Nanny Link Training is an approved centre for CACHE. We offer a Professional Nanny Training course which cover the 6 core subjects for Ofsted compliance and the course is endorsed by CACHE. The training will be 3 evenings or one full day for 8 hours training. On success of completion the learner will receive a certificate from CACHE. Cost is £165.00 Inc. of registration and certificate.
Please enquire regarding available dates.
We are also able to offer Training in Bournemouth and Surrey.
The course is Copyright to Margaret M Cowell (NNEB). All courses are delivered by trained child carers who have worked as nannies.
We can offer shorter courses for those wishing to update skills but do not need full day training each course carries a certificate to add to your portfolio for parents to see
The Importance of Training & continued professional Development
Training is a very important factor for any profession and this needs constantly updating to refresh and maintain a high level of skills.
A qualified nanny will have gained a recognised childcare qualification relating to children from birth to 8 years including the studies in subjects of:
- Physical care and development: including children’s illnesses and how to look out for them and care for the children
- Nutrition – Cooking healthy meals and dealing with allergies
- Healthy and safety- ensuring matters are in place for safe environment in the home ie : advising safety gates, medicines and first aid kit. Also ensuring that out of the home the children’s safety is put first. Traveling understanding the safety aspects for children in the car and when on public transport
- Leaning through play: all areas of the children’s needs and social interaction. Observations understanding them and how to use them to help the children
- Children language, intellectual, emotional and social development.
Once you are trained as a nanny you can:
- Look after children of the age group you are trained in
- Provide high quality, convenient childcare in the family home
- Plan and implement ways of learning through fun and within a home environment. Understand the needs of the children for each age group taking in intellectual emotional and social development
- Ensure the children are safe well cared for and happy, part of your training will involve safe guarding children
- Provide sustainability and continuous care of the children within their home
- Plan and adapt routines and needs required for your charges on a one: one basis
- Supporting the family as a whole and knowing how to help the parents in providing a high standard of care to the children whilst they are at work
- Meet each child’s physical, emotion, social and intellectual needs
- Have special childcare skills with a clear understanding of children
How do nannies train?
- Some nannies will choose to take a 2 year full time training course
- Others will go via an apprenticeship through a nursery
- On line and part time courses are available for those who are wishing to change their career and work with children.
- Training can be practical and theory based so some time is spent in the classroom and some at childcare placement.
- Working as a nanny is very long hours normally as you need to at the home before the parent leaves for work and have to wait for the parent to come home. So generally speaking you will have sole charge of the children for 10-11 hours per day. Training offers you the knowledge to deal with day to day matters and this is especially important to a sole charge nanny who will not have a supervisor to assist and guide.
- It offers an opportunity to show your professional knowledge and expertise and employers will reap the rewards in the knowledge and education for the family in bringing new ideas and recognition to their employee how much they are valued.
So why training should be undertaken:
- It is an investment to a future in childcare. Many nannies have gone on using their qualification to specilise later on in Teaching, nursing, midwifery, play specialist and so forth. When thinking about a long term career in childcare please make sure that you check the value of your individual training
- To train and the personal achievement is inspiring and adds value to your personal portfolio
- Continued professional development will show commitment to your chosen career
- Build self confidence
Costs and ideas:
It is a very valuable tool to have training and this to be continuous throughout your career. Some costs are mandatory such as (DBS) CRB and First aid and some courses will be those you feel desirable for your career development. So there are many options a nanny or family can address this. Some ideas:
- Training: First Aid: every nanny should have this as part of her portfolio and is a cost taken by the nanny.
- DBS: A cost which is again part of a nannies portfolio and will be taken up by the nanny. If the nanny needs to be ofsted registered this will be inclusive. If you do not have one we can do this for you for a small administration fee. Cost of DBS £59.00 via Civil and Corporate
- Ofsted registration: This is purely a financial benefit to the family and therefore the cost is normally paid by the family not the nanny. Annual cost £105.00.
No training – experienced in Nanny Work?
It is never too late to commence training and it shows commitment to future employers in your vocation in being a nanny and updating your experience. Some employers are happy to assist financially in the nanny undertaking training if they feel it will also benefit the children.
Many courses are available on a part time, on line, and correspondence so you don’t have to go back to full time college.
- Any additional training apart from the above that both parties feel will be beneficial to each other can be dealt with by several methods.
- The parent may offer the nanny a training programme package that will be reflected at the initial commencement of employment. Once the training and probation period is completed this may then mean that there is a salary increase and this is a condition in the contract.
- The family may require the nanny to stay with them for a period of time if they have paid for training and if the nanny was to leave before that date may ask for some of the cost of the training to be repaid in some way.
How training can help in certain specialised areas
Even if you have taken a course previously it does not always address every area you will require and sometimes will not specilise in the field you are undertaking. With working as a nanny in a private setting there are not all the opportunities to have access to further training easily.
A training program allows you to strengthen those skills that you or your employer needs to help you in your role and for any future prospects
Improved Employee Performance
A Nanny who receives the necessary training is better able to perform their job will become more aware of their work environment, the needs of level of care, planning and understanding for the benefit of the children and working in a family environment. The training will also build confidence in performing the responsibilities of the job. This confidence may help to perform even better and think of new ideas that help excel in their role and the experience the children will gain due to this new found knowledge.
When you or your employer perform an appraisal or a situation arises when training could be of value to both parties it is a good idea to look at structured training and development program to ensure that you have the appropriate knowledge to perform to a high standard. All employees need to be aware of the expectations new developments within the industry but also a professional practitioner should keep up to date their skills.
Nannies with support and encouragement to train and develop have a longer term relationship with their employers generally and this gives the employer consistency in their employment of the nanny. It is advantageous for an employer to encourage and help the nanny in pursuing this rather than left to seek out their own opportunities without any support. The investment in encouragement and training that an employer makes shows the employees they are valued. The training creates a supportive working relationship.
How Nanny Link Training can help
Nanny link Training is working with its registered Nannies and parents in identifying the training needs advantageous to them. We listen and we research. Nanny link Training is working with reputable companies and trainers to provide this and will offer nannies who want to offer something extra in their role the chance to take Training to help.
Nanny link is able to offer Training specifically designed to working in the home.
An 8 hour course which enhances the skills you have learnt and acquired plus a certificate to show potential employers
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