National Nanny Training Day with Town + Country

The team here just put a wrap on our second annual National Nanny Training Day event … and we all had a blast!

Held on Saturday, April 12th, we had an amazing event with over 70 local Nannies participating. Attendees enjoyed meeting fellow Nannies as well as the Town + Country counselors they work with.

We want to give a special “Thank You” to our event sponsors: Breedlove & Associates, JAMaROO, Peekadoodle Kidslub, Bobbycookies, Parent’s Place, The Reading Bug, Whole Foods, East Bay Moms, Aquarium of the Bay, DEMA, The Little Gym, Benziger Family Winery, Homework Solutions and Nanny Biz Reviews. Thanks to these sponsors we were able to provide great gift bags, raffle prizes and lunches for our attendees and speakers.

Untitled1Speaker Susan Lehman (left) engaged the audience with positive discipline role-playing and participation that brought good laughs and insights on relationships with employers. Susan worked as a professional nanny for over 25 years, including for a number of “Hollywood” families, has trained at the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, and is also an ordained minister.

Untitled2Kayla Lee (right) talked about Age Appropriate Play with children, shared some of her experiences, and helped us learn how to bring out our “inner child” to help entertain our charges! Kayla is creator and co-founder of the Peekadoodle Kidsclub, a family-based preschool located in Ghirardelli Square, and also worked as a teacher, helping to lead the initial roll-out of The Everyday Math Curriculum.


Private Chef Laura Stec wowed us with her crash course on cooking for “time, taste, cost and kids.”

Attendees learned day-to-day tips for thriving in the kitchen including why to keep water as far away from vegetables as possible, how to quickly & safely sharpen knives, as well as quick cooking and snack tips.

This was our second year participating in National Nanny Training Day, and again we had a really fantastic time. It was engaging, educational and energizing. It was wonderful to spend some time with the candidates we talk to every day on the phone and to get to know everyone a bit more.Laura also prepared a number of different small ampler dishes for attendees to try, each designed to be healthy and easy to make for kids & families. The hands-on part of Laura’s session then started when everyone broke out into different groups, with each group learning in detail how to make one of the snacks. Yum!

We’re are already looking forward to next year and welcome any feedback you may have on this year’s event!