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Online Au Pair Training: Know what to look out for

At That Sassy Life Coach, we were one of the first to implement a more convenient way to be trained as an au pair, nanny or childminder – online and in the comfort of your own home. Our digital team has worked hard in creating a user friendly experience for students looking for something different …

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Au Pair petrol rates

Au Pair Petrol Breakdown As an au pair, you are required to transport children to various events, appointments and extra murals by using your own au pair petrol. In return, you need to be reimbursed for the distance travelled with the children. The rate per km can be determined by the AA and should be …

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What is an au pair?

What is an Au Pair? An au pair is someone who is usually unmarried, between the ages of 18-30 years old and is usually a female. This person is there to assist children with homework and school projects, drives them to and from school and is considered a member of the family. An au pair …

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Why you seriously shouldn’t smoke around children

Nicotine is the addictive drug that can be found in any cigarette smoke. It is so addictive that it causes causes people who smoke, to continue. Along with nicotine, people who smoke inhale on average about 7,000 other chemicals in cigarette smoke. Many of these chemicals come from burning tobacco leaf. Some of these compounds …

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The cost of Au Pair Training vs Our Online Course for Au Pairs

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Are you considering doing Au Pair Training? Well that’s fantastic! It is a great course to do and has proven to be highly successful, however, have you stopped to think about the possible hidden costs? The Cost of Au Pair Training The average au pair agency charges R1000 per person per au pair training. These …

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Is Your Child ADD or ADHD? Find out today

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We all know kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them, or who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. Sometimes these children are labeled as troublemakers, or criticised for being lazy and undisciplined. However, they may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder …

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Teaching and homework methods

Children are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in their homework — it shows kids that what they do is important. Of course, helping with homework shouldn’t mean spending hours hunched over a desk. Parents can be supportive by demonstrating study and organisation skills, explaining a tricky problem, or just encouraging …

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