Earning a Nanny Certification Versus a Nanny Credential

I confess I am proud of myself because I have earned the US Nanny Association Newborn and Infant Care Credential (NICP). First, I studied taking courses at the US Nanny Institute to get certificates showing that I completed the Nanny and Childcare courses and Newborn and Infant Care courses. Then, I applied for the Newborn […]

Winner of Free Nanny Certification Course!

Congratulations Laura Rogers! Congratulations to Laura Rogers who has won a free nanny certification course at http://nannytraining.com/! The results of the drawing can be seen at random.org

Opportunities for Nannies to Learn

International Nanny Association Conference and Free Webinar Research confirms what we all intuitively understand: that superior training and education results in nannies that provide superior childcare. Click here to read “Nanny Training: Higher Education Commands Higher Wages.” Here are two great opportunities for nannies to learn: 2011 INA Annual Conference Grand Hyatt Tampa BayThursday, May […]

Have You Taken a Nanny Training Course?

If You Want to Get a Great Nanny Job in a Tough Economy Get Some Early Education College Courses Under Your Belt If you want to land a great nanny job in this tough economy you must prove you are a professional nanny, not just a babysitter. Taking the time and effort to attend a […]

Envisioning a Three-Tier Nanny Credential

Last week we posted an article explaining that educated caregivers command higher salaries. Click here to read that article. Yesterday we explained the International Nanny Association Credential Exam and Basic Skills Assessment. Another organization that believes in the importance of accrediting nannies is the National Association for Nanny Care (NANC). NANC believes there are three […]

Credential Exams for Nannies

Last week we started discussing nanny training. Click here to see our article on the topic. Currently there are two nanny credential exams available for nannies created by the International Nanny Association (INA). There is a challenging INA Nanny Credential Exam and new INA Basic Skills Assessment. The International Nanny Association (INA) Nanny Credential Exam […]

Nanny Training Article Correction Appended

There has been a correction to the Big City column on Tuesday, about the Absolute Best Care Learning Center. Please click here to view the correction. Absolute Best Care Learning Center is a child care placement agency in Manhattan that offers a state-licensed course for nannies. A state license requires licensed teachers, a curriculum reviewed […]

Higher Education Commands Higher Nanny Wages

Nanny Training By Anne Merchant, Author The Child Care Textbook  Further education is a win-win scenario for childcare providers, parents, and children. Research confirms what we all intuitively understand: that superior training and education results in nannies that provide superior childcare. It is estimated that in 12 million households both parents work full-time. This fact […]