Having a nanny/yaya is an essential nowadays. We’re lucky we live in a country where we can afford this kind of help but the process of hiring and training a yaya is difficult to say the least. I’m lucky that we have Yaya RayAnn. She’s trustworthy and works under minimal supervision. She once worked with my lola and being young she wanted to try working in Manila. It was my mom who found out she was working with another family because Ann texted her and asked if we were looking for another helper. It was perfect timing because David’s first yaya left to marry and start her own family and we didn’t have any leads on a new yaya. Ann came at the right time. Although it took awhile for David to warm up to her, the two are now inseparable. She was trained on the job and because we live with my parents, my mom oversees her to see if she’s doing ok with David. However, I could definitely see a much more formal training seminar for nannies like Ann. They are childcare professionals if you think about it and the role they play in our lives should never ever be underestimated. Fortunately David’s school held a one-day seminar for nannies last year. I had Ann attend that seminar where they were taught how to discipline their wards effectively, how to encourage them to read etc. She brought home reading materials which I read through and very much appreciated (I love my kid’s school!).
For those looking for a similar workshop/seminar, Manila Workshops is offering one on February 2, 2013. Investing in our nannies is a worthwhile endeavor because they are our kid’s guardians. We want the best for our kids so we better have yayas who are well-informed.
The Manila Workshops Team would like to invite you to send your yaya, maid, ‘ate’, household help, ‘manang’, etc. to attend the first workshop of our House Helper Series, Ok Ka, Yaya Ko! Workshop. This workshop will be held at the Valle Verde 5 Cabana on February 2, 2013. It will be a whole day workshop, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, which includes sessions and interactive activities on First Aid, Child Care, Self-Development and Etiquette.
For rates and more information on the seminar, click HERE
Also, Manila Workshops (full disclosure: the husband and wife team of the company is my brother and sister-in-law hehe) has generously offered one slot to a lucky Manilamommy reader’s yaya. If you want to send your dearest nanny to the workshop for free then now is your chance! Just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below to win a slot at the upcoming Ok Ka Yaya Ko Workshop by Manila Workshops. The slot is worth 1,500 and is a great investment for your nannies and ultimately your family.
Good luck to those who will join!