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 06 July 09
Weaning, Nursery Set up, Day Sleep Guidance, Developmental guidance and Nutrition guidance
These fabulous services are all offered through Night Nannies in addition to our traditional overnight Sleep Guidance services.
Introducing the Bottle
Nursery set up for before you bring your baby home
Safety proofing your home
Child proofing your home
Day Sleep Guidance
Nutritional guidance (Sydney only)
Mums Pamper day (Sydney only)
Talk to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1300791663 to ask us about these or our other fantastic Services.
Posted 10 July 09
Gentle settling - say NO to controlled crying
The benefits are many and the feeling of relief when finding out that there are other options when it comes to helping you and your baby get a good nights sleep are huge. When we visit families and they find out that there baby doesnt have to cry it out to get a good nights sleep, is like a huge weight lifting off their shoulders.
Why when you dont need to do people still persist on forcing their baby to cry and become distressed is hard to comprehend.
When we first started 4 years ago it was difficult to find anyone that offered an alternate choice to controlled crying. We were constantly criticised for daring to speak out about other gentle methods.
Today I found some great sites in support of our philosophy, please check them out:
http://www.bawlingbabies.blogspot.com/ I am a social worker and parent in Australia concerned about the western practice of a method called 'controlled crying' that is used on infants to get them to sleep. This blog talks about the use of this method and other parenting methods. Search all the information on this site to be better informed about the practice of controlled crying.
http://www.sarahjbuckley.com/index.html Sarah J Buckley MD, family physician/GP, writer and mother of four combines the best medical evidence on pregnancy, birth and parenting with her gentle mothering wisdom. On this site you will find information and stories that will inform, inspire, nourish and support you in your vital role as parents and parents-to-be.
Posted 15 July 09
Sleep Guidance Training Course for Nannies and Child care Workers
Sleep and Settling Guidance for Babies and Children – ENROL HERE: (Copy & paste web address into your browser) http://www.cccc.nsw.edu.au/docs/course-details.php?courseid=881&menuitem=2
“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 to make bedtime pleasant for you, your children, grandchildren or those you care for? Say goodnight to sleeplessness with this new course. 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.
Nannies and Child Care Workers wanting to specialise in sleep guidance with families can enrol in Day 2 of the course. 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. Please bring your lunch.
Day 1 – Open to Child Care Workers or those wanting a career as a nanny as well as parents and grandparents. (1 Session)
Day 2 - Continues from Day 1, for Nannies and Child Care Workers only. (2 Sessions) (MATERNITY NANNY)
Nannies and Child care workers attending both days will receive a Certificate from Night Nannies and be eligible for registration as a specialist in Sleep Guidance. Possibility of other work as a Maternity Nanny through other Agencies and privately.
CENTRAL COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Saturday & Sunday 22 & 23 August, 10am - 3pm 1 session only = $77 & 2 session(s): $154.00 Total. Course Code: 93E607B To complete the Maternity Nanny component, students need to enrol in day 1 & 2 of the course. TOTAL $154
LOCATION: Fly or drive to Sydney and attend this invaluable training.
Our main training and administration centre is located on the Ourimbah Campus, close to public transport, located only 5 minutes from Ourimbah railway station. http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=University+of+Newcastle+Ourimbah&sll=-32.893056,151.701944&sspn=0.008288,0.019312&ie=UTF8&z=15