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Monthly Archives: May 2018

  • Do Not Be Deceived: Top 6 Signs A Freelance Job Post Is A Scam

    Do Not Be Deceived: Top 6 Signs A Freelance Job Post Is A Scam
    As a dedicated job seeker, you may have noticed the rise in work-from-home or freelancing jobs flooding the internet. More companies are adopting the idea of cutting down cost and setting their own time. So for them, hiring freelancers over full-time staff is the best option. But sadly, most of the job posts that promise heaven on earth are pure scams. And hundreds of desperate jobseekers fall victims. If you are hunting for jobs online, this post will equip you with knowledge on how to detect job ads that are not worthy of your time.
    1.    Promising mega salary for little effort
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  • Dealing with Parents: Understanding the 5 Types of Parenting Styles

    Dealing with Parents: Understanding the 5 Types of Parenting Styles

    If you work as a teacher or a child carer, then you will be dealing with parents.

    After all, it is your job to be responsible for their child's well-being and education. And parents would want to know how their child is doing.

    With time, you may have noticed some parents are quite laid back, some might be overprotective and others to be very strict. The point is, different parents will have their own parenting style. And as teachers and child carers, it is important that you know how to communicate to these different types of parents.  

    This post aims to help you familiarise with the 5 main parenting style. And and how to approach each parent style terms of communication.

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  • 6 Ways To Help a Shy Child

    6 Ways To Help a Shy Child

    Shyness happens to all of us, especially to young children who are stepping foot into a nursery for the first time. With shyness, this tends to fade away once the initial awkwardness sets to one side. But for some children, shyness seems to stick with them. And many remain quite shy throughout the rest of their lives.

    What is Shyness?

    According to Psychology Today

    "Shyness is the awkwardness or apprehension some people feel when approaching or being approached by other people. Unlike introverts, who feel energised by time alone, shy people often desperately want to connect with others, but don't know how or can't tolerate the anxiety that comes with human interaction."

    Shyness is more common than you think. ....

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  • 6 Bizarre Facts From The History of Construction

    6 Bizarre Facts From The History of Construction

    The construction sector is one of the oldest industries in the world. It has graced us with many wonderful monuments, buildings and all important infrastructures to help boost the economy.  But did you know, some of the most well-known buildings and infrastructures have some bizarre facts behind them? After scouring the web, I have identified 6 well-known historical buildings or infrastructure construction projects that have some bizarre facts that are not known to all.  And here they are: 

    1. Taj Mahal 

    an image of taj mahal Labelled as one of the 7 won.... ...
  • Children’s Mental Health: 10 Signs To Look Out

    Children’s Mental Health: 10 Signs To Look Out

    Children as young as 4 are showing signs of mental health problems,  that's according to a recent survey published in the Telegraph  Whether the cause of mental health problems is through excessive use of social media or emotional child abuse, it is extremely heartbreaking to see a child go through a mental illness. As child carers, you want your children to be in good health, both mentally and physically.  The signs for a child who is physical hurt is quite easy to spot. If a child is hurt, then you would see a bruise, a scratch or a bump. But with mental health, the signs are not so obvious to spot  Thi....

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  • 7 Routes Into Teaching

    7 Routes Into Teaching

    If the thought of inspiring future generations and setting a good example is something you aspire to do, then a career in teaching may be the right career path for you. A recent study shows that 83% of teachers love their job. And despite all the trials and tribulations, and the unexpected challenges teachers face on a daily basis, to still enjoy your job is such an amazing feeling. If teaching is something that you want to do, then you must be wondering how you can get into this rewarding career? Well, this blog post aims to share 7 routes to get into teaching.

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    1. Getting a PGCE at University....

    Going to university and getting a PGCE (postgraduate certificate in education) is a very traditional route to get into teaching. In order to enrol onto a PGCE, you need to graduate with a university degree. PGCE courses usually last between 1 and 2 years (1 year if you choose to complete it full-time) ...
  • How to Get A CSCS Card

    How to Get A CSCS Card

     

    You need a CSCS green card to be allowed to work on a construction site. Before you're able to apply for the card, you must meet CITB's requirements.

    Read on to find out the three simple steps to take before you get the CSCS Card.

    How to get a CSCS Card:

    1. Pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test This is a 45-minute touch screen test held at various CITB centres around the country. You must pass this CITB test as one of two requirements. 2. Complete the Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course and pass the exam This level 1 c....ourse is held in London every day at 10 am until 4 pm. The day will end with a one-hour exam which you must pass in order to get the certificate. Read more about ...
  • Early Years Educator/Nursery Practitioner: Interview

    Early Years Educator/Nursery Practitioner: Interview

    We spoke with Rosie Faulkner, an Early Years Educator Nursery Practitioner who lives and works in South London. She delves into what it's really like working in the industry. She discusses the daily work life, pay, working hours,  controversies surrounding male early year practitioners, and her plans for the future. Read on to see what she says about this rewarding yet challenging job. Why did you want to join the child care industry? “I have always loved being around children and enjoyed babysitting so I decided to enrol in a childcare college course, I completed both level 2 and 3, alongside a Nursery placement. Since being qualified I have worked in a private day nursery.” What's each day like in the nursery? “A day in the life at work? Well, every day is different, each day there are different children and they all have individual needs. “Working in a nursery is not predictable. The daily routine is the same but....

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