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 complete some additional training. These courses have been developed by our in-house training team (made up of a former teacher and former nanny), and are designed to give your nanny the best possible start in their role.

We offer our nannies two core courses, and one additional course:

  • Paediatric First Aid Training

  • Next Level Nannying Training

  • Nurturing Little Ones Training - this is only compulsory for nannies who will be looking after children under 4, and don't have prior experience with the age group, but is offered to all nannies looking after under-4s.

First Aid Training

This training prepares nannies 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. However, 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, 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 reactions and autoinjector (Anaphylaxis and EpiPen)

  • Diabetes

  • Asthma

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

Next Level Nannying:

This course covers most of the common tasks and situations that an after-school nanny can expect to encounter.

It 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).

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 your children.

Nurturing Little Ones:

This course is specifically aimed at nannies who will be looking after children under 4, and provides the core knowledge that a nanny will need to care for younger children.

Topics include weaning/feeding, safe sleep, safeguarding, hygiene and development.

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