We know that nannies can play a huge role in children’s lives, but their influence on children’s education can be a controversial and delicate topic. With that in mind, the babysitting wrote a list for us with useful tips for mothers, fathers and nannies about how the interaction between professionals and children can be done in a light and respectful way.
It is common for nannies to feel insecure about the extent to which they can disrupt the education of the children they care for, as families face challenges when they hire a babysitter. Theoretically, it is easy to think that the education of the little ones should come only from the family. In practice, nannies have to deal with different situations in which small tips and efforts can help a lot in the development of children and young people.
Check out some tips below that can facilitate parent-babysitter contact related to early childhood education.
It is important that communication between the nanny and the family is clear and accurate. Parents should clarify their rules and responsibilities to professionals and explain the routine and habits of the children. Nannies should also introduce the family to their activities, games and what they are willing to do so that everything is agreed before the nanny has first contact with the children. Ideally, this contact should be realigned and adjusted periodically. This creates a healthy relationship between everyone and the children can have a fun and educational experience with the nannies.
A fun way to present new content to children in a fun way is via activities to do at home. It is recommended that the exercises are chosen according to the age group of the little ones. Some options can be activities with numbers and letters for school children, games sensory for babies, in addition to activities that can be performed by all ages, such as games that encourage contact with nature. It is important that all activities are presented to the family in advance so that everything runs smoothly.
Reading is a very important habit, especially in childhood. reading with children increases the chances of small and small to maintain this habit in adult life. Reading offers many educational benefits. Children who have access to books will write better and be more creative. In addition to a positive influence on education and the leading role of children, books are an excellent alternative for babysitters to soothe the little ones. Storytelling and bedtime reading will strengthen the bond between nannies and children and benefit everyone!
4. Active listening
Children’s feelings are often underestimated, which can contribute to the development of childhood anxiety. For this reason, active listening has an extremely positive impact on children’s mental health. While the nanny has no direct influence on what the child is feeling, the simple act of saying she understands and is there to help can be fundamental for the little ones.
One of the most important ways children learn is by example. Playing, having fun and showing kindness is the most important act of affection that a nanny can convey to the child. When nannies show that happiness can be found in simple things, the little ones are influenced in the way they see life in the future. Therefore, it is essential that nannies are not afraid to have fun with games, in addition to showing children in practice the importance of respect for others and also for nature. With the family, the mission is to encourage the nanny to enjoy time with the little ones because childhood is a fast phase and it should be enjoyed in a magical and happy way!
We hope these tips helped you understand how babysitters can help with early childhood education. To view more of this type of content, visit the Babysitting Community.
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