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 »
Our first 30th anniversary celebration was last week! We held our annual summer picnic, but took it up a notch with catering from Chipolte, a performance by Goofy Gideon the Magician, personalized cupcakes from Cupcake Royal, and prize bags. We had a wonderful time getting to chat with nannies, their charges, and some special guests(and the Seattle weather cooperated!) Thank you to all who attended!
Photos by Denise Danzer-copyrighted 2014
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 »
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 »
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)
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
View the class schedule for the academic year: Click on “See Projected Annual Course Offerings”: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/teachered/academic-options/course-offerings/
First Aid & CPR Certification Class
Start the Summer off by getting qualified and confident in life-saving skills.
Our next highly-regarded First Aid, CPR, HIV and Blood-born Pathogens Class is scheduled for July 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: Saturday, July 19th from 9:00am-12:00pm
- Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center Room #6, Seattle
- Cost: $35 per person, snacks will be included!
- 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 link on to any of your nanny friends!
We’re excited to see you there on
Saturday July 19th!
“I completed my CPR class this weekend. The instructor was great! […] Very passionate and thorough, and he advised us to “practice” or at least to go over it all in our heads until it’s IN THERE… Very good advice. I’m glad I went to that particular class and wanted to say, “Thanks for choosing such an awesome instructor.”” – Nanny Kimber
“What a great CPR class! The teacher made a suggestion that I’ve never heard in my 20 years of taking CPR classes, PRACTICE! He was great!” - Nanny Nicole
Shannon Peters is our May Nanny of the Month! Shannon has been working with Annie’s Nannies for a little over nine years and is one of our most beloved On-Call nannies. Many families comment on her kindness and warmth, as well as the feeling of ease they feel whenever Shannon watches their children. One family commented the first time they had Shannon, “She was great. She was calm, let us know when she had questions, and managed our kids’ varied needs beautifully.”
When asked to recall a funny encounter with a child, Shannon remembered the following conversation with a young girl:
Girl: “When are you coming to play again?”
Shannon: “Maybe the next time your parents go out to dinner.”
Girl: “Ok, I will tell them to go to dinner tomorrow.”
We don’t know what we’d do without you, Shannon!
Congratulations to Kristine Bragg, Annie’s Nannies April Nanny of the Month! Kristine joined Annie’s Nannies temp team in February. Kristine Bragg is a nanny with varied experience and has a history of teaching and working with kids of all ages. She earned her BS in Sport Science at WWU. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking and photography. More recently Kristine spent a year in Argentina teaching English.
Recently Kristine had this funny interaction with a 6 year old girl: “This doll is Princess Aurora and this one is Prince Phillip. It’s time for them to get married, but I can’t watch them kissing so you can do the ceremony while I close my eyes!”
Congrats to Kristine and thanks for all you do!!
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 will learn what positive parenting is and how to use this approach with their child or teen. All classes are two hours long and take place on Saturdays in April and May.
Choose from the following classes depending on your need:
Introduction to Positive Parenting for Parents of Children 12 and Under – Series I
Positive Parenting Tools for Parents of Children 12 and Under – Series II
Introduction to Positive Parenting for Parents of Teens – Series I
Positive Parenting Tools for Parents of Teens – Series II
Her regular family had these kind words to say: “Genessa is a wonderful nanny. All of Genessa’s actions with our child are done with love, patience, and understanding. She is conscientious, trustworthy, and responsible. Our daughter looks forward to her arrival each day.”
Our On-Call families don’t hesitate to share her praises either! One family commented, “Genessa has worked out really well. She is very competent, knowledgeable (how to handle a 3 year old and expectations for a 3 year old), confident, and outgoing. [Our son] has really taken to her.”