This month, the accolade goes to Amanda McNellis!
Amanda has been with Annie’s Nannies since 2012 and has fast become one of our families’ favourites! She is known for her sweet nature and her extensive knowledge of infant and newborn care. Her full-time family ADORED her and were sad to see her go. A recent on call family said:
“Oh gosh, it could not have been easier, or gone any better! What a lifesaver! I was so relieved to get that day covered as (of course) it was a rare occasion where I could not call in sick, and with such short notice, wow! Amanda was warm, kind, prompt and very thoughtful. She sent us photos throughout the day and updated us on how Ben was doing. Both my husband and myself felt very comfortable with her and would certainly recommend her to any other family in need!”
We asked Amanda to tell us something funny that a child said to her recently, she said: “I remember a 3 year old little boy saying to me recently “you talk too much” when we were playing with his toys, it totally cracked me up! Something cute that a 5 year old little girl said to me was “I like your shiny headband, you look like a princess!” too cute!”
Thank-you Amanda for being a wonderful Nanny to the Annie’s Nannies community! We are so glad to have you!
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Nanny Specific First Aid & CPR Certification Class
Our next highly-regarded First Aid, CPR, HIV and Blood-born Pathogens Class is scheduled for October 19th!
Here’s what you need to know:
- What: Nanny only First Aid, CPR, HIV and Blood-born Pathogens Class, with extra focus on Infant/Child CPR
- When: Sunday, October 19th from 2:00pm-5:00pm
- Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center Room #6, Seattle
- Cost: $35 per person
- Details: 2 year certification in First Aid, CPR, HIV & Blood-born Pathogens
- Register: Click the Sign Up Now button below!
This isn’t only for ANI Nannies, pass this on to any of your nanny friends!
We’re excited to see you there on Sunday October 19th!
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With school starting up again, there are a few simple yet significant tips to help ease children out of summer mode and into school mode.Whether they are starting school for the first time or returning, these suggestions will enable parents, teachers, and caregivers to have an easier transition. Read more »
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We often hear complaints from nannies or families about banking hours. Usually we hear from the nanny or family after the hours have been banked and the phone call is never a positive one. Breedlove & Associates tackles this topic in their most recent Legal Review.
The Lawson family wanted to take an impromptu vacation after Mr. Lawson received a promotion. The family scrambled plans together and organized a five day reprieve from work and responsibility. The best part of the trip for Mr. and Mrs. Lawson would be the opportunity to take their first vacation with their two-year-old son who was usually supervised during the day by the family’s nanny. Read more »
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We are so excited to announce our first summer Nanny of the Month (June) for 2014….Nicole Hill!
Nicole has been active in our On-Call pool since the beginning of 2012 and has also been placed in numerous part-time positions. One family Nicole has worked consistently with says, “Nicole is absolutely wonderful. She has such a positive personality and attitude about everything. The kids absolutely enjoy her and can’t wait until she returns. We feel very lucky to have Nicole in our lives.” Read more »
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SUMMER and FALL Quarter registration has begun at Bellevue College! It’s time to consider college options for Summer (begins 7/1) and Fall Quarters (begins 9/22).
SUMMER QUARTER CLASSES (begin 7/1) – all Online:
ECED107 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 5 cr
ECED190 Observation and Assessment 3 cr
EDUC115 Child Development 5 cr
ECED100 Child Care Basics 3 cr (basic 30 hrs course for MERIT system)
FALL QUARTER CLASSES (begin 9/22)
See here for more information and the schedule, and STARS Seminar Flyer
ECED100 Child Care Basics
ECED105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
ECED120 Practicum – Nurturing Relationships
ECED132 Nurturing Care – Infants and Toddlers
ECED170 Environments for Young Children
EDUC204 The Exceptional Child
EDUC115 Child Development
EDUC205 Introduction to Education
ECED198 Special Seminar: Creativity and Invention for Young Children
ECED199 Independent Studies in Early Childhood Education
ECED299 Independent Studies in Early Childhood Education
Often previous college credits can be transferred toward a certificate or degree – Contact Stephanie Sloan firstname.lastname@example.org for an advising appointment, and possible advising by email.
BELLEVUE COLLEGE OFFERS:
- Flexible schedule to balance work and family
- Academic support and tutoring, financial aid, and scholarships
- Work in an Early Achievers Program Level 2 and above? Ask about FREE TUITION and BOOKS!
- STARS-MERIT: class credits can be used for STARS training hours
- Faculty are experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated to support your learning
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit our website www.bellevuecollege.edu/teachered or email for information email@example.com or call 425-564-2674 “Like” us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/bcelte
View the class schedule for the academic year: Click on “See Projected Annual Course Offerings”: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/teachered/academic-options/course-offerings/
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For years I rolled my eyes when my grandmother said, “If you keep making that face it will freeze that way” after she caught me crossing my eyes, crinkling my nose, or saw me sticking out my tongue. My sister and I would giggle at the thought of a man with his face frozen in a puckered grimace that he made as a child, or some poor girl trying to speak with a tongue that was permanently protruded as the result of a silly face she once made.
While my grandmother’s theory of faces becoming “frozen” was laughable in my childhood years, I have recently come to the conclusion that at least part of this old wives tale may be accurate.
In my career as a myofunctional therapist, I work with children, and my focus is essentially on their faces. It is my job to help them learn to use the muscles of their mouth and face “correctly” in order to improve an array of troubles centering on speech, dental health, orthodontic treatment and facial growth and development.
Most of the children I see have experienced breathing problems. They have learned to breathe through their mouth, rather than their nose from an early age. This is usually caused by conditions such as enlarged tonsils, chronic nasal congestion, allergies, or even food sensitivities. The only option for these suffering children to get enough oxygen into their bodies is to breathe through the mouth.
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