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Do you struggle with limited knowledge and understanding of how to support the needs and challenges faced by children with special needs?

Do you want to learn how to create a nurturing and supportive environment to help children with diverse needs develop to their full potential?
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Develop a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by children with special needs to meet their specific care requirements.

Learn techniques for creating inclusive and accessible activities, ensuring that children with special needs can fully engage and participate.

Gain strategies for early intervention, identifying signs and implementing appropriate interventions to support optimal development.

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Caring for Children with Special Needs

Course Contents

Topics covered:
       1- Introduction to Special Needs
        2- Factors Affecting Children’s Development
        3- Speech, Language and Communication Needs
        4- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs & Cognition and Learning Differences 
        5- The Autistic Spectrum 
        6- Partnership Working and Early Intervention
This fully-online course comprises 6 in-depth weekly sessions, with programme materials available for 16 weeks to allow students to work through contents at their own pace, in any location or setting. An interactive ebook and weekly assessment structure aids easy material revision, as does our extensive group forum where individuals can interact with the course assessors and other students.

Caring for Children with Special Needs helps nannies develop a solid foundation in understanding special needs and explore the factors that influence children's development. This course allows students to acquire valuable knowledge about speech, language, and communication needs, as well as social, emotional, and mental health needs, cognition, and learning differences, and developmental differences including autism spectrum disorder. Additionally, nannies will learn effective strategies for partnership working and early intervention, allowing them to make a meaningful impact in the lives of children with special needs.

Caring for Children with Special Needs

Course Features

Level:  Intermediate - Advanced

Study time: 90 hours

Assessment format: Exam and Essay

  • Course Overview

    Caring for Children with Special Needs is a comprehensive online programme that equips nannies with the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to provide exceptional care for children with diverse needs. Through engaging modules, nannies explore various aspects of special needs care, including communication, behaviour management, and emotional support. The course emphasises inclusivity, collaboration, and early intervention, empowering nannies to create nurturing environments and make a positive difference in the lives of children with special needs.
  • Certification Included

    Upon successful completion of this course, students earn an International Nanny Institute certificate. Gaining this qualification is an excellent way to impress future employers, as it is issued by a well-established, premium, leading nanny agency, International Nanny Ltd. 

Career Session

Enrol today and reap the benefits of a career webinar session with International Nanny founder, and recruiter expert, Dr. Zaida R. Pérez. In this session, you will gain valuable insights about career options and job opportunities. 
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Meet the Academic Team

Sam Sach

Sam is an Early Years teacher from the UK, with Qualified Teacher Status and Early Years Professional status. She has worked across the Early Years sector, including working as a nanny, and has a master's degree in Childhood Studies and Early Years. Sam currently works as a trainer and assessor for Early Years practitioners and Special Educational Needs coordinators, which fits well with her own passion for professional development and raising standards across the sector.

Tamazine Rosa

Tamazine is a qualified teacher with a background in early childhood development. She holds a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University, a PGCE from Sunderland University and a BDA Accredited Level 5 Certificate in Dyslexia. During the past 15 years, Tamazine has worked in both private and public sectors of early years and primary education and has held various positions including working as a maternity night nurse, a nanny, a caretaker/educator of young children with Special Needs and a Classroom Learning Specialist. 

Dr. Zaida Rodrigo Pérez

Zaida has over 20 years of experience in Higher Education, lecturing and researching at an International level.
Zaida holds a PhD in Management; she is a Chartered Marketer and has PGCE.
Zaida has been highly interested in psychology and child development. Therefore, she was awarded a University Certificate in Psychology from Derby University; she is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and has a dual Master’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Emotional Intelligence.

Investing in your educational and professional development by enrolling in the Caring for Children with Special Needs course ensures you can:

Expanded Knowledge and Skills

By enrolling in the course, nannies can gain an expanded knowledge base in the field of caring for children with special needs that allows for nannies to differentiate care for children’s individual needs.

Build your Confidence

By acquiring specialized knowledge and skills, nannies will gain a newfound sense of confidence in their ability to provide quality care for children with special needs.

