How do you train your nannies?

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This help centre article has been written for the Koru Kids nanny service

Once they've been hired, nannies must also complete a First Aid Training course. Additional 1-1 first aid training sessions are also available with our first aid trainer on more specialist topics.

Your nanny will also complete our bespoke online training course. This has been developed by our in house training team (made up of a former teacher and former nanny).

Koru Kids Training

Nannies must complete our rigorous online training course where we cover all of the tasks involved in being an after school nanny.

The topics cover the daily tasks of an after school nanny (e.g. school pickups, cooking with children, helping with homework), meeting your and your children's basic needs (risk assessment, safeguarding, time keeping and communication), as well as going above and beyond (e.g. growth mindset or feedback).

The content is presented as both text and video lessons, with the candidates' understanding constantly tested throughout. 

At the end of the course, nannies receives a booklet which summarises the content and contains even more information about how to be the best possible nanny for you.

First Aid Training

Once, we’ve found a family for our nannies, they must complete our paediatric online First Aid Training course.

This training prepares them for the emergency first aid situations they may come across as an after school nanny. They learn to spot the signs and symptoms, and relevant treatments, for a variety of paediatric injuries and illnesses. We also demonstrate the most crucial life saving skills. Along the way there are quizzes to check their knowledge.

Here’s what’s covered:

  • How to handle a child who collapses - including primary survey, CPR and the recovery position

  • Choking

  • Shock

  • Head and spinal injuries

  • Burns

  • Bleeds

  • Poisoning

  • Fractures and dislocations

  • COVID-19

  • Administering medicines

Please be aware that this training is not certified by an Awarding Organisation and will not provide your nanny with an official first aid certificate. We've taken reasonable steps to ensure the material is comprehensive, accurate, and up to date. But, we can’t guarantee that the material covered in this training is the same as the information included in a certified course. If you'd like your nanny to do a more extensive and certified course, do let us know and we can suggest a provider.

In addition to our First Aid Training, we also offer free 1-to-1 sessions with a certified first aid trainer on the following topics:

  • Epilepsy and seizures

  • Allergic reaction and autoinjector (Anaphylaxis and EpiPen)

  • Diabetes

  • Asthma

If you're interested in your nanny having one of these sessions, get in touch with us.

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