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Nanny Course

Course Outline: What You Will Cover

Would you like to know how to become a nanny? Take our Professional Nanny course as stepping stone rewarding work in the home-based childcare industry. Students will complete the following units:

1. Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • What is child abuse?

  • Protecting the child

  • Report indications of the possible risk of harm

  • Apply ethical and nurturing practices in working with children

2. Ensure the health and safety of children

  • Maintain a clean and hygienic environment

  • Recognise and respond to signs of potential illness

  • Provide a safe environment

  • Supervise the safety of children

  • Travel with children safely

  • Administer medication within guidelines

  • Manage and respond to allergy / anaphylaxis

3. Provide care for children

  • Provide physical care

  • Create opportunities for children to develop their understanding of physical needs

  • Establish an environment that encourages children to complete tasks themselves

  • Respond to the emotional needs of children

4. Contribute to provision of nutritionally balanced food

  • Childhood nutrition

  • Encouraging healthy eating

  • Planning nutritious menus

  • Safe food handling

5. Support the development of children

  • Support the physical development of children

  • Support the social development of children

  • Support the emotional and psychological development of children of the same age

  • Support the language, creative & cognitive development of children

6. Interact effectively with children

  • Communicate positively with children on an ongoing basis

  • Promote positive behaviour

  • Collaborate with children about their interests

  • Support children in learning about the decision-making process

7. Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

  • Children’s play and leisure

  • Developmentally appropriate play activities

  • Facilitate children’s play and leisure

8. Develop an understanding of children’s interests and developmental needs

  • Gather information about the child through observation

  • Gather information about the child from secondary sources

  • Record observation of interests and needs appropriately

  • Use observations and information gathered to understand the child and contribute to program planning

How Will You Benefit?

  • Fast track your career as a professional nanny

  • Quickly develop skills in months not years!

  • Study a nanny course that was designed in conjunction with senior professionals in the childcare industry

  • Free up valuable time, don’t waste time and money travelling to classes

  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are

  • Have access to a tutor who will provide prompt and encouraging support

  • Easy interest-free payment plans from as low as $39 per week

Career Prospects

Employment in this very large occupation rose strongly in the past five years and is forecast to grow strongly in the long-term.

Nannies care for children as employees or contractors in private households. Employment can be sought in almost any location nationwide. International work opportunities for professional nannies exist in such countries as the UK, USA and France.

Nannies will typically carry out the following tasks:
  • care for babies or young children by feeding, washing and dressing them and by supervising their play and learning activities

  • plan creative play and learning activities and organise meal and sleep times

  • develop and/or maintain appropriate routines

  • safeguard children against potential dangers and hazards (swimming pools, kitchen utensils, poisons and stairs)

  • take children to school, kindergarten and other activities

  • plan and prepare nutritious snacks and meals for children

  • arrange and supervise outings

Course Levels Explained

Diploma Qualifications recognise the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

Already in the Profession or Industry?

This course and qualification is a great way of consolidating existing knowledge via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), updating your industry skills and contributing towards your professional development. It is also one of the most practical steps you can take towards working towards gaining a promotion or better-paid position. Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the course is sufficiently connected to your work activities.