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Annemarie Sansom

DIRECTORS BLOG

Hi, my name is Annemarie and I am the Client Services director for Night Nannies. I use this blog as a way to give you tips and idea's in all areas of childcare and development.

Posted 01 December 09

Sleep Guidance Training Course for Nannies and Child care Workers SYDNEY

Fee: $120

This course is for Nannies and Child Care workers wanting to gain additional skills and/or to specialise in Sleep Guidance with the ability to be able to provide consultations to families who are experiencing sleeping difficulties with their children. This is a specialised day of training in how to make positive and effective changes with children’s sleeping patterns in Child Care Centres and home environments. Upon completion of the two day course, you will be eligible to apply for specialised Agency work.

Tutor: Night Nannies

HORNSBY LIBRARY

E607A 1 session – Sat 6 Mar, 10am – 5pm

Email your inquiries to: info@nightnannies.com.au

Posted 01 December 09

Baby brain development - how can we help?

Baby brain development

How can we help our baby with their brain development? • Cuddles and loving facial expressions • Sounds and talking to your baby • Music • Touch such as massage • Varying environments such as inside and outside • Activities

By the time is 3 years old the brain has formed 1000 trillion connections – about as twice as many as an Adult. Some brain cells called Neurons have already been hard wired before birth. They control: • Breathing • Heartbeat • Reflexes – essentials for survival

Others are waiting to be hooked up.

Peak production in the brain has been proven with much research to be between the ages of birth and 10 years of age. During that time the brains weight triples in size.

Scientists believe that stimulation that young babies and children receive determines which connections form in the brain. (1-3yrs are crucial years) Children who have lived in orphanages in current day such as third world countries with little or no stimulation get their physical needs met but the developmental or emotional stimulation to develop properly.

When a connection is used in the early years, it becomes permanent. For example different languages when children are exposed to a second language early in life their brain keeps those sounds and neurons related to both languages. This in turn makes it easier for the child to pick up the second language more easily than a child that has not been exposed. Often children learning two languages from infanthood start to speak later than a child who has only one language to process.

If a child is not spoken to or read to in the early years they may have difficulty with language skills later on. Or a child who rarely interacts with others may have difficulty socializing as they grow up. An infants brain thrives on feedback from its environment. Young babies often try to mimim our facial expressions & sounds from 6 weeks such as similing or poking out their tongue Sounds are another way they will try to mimic its Mother or Father. Have you ever noticed how when youre talking on the phone your baby may start cooing and trying to copy your sounds?

This is also relevant to responses such as crying and your responsive reaction or non reaction. Mouthing toys for older baby's is another way they explore and learn about their environment. How do you know what grass or dirt tastes like? Maybe because you tasted it when you were a baby?

Sing to your baby, cuddle your baby, massage your baby, talk to your baby and play with your baby. All of this stimulation helps your babys brain grow and develop. Enjoy!

Posted 01 December 09

New Years eve Babysitter

Are you looking for a Babysitter for New Years eve?

Packages start from $163.50 for 5 hours for up to two children. Rates depend on qualifications & experience of the Nanny, location and length of the shift.

Please email your inquiries for a quotation to: info@nightnannies.com.au

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR FAMILIES AND NANNIES.

Posted 13 December 09

Sleep Guidance – for parents of babies and toddlers NEWCASTLE

Night Nannies Say goodnight to sleeplessness with this new course. A program for parents to learn gentle techniques to help babies and children (up to 5 yrs of age) fall asleep with ease. Following a 3 week plan, you’ll be given the tools to establish sleeping patterns and manage difficult bed-time behaviours. Code: 101SI11 Broadmeadow 1 Session - Sat Feb 27, 10am–3pm Fee $69 no conc (Fee includes GST)

Posted 13 December 09

Sleep Guidance Techniques – for Child Care workers, Carers and Nannies NEWCASTLE

Night Nannies This is a specialised day of training in how to make positive and effective changes with children’s sleeping patterns in Child Care Centres and home environments. Code: 101SI12 Broadmeadow 1 Session - Sat Mar 13, 9am–4pm Fee $79, no conc (GST Free)

Posted 13 December 09

Sleep and Settling Guidance for Babies and Children (for Parents and Grandparents) CENTRAL COAST

“It’s time for bed” can mean hours of stress and disruption for families with babies or children who won’t settle at night. Are you looking for new skills and techniques in Sleep Guidance for babies and children? Help Parents and children get into better sleeping patterns and routine. Learn gentle techniques to help babies and children (up to five years of age) fall asleep with ease. Following a 3 week plan, you’ll be given the tools to establish sleeping patterns and manage difficult bed-time behaviours. Please bring your lunch.

Tutor: Night Nannies

CENTRAL COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE – OURIMBAH

E607B 1 session – Sat 27 Mar, 10am – 3pm

Fee: $99 Inc GST

Posted 13 December 09

Babysitting Skills course NEWCASTLE

Gain the confidence to become a safe babysitter and know how to handle situations that may happen on the job, from accidents to tantrums to running a business and setting your fees. GST Free Course New Course!

Available Sessions: Broadmeadow Saturday 20th February: 10am - 3pm 1 session(s): $69.00 Course Code: 101SI05 Tutor: Night Nannies

Posted 30 December 09

10% off all Permanent Placements for 2010

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Mention our coupon listed here on Google to receive your discount upon successful placement of one of our Professional Nannies.

 
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