At Snuggles Childcare we go out of our way to find nannies that have a gentle parenting approach or attachment parenting principles. We are finding more and more that families are looking for something extra from their childcare and our nannies can meet those demands. We offer attachment parenting nannies, gentle parenting nannies and nannies with sound child development knowledge.
Alexandra Davidson, the founding director, is a child counsellor and understands the value and impact of a good nanny. Leaving children in the care of safe, empathic and kind hands is of the greatest importance and Snuggles Childcare is able to find nannies with these qualities.
From even before a baby is born and for the first few years of life, a child’s brain has enormous plasticity, meaning that the way people engage and respond to the baby will have a direct influence. For this reason, we make sure our nannies are responsive to baby’s cries, use Postive Discipline approaches with toddlers and create a nurturing and loving environment for children to thrive in.
Qualities of a gentle parenting nanny
It is important that your nanny is speaking and engaging to your child in the right way, using the right vocabulary and responding with the most effective approach.
Interacting with children in a playful, engaging and empathic way while maintaining firm boundaries will allow them to thrive. Intellectual and emotional intelligence will be at the forefront.
This is why Snuggles Childcare carefully selects their nannies to ensure they will offer the best care possible. We look for candidates that can demonstrate playfulness, creativity, imagination and empathy, as well as a gentle approach with firm boundaries as opposed to tough love.
As well as having nurturing qualities, we also make sure nannies can hold their own and are capable of putting boundaries in place when necessary.
This is particularly important during the toddler years when children’s curiosity and sense of self is being explored. Boundaries will be pushed and it is important that there is someone there to gently re-enforce them and guide them through this challenging time.
Our nannies understand the stages of child development and know how to respond accordingly. Our attachment childcare nannies will help and guide your child through their milestones, enabling them to become independent individuals.
Why choose a Snuggles Childcare gentle parenting nanny?
With a training that covers child development and neuroscience, Alexandra is able to use her knowledge during the selection process, choosing only the nannies that meet the requirements.
Understanding the impact a disengaged, low energy and unaffectionate nanny can have on a child’s development, Snuggles is stringent in only picking the best so that parents can have peace of mind that their children are being cared for with love, kindness and affection by an AP nanny.
You will only get one chance to set the foundations for a well-balanced, healthily secure and independent child and finding the right nanny is vital.