We Invested In Training Our Nanny, And This Is How It Helped Us
The benefits we experienced
Our nanny felt empowered as she had more insights now into raising a little baby. They taught her how to stimulate our little one and how to maintain the health, safety, and hygienic environment for our baby.
It opened up the doors of communication so that we can discuss what she may have perceived as okay and acceptable, however may not be for us. We are all different and raise our children differently (Sandra is a parent too). So it created a foundation for our nanny and myself to talk openly about HOW I want her to take care of my child. We still have issues and miscommunications that happen (even now) however we can work through them.
3. Development skills
Sandra learned how to stimulate our little baby, and I was comfortable knowing that she was in good hands. She started observing me and helping me with small tasks since my first daughter was born. So she could bring home her ideas from the course and share them with me.
4. Safety and First Aid
Exposure to basic first aid is important. The comprehensive course covers First Aid, CPR and handling childhood emergencies.
5. The importance of balancing cleaning the house and taking care of our baby
Balancing housework and the baby’s needs is a discussion point that must be discussed between the Nanny and Parents. The way I approach our relationship is that seeing to our child (now children) comes first. Although it is a balanced approach. Throughout the programme I received an email summarizing what Sandra had learnt each week.
Where are we now?
Currently, our nanny has been with us full time for four years looking after my two girls aged one and four. In building our relationship, there has been a lot of ups and downs (as any relationship we have in life). However, her role in our family is built on a solid foundation. Part of creating the foundation was to empower her through Nanny Training.