Monthly Archives: May 2018

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

    freelancer 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.
  • Dealing with Parents: Understanding the 5 Types of Parenting Styles

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    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 f

  • 6 Ways To Help a Shy Child

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    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 do ...
  • 6 Bizarre Facts From The History of Construction

    an image of leaning tower of pisa 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 

  • Children’s Mental Health: 10 Signs To Look Out

    an image of depressed boy 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 ...
  • 7 Routes Into Teaching

    an image of woman 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.

    University-led Teacher Training

    1. Getting a PGCE at University

    Going to university and getting a PGCE (postgraduate certificate in education) is a very traditional route to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 differ