In any case prior to mediation you have participated in at least one of our practical course days. This is a required part of our Nanny Academy training.

Practical course days

Part of the basic training will be taught classically during four practical course days. Each morning our introduction workshop is scheduled. In the afternoon sessions several other workshops are planned.
During these course days, (guest) teachers are invited to share their knowledge and experience in their own field.
All workshops that are given during the practical days are not only accessible to the new G&C nannies who have yet to complete the practical part of the basic training. G&C nannies who have been working for G&C families for years are also very welcome. So you always meet colleagues. You become part of our G&C community.

Teachers a.o.

Jan Jaap van Weering
Jan Jaap van Weering: expert in the field of etiquette and manners

Jan Jaap van Weering has had a keen interest in etiquette and manners for decades. He owes his knowledge of good manners and a sense of decorum largely to his upbringing and to his later (administrative) activities with a highly representative character.
In all kinds of situations, Jan Jaap noticed that people can feel insecure about their attitude and behavior when formal occasions. From the nineties he started to study the background of manners and started to give advice in his circle of friends and acquaintances about etiquette and manners. With his company Distinguished, founded in 2008, he has built up an impressive client base and has provided more than 500 training courses and etiquette dinners. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IVA Business School, Netherlands Defense Academy / Institute of Defense Courses and Hogeschool Arnhem / Nijmegen. Moreover, Jan Jaap is regularly invited to radio and television programs at NOS Radio 1, NPO1 WNL, AVROTROS “How Does It Actually?”, EO “Blauw Bloed”, BNR, SBS6 and RTL Nieuws.
Jan Jaap is also active as speaker at the Assemblee Speakers and the Speakers Academy. For more information

Tischa Neve
Tischa Neve: Child and Adolescent Psychologist and Play Therapist
My company Groot & Klein originated from my dream to inspire and help parents and professionals to make parenting even more fun and easier. To grow children in their strength with a healthy self-confidence. As a child psychologist and educationalist, I have studied various visions, methodologies and ideas over the years and tested them in practice. Professionally and as a mother and foster mother. 
I would like to share all the knowledge and experience I have gained with you in webinars , my coaching , (online) parenting courses , blogs and books . My way of working and coaching is solution-oriented, positive, accessible, with humor and above all very practical. I believe in parenting based on cooperation, connection and contact with children. I also believe that every parent has that in them, but raising children is often quite a challenge in addition to a party, so a little inspiration and thinking along can just be very nice and helpful.

Merel van't Woud
Merel van’t Woud: clothing coach and stylist

After fashion school Merel studied Fashion Merchandising in London. Supplemented with beauty care and make-up. After her studies she designed and imported clothes. But she was missing something. She likes to work with clothes and people the most. To make the best of it. Show how nice clothing is when you know what to look for. Her approach is: Be your most beautiful self. It is important that the outside matches the inside.

During the practical weekend she teaches you how to best dress and present yourself during your work as a nanny. You will also receive color advice so that you know which clothing, make-up and accessories look best on you. And what you can pay attention to if you want to give your hair a color. Do you want to know more? Then go to and watch the videos. 

Ron Kleijn
Ron Kleijn: director-owner Solectief (training and advice)

Ron Kleijn has many years of experience as a manager in the supermarket industry, where he has always experienced the human factor as the most important. With this practical experience and the knowledge he has gained, as the owner of Solectief, he has been providing advice and training since 2007 to get the most out of companies, departments, teams and individuals. Whether it is a food retailer or an IT security company, it does not matter, it is about the human factor. Solective stands for the Soloist in the Collective, the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Within the Nanny Academy, Ron provides the Competences workshop in which he demonstrates that it is not about what someone says what he / she can do, but that it is about how others experience it. Also see

Sietske Altena
Sietske Altena: remedial educationalist

Sietske studied HBO Pedagogy in Leeuwarden and then did the master’s in Special Education in Groningen. During her studies she worked as a childminder and through multiple internships she worked with many different age groups. After her studies she started working as a nanny through Görtz and Crown. She has now been working as a nanny for 6.5 years. Sietske focuses on the pedagogical part of Görtz and Crown. She also trains and coaches G&C nannies in the Nanny Academy

Location practical weekend

The practical course days take place at locations in the Randstad or the center of the country. These locations will be announced to the participating nannies well in advance of the planned practical course days. 

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