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Can Nanny Training be a Strategic Advantage in the Job Market?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 3/30/17 4:59 PM

The nannying career is one that’s highly rewarding. To make yourself successful as a nanny, undergoing training and committing to be a continual learner is key. A good nanny is truly invaluable. More and more people have recognized the advantages of being a nanny, which makes the competition a bit steeper. If you’re considering a career as a nanny, it’s a great idea to equip yourself with as much training as possible. Not only will it make your resume look more desirable and open doors for higher salaries, but it will give you the skills you need to be a great nanny for as long as you choose to work as one.

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Best Practices For Training New Nannies [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 1/19/17 8:00 AM

Are you thinking of hiring a new nanny? Here’s everything you need to know about training your nanny and bringing her up to speed in no-time.

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Topics: nanny, nannies, nanny training

November is Child Safety and Protection Month

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/1/15 7:00 AM

Nannies and other child caregivers, take a minute to teach your nanny kids these simple yet essential safety tips!

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Facts about Nanny Training and Credentialing

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/23/15 3:21 PM

If you’re looking to start a career as a nanny, you may be wondering what type of education, nanny training courses, credentials, or licensures you need in order to secure a great job. While there are many places around the world that do in fact involve licensure before getting a nanny job, the United States does not require such licensure. There are a variety of formal nanny training programs in the United States as well as a Nanny Credential Exam through the International Nanny Association that can help individuals prepare for a career as a nanny. We’ve outlined some of the important facts about nanny training, credentialing, and licensure here.

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Nanny Recommended Best Toddler Picture Books

Posted by Kathy Webb on 1/15/15 4:00 PM

Your toddler is a bundle of energy. Play is your toddler’s work. There are times, however, when just sitting down and having snuggle time is important, especially when winter weather limits activities or a cold or a flu has your child (or you) feeling down.

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Topics: nanny job satisfaction, nanny training

Nanny Recommended Board Books

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 1/8/15 3:42 PM

The holidays are over, special events and gatherings are behind you, and many nannies face many weeks of winter. Outdoor play can be reduced – or ruled out entirely – due to weather.

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HWS Supporting Excellence in Nanny Caregiving

Posted by Kathleen Webb on 1/1/14 9:53 AM

HomeWork Solutions' clients who hire a nanny to provide childcare do so knowing that they have chosen the most expensive form of childcare. For most, this involves some sacrifices, cutting back expenses in other areas of the household. Hiring a nanny, however, provides the family much needed flexibility in scheduling, and allows the children to stay in their home every day receiving the close personal caregiving of the family's nanny.

In all other childcare settings - childcare centers, pre-schools and primary schools - the caregivers have opportunities for continued professional development via conferences, in-service education and even peer mentoring. A nanny, on the other hand, has to search out these opportunities. Once found, nannies often realize that paying for quality continuing education is outside their budgets.

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SPARK Award for Excellence in Nanny Care Announced

Posted by Kathy Webb on 9/4/12 5:12 PM

NannyBizReviews announced the SPARK Awards to recognize nannies who demonstrate excellence in nanny care. Winners will be announced in conjunctions with National Nanny Training Day in April 2013. HomeWork Solutions is a national sponsor of National Nanny Training Day.

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How Can I Track My Child's Day with the Nanny?

Posted by Kathy Webb on 3/26/12 8:17 AM

We recently posted some advice on how to choose a quality nanny referral agency. We work with agency partners nationwide to help their clients and referred private service professionals alike understand the mechanics of household payroll. Nannies from the Heartland Inc. is a well respected household staffing agency in Minneapolis, MN. Becky Kavanagh, an experienced placement counselor (with 22 years of nanny experience!) shares some of her thoughts on how parents can stay connected to their child's day.

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Topics: nanny share, nanny employment practices, nanny employee, nanny work agreement, nanny training

National Nanny Training Day - Why Your Nanny Should Attend

Posted by Kathy Webb on 3/19/12 7:05 AM

Reprinted with permission from First Class Care, Inc., a nationally recognized nanny referral agency in Chicago, IL, and a host of the Chicago-area National Nanny Training Day event. HomeWork Solutions is proud to support this event.

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Topics: nanny training

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