Certifications?

I am currently attending college to get my Bachelors, not in education though. It's going to take me quite a bit of time because I pay my tuition out of pocket. So I became a nanny because I really love it, but I only really intend to do it for the next 7-8 years while I'm working on my degree.

Seeing as how I'm going to be a nanny for a while, I figured that it would be good to invest in this as well. I am CPR/First Aid Certified, trained in Universal Precautions, and have passed the INA Basic Skills Assessment. I know it's not much, so I was wondering what other nannies have done? I was thinking about getting an ECE Certificate, but I'm wondering if there are other certifications/training courses that I could take without having to add more college classes.

I also obviously wouldn't want to pay a hefty college-sized fee...so I'm just seeing what's out there.

What do you guys think?

Comments

Those all sound good.

Maybe a lifeguarding class if you'll be taking kids to the pool or the beach?

We are an unregulated industry so there really isn't a lot.

Check out Nanny Care Hub
Or my nanny university- both online. They offer course that are pretty inexpensive and flexible.

Also check out the practicality perfect podcast it's about nannies and pretty fun but with good ideas.

Good luck with your education.