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How to wean a baby

Essentially weaning is simply the process your baby (and you) will go through when making the transition from a totally milk diet, either formula or breast, (or a combination of both), onto more solid foodstuffs. Many parents worry about when and how to begin weaning their baby but it really doesn’t have to be complicated and if you let your baby lead the way, it can be a simple and fun process. WHEN SHOULD YOU S

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Get Your Garden Spring Ready

Throughout the winter we are all itching for even the tiniest glimmer of good weather so that we can get outside and enjoy the longer and warmer days. However, before we can enjoy our gardens to the full there is just enough time to get down and dirty with some basic housekeeping, plan a few new projects and even order a few treats to enjoy in the summer months. Here are few tips to get your garden sorted, planted

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Double Trouble or Twice as Nice

Looking after a baby is tough for all new parents at first but imagine how you would cope with having two babies to care for? After the birth of twins, finding the time to juggle everything can feel like an uphill struggle most days but you will not be the only parents to feel that way believe me.   Luckily there are plenty of things that you can do to make life easier and with that thought in mind, here are ten

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Spring Cleaning – Those once a year jobs

It feels like it’s taken forever, but spring has indeed sprung. Notoriously the time of year to dust off the cobwebs and shake out the rugs, here are some thoughts on those once a year jobs… INDOORS CHIMNEY This depends a lot on how much you use your fireplace or stove. The National Fire Protection Association says, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, free

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The Benefits of Repetition in Toddlers

Almost as soon as they start forming words it seems that most toddlers learn to say the word ‘again’ and then they use it, again and again! This obsession with repeating the same tasks or listening to the same story can start to become a little tedious, particularly to us parents. However, whilst they may be sending us slowly and surely around the bend they are actually mastering important new skills. Understan

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FASHIONABLY PREGNANT

Looking good through spring and summer 2018 with Séraphine  Just as Eden Private Staff has placed maternity nurses with celebrities and royalty – understanding the importance of finding the right person to suit the individual needs of a mother and her new baby, so Séraphine has dressed them; enjoying a well-earned reputation for being the leading global maternity brand. Therefore, as the changing season br

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Art of Food

 Eagles Resort proudly announces its collaboration with the three-time Michelin awarded restaurateur, Apostolos Trastelis We were on holiday last summer at the all-inspiring 5* resort, Eagles Hotel and Villas in Halkidiki, Greece. A place that has captured my heart, indeed, my entire family has fallen in love with. It maybe something to do with the nearby holy Mount Athos and the air of spirituality that abounds?

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A Parent’s Guide To Social Media

Walk into any public place and you are likely to be faced with a large cross-section of society all intently gazing at their mobile phone and tap, tap, tapping away. It seems that social media is the cyber playground of both young and old, from pre-teens through to octogenarians and in some cases even older. Such is the draw of Instant Messenger that the majority of us no longer put pen to paper or even dial our lo

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Help Your Child Prepare For The Future

According to a report called The Future of Jobs, produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF), in the next three years, around 5 million jobs will have disappeared. Furthermore, this report states that 65 percent of our current primary school children will end up doing jobs that don’t even exist in today’s society! The reason for this transformation is largely due to a relatively recent phenomenon which has been

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In Search of a Fantastic Nanny

Hiring a nanny is a hugely important decision and one which should never be taken lightly and without due care and attention because the individual you hire will become a very large part of your child’s life and could, potentially, spend more time with them than you do! You would want to find someone who will put your child’s needs ahead of their own, keep them safe, want them to be happy and fulfilled and make

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Glorious Nap Time

New-born babies mostly do nothing much other than sleep; they feed and fall asleep and wake up just to feed again. In fact, many newborns sleep up to eighteen hours a day so nap time is pretty much guaranteed at first. For most of us, the trouble with nap time starts as they begin to sleep less and less between feeds. At this point, we need to start working on instigating regular nap times because all babies need p

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Delivery By Stork

Where do babies come from? It’s a chat that many of us dread having with our children but eventually we always do. When or how the subject arises depends very much on your child and your individual family circumstances. Clearly, your child is likely to be rather curious if you or another close family member becomes pregnant, or they overhear a conversation concerning an imminent arrival, or a baby suddenly appear

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PRACTICALLY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY – your Nanny/PA

How to keep your Nanny long after the children have started school! Nannies very quickly prove themselves indispensable to the families they are employed by. They add value and bring efficiency. Chaotic households can often be calmed once the childcare is ordered. Mary Poppins was considered practically perfect in every way, and indeed for many homes, the nanny can be the sole reason life runs smoothly. Small wonde

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How to Manage Picky Eaters

If you have children, no doubt at some stage in their development you had to deal with faddy food issues. I’ve certainly spent my fair share of mealtimes almost tearing my hair out with despair. I’ve tried cajoling, I’ve tried being firm and I’ve definitely tried bribery! It’s obvious that picky eaters can test the patience of parents and carers because we simply worry that without a balanced diet our chi

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A Personal Assistant – The Perfect Match

As an executive, choosing exactly the right Personal Assistant for your particular needs can be a minefield. After all, this is the person who will become your right arm; field your calls, deal with your associates and help solve your most difficult business quandaries. In essence, you need someone who can make your professional life run smoothly without turning a hair. Therefore, if your assistant is going to beco

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Discussing Emergency Situations with your Children

Without a doubt children are extremely inquisitive, observant and perceptive; they notice things, often without us even being aware of them watching or listening.   It’s great that they absorb enormous amounts of information so easily but it can also be detrimental to their peace of mind if they see or hear things which are frightening or difficult to understand. Take the TV news for example; your child could a

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ARTFULLY DOMESTICATED…

When settling into a new role in the private sector, what makes a good recruit great? January is often a time when many of our recruits begin new positions. It is a month within the domestic market, where moves are made. Recruiting and contract We help all staff settle into these positions by providing them with a thorough job description as part of the recruitment process, so that from the off – and with agr

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NEW NANNY TEAM FOR 2018

Eden is delighted to welcome in the New Year with a brand new nanny recruitment team and manager. We like to think that this special group of professional nanny recruiters will give you an even better service than before. Clients and candidates can expect an even higher level of specialist knowledge of the nannying sector and improved customer service.  So, who are they and what are their specific roles? Amanda N

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM EDEN PRIVATE STAFF!

With a reminder of a few of the ways we can help to make your life easier throughout 2018… For further information on employing staff and to discuss your specific requirements please call Eden Private Staff on 0207 471 6000 PROFESSIONAL DOMESTIC COUPLES Here at Eden Private Staff we represent highly experienced professional domestic couples capable of managing a vast range of duties. Domestic couples will be ha

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Our Favourite New Years Resolutions

It’s that time again, the one where we all swear that we are going to make significant changes in our lives! With a New Year upon us many of us will be making a vow that 2018 will be the year we became the person we always wanted to be, even though many of us will have failed to stick to it by the second week. If you are really serious about making changes why not try to make ones which are interesting and fun or

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