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Party Pies!

Party Pies!

What a hit these were at our most recent kids party! And so easy if you use a slow cooker to make the filling!

Restoring Balance with Male Role Models

Restoring Balance with Male Role Models

Sometimes our children, especially boys, just need recognition from a man. They need a good role model to guide them into manhood. With the home, school and childcare industry flooded with females, kids of today might be missing out. There are far more female teachers than male teachers, more female caregivers and childcare workers. Even the park is full of mums pushing swings! It is often said that it takes a man to teach a boy how to be a man. While everyone may not agree

Beef Bone Broth Soup

Beef Bone Broth Soup

If anyone in your family is ever feeling a little run down (aren’t we all!), like a cold is coming on or just feeling like something warm and fuzzy for the winter, this Beef Bone Broth Soup is the perfect pick me up. Made from marrow bones, and cooked over a number of hours, the broth takes on all the goodness from the bones and develops a deliciously rich flavour you can use as a base to any beef recipe. I love to throw in some veg and fresh tortellini, sprinkle with parsley and parmesan and serve pipping hot!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

We’ve had a really busy Easter here at My Big Buddy! We have had many families engaging casual temporary buddies just for the holidays as the parents were still at work as well as a big rush to find ongoing after school childcare for after the Easter holidays.
We had several families who wanted their children taken out and about exploring the sites. Lots of children have had fun days out

The new app creating hours of fun and hilarity for your family

The new app creating hours of fun and hilarity for your family

As you all know, we don’t encourage screen time and computer games at My Big Buddy, however I’ve just come across this fantastic new app that I think every family will thoroughly enjoy. It’s called “Heads Up” and is available from the App Store for $1.29.

Consistency and Routines

Consistency and Routines

Just like adults, kids respond better when they know what to expect. This is why it is so important to have a routine in place within the home. Your Buddy can help with this and if you ever need to replace him, passing on the role will be much easier.
When a new candidate registers with My Big Buddy, we run through a series of induction notes. One of the key sections of these notes is the ‘after school routine’. Here it is so you know what you can expect from your Buddy….

Pirate Party

Pirate Party

What could be better than a real life Pirate coming to your Pirate Party!

Introduction Notes for New Buddies

Introduction Notes for New Buddies

Over the years we have seen that our families have different ways of giving their new Buddies information about their children, house, routine and what to do in an emergency (some families forget that bit!).

First Aid

First Aid

We all know how an accident can be quite frightening and shock can sometimes make us forget what to do in an emergency. At My Big Buddy we take the care of our young charges very seriously, so when we came across this Baby and Child First Aid App by the Red Cross, we thought it would be a great App for our Buddies to download onto their phones.

Tips for homework

Tips for homework

Kids get so much homework these days and the schools have very high expectations of the standard the work should be done to. We think it’s really important for children to strike a good balance of fun, work and down time in their afternoons and our Buddies do a great job at helping to assist with this. Below is a list of tips you can use to encourage your children with their homework:

Exciting News for My Big Buddy

Exciting News for My Big Buddy

Exciting News for My Big Buddy! After 8 years of success in London, My Big Buddy has officially launched in Melbourne, Australia.

My nephew’s latest obsession…

My nephew’s latest obsession…

We all know how impossible it is to get most kids any older than 18 months to eat anything GREEN! Well not my nephew! Henry absolutely loves Crispy Kale Chips! Here’s the easy peezy recipe!

How to go out with a BANG!

How to go out with a BANG!

Yesterday was my last day with Iggy, 9. The inevitable end of employment with a family you have come to love and feel a part of is the most difficult aspect of my job.

Scones!

Scones!

Scones – 2 cups of self raising flour, Pinch of salt, 55g Butter, 1.3 cup of caster sugar, 150ml of milk, 1 egg, Jam and Cream to serve

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits – 1 cup of plain flour, 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 cup of desiccated coconut, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 125g Butter, 2 tbs Golden Syrup

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