Enhance Your Child Care Skills
Who should register for the program: Great for new parents, practicing and entry-level nannies!
The Chamber's mission is to empower nannies to start nanny businesses utilizing
the skills developed, from our Nanny Training Certificate Program and our Small Business Boot
Camp. We establish through our Nanny Training Certificate Program, knowledgeable, nurturing
and loving nannies, who are dedicating their careers to challenging children to achieve greatness.
Next Training Program begins:
- SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 at 10:00am
What is a Nanny?
A nanny is someone who is fully invested in a child's development and wellbeing. Generally, a
nanny will care for children fulltime while both parents work. It's a nanny's responsibility to
create daily schedules and engage in activities to ensure healthy mental, physical and emotional
growth in the children they care for. Most nannies will be tasked with preparing meals, helping
with household work (dishes, laundry, etc.), driving the children to and from activities and
assisting with homework.
Typically, nannies have more responsibilities and duties than a babysitter does (and, because of
that, a bigger salary). In addition to basic safety classes, they may have had advanced child care
training or many years of nanny experience. Often, nannies earn a weekly salary (based on hourly
expectations), have taxes deducted from their paychecks and work yearround for a family. It's
expected that nannies receive at least 2 weeks of paid vacation and earn holiday pay as well.
Nannies often become part of the family, bonding with the children in a different way than parents
do. Sure, nothing can replace Mom or Dad, but children will bond with that special someone who
sings with them at music class, teaches them to use the potty and drives them to and from soccer
practice. Some families consider their nannies coparents or partners in parenting, getting info
from their nannies on their child's development and interests or asking their nannies to help their
kids cope with losses and stress.
What is a Babysitter?
Generally, babysitters care for children of any age who are in need of supervision for a few short
hours. Most sitters will work either on specific occasion or on a regular schedule (afterschool
babysitters, date night babysitters and weekend babysitters are common). Their main tasks are
watching the kids, playing with them and maybe putting them to bed. Many babysitters are trained
in basic skills like CPR and first aid. They usually work for hourly rates, but may be paid extra if
they agree to handle additional services such as cooking, tutoring and light housekeeping. It's
important to discuss expectations for the job during the interview process.
Why Do I Need a Nanny Contract?
"The contract is essential for clarifying [salary] matters and detailing all the conditions necessary
to ensure a healthy and productive work relationship," says Pearl Phillip, President of the New
American Chamber of Commerce, a chamber organization, whose Nanny Training Certificate
Program caters to Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers and elderly caregivers in New York.
When everyone is clear on a nanny's
responsibilities and privileges, it reduces confusion and makes disputes easier to solve amicably
when they do crop up. A too-informal work arrangement is more likely to hurt you both in the
long-term than one where everything is ironed out and made official from the start.
For a sample contract, please schedule an appointment with the chamber at 718-722-9217.
Academic Completion Requirements
The full number of hours prescribed for the program at an
overall performance level of 70% or above must be completed within 14 weeks of commencement
of the program to receive a certificate of academic completion. Students must also have all
required documentation submitted and approved to receive their Nanny Certificate.
• Prior experience working with children is an asset; not required
• Fluency in English
ACADEMIC TUITION & FEES:
Tuition - $1,500 (Includes Individual Chamber Coalition Membership)
Deposit - $500
Five (5) monthly payments of $200.00
Payment in Full prior to Graduation Day. All payments are non-refundable
To register now, follow the instructions below:
: Click on 1st Time Registration button to begin your registration and pay the fee.
- After completing the registration you will receive a e-mail confirmation & receipt.
- The program runs on a first come, first serve basis.
- Classes will be held at 26 Court Street, Suite 701, Brooklyn, NY 11242
- In order to obtain the Certificate students must complete the minimum required
- Failure to attend to the first class constitutes an official withdrawal
Courses, Workshops, Seminars and External Training of the Nanny Training
(The following courses below are ALL required for graduation)
5-weeks Training Sessions
Child Development: Birth to Age 2
Child Development: Age 2 to Adolescence
Small Business Boot Camp for Nannies
Two-hour Training Sessions
1. Accent Reduction
2. Child Abuse Awareness
3. Children's Dentistry
4. Creative Play & Outings
6. Fire Safety
7. Health Insurance – Obamacare
8. Hearing, Language & Speech
9. Home Safety & Childproofing
10. Infant Care & Massage
11. Learning Disabilities
12. Nutrition & Organic Foods
13. Special Needs Awareness
14. Life Saving Techniques (First Aid & CPR)
15. Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Tax & Payroll
Nanny Training Program Practicum (Required)
During the academic session, all students will participate in an inhome Newborn and Toddler
Practicum with a local childcare organization. At minimum, the organization will have newborn
infants and toddlers between the ages of 2 and 4 years. This experiential education program takes place once per week for ten weeks. This practicum allows students to utilize the techniques learned in the classroom with children, giving them handson experience in the profession.
New students that wish to register for the Nanny Training Certificate Program, click here.
already registered for the program and wish to register for upcoming classes, click here.
Students who wish to start a placement agency or are self employed must attend our Small
Business Boot Camp.