Archive for September 2011

CPR training and the nanny

Hello! I’m writing today about a topic that we all know is very important, but it really hit home for me yesterday.  A TLC nanny, who I’ll call JC has been working with a family TLC placed her almost two years ago.

Earlier in the week, she was eating dinner with her charges when the fourteen month old began to choke on a small piece of pizza.  JC immediately reacted and went into what she called “save his life mode” and used her skills from CPR training.  JC was able to dislodge the food from his throat and calmly remedy the situation. JC was relieved to say the least — and I am so glad she shared her story with me.

Being a nanny, you are in charge and responsible for the safety of the children you care for.   Call TLC if you need resources on how or where to renew your CPR training, it might just be the most important thing you do.

Thank you JC, we are grateful for your ability to spring into action and handle the situation so well!

Jessica, TLC for Kids

Nanny Gatherings and Playdates – a solution for Nannies in St. Louis!

As the placement counselor at TLC for Kids, Inc. in St. Louis I am often asked by nannies about getting together with other nannies for playdates. After all, don’t I have a great network of nannies in St. Louis? Of course, the answer is yes, TLC has been placing nannies with families since 1985!
The problem I run into is that since TLC has such a wide radius that we place nannies, playgroups can be difficult for me to coordinate.
The last nanny I was working with really wanted to start a playgroup in South County, but she was having a hard time figuring out how to make it work. She definitely did not want all the way drive to University City for a playgroup.  I needed to come up with a way for nannies to freely set these things up together!
And so, the TLC “Meet-up” group was born. This is a group of nannies and sitters who want to get involved with other nannies in their area. Feel free to join and suggest an activity!

Check us out: http://www.meetup.com/TLC-for-Kids-Inc/ Follow the prompts and join – it’s free, fast and easy!

Thanks! Have a great week. Jessica