In Singapore, hiring a nanny at home is an expensive necessity for working mothers. But as they say here, “What to do???”
Hiring a nanny, or we call them “yaya” in Filipino, could be a big help to keep the household in order and keep your sanity from the hustle and bustle of juggling work and home responsibilities, but that is, if we have a well-trained yaya to do the job.
When you hire a yaya from an employment agency, you expect that the yaya is trained and capable, but there could have some problem in terms of your expectations as an employer and you wonder what you can do to make your yaya more efficient and meet your goals.
I found a helpful book that provides practical tips on how to make your Filipino nanny standout, and make her a Super Yaya!
Kaya Mo Maging Super Yaya (“You can be a Super Nanny”) is a manual written by Candice Cipullo, a travelling homemaker, a parenting blogger, and an educator with rich experience in conducting Yaya Enrichment Classes in the Philippines, United States of America, Canada and many other countries.
The book is written in Filipino, for Filipino nannies around the world, who take care of children 0-5 years old. It aims to teach yayas basic child development concepts such as developmental needs of children, positive discipline and good food and nutrition.
While the employer’s guide, written in English, aims to start an ongoing conversation with your Yayas, so that together, you can take better care of your children.
The book is easy to read, the topics are relevant, and the tips are so practical and highly doable. Any parent hiring or maintaining a yaya at home could easily relate on the topics indicated on the book.
Here is a sneak peek of what is inside the book and how helpful the book is for both the employer and the yaya:
Both then employer and yaya will learn guidelines on disciplining children, practical nutrition tips and how to handle picky eaters, the importance of physical activities for children, and many more.
These books are products of Candice’s research on the latest trends in child development, her many years of successful yaya enrichment classes, her teaching experiences, and her personal experiences as a mother of two.
You may visit http://www.travellingmaybahay.com to get yourself a copy and start educating yourself and start training your yaya to become SUPER YAYA!