Nanny courses

Have you ever thought of sending your nanny on some courses?
Not only will it empower and upskill your nanny but it will bring great benefits to your family and to her community as well.
A Win-Win for everyone! Here are some ideas of courses we’ve found to be legitimate and beneficial for a nanny:

SOIL FOR LIFE (Growing your own vegetables)
Soil for Life is a non-profit organisation, based in Cape Town, that helps people learn to grow healthy, organic food. Soil for Life offers practical, hands-on, natural gardening workshops that aim to fill participants with confidence and inspiration. They host monthly and weekly events, for forthcoming dates check out their Calendar. For costs and course details please contact them on or 021 794 4982.

SUPERNANNIES (Placement and training agency specialising in domestic nannies)
Nannies play a significant role within your family environment. As a nanny agency, Super Nannies likes to assist families in finding the right nanny for your home. They cater for busy working parents and families.
They offer nanny placements and nanny training courses, with a strong emphasis on childcare. Super Nannies provides families with domestic nannies, nannies and child carers. They offer training for domestic workers in childcare, stimulation, CPR and First Aid.
They also work with other service providers that offer courses such as domestic cooking classes, swimming and driving lessons.
They can be contacted on 0861 462669 or

NICE TOUCH COOKING (Cooking and Baking courses)
A nice touch cooking course gives your domestic worker the basic cooking knowledge to put into practice in your home.
It will relieve you of the pressure at work of worrying about “what’s for supper”. Class sizes are kept to a maximum of 5 and training in a hands-on method, in a small group, helps boost their confidence. Topics covered during these classes include:
• Hygiene, Nutrition and Safety
• Healthy lunch box ideas
• Etiquette and Formal Table setting
• Measuring and Weighing
• Understanding how to follow recipes
• Learning how to write a shopping list
• Preparing fruit and vegetables
• Menu planning
On completion of the course, delegates receive a certificate.
You can call 021 437 1150 for more information.

ELVES AT WORK (Sewing Course)
Elves at work provide sewing workshops and programs that aim to inspire creativity, design and entrepreneurship.
They create platforms for individuals to experience, express and share their creativity so that they can effect change in their lives and in their community.
What the elves have to say about the joys of tutoring these classes:
“Witnessing members progress from knowing absolutely nothing about sewing in the Basic Sewing Class, to seeing them walking into a Membership Class sporting their sewing bag, which they made all by themselves!”
“Seeing the look on a student’s face when they finally “get” it; from inserting a zip properly to stitching in a straight line.”
You can find out more information at:

18 Brickfield Rd, Salt River, Cape Town

Written by Christine Rebe

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