Alongside its other commitments to simplifying lives, Atlanta Home Concierge is passionate about its value-oriented nanny services. We are not just any regular nanny service department - we prioritize ethics. While adhering to educational training in our daily routine, we incorporate and follow eight Montessori principles, which include:
• Cognition and Movement
• Avoidance of Extrinsic Rewards
• Peer-to-Peer Learning
• Contextual learning
• Respectful Nanny-child Interaction
• Orderly Environment and Mind
Positive discipline and child guidance, if incorporated into home-based training, can unearth unbelievable potential within children. Exposure to these Montessori principles can help children foster self-control, learn responsibility and make well-informed choices. One positive discipline technique our nanny uses to inhibit misbehavior in children (12 months to 6-year-olds) involves acknowledging their feelings, asking how they would resolve the situation, and suggesting what they might do in the future. A conversation with the child could proceed as follows: “I understand you are frustrated because you wanted to have a turn playing with the truck. What can you possibly do when you want something that someone else has?” Using this problem-solving approach to discipline the children, their misconduct can be corrected while making regular efforts to encourage them to adopt self-discipline.
Playing with kids puts nannies in touch with counting, addition, subtraction, and other mathematical situations all the time. One example could be engaging in a fun learning activity where the kid is taught to count the number of toys he or she fetches from around the room. The nanny can even teach addition, subtraction, fractions, and decimals through the activities of taking measurements and cutting slices of the cake. Regardless of your child’s academic level, your nanny can add math into a fun activity in a manner that highlights its purpose and importance.
Engaging in daily reading sessions and one-on-one conversations with your kids have proved to be effective in enhancing their language and communication skills. A child can follow along when your nanny reads to them with their finger, learning letter shapes and sounds, proper diction, rhyming words, synonyms and antonyms, spelling, and more! The nanny reads to your children using their fingers to help them learn letter shapes, proper diction, spelling, rhyming words, synonyms, antonyms, and more. Discussions initiated by childcare providers on the contents of the book read earlier also prepare children for reading comprehension and enhance their ability to recall important information.
A nanny’s time with a child can often be an opportunity to discuss historically important societal events. The discussion might initiate while reading about it in a book, acting out together in a play, listening to a song, or if the kid raises a question about historical events. The nannies are also great collaborators with the teachers. The nanny can incorporate elements of the child’s schoolwork into their time together to improve their learning experience.
Five types of activities embodying Montessori principles that aid in child development include:
• Cleaning, making snacks, washing vegetables, watering plants, scrubbing dishes, and cleaning windows are tasks that could be categorized as practical life activities.
• Eye-hand coordination activities involve moving hands in all kinds of ways. Making pasta necklaces by threading, pouring water, solving puzzles, and locking and unlocking the latch board (most children’s favorite) are all activities that can help children develop their eye-hand coordination.
• Art and craft activities include drawing, painting, sewing, cutting shapes, and molding clay and sand.
• Reading books, especially ones that focus on daily life, and using baskets filled with classified objects are two language activities that effectively help children learn any language.
• Indoor activities such as balancing and yoga, plus outdoor activities like running, sliding, jumping, and swinging, can contribute to gross skill development in children.
Bringing up science while working with food is a great way to engage kids. As they explore their food, they will be able to find seeds and discuss how fruits and vegetables grow or the origins of certain foods. When working with older children, they can discuss the chemistry behind mixing certain ingredients together as well as how heat and cold impact certain processes. The nanny may even plant the seeds they find and explain to the child how and why they grow. All while having fun, children are able to learn about the sun, plants, insects, animals, and even the earth.
Physical Activity A childcare provider’s day cannot be complete without physical activity. Involvement in diverse sports, such as natural hiking, running, jumping, and riding bikes, are activities integral to your child’s improved gross motor skills. Your nanny can explore various physical activities with your children to help them discover what they are good at, as well as learn what they might not be able to do effortlessly.
With the aid of background music or dance parties, your nanny can introduce your children to a variety of music - thereby teaching them the skills to identify diverse rhythms, instruments, and unique elements of every song. Even before your child begins a formal music education, the nanny can help foster a love and understanding of music in them by dancing and singing together.
A nanny can easily provide opportunities for your child to be artistic with so many different ways to create. Artistic activities, such as gluing flowers to paper, drawing, coloring, and painting, can assist your kid in embracing knowledge about the color wheel and blending techniques. As the kids practice lines and symmetry, shading and blending, and think outside the box, they will gain the ability to express their ideas effectively. Nannies have the time, creativity, and freedom to adjust the day’s activities to match what the children learn at school, so they should be daily informed about the activities happening at the school. You can give your child the greatest chance of success by working with your nanny on one end, your child’s teacher on the other, and connecting everyone together!
After-school nannies have a variety of responsibilities and roles. This can include everything from picking up children from school to putting them to bed at night. Our nannies work as after-school nannies in the following ways:
• Ensure the safety and well-being of children at all times.
• Establish routines for children and maintain a daily schedule.
• Transport kids, including school pickup and drop-off, play dates, and scheduled activities.
• Assist with homework and other school assignments, and offer tutoring services as required.
• Facilitate structured activities and supervise free play.
• Ensure children have snacks or dinners after school based on their specific dietary requirements.
• Complete household tasks such as errands, cleaning, laundry, tidying, and dishes with assistance from children.
• Maintain learning and playing environment where children are continually engaged throughout the afternoon and evening.
• Ensure that the bedtime routine includes bathing, brushing teeth, preparing clothes for the following day, and telling stories.