Develop Inclusive Environments

Learn how to develop a culture of inclusivity to create environments that cater to the unique needs of each child and empower them to ensure that every child feels valued and included.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was engaging and I'm very satisfied and happy that I now have a new course to show on my CV. Thank you!
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I enjoyed it very much. I am excited to take more courses!
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Very useful information and a good foundation of knowledge to apply to working with children, thanks!
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I learned so much and it was very engaging. 
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We want you to feel completely satisfied with your learning experience, that's why we offer a 15-day money-back guarantee! If, within the first 15 days of the course, you find that it doesn't meet your expectations or you're not enjoying it as much as we hope, just let us know, and we'll issue you a full refund. We believe in the value of our programme and are committed to providing a positive and enriching experience that will help build your knowledge and confidence. Your satisfaction is our priority!
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Caring for Children with Special Needs allows nannies to gain the essential knowledge and skills necessary to provide exceptional care for children with diverse needs. Throughout the course, participants explore the fundamentals of special needs care, delve into factors affecting children's development, and acquire insights into speech, language, and communication needs, as well as social, emotional, and mental health needs, cognition, and learning differences. The course also provides a comprehensive understanding of the autistic spectrum and emphasises the importance of partnership working and early intervention. By completing this transformative journey, nannies are equipped with the tools and expertise to make a positive difference in the lives of children with special needs, creating nurturing and inclusive environments for their growth and development.

Are you ready to develop your skill set as a professional nanny?

Caring for Children with Special Needs

This course provides comprehensive training and knowledge to effectively support and care for children with diverse special needs.

Caring for Children with Special Needs


Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I enrol in a nanny course?

In a competitive field like nannying, trust is paramount. By showcasing a recognised professional qualification on your CV, you distinguish yourself as a trustworthy and competent caregiver in the eyes of employers.
Moreover, our courses not only equip you with a comprehensive understanding of childcare but also provide you with a fresh skill set to excel in your future roles. You will emerge from our courses with enhanced expertise, ready to make a positive impact in your next position.

I already have experience with children, what can I gain by enrolling in an official International Nanny Institute course?

Whether you are currently working as a nanny or considering entering the field, it is never too late to enhance your professional profile and revitalise your skill set with a professional nanny qualification. Our courses are designed to introduce you to essential skills, concepts, and methodologies that can be seamlessly integrated into your daily routine, ultimately benefiting the children under your care. Embrace the opportunity to elevate your expertise and make a lasting impact in your role as a nanny.

Are all the courses fully online, or do I have to be present in a physical classroom?

All of our courses are entirely online. You can study on any device that has an internet connection, and there is no need to be present in a physical classroom.

Can I study offline or do I need internet connection?

Unfortunately our courses are not available offline, and you do need a stable internet connection in order to complete them.

Can I study on my iPad, tablet, iPhone or smartphone?

Of course, you can! The International Nanny Institute is fully responsive on all kinds of electronic and devices. For the best experience, you can use the mobile version of Google Chrome, if your device supports it.

What type of courses do you offer?

At the International Nanny Institute, our professional nanny courses are carefully developed to equip nannies for their caregiving roles. These comprehensive courses cover a wide range of topics, providing nannies with a deep understanding of effective childcare within a domestic environment.

How long will it take to complete the courses?

Our courses can take anywhere from 6 hours to 75 hours to complete depending on the course.

What happens if I don't pass the exams? Can I retake the course?

Rest assured, in the event that you do not pass the exams on your first attempt, there's no need to worry. You will have the opportunity to retake them. However, we highly recommend revisiting the readings, materials, and slide presentations, dedicating extra time to studying and adequately preparing for the exams. You are welcome to retake the exams as many times as necessary to ensure your success.

Once I complete the training courses, will International Nanny offer me a job?

Once you have successfully completed a course, you have the option to enhance your CV or resume with it and apply to a wide range of desired jobs or agencies. Additionally, as a student of our Institute, you are encouraged to explore the various opportunities available on the International Nanny website, giving you an added advantage with our Institute's certificate.
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