Services Offered by British American Household Staffing


Caregiver Education Program

Our classes are comprised of carefully curated, current, evidence-based information and advice from leading experts in the field of child development. They cover a wide variety of topics relevant to caring for children of all ages. Each lesson provides clear, simple developmental information, activity ideas, and concrete examples of how to incorporate this information into everyday interactions between caregivers and children. 

For all enquiries and scheduling, email education@bahs.com. 

Upcoming Workshops

No upcoming workshops scheduled. Please check back soon for updates.

Goals and Philosophy

Our goal is to elevate the quality of care children receive and provide educational opportunities for those who work with children. Our age specific class format ensures that the information presented is relevant and applicable to a caregiver’s current position and responsibilities. Instead of teaching strict protocols or providing a step-by-step instruction manual, we aim to provide information and ideas that will allow caregivers to provide the best care possible.

Our education and training classes have been designed to:

  • Instill a general understanding of child development that can be drawn on to effectively support and nurture children’s development
  • Present practical ideas for incorporating this knowledge into daily care
  • Provide caregivers with a tool box full of evidence-based information, proven strategies, and activity ideas
  • Proactively equip nannies with strategies for preventing (and handling) challenges that will inevitably arise
  • Debunk old wives’ tales and commonly held (yet ineffective, outdated, or detrimental) theories and approaches to handling common challenges and transitions. 
  • Be a source of fresh game, activity, craft, and toy ideas that are not only fun, but also benefit a child’s development
  • Respect that each child is unique and there is no “one size fits all” approach that is applicable to all children, families, or caregivers

Our Educator

Heading up our Caregiver Education and Training services is Ashley Mundt, M.Ed., CCLS. Ashley has a strong academic background and years of hands on experience working with children and families in private and group settings. She received both a B.A. in Sociology and Youth and Human Services from Pepperdine University and an M.Ed. in Applied Child Studies from Vanderbilt. Her training as a Certified Child Life Specialist enables her to support and guide children and families during medical interventions, chronic illness, and family/home crisis situations. Although she has worked in many different settings throughout her career (including homes, schools, camps, and hospitals), her passion (and bulk of experience) is working directly with families in private homes. Over the past 15 years, she has worked as a highly sought after nanny, parent educator, childcare consultant, and trained caregivers within private home settings. Ashley's background of extensive developmental education and hands on experience in luxury homes puts her in a unique position to understand what families, caregivers, and (most importantly) children need and help ensure those needs are met.

Group Classes

Our group classes are designed to provide an easily accessible way for all caregivers to acquire a general understanding of child development and raise the level of care they provide. Additionally, we strive to provide innovative and fresh ideas for games, activities, and crafts that nurture development and keep little ones of all ages busy. In order to keep information relevant to the current needs of a caregiver, all classes focus on development or topics for a limited age span.

Our classes and workshops are not meant to teach strict protocols or a provided a step-by-step guide to caring for children. We respect that each child is unique and there is no “one size fits all” approach that is applicable to all children, families, or caregivers. Instead of an instruction manual for childcare, we want to provide caregivers with a tool box full of information, proven strategies, and activity ideas that they can draw on to best support and nurture children’s development as well as handle challenges that will inevitably arise.

Introductory Prices

BAHS-Sponsored Workshops: $30
Single Workshop (75 minute): $75
Foundations of Development Series (five 90-minute classes): $450
Package of 5 Workshops: $340

BAHS-Sponsored Workshops

BAHS-Sponsored Workshops are group sessions that are offered to the nannies of British American families. These workshops held at British American Household Staffing provide educational opportunities, addressing child development along with practical ideas and strategies for incorporating this knowledge in order to elevate the quality of care children receive.

*All caregivers are welcome at these sessions, however, priority registration is reserved for nannies registered with British American Household Staffing.*

Single Workshops

Workshops are small group classes that can be registered for individually and will focus on specific topics within a targeted age range. They are a wonderful opportunity to add to your skill set, get fresh activity ideas, keep up with current recommendations, and learn tips that will help you stand out as a professional caregiver.

Foundations of Development Series

Our foundational series covers the basics of child development. Factual, science-backed, evidence-based information will be presented in an easy to understand format alongside practical application and how this knowledge should inform everyday care and interactions with a child. Ideas and directions for interactive activities that nurture each area of development will be provided with explanations as to how and why they are beneficial. The series is comprised of five 90- minute classes covering a child’s:

  • Physical Development
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • Moral Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Language Development

Private Lessons (in home)

All of our classes and workshops are available for presentation within the comfort of your own home. Ashley is able to customize the lesson to each individual child, caregiver, and household. If you are interested in scheduling a private session, please email Education@bahs.com for more information on availability.

All lessons (including our foundational series classes) are available in 60 or 90-minute sessions.

Developmental Foundation Series:
Our foundational series of five developmental-based educational lessons cover children’s: physical, social/emotional, moral, cognitive, and language development. In order to ensure that the information presented is relevant and helpful to your current situation, these foundation series cover a limited age range (e.g. 0-6 months, 2-3 years, etc.)

Individual Workshops:
Individual workshops are offered in private settings on a variety of topics and can be customized to meet your needs.
Examples include:

  • Handling tantrums
  • Sleep and nap transitions
  • Learning colors and shapes through play
  • Early literacy
  • Potty training
  • Establishing healthy eating habits
  • Responding to aggressive behavior
  • Setting limits and discipline
  • Separation anxiety
  • Staying busy and stimulated when stuck inside
  • Travel tips: keeping kids happy and busy on the road

What to Expect

All of our candidates have years of private home experience, are fully vetted, thoroughly interviewed and background checked, and have stellar references.

Why work with a staffing agency?

Save Time

At BAHS, our expert team sources qualified candidates and conducts a rigorous screening and interviewing process. Through our vetting process, you won’t waste time meeting candidates that are not a good fit for your lifestyle and family. Reference screening and background checks are also handled by our team to ensure only the highest quality candidates meet with our clients.

Expert Attention to Details

A staffing agency is dedicated to the success of your home. BAHS’s expert placement specialists will be able to understand your needs and help identify the best solutions to staffing your home. You will be supported through the entire hiring process; including advisement on salaries, benefits, schedule and any relevant tax information in your state.

Third Party Perspective and Personalized Care

BAHS’s belief in matchmaking sets us apart from other staffing agencies. Our recruiters will work with you to understand your unique needs and match you with candidates that can provide high quality service and care. For us, success is a placement that results in a contented home and staff who enjoy long-term job fulfillment.

Regardless of what your family is looking for, it is BAHS's utmost goal to provide you exactly with what you need.

 

To learn more about our process, view our standards.

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Areas We Serve

British American Household Staffing is the leading domestic staffing agency serving New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and London.