Kaya Nanny Training

Designed by a Nanny, for Nannies.

Hello lovely!

When I started Nannying in October 2009, I had just finished my A-Levels, moved to a new area and had no training or qualifications to my name. So, when I launched Freckles I wanted to provide both incredible training and a kick ass community of Nannies as standard, and here we are.

Kaya Nanny training is provided free of charge to all permanently placed Kaya Nannies. It’s not a pre-requisite to applying or being placed, as we’ve specifically designed it be most effective once you’re in role so that its practical and applicable.

Training covers; Baby Basics, Emotional Health, Family Cooking, Paediatric First Aid, Being a Kaya Nanny; the Basics and Safeguarding; an Introduction. Every course is tailored to those in the session. Early on in my Nannying career, one of my children was self harming and it changed my world for ever.

I hope you love as much as I do and I can’t wait to meet you!

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Residential Course

Day 1: Baby Basics OR Paediatric First Aid

Day 2: Emotional Health OR Family Cooking

Day 3: Emotional Health OR Family Cooking


Half Day Course

Being a Kaya Nanny; the Basics

Safeguarding; An Introduction

Next Residential Course; Friday 7 - Sunday 9 June 2019

*all courses are compulsory once successfully placed


The Baby Basics course will leave you feeling confident about not only being handed a baby as young as 12 weeks, but also fully equipped with the tools and knowledge of what to do. It covers the basics of nappy changing, bathing, making bottles, naps, safety and poorly babies.  

The course is certified, with a certificate awarded on completion.


You'll leave with the confidence to manage any first aid situation that might arise as the course covers; CPR, bandaging, allergies, burns and general bumps and scrapes. Furthermore, it covers these in relation to babies, toddlers and older children. The course is a 12hr blended course, with 6 hours of e-learning (completed in advance) and a 6 hour practical.

A fully accredited course, with a certificate awarded on completion. Valid for 3 years.


Delivered by the child psychologist Dr Maryhan, you'll leave equipped with the skills, tools and activities to support the emotional health of the children in your care. The course covers an introduction to emotional and mental health, anxiety, attachment, confidence and resilience. You go through practical activities and leave with a toolbox of activities ready to go. 

Dr Maryhan remains on hand throughout your time as a Nanny - and of course, as one of our trainees we’re here to support you too.

The course is certified, with a certificate awarded on completion.


Delivered by an experienced private chef and former food critic, the Family Cooking course will leave you confident with basic cooking skills, adapting recipes for dietary requirements and full of new ideas to take home and test.

The course is certified, with a certificate awarded on completion.

Being a Kaya Nanny; the basics

This course is delivered by Jo, Freckles Founder and will leave you feeling confident in; managing the relationship between yourself and the parents, your employers, running a home and the daily expectations, the basics of managing challenging behaviour.

The course is certified, with a certificate awarded on completion.

Safeguarding; an introduction

Provided by the NSPCC this course is completed at home in your own time and is discussed in summary during training with Jo at Being A Kaya Nanny; the Basics.

The course is certified, with a certificate awarded on completion.


  • Luxury accommodation (shared room, 2-3 per room)

  • Hot tub

  • Free transfers from Salisbury station

  • Copy of ‘The Kaya Nanny Companion’ (RRP: £49)

  • Fully catered with delicious food

  • Amazing company & lots of fun!



  • All training (except Paediatric First Aid) is provided free of charge to permanently placed Kaya Nannies

  • You can self-fund training prior to being placed; either as the full residential course or as standalone courses

  • We offer a financial contribution refund if you self-fund training and then are successfully placed


  • Friday 7 June - Sunday 9 June

  • Friday 13 September - Sunday 15 September

  • Friday 22 November - Sunday 24 November

If you have questions, queries or want to find out the cost to self fund then contact Becca at Team Freckles on 01225 722883 or training@freckleschildcare.co.uk