Finding a nanny is hard. Finding a good nanny is harder. And my family and I have experienced it first hand. But just like any employee, if we find a good one, we take care of them. Not only do we provide them with the care that they need, since they are under our protection, we – as their employers – also need to invest in them for them to enhance their skills. Besides, we are the ones who will benefit from it in the first place, right?
So when I saw The Learning Basket’s workshop for nannies entitled: “Teacher Yaya: A Workshop For Your Assistant“, I got excited and checked it out immediately.
The workshop tackled on the following topics:
Sometimes, it’s better to hear the following from somebody other than one’s employers:
- A yaya’s special role in a child’s life
- How to understand a child’s actions and not think that he is “naughty”
- How to respond to one’s alaga
- Why TV and tablets are not good for kids below three years old
- Why and how to play with one’s alaga, depending on age
Let us show your yaya…
- The importance of her job
- A more positive way of looking at the children under her care
- A more informed way of caring for your children
The topics may seem to be very basic but believe me, even if we tell this to our nannies, I agree that it is still better when they hear these things from someone else. It gives them an unbiased information and would make them realize that is right.
I signed up Z’s nanny to the workshop and told her about it. She didn’t really have that excited reaction, rather it was more kind of skeptic reaction, even. LOL! I didn’t mind since I didn’t really tell her the details. So, on the morning of July 9, while I prepped Z for therapy, I sent my nanny to the workshop. I booked her a Grab car and told her to figure out her way back home. 🙂
That night, I asked her how it was. She said it was okay, it was good. She was surprised that there were a lot of attendees. Then she went on to tell me that she met another nanny who was sent by her employers to the venue through Uber and was having a hard time figuring out how to go back home. 🙂 She and my nanny tagged along until they got to the MRT station. LOL!
It’s been almost a week since the workshop and every now and then, Z’s nanny would say, “we were taught in the workshop that…” and would relate whatever she learned with what Z is currently doing. It is really nice to hear that Z’s nanny learned from the workshop and is currently applying whatever she learned as well.
I am glad to have decided to send Z’s nanny to the workshop as it is having a positive impact on her as well.
Oh and she came home with these goodies 🙂
Thank you, The Learning Basket. Looking forward to more workshops. 🙂
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