It’s great news that our children will go back to school in September, but with the start of a new academic year coinciding with many children not having been at school for the past six months, the big return may seem a little daunting – for kids and parents alike!

Booking one or two fun, 1-2-1 on-line learning sessions weekly  with a Student Nanny is a great way to combat the ‘Summer Slide’* and boost your child’s confidence and skills in core subjects like maths and English – so they can head back into the classroom feeling positive and ready to take on the new curriculum.

Our top university students offer nurturing, encouraging sessions from £10/hr (try half an hour for each sibling!) and they have a knack for connecting and engaging with children to make learning fun.

Throw in regular playdates with classmates to make sure your kids haven’t forgotten how to socialise with their pals, and they should be all set!

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*What is the ‘Summer Slide’?

The ‘Summer slide’ (also known as ‘Summer learning loss’) happens when children don’t use or practise the skills they learnt at school during the long Summer holiday.

It can result in children returning to school at a lower academic level than when they left. And it can take an average of 6 weeks of going back over the old stuff in the autumn term to level up this ‘learning loss’.

Unfortunately school closures due to the covid crisis will make this phenomenon even more marked this year – seeing as many kids haven’t been in a classroom learning environment since March. Experts are already warning that many children won’t catch up from the March school closures until Summer 2021.

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It’s great news that our children will go back to school in September, but with the start of a new academic year coinciding with many children not having been at school for the past six months, the big return may seem a little daunting – for kids and parents alike!

Booking one or two fun, 1-2-1 on-line learning sessions weekly  with a Student Nanny is a great way to combat the ‘Summer Slide’* and boost your child’s confidence and skills in core subjects like maths and English – so they can head back into the classroom feeling positive and ready to take on the new curriculum.

Our top university students offer nurturing, encouraging sessions from £10/hr (try half an hour for each sibling!) and they have a knack for connecting and engaging with children to make learning fun.

Throw in regular playdates with classmates to make sure your kids haven’t forgotten how to socialise with their pals, and they should be all set!

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*What is the ‘Summer Slide’?

The ‘Summer slide’ (also known as ‘Summer learning loss’) happens when children don’t use or practise the skills they learnt at school during the long Summer holiday.

It can result in children returning to school at a lower academic level than when they left. And it can take an average of 6 weeks of going back over the old stuff in the autumn term to level up this ‘learning loss’.

Unfortunately school closures due to the covid crisis will make this phenomenon even more marked this year – seeing as many kids haven’t been in a classroom learning environment since March. Experts are already warning that many children won’t catch up from the March school closures until Summer 2021.

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    I really enjoy spending time with children, playing games, teaching them new skills and inspiring their creativity. In the future I want to be a teacher and so working with children and young people is something I see as a long term goal and career.  At the moment [...]

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    Student Nannies is a great website! A few days after I signed up, Sarah contacted me – she has two amazing daughters and needed some after-school help. I feel lucky and thankful to have found such a wonderful family as them. Moreover, it suits my timetable [...]

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    All I needed was a extra 3 hrs a week childcare. Initially this was such a struggle as most sites want a minimum amount of hrs and if you need less charge a premium for this! My friend told me about Student Nannies, the site is so easy to use , communication was [...]

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    I absolutely LOVE this idea because I was finding it hard to compete with career nannies despite being smart and hard-working, so it’s great to know that someone has created a niche for people like me. I’m a big fan!

  • Our Student Nanny is a musician
    He plays piano so my son can practice his singing

    We’ve been sooo lucky with our Student Nanny and school pick up helper – he’s called Rocky, studies composing at the Royal College of Music and plays the piano for my 8-year-old son to practise his singing. 

  • We love our French Student Nanny!
    She's a huge part of our lives

    We found Farah through Student Nannies in August 2017 and she’s still a huge part of our lives! My husband and I are both American, and Farah speaks with our 3-year-old daughter in French, and Margot LOVES helping her make crepes. 

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    Just created a VIP membership account and I have been very pleased with the results so far. I have sent messages and think I’ll start a nanny job in maximum 10 days. The platform is great and simple to use.    

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