The Basic Childcare Certification program lays the foundation for a childcare career as a Nanny or Sitter. Basic Childcare graduates learn positive discipline techniques from a child psychologist, get safety tips from experts, and gain legal insights from a childcare lawyer to confidently supervise and manage children.
The Basic Childcare program is designed for nannies and sitters seeking to establish and maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment for children. Basic Childcare providers are nannies and sitters seeking part-time, paid babysitting and mother’s helper positions that provide for the safety of children for several hours with the employer and/or family members onsite or nearby and available by phone. This level includes instruction on understanding children as well as home, water, and food safety.
This specialized Nanny and Sitter training program is 100% online with on-demand faculty-taught classes. Focused on safety and professionalism, the Basic Childcare program includes 10 hours of Basic classes.
The Intermediate Childcare Certification program builds your Nanny and Sitter career with specialized training by age focusing on newborn and infant care, toddler, preschool, and elementary school-aged childcare. Newborn care skills are required for overnight nanny jobs.
The Intermediate Childcare program is designed for nannies and sisters seeking part-time, full-time and newborn care positions with families or employers. Intermediate Childcare providers are often responsible for after school, weekend and overnight care. Expanded knowledge and skills in early childhood development, child growth, and health are vital for nannies and sitters to provide age-appropriate care for children.
This specialized Intermediate Nanny and Sitter training program is 100% online with on-demand faculty-taught classes. Focused on how to care for children as they grow from newborn through primary years, the Intermediate Childcare program is 20 hours which includes 10 hours of Intermediate classes and 10 hours of Basic classes.
The Advanced Childcare Certification program prepares you to be a full-time Nanny. Advanced Childcare graduates learn how to help children with their homework, aid children as they develop self-regulation skills, and nannies learn how to create positive learning environments with music, art, and exercise.
The Advanced Childcare program is designed for nannies seeking full-time positions with families or employers including year-round or full-time summer positions. Advanced Childcare providers may be responsible for several children throughout the entire workday or week while family members are at their places of employment. This level includes instruction on working with families, activity planning, and managing groups.
This specialized Advanced Nanny training program is 100% online with on-demand faculty-taught classes. Focused on supporting multiple children academically and developmentally while the family members are at their place of employment, the Advanced Childcare program requires 30 hours which includes 10 hours of Advanced classes, 10 hours of Intermediate classes and 10 hours of Basic classes.
The Specialist Childcare Certification program broadens your Nanny career. Specialist Childcare graduates gain insights into special needs childcare, children with medical needs and special diets, and expands leadership skills needed to be a Family Assistant or Household Manager.
The Specialist Childcare program is designed for nannies seeking full-time positions with additional responsibilities including family assistance and household management or supervisory roles with employers. Additional responsibilities in a home may include managing a weekly schedule, picking up the dry cleaning, preparing meals, and overnight duties. In an employment setting, additional responsibilities may include supporting education or leading group play activities. Specialist Childcare providers are often committed to childcare as their primary employment and have the maturity to work unsupervised while responsible for several children.
This specialized Nanny training program is 100% online with on-demand faculty-taught classes. Focused on expanded responsibilities including schedule management and overnights, the Specialized Childcare program is 40 hours which includes 10 hours of Specialist classes, 10 hours of Advanced classes, 10 hours of Intermediate classes and 10 hours of Basic classes.
The Professional Childcare Certification program elevates your Nanny career. Professional Childcare graduates are actively recruited by top nanny agencies as they meet the job requirements and have the specialized training desired by high net worth families and employers.
The Professional Childcare program is designed for nannies seeking a career in childcare and commit exclusively to a full-time position with a high net worth family, a nanny share or be employed as a supervisor in a child-centric business. Professional Childcare providers manage schedules, academics, logistics, and needs for the entire family and often work within a team structure to ensure the best care for children.
This specialized Professional Nanny training program is 100% online with on-demand faculty-taught classes. Focused on a comprehensive understanding of in-home childcare, the Professional Childcare program is 50 hours which includes 10 hours of Professional classes, 10 hours of Specialist classes, 10 hours of Advanced classes, 10 hours of Intermediate classes and 10 hours of Basic classes.
Your Future Starts Here
Gain Practical Childcare Skills
Gain mental, emotional, and social skills needed to positively influence the development of young children based on researched and proven childcare development techniques and methods.
Qualify for Top Childcare Jobs
Learn skills valued by top employers and every program includes resume writing, job search strategies, interview skills, and negotiating compensation to set you up for success.
Advance Your Career
The Nanny Institute’s ladder curriculum allows you to easily advance from Basic Childcare to Intermediate, Advanced, Specialist, and Professional Childcare Programs.
Turn Your Education into a Career
The US Nanny Institute’s specialized curriculum provides a comprehensive approach to childcare and child development, teaching nannies diverse, proven methodologies and childcare skills that align with the differing needs of families, parenting customs and laws in the United States.
The Childcare programs are aligned with national early childhood development post-secondary curriculums, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the US Nanny Association’s National Standards. Nanny Institute programs and courses are accepted for the Basic Nanny and Childcare Provider (BNCP) and Professional Nanny and Childcare Provider (PNCP) Credentials.
We’ve made advancing your education easier with online Childcare programs that fit into a busy working schedule. All of our Childcare programs for Nannies and Sitters are taught with industry-experienced instructors and a specialized curriculum for in-home childcare so you feel confident you receive the skills you need to provide better care for children. Whether you are new to childcare or want to advance in your current career, you can achieve your goals and strengthen your passion for education and enriching the lives of children and families. Want to check it out? Take our FREE class today!
Learn practical skills from experienced faculty to better care for children so you can be a positive influence in children’s lives and proactively manage family dynamics.
- Curriculum-based on specialized skills and knowledge for in-home childcare
- Fully online programs that can be completed in weeks or months
- Get credit for real-work experience caring for children
Not Sure Which Childcare Program is Right for You?
A good place to start is to ask yourself about your goals. Online classes are available to anyone who want to be informed and armed with tools to positively impact children’s lives. Childcare Certification programs are available to childcare providers including Babysitters, Nannies and Au Pairs and others who want qualifications to advance their childcare careers.
Choose Your Program
The nationally recognized online courses offered in our Childcare Programs advance your skills to provide an enriching environment for children and deliver the education you need to get the childcare career you want.
- Basic Childcare
- Intermediate Childcare
- Advanced Childcare
- Specialist Childcare
- Professional Childcare
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