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National Nanny Training Day 2017

Stanford Park Nannies

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

National Nanny Training Day 2017

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SPN National Nanny Training Day Apr 28, 2017 $35.00 $2.92

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National Nanny Training Day is an annual event held to recognize the needs of young children and to raise awareness of the positive correlation between nanny training and quality care. This national initiative is part of Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  

On Saturday, April 29th nannies from all over the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia will gather in their local communities at training events designed to meet their unique needs.


Goals of National Nanny Training Day:

- Promote awareness of the importance of nanny training
- Offer an inclusive, educational event for ALL nannies (This event is open to all nannies in our community, no need to be registered with SPN!)
- Raise the overall quality of nanny care
- Encourage the growth of the NNTD movement by supporting each other’s efforts


Check in will start at 8:30 am and the event will begin at 9:00 am.

Main Presentions
"Straight Talk about Taxes & Nannies' Rights"
with Daniel Rafeedie of HomeWork Solutions

In this presentation, we will cover everything from overtime rules and regulations to health care premiums. Learn how to protect yourself as a domestic employee and ensure you receive the benefits to which you are entitled!
Daniel Rafeedie is the VP of Sales and Marketing for HomeWork Solutions, Inc. HomeWork Solutions was founded in 1993 and specializes in Household Payroll and Employment Taxes for families in all 50 states. Daniel engages with HomeWork Solutions' referral partners- household staffing agencies, accountants, and financial service professionals- to provide household payroll and "nanny tax" compliance service to those who employ senior caregivers, nannies, housekeepers, and other household workers providing services in the family's private home. Daniel brings a deep understanding of payroll and finance from his previous years with two other tax advising companies, ADP and Deloitte. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance from James Madison University.


 "Bye-Bye Diapers: Toilet Learning"
with Heidi Emberling of Parents Place
 Want to be the hero of the family? In this workshop, learn how to support children  as they navigate this developmental milestone and learn effective strategies for a  successful potty-learning experience. 
 Heidi Emberling, MA, is a Parent Educator and Child Development Specialist at  Parents Place. She does individual family consultations, teaches workshops on a  variety of parenting topics, and provides behavioral observations and staff  development workshops for early education professionals. Heidi has two Master's  degrees: one from the University of California, Berkeley, and the other in  Education, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, from San Francisco State University.

Round Table Sessions
"Understanding & Supporting New Mothers"
with Marilyn Swarts of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

What are the issues, fears, and concerns of new mothers as they leave their babies in your care? During this workshop we will discuss the answer to this question and learn how you can best support women during their transition into motherhood.
Marilyn Swarts, RN MS is a nurse, educator, and group facilitator for new mothers and families at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
Her passion, knowledge, and experience lies in assisting new families, and their biggest concerns while leaving their babies in someone else's care.

"Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First!"
Self-Care for Nannies
with Joy Bess, LMFT

We will discuss how to practice excellent self-care as a safeguard against compassion fatigue. Participants will be given a chance to reflect on the barriers to self-care, ways to improve self-care practices, and the importance of self-care in the helping profession.  


Joy Bess is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 11 years of experience providing mental health services for children, teens, adults, and families. Joy is currently a Therapist with the Chemical Dependency Recovery Program at Kaiser Permanente. She assists adults and their families navigating through early recovery from addiction and codependency.  

Joy's professional interests include women’s issues, trauma, grief and loss, mindfulness based practices and utilizing spirituality and creative expression in the healing process. She earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University in 2007 and has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since  2012Joy is also proud to have been a staff member at Stanford Park Nannies from 2004 to 2007 while completing her graduate school education. 

"Supporting Children's Thinking through Play"
with Robin Jurs, Early Childhood Educator
Children develop into creative thinkers when we give them opportunities to play thoughtfully. We will be exploring creative methods and activities beyond manipulative toys, that invite children to experience real and thoughtful play.
Robin Jurs has been an early childhood educator for over 35 years! She received a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, following her Bachelor's Degree in French. She most recently served as the director of Early Childhood Programs at Ventana School in Los Altos, a Reggio-inspired school.
Her accomplishments include founding The Duck pond (an infant-toddler/preschool program in Berkeley), teaching in classrooms, and serving as the director of Curriculum and Professional Development. Additionally, Robin has served as president of the New England regional affiliate of NAEYC. AS a mother of two grown children, she has been a long-time advocate for children and their families. Children are an inspiration to Robin, and she is a magnet to them!


This event is open to all nannies in the community.  You do not need to be registered with Stanford Park Nannies to attend.

Dress:  National Nanny Training Day is a casual event, so please dress for comfort.  Jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes are fine.  While we will do our best to accommodate everyone's comfort, please consider bringing a sweater in case you get cold.

What is Provided:  You will be receiving a folder with a certificate of completion, handouts, a notepad, and a pen.  We will also be providing you with options for lunch.

Photos:  We will be taking (many!) photos during this event.  Your registration is acknowledgement and permission for us to use photos which may include you on our website, newsletters, Facebook page, etc.  We will do our best to get your good side. ;-)

A special thank you to this year's national coordinator, 

Sue Downey of Nannypalooza



and the national sponsor,

HomeWork Solutions!





Have questions about National Nanny Training Day 2017? Contact Stanford Park Nannies

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Parent's Place
200 Channing Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

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