Nannies from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa also usually have a good reputation in the field. These candidates will often have studied childcare in their home countries and may have one of the following diplomas.
TAFE – the Australian vocational qualification is similar to an NVQ. Candidates will either have studied a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services or a Diploma in Children’s Services or the similarly weighted Community Services (Child care).
In New Zealand there is a tradition of specialist nanny colleges, candidates will often have studied at the Rangi Ruru nanny school or Wellington Nannies College. There they study a diploma in Childcare and Education very similar to the UK’s qualification or a degree in Early Years.
New Zealand also has a government based initiative which aims to teach parents and child carers alike the best way to look after young children. A few nannies will have gone through the PORSE system and completed their qualifications.
South Africa also has a similar vocational qualification system to the UK and candidates will study the N6 Certificate in Childcare.
There are of course many other courses offered across the world.
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