The International Nanny Association’s new Nanny Credential Exam can put a more qualified nanny in charge of your kids. The 90-minute multiple-choice exam not only measures a nanny’s knowledge of the job, but also assesses personal qualities and professionalism. The questions address a wide range of topics, including child development, child guidance, communication skills, multicultural awareness, safety, management skills, health and nutrition.
Before taking the exam, the association suggests that candidates have a minimum of 2,000 hours of professional childcare experience and a current certificate in infant/child CPR and first aid. Once they pass the test, nannies will receive a certificate that they can add to their resume.
If you’re interested in taking the test, contact the International Nanny Association at 888-878-1477 to request the Nanny Credential Exam Information Booklet, or visit the Web site at www.internationalnannyassociation.com.
From Bay Area Parent, a United Parenting Publication, August 2003.
– Jody Ryan