Nanny Night Out:
A monthly nanny night out should meet at the same night (for example, the third Thursday) of every month.
Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine's Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and any other holidays can be celebrated at the monthly meetings.
Group Birthday Party:
It is great fun to have a collective birthday party for all members. Everyone should bring a gift and receive one in return.
National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW):
Celebrate NNRW each year with a picnic or party. Families, agencies, nannies, and charges can be invited.
In-home childcare providers must continue learning to provide quality care. Many nanny support groups offer CPR-First Aid certification, self defense, and childcare workshops.
Professionals are often available to speak or present workshops to nannies about topics important to in-home childcare providers. Some businesses that might be willing to present a workshop or speak to a group of nannies include nanny industry related businesses such as: nanny referral agencies, payroll services, or insurance companies. Authors of childcare books are usually willing to speak to promote their expertise and sign books. Professionals can speak to nannies about child development or child discipline. Since it requires a lot of work to schedule an educational workshop, such events can be promoted just once, twice, or four times annually.
Many nanny support groups have an annual nanny/charge picnic to kick a new year and recruit new members for nanny the nanny support group.
Playgroup Field Trips:
Nanny support group members can organize playgroups to meet at various parks, go to the zoo, dairy farm, pools, and apple farms. Other fun options include police and fire station tours and trips to children's museums.
Playgroup Theme Days:
For example, a bug theme could include little butterfly nets and containers to keep the caught bugs in. Go on a hike looking for bugs. Have a bubble day where we just let the kids run around chasing bubbles and blowing bubbles. Schedule a bear hunt where the kids looked for a bear and find his paw prints on cupcakes that he left behind at a picnic table.
What are your favorite nanny support group activities?