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People often ask me what it is that makes Newborn Care Solutions unique.  What sets us apart from other training companies out there. Even “why” they should take our program over others. I hear these and similar questions nearly every day. And sure, there are the standard answers: our training is designed and tailored specifically for the experienced nanny or childcare provider. We respect that you already know the basics and take you deeper into the material because we get right to the heart of it with our training, even at our Foundational level. We teach you the core of what you need to know to be a really good Newborn Care Specialist, but we teach it deeper and back →

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It’s fairly easy to spot the iconic British Nanny, trained and wearing a uniform as distinctive as their training—they are recognizable around the globe. And while their uniform is effective in helping distinguish them from others, it is not something the American nanny has embraced over the last few decades as the professionalism of the in-home childcare industry has risen in the USA. Instead, the American nanny, often highly educated and just as dedicated as their British counterparts, has traditionally worn “play clothes”—clothing that allowed them to get down on the floor or run at the park, and they have taken a bit of heat for their “less than professional appearance” on more than one occasion. But all that is →

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You’ve just had a baby—congratulations!!  And everyone wants to know when the baby was born, where, how much they weighed and what you named them. And as a new, proud parent, you want to shout your new joy from the rooftops, right? Not so fast according to Social Media Safety Experts. Children are one of the largest targeted groups of identity theft because their information is so readily available. Because of this, it is often not until they are ready to take off for college and apply for their first credit card or a student loan that ID theft is discovered. And of course, there are the creeps. The ones who target young children or even just steal their photos →

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There are a variety of options available for training as a Newborn Care Specialist. And each of them has something to offer you depending on where you are in your career currently and what your goals are for your NCS career. We often get asked: “Is this just the same as X, Y, Z company’s class?” The short answer is that even if the topic is similar, the chances are NO, it is not the same. Each training company has their particular target audience and goals for education and so they each take a slightly different approach.  And sometimes you can take a class on the exact same basic subject and learn entirely different information or a different approach that →

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Whether it is the mommy wars, political issues or business competition, people seem all too willing to tear others down and far less often do we see people striving to build each other up; but I do see the building trend growing overall and it excites me. The industry of in-home childcare is no different. There is a lot of crossing of titles, blurred lines of responsibilities and confusion and misconceptions about who does what and in the process of trying to sort it out, it can get frustrating and it can sometimes get ugly. So we can be part of the problem, or we can be part of the solution. We at Newborn Care Solutions want to be just →

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Newborn Care Specialists aren’t just for the “traditional” families. We work with families of all kinds including married, single, LGBTQ, surrogacy and adoption. We work with single babies, multiples, even higher order multiples like quintuplets and sextuplets (yep, you read that right!). Recently one of our company experts and student NCS mentors, Nora Rivera, was privileged to work with a new family formed through adoption. She shared some of her thoughts with us and here is what she had to say. Newborn Care Solutions: Tell us about your current position.Nora: I am working with a single mother who adopted a newborn baby boy. Newborn Care Solutions: What drew you to working in this particular position?Nora: I was drawn to this →

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Recently I had a chat with a friend that made me sad and happy all at the same time. She is a friend I have known for years and a fairly new mother—within the last year. She also took one of my classes to learn more about being a Newborn Care Specialist. Our Foundational NCS Training Program is quite comprehensive and covers not just the fun stuff of new babies—it also covers the hard stuff. Even the stuff people still seem reluctant to talk about, including Post-Partum Depression. The part that made me sad was that my friend shared with me that while she has known about it for years, seen it in clients and knows it is a very →

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We at Newborn Care Solutions are so amazingly privileged to have a team of amazing mentors for our students and also available as Expert Resources to our parents! Today, on their FIRST BIRTHDAY, we feature a story of Apio and Acen, a story that one of our mentors played a huge role in creating. Annie Duguid is a Newborn Care Solutions Graduate and one of our Company Expert Mentors. She has over twenty years’ experience caring for newborn babies including many sets of multiples, countless preemies and over 9 years’ experience working  in Africa, running 3 of the largest orphanages for abandoned children on the continent.   We are so very proud of the work Annie has done, the way →

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I have worked with multiples for many years—and whether it is 2, 3, or even 6 (yes, I have helped take care of sextuplets), there is a special joy that comes from helping a family who is having multiples realize it will be OK, they will make it through this, and that I can show and teach them skills that will not only make their first few weeks and months of life manageable, but even enjoyable.   Many years ago, I earned the nickname “Triplet Nanny” while working with an amazing family in Scottsdale, Arizona. That family was particularly special to me because it had been a long time since I had done a live-in job, and it was such →

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