Sat 31 Aug 2019
Are you thinking of working in a nursery and wondering what your options are? If so, read our post on a career working with young children.
Tue 25 Jun 2019
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) aims to encourage ‘school readiness’, from 0 – 2 years the focus is on three prime areas of learning: communication and learning, physical development and personal, social and emotional development. This blog post focuses on activities with children under the age of 2.
Mon 20 May 2019
We are organising an open day to meet and interview any childcare professionals wishing to join Hello Mums.
Wed 15 May 2019
Teamwork is one of the most important aspects of any profession. But when it comes to looking after children, working effectively with other staff members takes on a new level of importance. Children cannot look after themselves, so they require a well run team who work efficiently together to provide good quality care.
Tue 14 May 2019
Hello Mums offers training and continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities which will help you provide the children in your care with the best possible start in your professional life.
Fri 10 May 2019
We thought you might like to know more about what it’s like to work for Hello Mums in London nurseries, so we spoke to one of our #ChildcareHeroes and asked them about their busy daily routine…
Tue 23 Apr 2019
We wanted to tell you about a day in the life of a nursery practitioner.
Wed 10 Apr 2019
Once you become a parent, the inevitable question happens ALL the time: are you having another one? We have asked Joanne wingingmamahood to give us her thoughts on the matter.
Mon 21 Jan 2019
Here’s a little baby music workout to try at home. It begins with some stretching to warm you up, moves on to weight-bearing for arms and legs, whole body lifts, then some aerobic dancing to see you both happily collapsed on the sofa at the end, feeling well exercised.
Mon 14 Jan 2019
How do you feel about childcare? Do you feel confident that you know everything you need to? Or do you feel bewildered by all the options and terrified of the costs? This post takes a look at some of the issues you might face and what you can do about them.
Tue 08 Jan 2019
We look at how does having a child affect your options in returning to work and earning an income, and how will this affect your child and family life?
Wed 02 Jan 2019
An established morning routine sets you up for a successful and productive day with a more positive outlook that can get you through the stresses of the holiday season with your Christmas spirit solidly intact. It’s not brain surgery - establishing a morning routine is really nothing more than altering a few ingrained behaviours.
Fri 07 Dec 2018
Even if you are perfectly healthy, there is no way to guarantee that you will have a healthy baby. In fact, in England and Wales, one in every 46 babies are born with a congenital abnormality. As such, it’s always important to prepare for such possibilities.
Thu 20 Sep 2018
Whether it’s to your children, a work colleague or fellow parent, saying No can be very difficult and often makes your mum guilt rear its ugly head. You might feel like you’re letting them down or they’ll think less of you. Try out our top tips and start saying No without feeling guilty.
Sun 16 Sep 2018
We collected the pros and cons of working in a nursery to give you a realistic view when making a choice of career.
Fri 14 Sep 2018
September is fast approaching and before we know it, the kids will be back at school.
Tue 28 Aug 2018
The past few months will feel like they have flown by in a blur of feeding, nappy changes, playing and cuddles. Oh, and probably lots of tea/coffee and cake. You and your baby will have changed so much in this time and you might not have given much thought to returning to work. Before you know it, your maternity leave will be nearly up and you may or may not feel ready for it to end.
Thu 23 Aug 2018
When the holiday season is upon you, and you’re finally taking a break from work to have a relaxed time off the usual routine, you might think to yourself: how can I have a stress-free family holiday when I have toddlers? We can help you in the process with 5 tips to enjoy a stress-free holiday with your children.
Mon 30 Jul 2018
Getting stuck inside on a rainy day can be a bummer for kids. Rainy days are the perfect time for parents to provide interesting, educational online fun for their kids. Here are a few simple suggestions to get you started.
Wed 25 Jul 2018
Memories will be made and many of us will record these in photographs that we can look back on in years to come and re-live the long summer days. But how to get the best pictures? So Joana will share some tips to improve your pictures and help you to take the best images of your family over the coming summer.
Tue 17 Jul 2018
We asked Pen to gives us her view on parenting and how to stay sane!
Wed 25 Apr 2018
A blog article explaining how you can now easily and safely pay your babysitter using your registered payment card rather than using cash.
Sat 21 Apr 2018
We asked Smart Mummy, Lea-Anne, how she copes getting two children under the age of five getting ready in the mornings.
Mon 16 Apr 2018
We have teamed up with the wonderful charity if Theodora Children's Charity to tell you how a simple laughter can help children in hospital.
Mon 09 Apr 2018
We have asked Ally from Azilo to tell us more about CPD. In an ever-changing society where policy, procedures and regulations are frequently amended, CPD is becoming a more crucial part of being employed.
Mon 09 Apr 2018
A balanced diet is essential for children in the early years to help them achieve their energy and nutrient requirements, which supports their growth, development and learning - we have asked The Early Start Group to give us their top tips.
