Child Care News for Parents October 22, 2014 -®
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October 22, 2014
If you're finding it hard to find a babysitter or part time nanny then the robot babysitter could be just what you're looking for. Mobile company Softbank will be launching Pepper, the multitasking robot helper in February. Read all about Pepper in our article. Plus we look at your responsibilities as a parent and those of your child's carers when it comes to sun protection for your little ones.
Is your child care SunSmart?

It's your responsibility as much as the carer's

Although we traditionally think of January and February as being the hot months, September and October can often be sweltering and catch us all a little unprepared. So it's important to get into the swing of good sun care for your child (and yourself), whether he or she is at home, in child care or at school.

According to the Cancer Council, children and babies are at particular risk of sunburn and skin damage because of their delicate skin. Exposure to UV radiation during the first 15 years of life greatly increases the risk of developing skin cancer later in life.

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Almost 2 in 3 people who spend their life here will develop some form of skin cancer. There are more than 1800 deaths from skin cancer in Australia every year. In 2008 in NSW, melanoma was the most common cancer in males aged 25-54 and in females aged 15-29.
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Pepper the robot babysitter

Fun, freaky supervisor of child care and chores

By Sophie Cross

If you're really struggling to find a permanent babysitter or nanny, but have around US$1900, then Japanese mobile phone company, SoftBank, could have the answer. The company will start selling its multi-tasking Robot helper and friend, Pepper, in February 2015. So get saving.

Just in time for the new school year in Australia, Pepper, the "robot slave" will be released to the world.

The human-like robot is capable of playing multiple roles from babysitter to sales assistant and SoftBank even intends to use Pepper and clones to staff its own stores. Surely they'll easily be the best, most polite and pleasant mobile phone sales people in the world.
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