Sigrid Daniel
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Sigrid Daniel is Parenting Expert for Care.com.

Sigrid is a regular blogger and speaker on the topics of childcare, parenting, sandwich generation and families.

Sigrid is available for speaking opportunities both in the media and other platforms. Recent appearances include BBC Breakfast, Sky News, BBC Radio 3 Counties and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Sigrid is a blogger for Huffington Post, Cambridge Evening News, Care.com and other outlets.

Sigrid joined Care.com in 2011, helping to launch the business in the UK. Care.com is the largest online care destination in the world with more than 8 million members in 16 countries.

Sigrid’s Care.com blog can be found here: http://blog.uk.care.com/category/sigrids-blog/

Sigrid is available for print, audio and online media. Sigrid is happy to do pre record, live conversation and debate.

Recent Media Appearances:

Sigrid Daniel talks about Prince George’s Godparents – BBC Breakfast, September 2013

“Childcare blogger, Sigrid Daniel…How much do you know and how many Godparents are they likely to have?” Watch the interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFl9BS0vpYA&feature=youtu.be

Sigrid Daniel on The Alan Titchmarsh Show – ITV, September 2013

Sigrid spoke with Coleen Nolan, The Alan Titchmarsh Show’s agony aunt, and confessed about lying to her husband for three months. Read more about Sigrid’s appearance in her blog, Lessons Learned: Don’t Try to be Perfect! http://blog.uk.care.com/lesson-learned-dont-try-to-be-perfect/

Sigrid Daniel talks about Royal Nannies and their History – Sky News, July 2013

“In the past the nanny would have played the part of what we refer to as the ‘proxy-parent’, which effectively would be governing the child’s whole day, from getting up in the morning, to managing what that child’s going to eat, when it’s going to nap and when it’s going to bed. What’s nice now is that we’ve definitely got hints that the generations each time are modernising and moving with new ways of parenting. We saw that with Diana who did like to be more hands-on, even though she did have two nannies…” Listen to the interview in full http://audioboo.fm/boos/1515271-care-com-sigrid-daniel-sky-news-23rd-july#t=1m0s

Sigrid lives in Cambridge with her husband, two children and their black Labrador, Rufus.

Entries by Sigrid Daniel

Five Ways To Spend The Easter Weekend With Your Family

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2014 | (17:13)

Britain and Bank Holidays - a great tradition, and an opportunity for families to spend time together.

Parents, beware - because this is also the season of chores, DIY and Spring Cleaning. With the remaining long weekend upon us, what is the best way for families to free up...

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Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips

(0) Comments | Posted 15 April 2014 | (18:33)

Happiness is around the corner - you've just hired your housekeeper to help with the Spring Clean ... Here is the Care.com top list of chores that housekeepers can tackle to deep clean the house:

1. Do the laundry. A professional housekeeper won't just clean it, but they'll...

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Create Some Time This Easter Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted 15 April 2014 | (18:25)

Parents excel at many things: multi-tasking, loving, caring, thinking on their feet and rising to the occasion with humour and resourcefulness. They also very good at guilt, and taking too much on. Real families need a break from the endless round of chores and cooking that their busy lives can...

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Plus One Is Enough for Some: Prince William Doesn't Want Another Baby

(1) Comments | Posted 26 March 2014 | (08:41)

Parents might be forgiven at rolling their eyes at Prince William's recent comment that "one is enough." Anyone who has had a 9 month old in the house will recognise that this stage can be the most challenging!

Gone are the gentle babymoon days when the new arrival could be...

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My Six Tips for the Royal's Spanish "Supernanny"

(0) Comments | Posted 11 March 2014 | (13:46)

As Kate and Wills' supernanny starts her first week on the job, I'm posting these tips for her in the likely knowledge that she already has things pretty much Shipshape and Bristol fashion round at Kensington Palace. After all, that's what the best nannies are for -- they organise not...

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Tips On Taking Your Child to Posh "Do's"

(0) Comments | Posted 4 March 2014 | (11:07)

Prince George has his first public engagement booked - and whilst we all know that not a lot can go wrong when you have a super nanny in the wings, what about your social life? After all, the invite has arrived with a satisfying ping into your Inbox, or a...

