CHILD CARE TRAINING COURSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. CPR and First Aid

Both experts agree that CPR and first aid certifications are the most important certifications a nanny can earn -- many families won't even consider a nanny who doesn't have this training. If you plan on caring for young children, it's also a good idea to take specific classes on infant CPR. Certifications are only valid for about two years, so take these classes at regular intervals to keep your skills current.


2. Water-Safety Certification

If you're working for a family who enjoys the ocean and beach, or has a swimming pool, you should invest in a course on life-guarding. These certifications can be obtained through lessons at a local pool, through the Indian Red Cross (called Water Safety Education), a local Mediclinic or other local community center.


3. Infant Care

Caring for infants comes with its own challenges and joys. Newborns require specialized knowledge, and taking a class through a local hospital, parenting center, community college or pediatrician's office will ensure you know how to care for your youngest charges, especially if you've had limited experience in this area. Check out these classes that have been approved by the doctors and Newborn Care Specialist.


4. Nanny Basic Skills

NIDS offers its Nanny Basic Skills Assessment, which can give a family peace of mind when interviewing nannies who have passed it. NIDS Team says that it was developed to "provide a credential to those nannies who did not have a degree in a child-related field or to those nannies who wanted to add a nanny-specific credential to their portfolio." It tests your knowledge of child care -- including topics like health, safety, nutrition, professionalism and child development -- and, if you pass, you get a certificate to confirm your expertise. If you want to take it a step further, sign up for the more intensive NIDS Programe. Pass that, and you'll be considered an NIDS CERTIFIED Nanny.


5. Professional Nanny Certification

You can also become a Certified Professional Nanny through nanny schools that have been approved by the NIDS Programme Team, such as the English Nanny & Governess School. It shows that you've successfully passed a rigorous training program about how to care for children. These courses are particularly good if you're just starting out and need experience.


6. Driver's License

Having a valid driver's license -- and a clean driving record -- will afford you the opportunity to do double duty. You can run errands for the family while caring for the kids, or open a whole new world of parks, museums and zoos to visit. If you don't have a license, obtain one or get information on driver's education classes you can take to prepare for the exam. If you already have a license, Learn skills to handle children and old in vehicle. This course will improve your driving and help you avoid accidents on the road


7. Nutrition and Cooking

Any knowledge of nutrition or cooking will make you a more valuable candidate to parents. They want to know that you can keep their kids well-fed and teach them how to eat healthfully. Nutrition and cooking classes are available at local community colleges, culinary schools or even at health food stores. Nids training includes basic cooking skills and cooking without fire


8. Fitness

Along with nutrition comes fitness. Parents like knowing that you can help kids stay active and healthy..


9. Foreign Language

At NIDS, we frequently hear that parents want bilingual nannies who can help teach kids another language -- it's one of the most sought-after nanny skills. Families want their children exposed to a different language and culture at a young age. If you speak a language in addition to English, mention it in your profile. NIDS Course offers, English and choice between French and German for student aspirants.


10. Early Childhood Education

Learning more about children's development and needs will help you understand your charges and make you a better nanny. "If a caregiver doesn't have a solid understanding of child development, she should get a basic certification that covers all aspects of working with children," NIDS Progam is specially designed to handle early childhood.


11. Special Needs Care

If your charge is a special needs child, a course preparing you for the role of caregiver is important. There is a lot of need-specific medical information to be aware of and general advice on caring for a child with special needs. Nids has designed modules to deal special needs children and old infirm.


12. Positive Discipline

NIDS course is Centered to discipline. During Nanny Certification our course helps nannies learn how to reinforce positive, good habits in children. This child care philosophy focuses on nurturing and helping the child without punishment or berating. Parents will appreciate your ability to prevent discipline issues and help raise happy kids. Our Old age care program helps old to live with discipline.