A higher level childcare / ECD training programme designed to provide you with everything you need to begin your career in professional childcare. Now available full-time as well as part-time.
Booking inquiries: please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Understanding Infant to older child developmental milestones – The A-Z
- Baby massage & Infant General care
- First aid procedures CPR/ Infant to toddler accredited
- Routine & time management – handling routine well and scheduling tasks
- Creative & inventive play – Unleash the child within
- Books, reading to children, reading with early readers and their importance
- Nutrition & Meal planning for healthy children
- Setting positive boundaries, language and structure
- The basics of child physiology
- Interview skills and marketing oneself truthfully & with confidence
- How to deal with sensitive issues such as abuse, bullying & divorce
- Caring for children with special needs
- Sleep Training
- Night Nursing
Upcoming course dates:
Available throughout the year (closed 15 th December to 7 th January)
Revolving course intake, please contact email@example.com for more information
Part-time: Start any Saturday
Course fee: R4500.00
Inclusive of all training manuals:
- The Chilton Advanced Manual for Au Pairs
- The Chilton First Aid Manual
- The Chilton Craft Manual
- We also offer a professional CV Service with a job skills workshop included, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Course Structure (Full-time)
Weeks 1-2: Theory Intensive
Classes are held daily from Mondays to Fridays, 09:00 am-12:00 pm
Weeks 3-5: Practical training at a local creche for the remainder of the course
Practical training is an essential component of a comprehensive childcare course, as it provides an excellent opportunity for trainees to be exposed to different elements of the job as well as different age groups, especially where activities and stimulation are concerned. It also facilitates a holistic learning experience, by providing a platform for putting previous lessons into practice.
Recommended hours: 7:30-1:30 daily
During this time, trainees’ will be expected to keep daily records in order to facilitate monitoring of their progress one-on-one consultations.
Course Structure (Part-time)
8 weeks Interactive Theory Classes: Saturdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Practical work experience optional – Available on request at flexible hours to suit your schedule.
All children learn through play and play requires creativity from both the child and carer; whether you are creating a ship or a house under the dining room table for your next adventure or molding with clay for your latest story, we are right behind this creative spirit and realize how vital it is to nurture a healthy self esteem, confidence and imagination for the children we love and care for.
All Chilton Au Pairs & Nannies are taught how creativity can engage children and help them to learn and develop through their play. Au Pairs are taught how to develop children’s interests and imagination to engage them in learning without them even realizing it!
“We are the ‘kindling” in the fire or background music to their creative genius and spirit”
Nutrition and diet are vitally important to children’s development and growth. Chilton Au Pairs are taught what a healthy balanced diet consists of for children; how to ensure that they are getting the nutrients they need for their growth and development, and ensuing they form a healthy relationship with food.They learn about healthy meals for your children as well as how to cook with children to help them develop an interest in food.
It is vital children are encouraged to be part of food preparation, setting the table for meals, which they love, so we can engage them to get truly excited about eating good food with all the mystery taken out.We believe in old fashioned values where our children learn how rewarding it is to eat with the family & eat with good manners and positive interaction making a happier & healthier family life.
For cookery training we highly recommend BluBeri Hospitality
Chilton Au Pairs and Nannies are taught the practical skills needed to care for children, including caring for a new born baby by making up bottle feeds, bathing, changing nappies (‘real’ and disposable) and supporting the new mother prior to and after the birth.
They learn about the importance of routines and consistency in a child’s life; how to deal with challenging behaviour as well as how to engage children in storytelling and how to entertain children on a rainy day!
We work through all the latest studies and techniques of implementing positive discipline, good structure, boundaries and routine. “Our consistency, love and firmness is Key”
Chilton Au Pairs and Nannies are also taught the importance of adapting their skills and knowledge to work with the choices of each family they work for.
We stress – The Importance of our “supportive role” within a family to the parents and their children.
For those Au Pairs and Nannies who have no practical working experience with infant to older children outside their own families, we support and assist them in gaining practical work training in a real live home or pre-school.
When Chilton Au Pairs and Nannies leave our College they have completed a Pediatric First Aid course which is fully covered in our course(which we encourage our Au Pairs and Nannies to renew every 3 years) endorsed by The American heart Foundation