Content on Demand Beginning April 17th
Are the Kids Driving You Crazy & Giving You a Run for Your Money? Clever techniques for tweaking some challenging behaviors from infants to teens.
Clever techniques for tweaking some challenging behaviors from infants to teens. In this presentation we will look at creative ways to get your little ones to listen, decrease power struggles, and positively engage and redirect some objections from feisty and bold personalities. There is no magic that I am going to sprinkle on everyone. Instead, we will explore my toolbox of ideas and tricks so that you feel more empowered when difficult moments arise.
Patty Maxwell is a licensed Behavior Specialist (BSL) with over 20 years of experience working throughout the mental health field in various positions including wraparound, intensive case management, family based mental health services and Early Intervention. She is the owner of Engage Kidz LLC and currently supports children and family’s virtually, in-home, school and in communities. Patty also supports teachers and professionals by coaching them through tough behavioral challenges and offers small and large group trainings. Her various educational background and experiences have allowed her to work with a wide range of ages (birth through adulthood) and supporting an array of learning abilities including individuals with autism, learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, intellectual disabilities, and emotional disorders.
Establishing a Gentle Family Friendly Routine with Your Newborn
Many parents expect their child to sleep through the night as quickly as possible (ideally latest at 3 months!) They also hope to get them into a regular feeding routine as soon as possible (ideally every 4 hours with a longer stretch during the night!) Some books promise that if you follow a strict routine from the start, you can actually achieve that. Unfortunately, a lot of these books disregard biological conditions and create unrealistic expectations.
Weibke Mechau would like to explain why some of these expectations are not realistic and how they actually put unnecessary stress on the parents as well as on the children and even can harm the natural development of good sleeping and eating habits. She will also offer tips on how to establish a gentle, child-friendly routine.
Since more than 25 years I have been supporting mothers and babies .
Already during her teacher studies in my home country Germany, she worked as postnatal carer. Her years as a primary school teacher and a baby nanny made me aware of the importance of the early childhood for the further development of a child. This knowledge also made her very passionate about good care for mothers in the postnatal period. Because only with a good support, mothers can recover properly from giving birth, adjust to their new role and build a safe bond with their child.
Wiebke has trained as Maternity Practitioner, Baby Massage Trainer and Postnatal Doula. In the last 10 years she has supported many families in different countries. Working with mothers from different cultural backgrounds has made Wiebke very perceptive towards different postpartum habits and traditions, which she is able to integrate constantly into her work.
Incorporating respectful caregiving into your nanny practice
Lara Ritson, founder of Peaceful Learning Nanny Agency, is currently residing in New Zealand until the world settles down and normality can reside! She has dedicated her adult life (and teenage years) to understanding and bettering her knowledge around the well-being and development of children. Her curiosities have taken her to Hungary, the UK and US to further her education and understanding. She has worked as an early years teacher in New Zealand, South Korea and the UK from mainstream centres to centres heavily inspired by RIE®, Pikler, Reggio Emilia and Montessori. She has also practiced as a nanny for over 12 years and implemented what she has learnt from her time in centres and the courses she has participated in. She learnt how different it is between theory, the classroom and implementing within the home. She will share with you in this workshop ways to practice respectful care with children through:
-Language that you use both through your body and voice
-Setting up an environment
She learnt how different it is between theory, the classroom and implementing within the home. She will share with you in this workshop ways to practice respectful care through caregiving moments including:
You will learn what this looks like in practice through videos of her in action with little William who she had worked with for a year at that point, she will give you practical ways of getting perspective of what it's like for the child receiving your care and reflective questions to get you thinking about your own practice.
When Trauma Becomes a Family Affair: Providing Trauma-Informed Care As a Household Employee
As a nanny, your workplace is your client’s home. When trauma enters their home, it can have a profound impact on not only the family; but also on the household employees working in the home. This webinar is for nannies that would like to learn how to strategically combat secondary traumatic stress before it becomes a family affair. Learning outcomes include: defining secondary traumatic stress, identifying warning signs, tips for providing trauma-informed care, and strategies for increasing resiliency.
Crystal Crawford is a Certified School Social Worker, the Owner of Elite Metro Nannies, and Clearly Nanny. She has over 15 years of experience working with children, families, and individuals as an agent of support and guidance. She is also a board member of the National Domestic Workers Association where she serves as an advocate for nannies and other domestic workers. With Crystal’s customer service mindset, educational background, expertise, and overall passion for children, she has helped several families find their perfect match and has been coined as “The Nanny Broker.”
A Conversation Regarding Play, Emotions, COVID, Play, and Puppets!
Danny Joe discusses with Sue how children are going to transition out of this year of COVID back into the world, how we can use play and gentle methods to support them as they work out complicated emotions. Danny also touches on the use of screens and technology and speaking with children concerning troubling times. He is one of our most popular Nannypalooza speakers largely due to the amazing puppets he shares and his great ideas and true love of working with children.
Danny LaBrecque has been in the field of early childhood development for over 15 years. Before that he was a classically trained song and dance man. He has supported the social-emotional needs of young children and their parents and caregivers starting in Chicago back in 2000 and now in Baltimore. Danny has always thought of the role of the educator as a guide--a caring adult who encourages the child to engage in the process of active thinking as opposed to just telling her what to think. He understands that play is the language of the young child. Through it, we can help that child and his parent or caregiver to safely examine an array of social-emotional topics ranging from separation anxiety to sibling rivalry to larger shared social events, like coping with tragedy. Danny uses traditional play therapies like simple hand puppetry, art, dance, dramatic play and music to facilitate these family examinations on and off the interactive screen.
