Professional Nanny Training -New Dates Confirmed

  • Dbaby-on-the-beach-300x200 (2)o you want to become a nanny?
  • Are you looking for a career change?
  • Are you a nanny who would like refresher training?
  • Are you looking to further develop your nanny skills and career prospects?
  • Are you looking to transition from a nursery to a domestic environment?
  • Are you thinking of employing a nanny and would like to have a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of a nanny?

Nanny Training Link can offer you the skills and attributes to build on and enhance child-care skills. Margaret Cowell, founder and writer of this course is NNEB qualified, worked as a nanny for many years in many varied roles, and until recently ran her own nanny agency helping families and childcare practitioners for more than 21 years, all whilst being a working mother.

Drawing on extensive personal experience and a lifetime in the profession, this training combines theoretical approaches with practical advice developed through years of hands-on involvement in child-care. You will acquire plenty of  helpful tips, leave the course full of confidence, assured in the knowledge not only that support is available but also where to get it when needed.

At the end of the training you will receive a certificate that will evidence your personal commitment to training and help with OFSTED registration too.

To coincide with the London Baby Show 2017, these training sessions are being offered on SPECIAL OFFER reduced from £139.00 to just £105.00 (plus a small booking fee). This offer also includes a guest speaker, Emma Hammet of First Aid for Life, who will be presenting a First Aid Q&A session and giving attendees FREE access to the First aid for Life online course for childhood accident training (normal price £67). Our thanks to Emma for this amazing offer.

Course will be held in London on Friday 3rd March 2017 and Saturday 4th March 2017. For further information or to make a reservation, please click here. For enquiries, please contact us. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Nanny Training Course

ID-100177324 (Blackboard 2)nannytraininglink is pleased to announce a new nanny training course in association with Keri Cartwright of Nutkins Nannies covering:

  • Activities for Children
  • Employment Matters for Nannies
  • PLUS free first aid taster session by Keri

To launch the new course nannytraininglink is offering places at just £23 per person (a 50% reduction on the usual price of £46).

The course is scheduled for 7.30pm-9.30pm on Wednesday 25th January at Hurst Community Centre, Hurst Road, Sidcup, Kent.

For more information and to reserve your place, please CLICK HERE.

Margaret Cowell

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New Training Dates Published

ID-100177324 (Blackboard 2)NEW! nannytraininglink is pleased to announce its new training course dates covering the following subject areas:

  • Child development
  • Employment matters as a nanny
  • Health and safety as a nanny
  • Healthy diet as a nanny
  • Professional nanny training one full day
  • Professional relationships as a nanny
  • Understanding and working in a family home environment

For more information and to reserve your place, please CLICK HERE.

Margaret Cowell

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Wrap-Around Care

ID-10033734 (Nanny2)An article appeared in the Daily Mail regarding Nurseries opening at 6am until 8pm to help working parents cover the hours to enable them to work full time.  The Government believe this will be more flexible for parents enabling them to return to work without the worry and concerns of time issues for care of the children.

Nanny links comments

Unfortunately, the Government do not seem to consider that wrap around care is available for parents in the form of a Nanny. Many nannies do work longer hours than establishments currently offer and this has always been the professions unique selling point. It also gives children the opportunity to be cared for at their own home.  Over the years we saw a trend commence for shared care which became popular where children would have a nanny part of the week and other care such as a nursery or grandparents the remaining time, which can be an ideal solution for parents.

There are advantages to all the care sectors available. Parents make the choice of the setting their children attend for many reasons this may be, hours available, location, and costs.  What seems to be forgotten is that there is a 3rd choice available to parents and it would be good if the nanny profession was more widely recognised as an option rather than dismissed. On any information put out about childcare it is always nurseries and childminders mentioned not the nanny as an option.

Nanny link is meeting with BAPN (British Association of Nannies) and ANA (Association of Nanny agencies), along with other groups representing nannies to further speak about the concerns of Nannies and how they just seem to be dismissed when Government look at childcare options. One aim is how can this profession can gain endorsement from the Government for Professional Nannies to have the recognition as a childcare choice.

Nannies should be checked, trained, have DBS, and first aid.  By going through a reputable agency they are able to ensure nannies adhere to these.  This further enhances the portrayal of a nanny as a professional childcare option.  All the above requirements to become a nanny are widely available with using the right sources parents can be assured of who is looking after the children and when employing a nanny, it is their choice who cares for their children

Margaret Cowell

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Scarlet Fever

teddy-242885_960_720The daily Mail wrote a large article on this over the weekend and we have decided to share this with our nannies and parents.

Nannies are often aware of childhood illnesses within their charges childcare environment i.e. playgroups, nursery or school very quickly due to taking the children to and from these activities. Any child who has their own health problems should be monitored carefully in looking for the signs and symptoms early on so to avoid complications. All nannies should inform the parents immediately and write this in the daily diary if informed of any of these illnesses. Parents can then make a decision as to the action taken. As explained above this is a treatable child hood illness and can be administered easily.

By keeping a daily diary for the nanny to complete and parents at the weekend to also fill out it is easier to spot when a child is beginning to come down with a virus or generally not feeling well. Most children become tired, possibly irritable, maybe have a slight temperature and off food so do keep an eye on children if you notice this occurring. By knowing what the children did at the weekend will help you make an informed choice. For instance, if they have been away or had a very busy time it maybe they just need a rest day and nothing more. Alternatively, you may notice they are not themselves and then you let the parents know and everyone can just keep a watchful eye.

Our training course covers communication with parents which is very relevant.

Always check with a GP/ Nurse if you suspect your charges have the signs and symptoms of Scarlet fever

Margaret Cowell

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Car Safety

fun_autoToday GMB (Good morning Britain) had a very through report on this article and for nannies it is a major safety aspect of their work and we would advise them to be aware of the law and keep updated regularly for any chances and when children outgrow their current arrangements when a change is needed.

Car safety is of paramount importance for the children you care for. It is imperative if the journey is 2 minutes or 2 hours the children must be safe in your car. The information given by the good egg Car safety company is very helpful as the law and restrictions can be very confusing. Nanny link training has a module dedicated to teaching the different aspects of safety that a nanny should be implementing.

Margaret Cowell

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teddy-242878_640 (2)It was reported on various programmes today and through the BBC news about the meningitis.  This is a very important illness to be recognised when caring for children and speed of identifying this quickly is extremely important. Nanny link training has linked the article.

When caring for children as a nanny it is very important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of childhood illnesses. Every nanny should have first aid training and if unsure of the childhood illnesses conditions to look them up so they can act quickly. There are many first aid courses available costs do vary but all nannies must undertake a paediatric course. It is part of a nannies responsibilities to have this for their professionalism when working and applying for jobs along with a DBS.

Margaret Cowell


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