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RIE Nurturing Nanny or RIE Foundations, Which Is Right For You?

If you are a nanny, both courses are open to you as options, and you may be wondering which one to take.

What the courses have in common:

  • Both are certified RIE courses, which means they are a standardized curriculum and can only be taught by a RIE Associate.

  • Both will help you learn more about Magda Gerber's Educaring Approach (RIE).

  • Both are open to both beginners and experts.

  • I teach both on the highly accessible Canvas Instructure platform, the same one used by many universities.

  • Both are designed to be accessible to people working and/or parenting full time.

  • Both include access to instructor office hours, one-on-one phone time with me.

  • Both courses offer payment in installments and opportunities for financial aid.

  • Both provide a digital certificate (but neither will certify you as a RIE professional...see the RIE Pathway if you are interested in that).

Nurturing Nanny is shorter and more affordable than Foundations, but Foundations is more comprehensive.

Many nannies appreciate that the Nurturing Nanny course content and certificate are specific to nannies, which helps them build their portfolio.

On the other hand, if you are interested in implementing this approach in other ways than nanny work—for example, as a parent coach or in a childcare center—you might find Foundations a more appropriate place to start. Many nannies take Nurturing Nanny first and then take Foundations after that if they want to go deeper.

Below is a chart that may help you understand what the two courses offer: