Training Nannies

We recognise that typical working hours make it very hard to study towards professional qualifications – or top up on your knowledge, that’s why many of our courses are accessible online or in classes taking place at the weekend. You can book sessions directly on our website or drop us a line and we’ll talk you through options.

If you are an employer who would like their employee to join the Ofsted Voluntary Register we have a series of bundles that cover all your needs

Ofsted Voluntary Register

We offer a series of options from stand alone courses such as Paediatric First Aid and Common Core Skills to bundles with the add on of DBS checks

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For Nannies

  • Ofsted Voluntary Register training bundles
  • Spotting Sepsis in Children
  • Diploma in Homebased Childcare
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Common Core Skills
  • Safeguarding
Nanny Training

For Au pairs

  • Ofsted Voluntary Registration
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Common Core Skills
  • Diploma in Home-based childcare
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Nanny training suitable for Ofsted.

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Screening Service and DBS Checks

A flexible service suitable for:

Employers wanting assurance they are choosing a suitable person to look after their children

Job seekers who want to verify their references and undergo a DBS check

All categories of Early Years worker updating their DBS

We offer a ‘shopping cart’ of professional services – You simply pick and choose which individual services you will require.

  • Nanny Disclosure & Barring Service Check
  • DBS checks for Early Years Workers
  • CV Sifting & Shortlisting
  • Reference checking (world-wide)
  • Interviewing
  • Contract of Employment Services

Why is this necessary?

Checking that the person you are going to leave your child with is suitable to work with children must be an essential element of your recruitment process. The Disclosure and Barring Check previously known as CRB/Criminal Records Bureau, helps employers make safer recruitment decisions.

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Training for your babysitter

Want an evening out in the knowledge that you are leaving your children with a competent babysitter?

Anyone left alone with a baby or child should have Paediatric First Aid training we run a series of courses ranging from 2 hour Emergency first aid for families through to in depth 12 hour courses

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Allergy Training

Essential training about how to react to an allergic reaction

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We can recommend a series of courses to refresh and upgrade your knowledge

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FAQs for families seeking training for their employee

I want to become a nanny what do I need to do

Our specialist team are available in our office Monday to Friday 9.30-4.00 we can discuss with you different training options.
One of the first things to think about is the age group you would like to work with. As this is not a static thing you should think in terms of babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, after school care for example
Changing career completely we can arrange for Interview Technique classes if you are not confident about how to present yourself

I have an emergency can you help?

Yes, we operate an early morning ‘Emergency Needs’ desk from 7.30am Monday to Friday. Our team have a list of temporary child carers who are available to go out on assignments at short notice. You can register without incurring charges in advance to make access to this service even faster on the day you need to use it.

Can someone stay overnight?

Absolutely. We have nannies available for every sort of scenario.

Do you have someone who can help at my wedding?

Yes, we can provide nannies and babysitters to stay at the event or in hotel rooms. We can even create a themed play area for your youngest guests.

Are babysitters willing to work until very late at night?

Yes, simply give us the hours you need covered and we will find a suitably experienced, police checked babysitter.

Can I share a nanny with another family?

We frequently help families looking for a nanny to work within a nanny share. We will need to know at the outset that this is your requirement to ensure we are describing your job properly to candidates.

Can you advise me about contracts and employment issues?

Yes, it is part of our after placement service if you use our tailor ­made service. If you have found a nanny through your own resources we offer this as part of our Nanny Screening Services.

FAQs for Nannies

I have a childcare qualification from abroad is that valid in the UK?

It is dependent on the country where the qualification was awarded and how it maps to curriculum frameworks in the UK. Remember to bring your original copies to the UK with you when applying for work.

Can you help me get a DBS check

Yes – we offer them to Enhanced level

Do I need prior qualifications to undertake a L3 course

No – just a genuine desire to undertake and complete the training!

You would need a confident level of written and conversational English.

Choosing the best course for me

The difference with Riverside Training Company  is that we are a real team in a real office who are available to speak with you in person Monday to Friday 9.30-4.00pm and that mean we can talk to you about all the different options.