Tue 03 Apr 2018
If you have a disability, I know you are used to facing challenges. Becoming a parent may involve unique issues for those with disabilities, but with some good planning and well-thought-out strategies, you can go into parenthood with confidence.
Tue 03 Apr 2018
Being a parent is a difficult one, in this blog post we take a look at the ups and downs of being a parent.
Mon 26 Mar 2018
Going back to the gym after having a baby can prove quite difficult. It could be anything from not having childcare to just being too tired to even move. I'm going to tell you my top tips for getting back in shape.
Wed 14 Mar 2018
We asked one of our parents to tell us about her experience having a toddler and a puppy at the same time!
Thu 08 Mar 2018
Homemade delicious dinner for the whole family - from Yasemin, Mother in London
Wed 28 Feb 2018
Hello Mums won London's best babysitter service award for 2017, 2016 and 2014, so it was time we expressed our gratitude for voting for us.
Thu 15 Feb 2018
We have asked mum blogger, Rebecca, to give our parents some tips for a rainy day.
Tue 13 Feb 2018
Alice decided to go vegetarian with her 4-year-old daughter for the month of February 2018.
Mon 05 Feb 2018
The first day of having someone looking after your little one is just as important for the nanny as it is for you. We asked Sarah Sophie and Siobhan from Pocket nannies to give us their top tips on a nanny's first day.
Mon 29 Jan 2018
We were all kids once. Let's try and remember that!
Thu 25 Jan 2018
Reputation in the personable and community-driven service is vital.
Thu 18 Jan 2018
We looked at how nurseries deal with being open 51 weeks a year and having to find the right staffing.
Fri 12 Jan 2018
We discuss the issue of the 30 hours free childcare from the provider's point of view and where it might lead to in 2018.
Tue 21 Nov 2017
The ‘how’ of how we are allowed to think as a child plays a fundamental role in how we think of ourselves and the world around us as we grow up.
Sun 29 Oct 2017
For children an element of risk in day to day life is important.
Sun 10 Sep 2017
I have always had an issue with the government's idea of 15 or 30 hours of free childcare, for two very simple reasons: it’s not free and it’s not actually 15 hours if you work more than 38 weeks of the year.
Sat 12 Aug 2017
You think you’re giving your child all the right foods so why are their teeth full of decay? Dentist Nina Bal explains how ‘healthy snacks’ are rotting our children’s teeth and why it matters later in life.
Tue 08 Aug 2017
“Teamwork makes the dream work”, as they say and it is especially true in the childcare industry. It creates a happy environment, good working conditions and continuity - the essential combination to having a reputable and sought-after nursery.
Tue 18 Jul 2017
Deciding on the right number of staff is probably the biggest challenge for any nursery owner.
Mon 12 Jun 2017
It might sound crazy but with nursery places in London getting harder and harder to find, you need to be on top of it.
Thu 04 May 2017
Easy and inexpensive ways to keep the kids occupied when they can't go outside; three different ideas for different ages.
Sat 22 Apr 2017
Taste development can be a messy, frustrating, exhausting process. Here are a few of our tried and tested tips to get you started!
Thu 09 Mar 2017
After becoming a mum earlier in 2016 I struggled to find a report that would help parents to understand the cost and options when it comes to childcare, so I put together a questionnaire and this report presents my findings.
Fri 28 Oct 2016
Our guest blogger, Erika, analyses a child's drawing.
Wed 26 Oct 2016
Anita, a very talented illustrator and mum of 2 provides a rather accurate and funny presentation of motherhood. Enjoy!
Tue 25 Oct 2016
We went to Rome in October 2016 with Bean who was 7 months old at the time. This is a little post about what to expect from travelling with a toddler.
Thu 20 Oct 2016
All too often, new parents need a helping hand to understand the various types of childcare, so here is a summary which I hope you will find useful.
Mon 03 Oct 2016
So I am implementing a plan. I call it the Crybaby Shuffle.
Thu 29 Sep 2016
I ended up Exclusive Pumping and it worked very well for me, so I thought I would share my experience with you.
Tue 30 Aug 2016
Fortunately, fatalities from choking are rare, however it is critically important to recognise the signs and be able to help.
Thu 25 Aug 2016
Pregnancy, whether you love it or hate it, whether you bloom or wilt, will have an impact on you and your emotions and relationships.
Sat 09 Jul 2016
Don’t give up and remember that there are other sources of support.
Tue 14 Jun 2016
Sibling rivalry is much less in families where all siblings feel equally treated. It is very hard to do, but effort must be made to keep the family peace. So here are a few helpful tips and solutions to help you help your family.
Tue 03 May 2016
Remember to two key words for a successful potty training: routine and praises.
Sat 30 Apr 2016
It is the single most astonishing experience of my life. But, believe it or not, it is all worth it.
Thu 31 Mar 2016