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Choosing a Babysitters School The International Nanny Association publishes the Annual Directory of Nanny Training Programs, Nanny Placement Agencies and Special Services. The book’s section on schools has information about the length of training programs, program costs, admission requirements, and availability of financial aid for schools that meet the association’s requirements.
Before enrolling in a nanny school, prospective nannies should carefully check out the merits of the school’s program, according to Joy Shelton, former chairperson of the American Council of Nanny Schools.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES– PROFESSIONAL NANNY CERTIFICATE 2305 A One-Year Certificate of Graduation Program Professional Nanny Certificate • Nanny Certificate • Family and Consumer Sciences: Professional Nanny Certificate Intensive training program for Child Care Professionals who will enter family homes and share in the responsibility of rearing their children. This program prepares students to meet the varied needs of the families they serve and integrate their lives with those of their employers. These duties could include adapting menus to special dietary needs, managing the day-to-day affairs of the household, aiding a handicapped or gifted child, and communicating with schools, parents, and children.
Students who wish to continue their education find that the Child Care Professional Nanny Certificate is the first step in their career ladder. These credits received at Vincennes University can be applied toward an associate’s degree. This training can often be applied toward a degree in teaching or other child care professions.
Upon successful completion of 31 semester hours of specified courses, students will receive a certificate of accreditation as a Child Care Professional Nanny from VU.

She offers the following suggestions on how a program should be assessed: 81 Working as a Nanny
1. Talk to graduates.
2. Talk to families that have hired students from the school.
3. Check with the Better Business Bureau and local chamber of commerce to make sure that no complaints about the school have been received.
4. Check with the state’s department of education to determine if the school has a license.
5. Find out if the school is accredited.

The International Nanny Association lists these questions for prospective nannies to ask about a training program:

1. What specific courses does the nanny program curriculum include?
2. If the program requires work with children as part of the training, is the work supervised by an instructor?
3. Is the program accredited by a federally approved accrediting body?
4. What are the qualifications of the instructors?
5. How many students have completed the training program? Were they able to find jobs as nannies?
6. Is it possible to visit the school or sit in on a class?
7. What is the tuition refund policy if the student drops out of the course? Can the course work be transferred to another school or program?
8. Is counseling or tutoring available to the student who may be having trouble with the program?
9. What percentage of students who sign up for the program complete it?