Scholarship is the first of its kind for Canadian nannies
A study of employment patterns by Statistics Canada show that the number of families where both parents work has increased significantly in the past 40 years. 53% of homes currently have both parents working. This has led to the need for better childcare options and that includes nannies. Nannies may live in the home, be part-time or full-time, and perform a variety of tasks above and beyond watching the children; such as running errands, cooking dinner and even making the beds.
Nannies on Call wants to make help nannies with an opportunity to continue their education through a scholarship program announced today. The agency is offering a cumulative $5,000 in 2018 for nannies who want to take courses to further their education.
“Nannies on Call hires the most professional and experienced nannies so continued education of the nannies is very important to us and our nannies,” said Michelle Kelsey, the agency’s owner. “We want to show how much we appreciate nannies and what they do.”
Nannies can apply by writing a one-page essay outlining why they are applying for the scholarship, the cost of the course, the name of the course and a little about themselves and their childcare experiences.
All nannies are welcome to apply and they don’t have to work for Nannies on Call. Nannies can apply for scholarships throughout 2018. Funding will be available until all the money has been awarded.
“This is the first scholarship of its kind in Canada,” Kelsey said. “This is a win for everyone. Families get better employees and nannies get better jobs with families who appreciate and respect them.”
More information including a list of suggested courses can be found on the website Scholarship Page.