Where do I start?
Once you decide to start bringing curriculum to your nanny job, the resources can be overwhelming.To get you started, here are a few questions to ask yourself.
- What are your goals with this curriculum?
- What age group are you working with?
- How much time do you have to spend on this each day/week?
Once you answered these questions, you can begin the actual planning. I tend to use this out line after I pick a theme.
- Sensory Bin
I usually will do 1 sensory bin, 1 book, 1-3 activities, 2-5 crafts, and 1-2 special snacks per month.
When you just starting out, try starting with one new activity or craft a week. Gradually work up to planning a month at a time. I am at a point where I know my themes for the entire year and have sensory bin supplies and books for multiple months. I didn’t start out this planned or organized. I have been curriculum planning for about 6 years now so I’ve worked towards being this organized over time.