As it is with any profession, continuing education is important for nannies and a priority here at White House Nannies. Throughout the year, we offer training opportunities for nannies to expand their expertise, gain insight, and develop new skills to benefit children, families and their own personal development.

CPR/First Aid Classes

Howard County firefighter and CPR instructor Levet Brown looks on as our nannies practice on CPR Manikins on January 11, 2014

White House Nannies offers a combined CPR (adult, child and infant) and First Aid class for nannies interested in obtaining or renewing their certifications. Upcoming 2016 -2017 dates include:

  • December 10
  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 11
  • April 22
  • May 13
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18

The classes have limited seating and are held 8:45 am – 12:00 noon at the WHN office in Bethesda, MD. Upon completion of the course, you will earn the American Safety & Health Institute 2-year certification for CPR & AED and 2-year certification for Basic First Aid. The total cost for the combined class is $40.00. Please call 301.652.8088 to register.

National Nanny Training Day

Barbara & WHN nannies at the training

On April 28, 2012, 50 local nannies attended the Washington, DC edition of National Nanny Training Day, compliments of White House Nannies. Created by Nanny Biz Reviews, the annual event focuses on the vital connection between education and quality childcare, attracting more than 1,000 nannies in 30 cities nationwide. Locally, the event was organized by the Association for DC Area Nannies and featured workshops on hot topics like positive discipline, bullying, sibling rivalry and nutrition. White House Nannies was thrilled to sponsor such an important event!

Healthy Eating

Margaret Auger addresses the group

Margaret Auger addresses the group

On October 22, 2011, we hosted Margaret Auger, a certified Holistic Health Coach, to walk us through The Integrative Nutrition® food pyramid which includes a balance of high quality vegetables, fruits, grains, proteins, healthy fats and water. Our wonderful White House Nanny and 20-year childcare expert Rosangela Baptista provided guidance on the art of introducing healthy food to picky eaters. Both shared great recipes and everyone enjoyed the delicious lunch!

Positive Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

Patti Cancellier talks positive discipline

On June 18, 2011, we hosted Patti Cancellier, certified Parent Educator and Education Coordinator for the Parent Encouragement Program, a local nonprofit. With 20 years experience in parent instruction, Patti’s insight on positive discipline, challenging behaviors (spitting, hitting, biting, fighting) and power struggles was invaluable.