Neuroscience & the early years
A short introduction to the latest information re brain development and how it should be informing the learning environment and care of young children. The ability for us to make a difference in children’s lives is a reality!
Julia Gaskell – Head of Consultancy and Training, Norland College and acting head of Agency & Alumni
Julia is the Head of Consultancy and Training at Norland College as well as the Agency & Alumni; a role to which she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. Julia graduated from Norland College in 1985 and went on to set up her own award-winning nursery in 2001. The nursery’s awards include an Investors in People award, Food Hygiene award and Listening to Children Quality Assurance award. The nursery, which uses a Reggio approach, is used as an example of best practice for other settings across the county and has been awarded ‘Flying Higher’ status. Ofsted have continuously rated Julia’s nursery as ‘Outstanding’ over the past sixteen years.
Since Julia trained at Norland, she has gone on to acquire a First-Class honours degree in Early Years Care and Education, in addition to Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). During the course of acquiring EYPS, Julia was identified as demonstrating outstanding practice in the early years by her assessor and was subsequently asked to mentor other Early Years Practitioner candidates through the assessment process.
More recently, Julia has been involved in a pilot project to disseminate good practice in Early Years across Somerset as a Lead Practitioner. This has involved practitioners visiting the nursery and delivering training across the county. Julia has also delivered training on a variety of subjects for Bath and North East Somerset Council, and completed a project with the council around sustainability for one of their Children’s Centres. In addition, Julia was asked to work with Somerset County Council in a consultancy capacity as a ‘trouble-shooter’ for failing Children’s Centre nurseries across the county. Through this work, Julia has worked very closely with Ofsted, and has an excellent knowledge of sustainability and leadership issues. Alongside Somerset County Council, Julia has delivered presentations at conferences across the county, and has written and delivered training on two-year olds.
Eat Well, Be Strong: Impact of Nutrition on Children's Health
With Kim Blum
Our focus is on improving lifestyles by helping families solve nutrition-related problems and dietary concerns. We will discuss the building blocks of a healthy lifestyle, including making healthy food choices, understanding major components of food and impact on the body, and go over strategies to make mealtimes smoother.
Showcasing Your Unique Value
Join Leigh Aberle in her workshop, Showcasing Your Unique Value for a time of authentic down to earth real talk. Leigh believes whole heartedly that authenticity and integrity are the best way forward in any profession. In this workshop nannies can expect to define their values and what makes them stand out while learning the top 5 things that agencies expect when applying.
Family First Household Staffing Agency founder, Leigh Aberle is a global-minded, seasoned nanny with over 13 years of combined experience being a nanny and bridging families with trustworthy, experienced household staff. Family first is a member of the International Nanny Association and believes that nannies have a unique ability to impact the next generation in a positive way. She strives to bring stability, balance, and peace to each family she works with. Leigh is a three-time co-host of National Nanny Training Day, is the host of Building Blocks: A Foundational Conference for Parents and Caregivers, has spoken at Nannypalooza and continues to host virtual workshops for nannies to help them grow in their field.
Join Natalie as she discusses some information on upping your professionalism as a nanny. She will discuss resumes and portfolios including a LinkedIn profile. She will discuss your nanny binder and cleaning up your social media profiles. Also discussed will be boundaries and going above and beyond for your family.
Natalie Annillo is an experienced Career Nanny of 14 years and mom ofthree boys!
Passionate about all things nanny, household, and travel related! I pride myself in going above and beyond the call of duty to serve my charges and principals.
My motto is never stop learning! My second motto is it takes a village to raise a child! Yes, I have two mottos.
How the A- Typical Brain was affected by the pandemic
Bea Moise, M.S., BCCS., is a Board-Certified Cognitive Specialist, Parenting Coach, and National Speaker. She is the creator of A Child Like Mine,LLC, a company created for educating parents of children with unique behavioral and learning needs while giving them the tools they need to be successful at home.
She is a respected and trusted parenting coach and consultant in Charlotte, NC, and surrounding areas. Helping parents of children with Autism, ADHD and other behavioral challenges.
She is frequently featured on WCNC Charlotte ParentingToday, providing tips for parents in the Charlotte area. She has written PBS-Kids, AAPC-Publishing, PsychCentral, Charlotte Parent Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine, Carolina Parent, and Scoop Charlotte. She was featured in a documentary called Look to the Sky an inspiring documentary that takes a look at what is possible for the world and our own lives.
Dr Jane Nelsen- Developer and author of Positive Discipline
Lisa Murphy- The Ooey Gooey Lady ™- play advocate and early education rock star
Jamie Grayson- Baby Gear Guru and Social influencer
Angela Johnson - Ask the Nanny- Nanny Superstar
Ryan Jordan- Agency owner Educated Nannies
Gabby Teising- Learning Environment Coordinator
Dr. Tom Kinsella- On chiropractic care for children and adults
Best/ benefits of chiro practices in the household/ prenatal/ postnatal/ self-care/ pediatric/ adolescent care, etc.
Music Play Patrol
With Frank Coates
Franks shares some favorite moments of activities from his music classes!! Watch and pick up a few new ideas.
What Do You Get Up For?
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.- Albert Einstein. #FindYourPurpose #WakeUpExcited #LiveYourDream
Crystal Trowbridge grew up too fast, ignites leaders, leads with love, found her purpose, and is founder of Nanny Uprise
Transitioning to a Hybrid Role
A conversation with Cate Matijevich and Kellie Geres on how to go from Nanny to Family Assistant.
Getting it Right: Payroll and Tax Compliance for Nannies
Separate e course from Nannytraining.com $19.95 value
Link to special webinar completely in Spanish regarding Positive Discipline from our friend Tony Orozco