"Give me a child until he is seven and I will show you the man" - Aristotle
The beginning is for another time and place. Born and educated in London, England, I have been in childcare for over 30 years! Live in, live out nanny. I ran my own daycare, trained nannies, mentored nannies, educated nannies and am still a nanny. In 2001 I became an Admissions Director for a private elementary school from its inception. Jump to 2005, unbeknownst to me, my husband put my name forward for open casting call for a nanny to replace an existing nanny on a TV show. I was selected to be one of the stars of the prime time hit show Nanny911. The show was syndicated in over 30 countries and had millions of viewers. For seven years I wrote a parenting column for a leading Boston newspaper as well as appearing live on the local Fox affiliate and NECN answering parenting questions from viewers. My favorite was being made fun of on South Park, Mad magazine and a cameo in The Game Plan with Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson! I am still in the childcare profession and take my job very seriously. I learnt from the best, my brother David.
Babysitter Training Program
The BLAST (Babysitter Lesson and Safety Training) course is designed for young adults ages 11 and older who are potential babysitters, their parents, grandparents or someone who is thinking of hiring a babysitter. It is the perfect training for mother's helpers, a refresher class for grandparents, young people who are home alone and scout troops.
The BLAST program is designed to be fun, exciting and interactive while providing babysitters all the tools necessary to be effective dynamic babysitters. The class provides extensive training in pediatric first aid, household safety and fundamentals of childcare. Course fee includes a full color easy to follow booklet and babysitter certificate from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is also recommended to take a CPR/AED/First aid class but is not essential to take the class. Each class in 2.5 hours. Dates and price to be determined.