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Spring Cleaning Help Is at Hand! How to Hire - and Keep - the Best Housekeeper in Town

(1) Comments | Posted 17 February 2014 | (11:17)

We all know that having a housekeeper can be sanity and relationship saving. No more conversations about whose turn it is to get to the bottom of the laundry basket, or empty the dishwasher.

With Spring just around the corner, we share our tried and tested tips and tactics...

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Try Screen Free Time This Half Term

(0) Comments | Posted 17 February 2014 | (10:43)

The weather may not be very co-operative, but this time of year usually brings a little pause in the hectic school / work / home routine. This half term, brainstorm some activities that you or your caregiver can enjoy with your children. If you are sharing half term care with...

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Bring Date Night Back to Life in Time for Valentine's

(0) Comments | Posted 5 February 2014 | (15:03)

If the closest you get to having time alone with your loved one is flopping in front of the sofa to watch TV after putting the children to bed, then you probably don't need me to tell you - it's time to go out on a date night with your...

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Five Tips For Surviving as a Student Parent

(0) Comments | Posted 5 February 2014 | (14:57)

The most famous Dad in the land may have gone back to campus life, but is it as much fun studying when you are footloose and childfree, as when you are in a stable relationship and have a young baby? Prince William may have found it hard-going to get back...

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Kate Needs a New Nanny - What Should She Look For?

(0) Comments | Posted 15 January 2014 | (10:43)

The Cambridge's are recruiting - the most famous baby in the world needs a new nanny and there might even be some international travel involved. Sounds like a great job for a nanny, and a breeze for the new parents, right? As someone who has travelled with a 6 month...

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How to Hire a Nanny - Six Tips to Get You Started

(0) Comments | Posted 18 December 2013 | (15:49)

With the New Year, families may look to ring the changes with their childcare arrangements. A return to work or a new family schedule means that many families will be hiring. As someone with professional interest in the care sector, I know that January is one of our busiest times.

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Baby Cambridge's First Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted 15 December 2013 | (23:00)

If, like the Cambridges, you have a baby aged zero-12 months, you are either aiming towards a routine, or have one already ticking along. The challenge is to make sure that as you take up invitations from family over the Christmas period, that it is a relaxing time for everyone...

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The Royal Christmas At Sandringham With All The Generations

(0) Comments | Posted 10 December 2013 | (13:21)

This year, the historic church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk, will have a very special guest for the Christmas Day service. Likely to host Prince George's third public outing, the church may well ring to the cries of the world's most famous baby. The Queen's residence in Norfolk,...

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Could You Nanny for a Celebrity Family?

(0) Comments | Posted 10 December 2013 | (12:57)

Who wouldn't want to spend the day messing about in the park with Brooklyn Beckham or Suri Cruise? Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes make it look fun, stylish and easy. Maybe you fancy minding baby Cambridge for Kate and Wills, or you'd like the globetrotting experience that working for Angelina...

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Five Things That I Am Taking Off My Christmas to do List

(0) Comments | Posted 5 December 2013 | (11:35)

There's a period around the beginning of December, when for most parents, Christmas hostesses and busy festive planners, that time seems to tip into a vertical descent. Like a ski slope that is a lot steeper than you first thought, you can find yourself hurtling to the bottom without quite...

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How I Avoid Pay Rate Awkwardness with Babysitters

(0) Comments | Posted 14 November 2013 | (16:24)

For many of us, the decision on an hourly rate for babysitters often poses a conundrum. Consider that rare event of the married world, the date night. You've booked the restaurant table, you've found the ideal local babysitter (and for tips on that, look here), and you are...

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A Real Regal Christening: How Godparents Make a Child's Village

(1) Comments | Posted 22 October 2013 | (21:54)

The choosing of a child's godparents is a daunting task. You're often deciding between family loyalty, reciprocal obligations and close friends whom you hope will have an even closer connection to your child.

And of course, if you are following the more traditional route of christening - rather than a...

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