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Training childcare workers in the United Kingdom : a needs assessment

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dc.contributor.advisor Jacobs, I.F. (Mrs.)
dc.contributor.author Photi, Debbie
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-01T07:29:13Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-01T07:29:13Z
dc.date.issued 2005-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3209
dc.description.abstract This research explores the training needs of nannies in the United Kingdom in terms of the content and structure of introductory training. The research question formulated for this study is: What are the introductory training needs of nannies in the United Kingdom? The researcher approached the study qualitatively and empirical data was collected by means of a focus group discussion with a group of nannies. Empirical data indicates that nannies need training regarding: • The professional aspect of nannying; • the physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of children; • the various developmental levels of children and the role of the nanny within each phase; • working with parents; • different religions and cultures and their childcare practices. It was found that nannies need training that is structured in an affordable, brief, specific and practical way. The study therefore reveals that nannies have specific needs regarding both the content and structure of childcare training. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 99 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Childcare en
dc.subject Training en
dc.subject Nannies en
dc.subject Home-based childcare en
dc.subject Physical development en
dc.subject Emotional development en
dc.subject Intellectual development en
dc.subject Childcare approval scheme en
dc.subject.ddc 649.10941
dc.subject.lcsh Child care -- United Kingdom
dc.subject.lcsh Nannies -- Training of -- United Kingdom
dc.subject.lcsh Nannies -- Employment -- United Kindom
dc.subject.lcsh Nanny placement agencies -- United Kingdom
dc.subject.lcsh Babysitting -- United Kingdom
dc.title Training childcare workers in the United Kingdom : a needs assessment en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree Thesis (M. Ed.)


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