I wholeheartedly believe in continuing education for Nannies. Continuing education is an all-encompassing term that describes a variety of formal; and informal learning activities and methods. Staying up to date with your knowledge and skill sets, makes the need for continuing education necessary.
In the Nanny industry, there are so many opportunities for continuing education. Think about workshops, seminars, classes, courses and certifications that enable you to further develop your skills and knowledge in specific areas of your profession.
I know of so many amazing passionate and tremendously knowledgeable Educators, who invested much effort and energy in developing an educational program for Nannies. I believe this is not highlighted enough in our industry.
Becoming a Newborn Care Specialist should not be seen as the only progression for Nannies! Many Nannies choose to become a Newborn Care Specialist, because of their desire to increase their earnings. However, did you know that you can earn 6-figures as a Nanny? Many Nannies have been hired by high profile clients and celebrities; and they now fly private and travel all over the world with their Nanny Family, while earning a great income with wonderful benefits and lovely perks.
Think about a Nanny Certificate Course, Infant Development Certification, Sleep Consultant following the NO CRY IRE Method, Baby Led Weaning Course, Potty Training Certification, RIE Nurturing Nanny Course, Montessori Training, Kids Yoga…just to name a few.
Even Rainbow Nannies has developed a workshop for you on “How to Conduct a Successful Resume”. Your resume is, after all, your business-card! In addition, we have a Safe Zone Training for Nannies who work with LGTBQ Families to increase awareness; and make your services and support to LGBTQ+ families more safe.
There are so many opportunities for Nannies to continue with their education. Learning should be a lifelong process; and devoting time to continuing education truly provides, and has so many benefits!
It can give you the confidence boost you need; and serve as a foundation for the next step you want to take in being a Nanny. Education qualifies you to handle more tasks and responsibilities; and may even give you a pay raise!
Successful business men and women, from Warren Buffett to Oprah, are huge advocates of continuing education. President Barack Obama has spoken often about reading for his own learning for at least an hour a day during his time in the White House.
Do you want to learn something new? Feel more fulfilled? Like to support your Nanny Family in a specific area? Receiving a raise? Continuing education can help you accomplish all these goals!
Check if there are scholarships and discounts available; and yes, you can also ask your Employer. Many Nanny Families offer to help you pay for your continuing education.
Below are links of programs mentioned in this post:
Nanny Training: https://nannytraining.com
Infant Development Certification: https://abilifit.org
Infant and Child Sleep: https://www.idsa.training
Baby Led Weaning: https://feedinglittles.com
Potty Training: https://hopeinparenting.com
RIE Nurturing Nanny https://www.larissaneilson.com
Montesorri Nanny: https://montessoritoddler.com/blog/how-to-be-a-montessori-nanny/
Inclusivity Training: https://rainbownannies.com/rainbow-referrals
“How to Conduct a Successful Resume”. https://fb.me/e/5FkRd6CyQ
So, now you’re convinced that continuing education is a good path for you, what’s your next step?