Interview Technique: Why the Applicant is as empowered at the Interviewer

I’m always interested in body language and how it both benefits and hinders one’s chance of succeeding at an interview. Experience of almost 25 years with Riverside Childcare and previously outside the world of professional childcare hasn’t dampened my enthusiasm. The impression you make in those first few minutes – actually first four minutes, can…

Measles Immunisation – Riverside Childcare’s guide to understanding the symptoms of Measles

It seems such a long time ago that Dr Wakefield and his colleagues published an article that would have an incendiary effect and inform a generation’s decision about measles immunisation. They linked the MMR, Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination with autism.  Lets face it back in 1989 when Riverside Childcare was established peoples knowledge of autism was woolly at…

Nanny or Nursery Nurse looking for a Job? Why not Customize Your CV?

Looking for a job can be a full time occupation! If you are a Nanny or Nursery Nurse finding a job that ticks all your personal boxes and then getting an interview amongst a sea of applicants is not without challenges. After all it’s not just that you want a job. you want one with a…

Is my Baby getting enough Breast-milk?

New mothers find it very hard to judge if their baby is getting enough milk and feel under pressure, sometimes self imposed and at other times by family (who perhaps breastfed their babies many years ago when breastfeeding was out of vogue) to supplement their baby’s feed with formula. We thought it would be useful to give…