What is Your Favorite Age Group to Work With?

What Ages are the Kids in Your Care?  When looking for a new nanny job nearly every nanny agency application and parent interviewing childcare providers ask the caregiver what is their favorite age group of children to work with. Undoubtedly, caring for an infant is vastly different from caring for a 12-year old. Although most […]

Potty Training Autistic Children for Nannies and Au Pairs

By Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped (TEACCH)We have been discussing different methods of potty training for the past few weeks. But, what about children that are not developing typically?The Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped (TEACCH) explain that even in typically-developing children, toilet training is often a difficult skill to […]

Child’s Typical Potty Training Development Chart

Use this chart based on the child’s developmental skills and not necessarily their chronological age. This chart was developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics for typical healthy children, not for children with developmental delays. 0 – 12 months1. Begins to associate cause and effect2. Begins to enjoy praise and approval 12 – 18 months1. […]