In the Philippines, it is a common practice among Filipino families to hire a nanny or what we call “yaya”. Having a yaya is very helpful especially if the mom has to work and leave the kids at home. Yaya can make sure that the kids have taken a bath, have eaten a full meal and are ready for the day. Having a yaya who is trained and can be trusted is a treasure nowadays.
If you have a new yaya in your household, it is difficult to leave your kids under her care. Besides making sure she is trustworthy, you would want to make sure that she is fully-trained. There are a couple of affordable seminars where you can take your yaya to be trained.
1. An agency holds Yaya Trainings at the Medela House.
Following are their upcoming trainings:
Module 1: July 16, and July 30 (1-4pm)
Good Manners & Right Conduct
What is a Yaya/ Helper?
Maintaining Good Relationship between Employer & Helper
Baby Milestones (0-18 months)
Understanding the Child
Fee: P 1,500
Module 2: Sept. 17 (1-3pm)
b. Bathing/ Dressing
d. Playing/ Keeping Babies Safe
e. Caring for toddler toys
Module 3: June 11 (8am-12noon) and October 15 (1-5pm)
Basic First Aid
Module 4: November 19 (one at 10:30-12:30pm and one at 1:30-3:30pm)
Crime Awareness & Prevention
They have discounts for those with two or more yayas. A non-refundable partial downpayment of P500 will be requested upon registration. If you cancel your registration, you will be entitled to that module’s hand-outs which you can pick up from the Medela House during office hours. Medela House is located in #29 1st St., New Manila, Quezon City. Their contact numbers are 0917-5614366,725-3723 or 738-6272 or 964-7331.
2. Yaya Education Seminar at Kids Haus Party Management.
The Facilitators are Preparatory Teacher & Nurse and there is a maximum of 20 participants each session.
The module includes:
* Developmental Stages of the kids
* Importance of teaching the kids to be independent
* Tips on how to have a smart and independent kids
* Approaches to different situations
* Personality Development & Proper Hygiene of the kids and yayas.
* Emergency Situations & First Aid (with actualization)
* Proper handling of new born babies, burping, etc.
* FAQ / Question & Answer Portion
The fee is Inclusive of the following :
* Lunch and PM Snack
* Modules in Tagalog-English
Fee : Php 1,000
They just finished their seminar last May 21. There are no definite schedules for the next seminar yet. You may contact Judith Tabaquin at 0922-8543799 for more information.
3. I Love You Yaya Handbook
If you can’t have your yaya attend a seminar outside your home, then you can have her read I Love You Yaya Handbook by Maricel Laxa Pangilinan. Actually, the book has an employer’s guide and a yaya manual which is accompanied by an Audio CD with the following topics:
Topic 1: Gabay sa Wasto at Masustansiyang Pagpapakain sa Bata at Sarili (Basic Nutrition)
Topic 2: Kalinisan, Kalusugan, at Kaayusan sa Pag-aalaga ng Bata (Health, Hygiene, and Orderliness for Child Caregivers)
Topic 3: Gabay sa Paglaki ng Bata (Developmental Milestones)
Topic 4: Gabay sa Wastong Pangunahing Lunas para sa mga Bata (Basic First Aid for Young Children)
Topic 5: Mga Karaniwang Sakit ng Bata (Common Illness)
Topic 6: Laro Tayo! Pagbuo ng Isang Malikhaing Kapaligiran (On Play)
Topic 7: CreActivity (Activities to Enhance Creativity)
Topic 8: Tayo’y Magbasa at Magsulat!
(Pre-Reading and Pre-Writing Activities)
Topic 9: I-Off na Muna ang TV (Alternatives to TV viewing)
Topic 10: Epektibong Ugnayan ng mga Kasambahay ng Pamilya
(Family and Yaya Partnership)
Topic 11: Gabay sa Mabuting Asal at Tamang Pakikitungo ni Yaya sa Tahanan (Good Yaya Manners)
Topic 12: Pag-iwas sa Stress & Burn-out ni Yaya (Yaya Stress)
You may call 9945908 for orders and inquiries.