Expert Nanny Polyglot

canva kinder website multicultural children

Polyglot Playground: The Symphony of Multilingual Childcare

Guest blogger, our multilingual childcare expert 'GG'

Hello from Germany, lovely readers! Before you imagine me dancing the polka in a Bavarian beer garden, let me introduce myself. I've spent 20 incredible years traversing the globe as a Maternity Nurse and Travel Nanny, spreading the enchantment of language like a sprinkle of fairy dust wherever I go.

Having been raised in the vibrant blend of a Singaporean Chinese mother and a German father, my life has been an ever-unfolding tapestry of languages. With a flick of the linguistic wand, I effortlessly transition between English, German, Mandarin, and Cantonese, adding a touch of Vietnamese for extra flair. In this linguistic bouquet, you'll also find my familiarity with various Chinese dialects, and a smattering of Korean, Thai, and Malay, all acquired during my adventures working around the world.

Mother tongue?

Now, when someone inquires, "What's your first language?" I can't help but smile mischievously and reply, "How much time do you have?" You see, for someone who dances amidst a symphony of languages, choosing just one is like trying to pick a single star from the night sky.

Now, let's address a common misconception: Does exposing children to multiple languages cause speech delays? Fear not! Science waves its wand and assures us that it's quite the opposite. Like eager little sponges, young minds eagerly soak up the magic of languages, setting the stage for a future filled with rich and expressive communication.

How to do it

But how do we enthrall our little ones with the wonders of languages? Ah, the answer lies in the enchanting realm of music. Like a melody that drifts on the breeze, music effortlessly captivates their hearts and sparks their curiosity. Whether it's a gentle Mandarin lullaby that soothes them to sleep, a lively German nursery rhyme that ignites their playful spirit, or an upbeat English tune that turns car rides into joyous sing-alongs, each musical moment becomes a magical language lesson they'll cherish.

Throughout my remarkable journey, I've witnessed a fascinating transformation in the world of languages. Once dominated by English, there is now a growing fascination with Mandarin Chinese. It's like witnessing a waltz of linguistic harmony, where new voices join the chorus of global communication.

A little advice and inspiration

To all the parents seeking a maternity nurse or childcare provider, consider inviting a touch of polyglot magic into your child's world. Find someone who can nurture their tender hearts and minds while also unlocking the doors to a vibrant linguistic tapestry. For every word your child learns is an invitation to embrace diverse cultures and build bridges that span continents.

Let's transform the landscape of childcare into a 'Polyglot Playground', where languages dance and laughter echoes across borders. So, when someone asks your child, "What is your first language?" may their eyes twinkle with delight as they reply, "Well, how much time do you have?" For in their response, lies a magical journey that will enrich their lives forever.

Written for Kinder Nannies, by Expert Nanny Polyglot 'G.G'

G.G. Can be contacted for advice and has availability to be booked as a skilled and qualified Maternity Nurse, governess or multilingual nanny-educator. Contact Kinder Nannies to be put in direct contact with GG. Full CV available to serious enquiries.

Speak to the Kinder Nannies team 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *