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Annemarie Sansom


Hi, my name is Annemarie and I am the Client Services director for Night Nannies. I use this blog as a way to give you tips and idea's in all areas of childcare and development.

Posted 19 April 11

8 week old twins and the joys of renovations

Now that we are a family of 6! 6 I tell you.. am I mad? errm yes. Well we have to extend our house. We will no longer be the freestanding one level home we are graduating to a two storey home to accommodate our growing brood. My little plan was ruined by our local council who took forever to approve the plans. I was hoping that the building would be finished before my two little bundles of joy arrived but no council had other plans.

I think my baby whisperer skills are greatly being tested, first with twins 24/7 and second with working around builders hammering and drilling. Hmm so far interestingly babies like the noise BUT I wish the builders would maintain consistency. We dont want on and off sudden loud vibrating noise we want loud vibrating consistent noise. I wonder if I have a word to my builder they might accommodate? I doubt it.

Anyway we are now 8 weeks and counting and growing moving into 000 which seemed super fast to me.. they still have some gorgeous 0000's they havent worn yet so better try those ones on over the next few days.

Both bubs have just started to smile, track, coo and half roll. Im looking forward to giggles.

Posted 20 April 11

Sleep Guidance courses Nth Sydney end of June 2011

It's that time of year again and we are going to be running our very popular Sleep Guidance and Dunstan Baby Language courses.

(We are also hoping to provide a Postnatal newborn workshop and multiples session later in the year)

If you are interested in attending one or both of these courses please reply by email with your name and location. Discounts will be provided for those who attend both courses.

Sleep Guidance Specialist Course and Dunstan Baby Language


Cost: $100

Date: to be confirmed but will be a Saturday towards the end of June 2011

Sleep Guidance Specialist Course for Nannies and Child Care Workers

This course is for Nannies and Child Care workers wanting to gain additional skills in Sleep Guidance with the ability to be able to provide consultations to families who are experiencing sleeping difficulties with their children.

This is a specialised day of training in how to make positive and effective changes with children’s sleeping patterns in Child Care Centres and home environments.

Manual and Certificate provided upon completion


The Dunstan Baby Language teaches you to hear exactly what your baby is communicating. As a Nanny, you will be able to interpret the infant’s sounds and cries – and respond to their needs quickly and This is a specialised day of training in how to make positive and effective changes effectively. Every newborn communicates from birth to 3 months using 5 distinct sounds that signal hunger, tiredness, need to burp, lower wind/gas and discomfort. This is regardless of the language their parents speak. It is not a learned language. Rather, it is a natural way for every baby to express their physical needs. The Dunstan System will teach you how to tune your ear to the 5 ‘words’, take you through settling solutions, and gives helpful advice for parents. It was eight years of research that revealed this system of sounds – the language that is shared by all babies. (You can complete further training to become an Educator).

More info here:

Cost: $50

Both courses will receive a $20+ discount.

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