Our National Nanny Training Day 2017 was a sell-out!

On Saturday, April 28th close to 70 Bay Area professional Nannies joined Town + Country for our annual National Nanny Training Day event!

This was our biggest event yet! Our T+C event was part of National Nanny Training Day and held during the nationally celebrated “Week of the Young Child.” Many other organizations also participated in this year’s National Nanny Training, and worldwide, the event included an estimated 2,000 Nannies gathered at 40 events in 36 cities across five countries. Nannies gathered across the world to continue their professional development and learn new ways to make a difference in children’s lives.

At our Town + Country event, Tonya Sakowicz reminded us that “It’s Not All About the Baby: Supporting New Parents.” She presented great ways for Nannies and Newborn Care Specialists to help their employers in their transition into parenthood.

We also had a craft session where Town + Country Placement Counselor MaryPat Power demonstrated a few crafts and suggested ways to incorporate crafts and art into lessons and story time.

After lunch, Town + Country Placement Counselor Melissa Seevers made a presentation on Back-up Care and the employment opportunities that Town + Country’s Temporary Team has to offer. She encouraged Nannies who are looking for permanent positions to take advantage of doing temporary work while they look for the right long-term fit. This opportunity to earn great wages while looking for a perm position is a benefit that few other agencies can offer!

Tonya also presented again on the “ABC’s of Baby Care.” In her second presentation, Tonya demonstrated how to properly secure a baby in a car seat and also showed an improved way to swaddle a baby. What a pair of important lessons in safety!

We also had a raffle and prizes included gift cards, a yearlong membership to INA and t-shirts, and later wrapped up the event with a Q&A hosted by Town + Country’s Placement Counselors.

It was a great day filled with fun, laughter, information, networking and learning! We are so grateful to the many Nannies who spent National Nanny Training Day with us! We hope to be a continued resource for all Nanniesand we cannot wait for National Nanny Training Day in 2018!