rules, we already have chidcarers who are also qualified climbers, lifeguards and skiers, trained chefs and yacht stewardesses to individuals with musical and language skills. However, skills in child protection have become one of the more desirable skills to obtain nowadays especially when working for HNWI and families who are in the public eye.
As a Nanny I never did any physically training such as stunt driving or learnt any martial arts techniques (I wish I did though - the training looks like a lot of fun!) but I did recently complete the Child Protection for Childminders online course with The Child Protection Company. It only takes 2 hours and you can pause, stop and start at any time and it only costs £34.74. You can get 10% off this course if you Register as a Nanny on the Family Rules website. An email will be sent to you with a passcode to the Family Rules Club where you can get discounts on many childcare related products.
The course goes through different types of abuse and how to identify them, covers FGM (female genital mutilation) and bullying, signs of radicalisation and extremism and also has a section on online safety.
This course was specifically designed for childminders but I think it to be helpful for Nannies, Babysitters, or anyone looking after children, since all children need to be protected from abuse and safeguarded from harm.
It was a great reminder of how to react and who you can report to when you come across indications of child abuse, or if you have a concern about the safeguarding of a child. I found the course to be particularly good about reminding to be 'child focused' in all situations that you might encounter.
You have to pass at least 70% and you get your certificate emailed to you immediately along with an outline of what you have covered in the course so you can show prospective employers. Thankfully I passed and got my certificate The Child Protection Company:
Why we're called Family Rules?
Often there is more to a name. It sometimes has a meaning or a message. For example, this year, on one of my favourite websites Good Housekeeping was an article ‘12 Baby Names That Mean ‘Beautiful’’. My business name, Family Rules, also has a meaning. Not everyone was keen on the name at first. But as soon as the name popped into my head I was 100% sure it was the name I was going to use. Let me tell you why…
My first nanny job was working for an extremely busy family with 3 children under 7 years old and a new born due within weeks. This family approached each day like a military operation and I had to hit the floor running at 100mph from the get go otherwise I was going to be left behind and out of a job. I wasn’t the most experienced of nannies so thankfully the mother told me in the interview that she could teach me everything that I needed to know…
One of the first things she told me on my first day at work was:
She was extremely clear about how she wanted her children to act and respect me. They had Family Rules. She empowered me straight from the beginning, which gave me the confidence to be the best Nanny I could be and help bring her children up the way she wanted.
From that day forward I learnt more and more about what the family deemed important;
Every family follows a set of rules and these eventually contribute to defining who the family is as a whole, what they believe in and help mold the children into their individual characters. I know there are parents out there who find it difficult letting someone else discipline their children, but from my experience, if you share your Family Rules and allow your Nanny to also communicate the rules clearly it can be a fantastic advantage. You’ve effectively cloned part of yourself; a part that is very demanding, repetitive and tiring as a parent. The Family Rules helped me as a Nanny to instil the good manners and ethics into the children I cared for and I was very proud in watching them grow up to be very polite, kind and fun children to be with.
What are your family rules and why are they important? Do you have them visible somewhere in your home? Do you find yourself repeating them at every opportunity?