Nannies, get ready to register for Winter Quarter Early Childhood Education Classes at Bellevue College! All courses can count for STARS training. The Winter Quarter Seminar is titled “Technology Tools in the ECE Classroom,” and will take place on March 1st and March 15th from 9AM to 3:30PM (both Saturdays). In this seminar, you will be introduced to technology tools available to early childhood teachers. You will learn how to use these tools to supplement instruction, communicate with parents, and assess learning. You only need basic computer skills for this class. Don’t worry if you’re not a technology pro!
From the BlogLabor Doulas: A Three Part Series
Part One- What Labor Doulas Do and Don’t Do In the past few years doula has become a household word synonymous with birth and breastfeeding. Many of us have heard about how beneficial and invaluable a labor doula can be. In this three part series we will look at what labor doulas do, the benefits…Read More...Positive Discipline Classes at Bellevue College
Bellevue College is now offering a series of Positive Discipline Classes, both for parents of children 12 and under and for parents of teens. Positive Parenting is the parenting approach recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and one way to learn about this style of parenting is through Positive Discipline. In this series, parents…Read More...Annie’s Nannies February Nanny of the Month
Attention, nanny community! We are tickled pink to announce our February Nanny of the Month, Genessa Cielo! Genessa is currently placed with an ANI family and does occasional On-Call work as well. Her regular family had these kind words to say: “Genessa is a wonderful nanny. All of Genessa’s actions with our child are done…Read More...National Nanny Training Day 2014–Sponsored by Annie’s Nannies
We are very excited as it’s almost time for National Nanny Training Day (NNTD) again! Can you believe it’s been a year already? Northwest Nanny Association has put together another incredible lineup! At NNTD 2013 we had 50 attendees in Seattle, and enjoyed learning together, networking, and sharing (see some pictures below). NNTD 2014 registration…Read More...Annie’s Nannies 2013 Nanny of the Year!
Our 2013 Nanny of the Year is Amity May! Amity has been a nanny with ANI since 2009 and was our February 2013 Nanny of the Month. She continues to be one of our most popular On-Call nannies (even our own Placement Director Teah requests Amity for her daughter). When families are emailed a confirmation…Read More...Spring Classes at Bellevue College
Nannies, get ready to register for Spring Quarter Early Childhood Education Classes at Bellevue College! All courses can count for STARS training. The Spring Quarter Seminar is titled “Adapting the Learning Environment for Young Children with Special Needs,” and will take place on May 3rd and May 17th from 9AM to 3:30PM (both Saturdays). In…Read More...Being Paid “On the Books” Pays off- Part 2
As we discussed in Part 1 of this series, being paid legally and knowing the basics of the tax law, are an important part of being treated as a professional. In this section we are going to show you some real world examples of why being paid professionally pays off!Read More...Being Paid “On the Books” Pays off!- Part 1
As a childcare professional, you have one of the most important and noble jobs in the world – to nurture, protect, educate, guide and inspire children. You should view yourself – and demand to be treated – as a professional. In part, this means making sure that your compensation is handled accurately, fairly and…Read More...Nannies, Families and Lice!
Lice have been plaguing human kind since the dawn of civilization. This unfortunate fact still exists today and can affect any family, any time. We recently heard from a nanny that was drawn into the battle on behalf of her family. She turned to us for some advice, and we decided to put a bunch…Read More...Annie’s Nannies–January 2014 Nanny of the Month!
This month’s winner is a graduate of Northwest Nanny Institute, has 10 years of Nanny experience, and is also an accomplished vocalist! Congratulations to Julie Hales on being chosen this month! Julie was placed in a long-term job in 2013 with an ANI family. The family recently had this to say about Julie: “In her…Read More...