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.

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 considered the human factor as the most important. With this practical experience and the acquired knowledge, as owner of Solectief, he provides advice and training from 2007 to get the most out of companies, departments, teams and individuals. Whether it is a food retailer or an ICT security company that does not matter, it is about the HUMAN factor. Solectief stands for the Solist in the Collective, the chain is only as strong as the weakest link. Within the Nanny Academy, Ron mainly organizes the Competences workshop. He demonstrates that it is not juist about what someone says about themselves what he or she can do, but it is also about how others experience it.

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.

Sietske Altena


Sietske studied HBO Pedagogics in Leeuwarden and then did the master Orthopedagogics in Groningen. During her studies she worked as a childminder and through several internships she worked with many different age groups. After her studies she started working as a nanny via 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 guides G&C nannies in the Nanny Academy.

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.