US Nanny Institute on October 28, 2021
You can hire a nanny early in their career and help pay for their nanny training and certification. If you hire a professional nanny, you can support their continuing education. The Professional Nanny and Childcare Provider (PNCP) certification requires Certified Professional Nannies to renew every 3 years by submitting 20 hours of continuing education courses. Investing in courses specific to their childcare duties also enhances the nanny’s ability to better care for children.
Nanny career development is one chapter of an eBook to help parents find, hire and manage a nanny. The Ultimate Guide to Hire a Nanny eBook and webinar series covers nanny job titles and duties, cost to hire a nanny, nanny training and certification, working with a nanny agency, insightful interview questions, how to assess candidates and payroll, taxes and insurance.
Continuing education will help nannies stay up to date. This is important as car seat regulations and nutrition or fitness recommendations may change. Also, nannies should plan to take First Aid and CPR refresher courses as these certifications are only valid for two to three years. Training is an investment whether a nanny pays on their own or asks an employer to share or cover the tuition. Many employers recognize the benefits of childcare training. Whether part of a compensation package or paid out of pocket, nannies should keep the receipts as job training from a licensed program is tax-deductible.
We all want the best for our children and good teachers and nannies help instill a love of learning, shares Sherice from Charlotte. I want my son to embrace a lifetime of learning and he sees me take online classes, read books, and do homework. I also invest in my nanny’s career development with annual training so she can benefit from continuing her education.
Parents and nannies can attend the annual Parent and Nanny Conference (usnanny.org/conference) which is hosted online each year as well as locally in some cities. The Parent and Nanny Conference has over 40 seminars that are on-demand for parents and nannies to watch at their convenience. The Parent and Nanny Conference also offers seminars in Spanish. This conference is a great way for parents and nannies to learn and align on childcare skills and child development approaches.
The US Nanny Institute provides online childcare classes with certification programs based on a curriculum specifically designed to advance the skills of Nannies and Sitters. The Nanny Institute has over 30 college faculty with a passion for education and childcare, bringing them together to help childcare providers gain practical skills and qualifications that benefit their careers and the children in their care.
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