INA for Educators

The International Nanny Association strongly supports the need for specialized training and continuing educa­tion for in-home child care providers. However, the reality is that the tremendous demand for nannies in the United States and other countries has promoted a situation in which many nannies with no formal training are currently working in private homes providing care for children.

INA strongly believes that for all programs the qualifications of instructors should be disclosed and instructors should have relevant experience and expertise in their fields.

INA strongly encourages prospective nannies to obtain the special knowledge and skill sets required to perform their job before they assume the responsibility of caring for a child. It is important that students and families recognize that this should not be used as a replacement for experience with children and their families.

Many training programs exist for nannies in the United States. These training programs generally include classroom courses in child development, nutrition, family dynamics, safety, play activities, first aid and CPR. These classes vary in length, depth of training and cost. Supervised hands-on training with families and children (“practicum”) experiences are offered only by registered Nanny Schools.

 

Tools for Educators