What Makes a Nanny Qualified to Work With Infants?

Infant Nanny Qualifications

Did you know that not all nannies are qualified to care for infants? In fact, if you are hiring a nanny for your infant there are important things to consider. Infants are more vulnerable than older children and it is essential to choose the right caregiver who you can trust with your baby. Many childcare providers have experience working with young children but may not have experience with infants. Babies have unique needs beyond supervision and interaction. At Premier Nanny Agency, we require that any nanny candidate who is considering a position with babies have experience and training with this age group.

Unique Infant Needs
Bottle feeding
Breast milk preparation and storage if mom breastfeeds
Colic and other digestive concerns
Introducing solids
Baby food preparation
Safe sleep practices
Nap scheduling
Sleep training
Proper diaper changing
Changing table safety
Diaper rash
Bathing essentials
Water safety
Additional safety concernsConstant supervision & care
Infant Nanny Credentials

Although there are no formal requirements in the industry to become an infant nanny, the International Nanny Association offers some recommended credentials.

  • Infant care class
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Stay up to date on the AAP recommendations
  • Child development courses
A Big Decision

At Premier Nanny Agency we require all of our nannies to take a Nanny Knowledge Course that includes a unit about how to best care for infants. We also require all our nannies to pass the International Nanny Association Nanny Basic Skills Assessment. Contact us today so we can learn more about how we may be able to help with your childcare needs.