- Tapa blanda: 288 páginas
- Editor: iUniverse (24 de marzo de 2003)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0595261388
- ISBN-13: 978-0595261383
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The Nanny Textbook: The Professional Nanny Guide To Child Care 2003 (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 24 mar 2003
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The original edition of this Manual; The Nanny Textbook was published in 1987 and quickly became a staple in nanny training programs. From Australia to New England and through-out the Midwest, the vast majority of nanny training programs listed The Nanny Textbook as required reading. The curriculum is based upon more than two decades of research and covers all of the essential fundamental principles of in-home childcare. It is a basic reference for anyone employed to care for children and for parents wishing to learn what to expect from a professional nanny.
Biografía del autor
A.M. Merchant is uniquely fitted to write this book. After finishing her nurse training at Massachusetts General Hospital, she founded Primary Nursing, Inc. A Home Health Care Corporation, and Professional Nanny, Inc., a nanny placement & training service in Wellesley, MA. She has written training curriculums which have been offered at the college level, including the first expanded Home Health/Child Development curriculum approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Health Care Quality.
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I'm hardly through the first chapter, but its already referring to workbooks on another website. Not a fan. I'll write another review when I finish it, but so far I don't have very high hopes.
I finally got around to checking out the website. Not only are most of the links broken but the forms they have to fill out haven't been updated. The most recent date it lets you fill out is 2010. If I can't use the website that the book seems to refer to on every page can I get my money back?
They market this book as a textbook, but through its generalizations, short length, and small breadth of information that is a laughable description. It is very outdated, referring to the children as "charges" and taking the stance that the nanny is more of a servant that should bend to the will of the parents rather than taking a stand on certain issues and working together towards a common goal. I read two thirds of the book, but couldn't finish it because I couldn't believe that I paid nearly twenty dollars for something that had at least two typos on every single page. This was even the second or third edition of this book, the publisher should be ashamed.
It does have a few good bits of information: such as writing a contract, and making a nanny log (all of which is recommended on the countless-- and free-- nanny websites)but where it falls short is where it recommends that you download their information off their website that hasn't existed in like five years. This text book for a free online nanny training program, no longer has a nanny training program attached to it. Therefore, all of the resources that it recommends are gone with it.
I really have found that a better childcare guide, one that offers more insight into actual issues with child care are the "What to Expect" books, and others aimed at parents. You have to modify the things that you are reading slightly to fit that of a child care provider but they are much more thorough, that you can notice at first glance, the "What to expect" books are four times thicker than the "Nanny Textbook" itself. Then for things like contracts, questions to ask a future employer, and conflict resolution, I just use the internet as a source.
I feel bamboozled and enticed by the very name of the book. Don't let it fool you. This is no textbook. If you read it you will not pass some magical state nanny exam. A book that is one hundred and fifty pages long cannot explain the nuances of working with children from the ages of 0-18 well enough to call itself a stand alone resource.
And don't forget, don't bundle your purchase with "The Childcare textbook". They're the exact same thing.