NVTHS Trio Are Certified Nannies
WESTFORD -- Three students in the Early Childhood Education program at Nashoba Valley Technical High School have been certified as nannies by the International Nanny Association, the largest such organization in the world.
The INA serves as the umbrella organization for the in-home child-care industry.
The three students -- all from Pepperell -- are seniors Baylie Rajaniemi and Eliott Searle, and postgraduate Samantha Archer. They took the test in December after preparing for six months and were notified in January that they passed and are now certified nannies.
The exam covers such areas as child development; family/provider communication; child guidance; multicultural/diversity awareness; learning environment; personal qualities of a nanny; safety; management skills; nutrition and professionalism.