2013 National Nanny Training Day I Los Angeles
Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, CA
2013 National Nanny Training Day I Los Angeles
Westside Nannies is excited host National Nanny Training Day in Los Angeles! We have brought together an incredible line-up of expert speakers who will address a variety of topics all designed to enhance your skills and provide excellent training.
Along with all 4 informative sessions, every attendee will receive a special nanny swag bag filled with goodies and fabulous prizes will be raffled off throughout the event! Additionally, each nanny who attends will receive a certificate indicating your participation in National Nanny Training Day to add to your professional nanny portfolio. All professional nannies are welcome to attend.
2:00pm Nanny vs. Super Nanny: Setting Yourself Apart from the Competition
3:00pm Mindful Nannying: Baby's Big Feelings. How to Set Limits with Empathy
5:00pm First Foods: Everything a Nanny Needs to Know about Nutrition & Feeding
6:00pm CleanBeeBaby Nanny Car Seat Safety Training - Level I
Nanny vs. Super Nanny - Setting Yourself Apart from the Competition
Have you ever met a “Super Nanny?” You know – the one who always secures your coveted dream job and the one that every family is begging to hire? The one who is confidant, a knock out interviewee, and has a resume to die for? Westside Nannies’ Recruitment Specialist Heather Rash will discuss what makes those “Super Nannies” so super including tips and techniques to present the best version of YOU, developing a “Super Nanny” resume, nailing the interviewing and trial, and how to sparkle once you have the job!
Speaker: Heather Rash, Recruitment Specialist, Westside Nannies I Beverly Hills
Heather Rash is the Recruitment Director at Westside Nannies I Beverly Hills. She interviews dozens of nannies every week and is responsible for selecting the best of the best for representation by Westside Nannies. Her experience recruiting nannies for high profile and celebrity families has given her special insight into what it takes to stand out from the crowd as a nanny and secure a top job. Heather is a graduate of the University of Washington and worked as a nanny herself before joining the Westside Nannies team.
Mindful Nannying: Baby's Big Feelings. How to Set Limits with Empathy.
At around 7-9 months you will notice babies starting to show a rise in willfulness, protest, frusteration, and opinions...the emergence of a personality. Everyone enjoys working with babies when they're cooing and smiling but things won't always be that easy! In this session, taught by one of LA's leading parenting experts, you will learn how to avoid common mistakes and keep communication open, during what can feel like the most exasperating of nanny moments!
Speaker: Julie Wright, MFT
Julie Wright, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist with an extensive background in infant mental health and early childhood development. She trained at Ceders Sinai Early Childhood Center and cofounded a program for parents and babies from 0-3 at LA Child Guidance Clinic. Julie specializes in attcahement theory and mindful parenting. She also works in private practice with infants, children, parents, and adults and has real life experience as a mom!!
First Foods: Everything a Nanny Needs to Know about Nutrition & Feeding
Introducing foods to promote growth and development are a top concern for every nanny and parent! In this session, nannies will learn helpful tips from Cynthia Epps, an expert in childhood nutrition, on the timing of solids, sequencing of foods to support healthy digestion, how to avoid constipation, encouraging fussy eaters; the pros/cons of dairy products; the question of iron; how to avoid choking; and helpful hints on encouraging self-feeding.
Speaker: Cynthia Epps, MS, IBCLC
CleanBeeBaby Nanny Car Seat Safety Training - Level I
California Law requires children to be properly restrained in a child safety seat until age 8 - but yet up to 85% of child car seats are improperly installed in the vehicle. This introductory class will cover the basics of car seat safety from birth to age 12, including proper installation techniques and tips/tricks from the nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians at CleanBeeBaby. Resources and materials will be provided, and professional car seat installation appointments are available for one-on-one consultations.
Speaker: Jen Beall, Founder and CEO of CleanBeeBaby
Jen was born and raised in Austin, TX before heading to Duke University to pursue a B.S. in Mathematics. After Duke, she spent a few years working in the management consulting and internal strategy for a luxury food & beverage company. She left the corperate world to attend the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where in 2010 she received her MBA focusing on Marketing and Entrepreneurship. During her second year of business school, Jen worked tirelessly on the business plan for CleanBeeBaby in her courses and with the gracious help of nearly 40 of her classmates. By graduation, she had won first place in the Kellogg Cup business plan competition, won the Four Pillars Award for Experiential Learning, and received the Student of the Year award in Entrepreneurship as well as the Dean's Outstanding Service Award. She moved to Los Angeles in Fall 2010 to launch CleanBeeBaby.
LA National Nanny Training Day Charity Partner: Baby Buggy
Westside Nannies is excited to include our partner charity, Baby Buggy, in the LA National Nanny Training Day event. Baby Buggy was founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld with one goal: to assist families in need. Today Baby Buggy has donated over 5.4 million items to needy families through their community partners including over 2.6 million diapers! Their motto is "Love Recylced" and Westside Nannies asks you to join them in giving back. On the day of the event, we will be accepting donations of diapers, wipes, and blankets and new or slightly used clothing, toys, or baby products which will go directly to famlies in need. Please watch the video below to see Baby Buggy in action and visit their website for more information.
We would like to thank Lora Brawley of Nanny Biz Reviews for coordinating National Nanny Training day across the country. We appreciate her vision and her commitment to the nanny industry.
Westside Nannies is a boutique nanny agency with offices in Beverly Hills, that specializes in placing professional and educated nannies. Because of their high standards and discretion, the agency is known for placing nannies with high profile and celebrity families, and has been featured on programs such as Entertainment Tonight, Dr. Phil and E! News.
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