It’s All in the Moment
Sunday, August 30th, 2015
Giraffe Training Academy had a wonderful training day on baby and infant care
Giraffe Childcare’s Training Academy hosted a training day for over 60 practitioners on Saturday with Lilian Joyce from Early Childhood Ireland, delivering a session on ‘’How Babies Learn, A Curriculum for Infants’’ and a follow-up session by Aoife Lee, parent coach for Giraffe, who covered ‘’Supporting Babies Sleep’’. There were also a range of demonstration and skills modules delivered by some of Giraffe’s experienced crèche managers to promote best practice in baby care.
Lilian started the day with an engaging session on capturing magical moments and emphasising that every moment we share with babies is a learning opportunity.
Five of our Giraffe managers then delivered some basic (and not so basic!) skills demonstrations in small focus groups. The detail covered feeding and weaning, relaxation techniques, nappy care and personal hygiene and first aid and healthcare. The sessions were both interactive and interesting and the team all had an opportunity to be hands on!
Following on from a busy morning we had a presentation from Aoife Lee who covered supporting babies with their sleep routines, promoting restful sleep environments and the science behind sleep. This was a very interesting session and we hope to roll this out to our parents as well in the Autumn.
It was great day and we all enjoyed refreshing and developing our skills. We have had some wonderful feedback from our practitioners and Giraffe Training Academy will host further workshops for all of our care groups.
A big thank you to Lilian, Aoife, our crèche managers, the central support team and all the practitioners who made the day such a success!
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