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 5 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
2:30pm Prevention Rather Than Cure: The Eleven Commandments of Nanny 911
3:15pm Networking/ Raffle
3:45pm The Three Sleep Stealers
4:30pm Get What You Need: Effective Communication with Your Employer
5:15pm 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 Specialist 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.
Prevention Rather Than Cure - The Eleven Commandments of Nanny 911
Nanny Stella, a.k.a. Stella Reid, does not court popularity by watering down her opinions. She stars in NANNY 911, is an author, family consultant and a real-life British nanny to the stars. Her international experience gave her the ideal background to bring America a revolutionary form of child rearing based on the belief of “prevention rather than cure.”
Join us and hear her share her philosophy, which is based on the idea of informing and empowering children with the knowledge of what it takes to become a respectful young adult. Her no-nonsense approach makes her successful in “telling it like it is” but it is her heart and commitment that inspire change in parents and children.
Speaker: Nanny Stella a.k.a. Stella Reid of Nanny 911
Nanny Stella, a.k.a. Stella Reid is the star of NANNY 911. She is also an author, family consultant and a real-life British nanny to the stars. Nanny Stella's success has led to the publishing of a book she co-authored, called Nanny 911: Expert Advice for All Your Parenting Emergencies, published by Harper Collins. She also has appeared on many TV and radio programs lending her help to families in distress. Stella is originally from England but lives here in Los Angeles in the South Bay; she is married with a 21-year-old stepson and a 5-month-old baby boy. Her motto is "Never Fear Nanny’s Here!"
The Three Sleep Stealers
Jennifer Waldburger, LCSW, and co-founder of Sleepy Planet, will talk about the three biggest sleep stealers that prevent most children from sleeping well, and the solutions that help ensure little ones get a good night's rest: The important elements of a bedtime routine, having the right schedule for sleep, and allowing a child to fall asleep unassisted.
Speaker: Jennifer Waldburger, co-founder of Sleepy Planet
Jennifer Waldburger, LCSW, is co-founder of Sleepy Planet, a company that offers collaborative consultation, education, parenting groups, counseling, and products to parents of children birth to five years. Addressing the big picture of family life – including sleep, feeding, child development, sibling issues, marriage and refining individual parenting philosophy and style – Sleepy Planet helps parents create a balanced, fulfilling family experience. Jennifer, who is co-creator of the book and DVD The Sleepeasy Solution, also maintains a private practice as a psychotherapist. She and Sleepy Planet have been featured in a wide variety of media, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Parenting, and Parents.
Get What You Need : Effective Communication with Your Employer
Are you a nanny who is frustrated with your boss? Do you struggle each day to express your needs or concerns and it doesn't seem to be working?
Join The Nanny Doctor, Lindsay Heller, licensed clinical psychologist and former nanny of 10 years as she presents a workshop on the tools you need to have effective and worthwhile communication with your boss to get what you need. This workshop will focus on 1. identifying common road blocks and behaviors that lead to poor communication styles, 2. ways that you can intervene and develop new systems of communication between you and your employer, 3. provide you with tips and strategies for successful communication with your boss and 4. telling signs that it may be time for a change.
Speaker: Lindsay Heller, The Nanny Doctor, Psy.D.
Lindsay, known as the Nanny Doctor, has been working with families and their nannies for more than a decade. In addition to being a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Heller was a well-respected nanny for over 10 years in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. She has lived-in, lived-out, and has been both the weekend nanny and the weekday nanny. She has traveled as a nanny both domestically and internationally, has worked in single parents households, as well as fully staffed high profile estates. She has nannied for families with infants, toddlers, elementary age, middle school age, and teens.
In the spirit of Attachment Theory, Dr. Lindsay Heller seeks to promote positive relationships between families and their nannies that create strong, healthy, secure emotional bonds between children and their caregivers that will nurture future meaningful relationships.
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.
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. In lieu of tickets, we will be accepting donations of diapers, wipes, and blankets and on day of the event. If you would like to donate additional items, please feel free to bring any new or slightly used clothing, toys, or baby products - we will have a collection site at the event. 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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