The Sanity Nanny’s Back to Basics Training

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What is it?

We all need to start somewhere. You cannot expect to know how to be a great caregiver if you have never cared for children before. Even if you are great with children, being a babysitter or nanny is MORE than just caring for children…you have to interact with the parents too. The Back to Basics Training is a great place to start for anyone who is interested in getting started in childcare; this includes mother’s helpers, babysitters, and nannies.

In this course I will teach you some of the most basic skills as well as some of the skills many parents have told me get overlooked that impact who they ultimately hire. Topics include:

  • Basics of setting up your profile and responding to a job posting

  • Interviewing 101

  • Basic care by age group (infant, toddler, and school age)

  • Parent Interactions

  • Promoting yourself….you are an entrepreneur

  • Most common complaints I hear from parents

Who is it for?

Anyone interested in childcare!

Mother’s Helpers - Younger girls and boys who have an interest in helping with littles. An adult will ALWAYS be home, but may need some extra hands wrangling kiddos or with various tasks around the house related to their kids. Think of this as a hired big brother or sister to help with the younger kids.

Babysitters - If you are a teen or older and provide occasional care, then you are a babysitter. There are all different levels of babysitters. My goal is to train babysitters to be the best. This means age appropriate activities, children engaged and excited when the sitter arrives, and parents able to enjoy their time away without stressing about their children.

Nannies- The biggest difference between a nanny and a babysitter is a nanny has a set schedule and provides regular care. Nannies typically can work out a lot more benefits with their families and can have a lot more responsibilities as well. In an ideal situation, both the nanny and the family see the nanny as an extended part of the family vs an employee.

How much does it cost?

In an effort to provide affordable training for everyone interested the cost of this course is $30 if 6 or more people sign up. If less than 6 people sign up, the class will either be cancelled or the cost will go up to $50 (it will be up to the remaining people signed up). The reason for this is my consultation fee is $50/hr and you will pretty much be getting me to yourself for 2.5 hours.

Why should I come?

I started out as a mother’s helper when I was only 8 yrs old. My passion has been children my entire life. I followed that passion and have cared for over 45 different families, earned a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University and went on to earn a Masters in Youth and Family Ministry from Denver Seminary. I continue to learn through reading, podcasts, seminars, and hands on experience. I firmly believe that each child is unique and the more tools you have to meet each child where they are the better.

My heart is to train as many caregivers as possible and to ensure YOUR success so that every child and family has the support they need to THRIVE. I want to see you supported and encouraged as a caregiver. I want to help you navigate the ins and outs of caring for children. I want you to skip the learning curve and learn from me about taxes, pay, scheduling, and marketing so that you can focus on other things.

Next Training Date:

The next Back to Basics Training will be held:

In February

Please register on the home page if you plan on attending as space is limited!