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.

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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.

Our workshops are accessible for all our G&C nannies, not just for new candidates.
During these practical course days you will probably meet several other G&C nannies, your colleagues.
You will become part of our G&C nanny community.


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

Tischa Neve

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 or email

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 and watch the short films.

Marcel Miltenburg

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 days

The practical days take place in various locations in the Randstad and in the centre of Holland.
These locations will be announced to the participating nannies well ahead of the practical days.