Most already existing child-related courses do not specifically prepare you for this task. To guarantee optimal preparation for this specific job, Görtz & Crown provides their own post MBO/HBO training. Completing the basic training and additional modules at the G&C Nanny Academy is mandatory. To meet the high quality standards, Görtz & Crown only mediates for nannies who are willing to be (re)trained permanently.
G&C Nanny Academy
The training is available for candidates from both the Netherlands and Belgium, yet it is only offered in Dutch.
Basic training and further modules
The Nanny Academy has two parts. You start with the basic training. In this training, you will learn everything to be able to guarantee care and support of a very high level of quality. Health, upbringing and etiquette are some of the subjects along with personal development, communication, safety and organization. Topics such as communicating with parents and managing the household will be covered. The further modules deepen knowledge and skills, and keep Nannies up to date with the latest developments and enables them to specialize in certain aspects of the job, for example social media or (online) bullying. The Nanny Academy is presented as an online learning environment. This makes it possible to learn wherever and whenever it fits your schedule. A fixed feature in the Academy is the practical weekend. During this weekend, where you can meet other nannies and you will participate in trainings and workshops.
After you have started your job at a family, we will continue coaching and supporting you individually, adapted to your situation. You can stay in touch with your colleagues via the online community within the Nanny Academy.
How long does the basic training take?
The training can be finished at your own pace and within your own schedule. The average duration of the training is three months, given that you spend between 15 and 20 hours per week on the training. If you spend less time on the basic training, finishing it may take longer.
Further education and specialized training
In the training, I learned specifically what the nanny job is. Each module is different, instructive and interesting. You are trained broadly so you have knowledge about everything and you can get the most out of your field. Because of the training, I notice that some parents ask me for advice about what is best for their children. This makes you feel useful instantly! Nanny Ayla
Admission to the G&C Nanny Academy
- Not everyone qualifies to be a Görtz & Crown nanny. Potential admission at the Nanny Academy follows an extensive introductory interview. We will thoroughly look at your profile, education and relevant working experience. It is necessary that your profile matches this responsible job as a G&C nanny. This means you should have a proper basic education (at least Child Care Worker level 3 or an equivalent of this). Many of our placed nannies have a relevant MBO level 4 or HBO certificate. Furthermore, you should have the characteristics that matches a G&C nanny.
To further train you to be a professional nanny, you should complete all modules of the basic training, later followed by further specialist training. During your enrollment at the G&C Nanny Academy you will learn amongst other things what it means to work with well-to-do families and which extra qualities from you are needed.
- Before mediation, you should in any case have successfully participated the practical weekend that is a mandatory feature in the basic training.
Mediation Görtz & Crown
When I arrive at work in the morning, I see a little boy with a big smile behind the window. I love that smile! It is delightful to see how happy I make him.
Part of the basic training will be taught classically during the practical weekend. Multiple weekends (Friday afternoon to Sunday) throughout the year will be reserved for this. You will attend one of those. For the Nanny Academy, (guest) teachers are invited to share their knowledge and experience in their own field with you during the practical weekend.
Teachers on the practical weekend
Jan Jaap van Weering
Trainer on business etiquette
Jan Jaap van Weering has had a warm interest in etiquette and manners for decades. His upbringing and later representative (management) activities are largely to thank for his good manners and his sense of decorum. Jan Jaap has worked for Royal Dutch Shell for over 28 years, always in commercial and communicative functions. He has supported trainees and colleagues in properly dealing with clients. His last function was Corporate Manager at Shell B.V. Jan Jaap also teaches at the Institute of Protocol The Hague and fulfills a number of guest lectureships at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Royal Marine – Bureau Leadership & Development, the Dutch Defense Academy – Institute Defense Courses department of International & Specific Courses, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Gent University of Applied Sciences and Stenden University. Moreover, Jan Jaap is regularly invited for radio and television programs, among others with AVRO, BNR, BNN, the NOS and RTL. Jan Jaap has been guest editor at Het Financiële Dagblad – FD Entrepreneur for some time and is presently a columnist at Outsource Management Magazine, RussiaBizzHolland and is active as speaker for the Speakers Academy. For more information, visit www.distinguished.nl
child and adolescent psychologist and play therapist
Immediately after her graduation in 1995 she founded the “Children Advisory and Training Centre” together with a collegue in which she educated social skills and parenting during a few years. After that she went to “Bureau Jeugdzorg” (Youth Care Agency) where she worked with with juvenile offenders and their parents for eight years. After that she coached parents who face difficulties in raising their children in the Dutch EO television program “Schatjes” (Sweethearts). She did this for five seasons and a book is published about this program. In September 2006 Tischa started with “Groot en Klein” (Big and Small) from where she gives lectures, workshops and coaching in parenting and she supervises and treats children. As from September 2008 Tischa is the parenting coach of the magazine “J/M” (Boys/Girls). Besides all this, Tischa works with passion and fun for Sam Foundation, a charitable organization where she uses dolphins to give (behavioral) therapy to children with autism spectrum disorders and Down’s syndrome www.grootenklein.nl or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Merel van ’t Wout
fashion coach and stylist
After fashion school, Merel studied Fashion Merchandising in London, completed with beauty care and cosmetology. After her studies, she designed and imported clothing. She still missed something. She likes it best to work with clothing AND with people, to get the most out of her job and to show how much fun fashion can be when you know what to pay attention to. Her approach is as follows: Be your most beautiful self. It is important that your outside matches your inside.
During the practical weekend, she teaches how you to dress and present yourself best when working as a nanny. You will also get color advice so you know which items of clothing, make-up and accessories look best on you, and what to pay attention to when you would like to dye your hair. If you want to know more, visit www.histyle.nl and watch the short films.
director-owner Spring Institute and advisor Nanny Academy
Marcel is a retail specialist and has worked at a direction level for various large retailers in the food industry. As head of courses at the Laurus concern he has learned that it is smart to give attention to the ongoing development of employees. Driven by a clear vision to improve MBO education, he started his own training institute in 2008, the Spring Institute. By means of an innovative training concept, employees no longer have to go to school but follow their practical training individually facilitated by an online learning environment. The Spring Institute is currently a strategical training partner of Coop Supermarkets, H&M, Sacha, Deli XL, HMS Host and other large retailers. In addition to this unique training concept, we proactively think with our clients about training related issues. The Spring Institute developed the Nanny Academy for Görtz & Crown and Marcel advises Görtz & Crown at a strategical level. For more information about the Spring Institute: Spring Instituut.
Myrte van Gurp
During her studies she worked in child day care and gained a lot of experience in working with young children. After this, she has worked as a nanny in Brussels and Amsterdam. By “pioneering” like this in the nanny field, she has learned much about working in families. She also knows what is important for a nanny in training. Since 2012, Myrte is involved with Görtz & Crown and takes care of the content of the online learning environment. She delivers content for the modules in the Nanny Academy and supports and coaches nannies during their training and on the job. She is both a mentor and a pedagogic supporter for our nannies and families.
Location practical weekend
The practical weekend takes place in a central location, which is announced to the participating nannies well ahead of the weekend. On this location there are training rooms to follow the practical part of the training, either in one large group or multiple smaller groups. We will also cook and eat together.