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Newborn Care Specialist Training is coming to Seattle! 

Saturday June 27, 2015 and Sunday June 28, 2015

8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: RAZZiS PIZZERiA in Greenwood

$395 for the 2 day event

Lunch available for purchase

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The Northwest Nanny Association is hosting a training event for nannies/caregivers that are looking to become a trained Newborn Care Specialist or would simply like to increase their newborn knowledge. This amazing training course is taught by leading Newborn Care Specialist Tonya Sakowicz. This is an incredible opportunity to learn from the best!

Topics Covered 

  • What is an NCS and how is that different from a Doula, Night Nanny or Traditional Nanny NCS: define/explain
  • Doula: define/explain similarities and differences
  • Night Nanny: define/explain similarities and differences
  • Traditional Nanny: define/explain similarities and differences
  • Basic Newborn Care: Head to toe-hair, scalp, skin, eyes, nose, ears, neck, under arm, umbilical cord, circumcision, non-circumcised, labial and vaginal care, anal and rectal care including diaper rash types and treatments, nails, bathing, feeding including breast feeding, bottle feeding (both breast milk and formula), what you need to know about formulas and options, medication dispensing and liability, diapering and swaddling
  • Building a Nursery “must have” list, one for you (those things you require every client have if you work for them, and one for them (the suggested items to stock in the nursery)
  • Special needs of preemies (extra caution regarding health, car seats, clothing and diapering, swaddling (why it is different for preemies and when you can switch to standard newborn swaddling), stimulation, feeding issues, sleep issues, why they have reflux more often, how to carry them, etc..
  • Caring for Multiples: To schedule or not to schedule, how to plan for their homecoming, fitting carseats into the vehicle, sleep surroundings, how to feed more than one baby at a time, they are all crying, what do I do?
  • Caring for and building up a post-partum mom-one of the most important jobs of a NCS and why
  • Signs of Post-partum depression and what to do: covering the major symptoms of post-partum depression and how to handle it (before baby even comes home)
  • Recognizing signs of various feeding issues: reflux, tests, treatment and options. Tongue tie, to clip or not to clip, pyloric stenosis-what is it and what can be done, how to feed a baby with a cleft palate
  • Recognizing signs of food allergies and intolerances in infants. The big 8 allergens and the most common signs of issues. Options for dealing with them and who parents should take the baby to see
  • Major Methods of sleep training. Sharing the most common methods of sleep training and how they differ from one another.
  • What sleep methods I use-why I don’t use any single method but a compilation of them? And why every jobs sleep situation is the same and yet every job is different
  • What do I do?: the parents are not following through in the daytime and now the sleep training isn’t working?
  • Getting your NCS Business off the ground. Do I need to be ‘certified” and if so, how do I get it? What are my first steps
  • How can I get more experience so clients will hire me? What legal issues/insurance issues do I need to address? Do I need a resume’? What should be on it? Do I need a contract with clients? How do I get paid? What if a client cancels? What if I get the babies sleeping through the night early and the client wants to terminate my contract early? My client bounced a check, now what? My client forgot to pay me, now what? How do I explain to clients on the phone what I do without spending all day on the phone and without giving away all my talents?
  • Tax Overview: What are my tax obligations? Does my client pay taxes on me? My client wants to pay me with a business check?
  •  Contracts with clients: What needs to be in it? Do I really need it? The client doesn’t want one.
  • Liability insurance: Do I need it? Why? Where can I get it?
  • Educating Agencies about what I do? Do I need to work with agencies? What do they need to know about what I do in order to ‘sell’ my services to the client?
  • Green Practices: my new client wants to use Eco-friendly products. What does that mean exactly, do they really work and how do I help her set up a green nursery?

Registration information:

Thank you for your interest in the Newborn Care Specialist training event. To confirm your spot please email Tonya at tonya@nannyanswers.com to let her know you are officially in and she will send you an invoice for your class. You can pay online via CC or check through PayPal. You can pay the $100.00 deposit to secure your spot or pay in full for $395.00.

When you respond via email please let us know if you will be paying in full or making a deposit so you are invoiced correctly. If you make a deposit, your balance will be due 3 weeks prior to the class start date and your deposit becomes non-refundable at that time. Please note there is limited space and the class will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

We do require a minimum of 10 participants in order to offer the class—Once the minimum is met, there is no deadline to register, but any registrations after June 6, 2015 will require payment in full at the time of registration.

PLEASE NOTE: there are only 20 spots available in this class, so be sure to register ASAP to secure your seat.

Thank you,

Tonya Sakowicz


RAZZiS PIZZERiA: 8523 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle WA 98103