Day Mothers

The Day Mothers course is aimed at anyone who wants to operate a day mother or crèche service. These days there is great demand for quality childcare services and many women look into running such businesses from home especially if they have their own baby to look after. This comprehensive orientation covers all the essential legal, operational as well as marketing issues to give clear picture of what infrastructure needs to be in place. Several admin templates are also provided to ensure all routine paperwork is in order. Remainder of the course is based of our flagship childcare and first aid modules.

Day Mother courses are comprehensive and covers the following areas:


  • The Day Mother
  • Self image
  • Why be a day mother?
  • Relationship with parents
  • Terms of service
  • What is a Day Mother?
  • What is a playgroup?
  • What does the law say?
  • Basic regulations for out of home care
  • What is the new mom looking for?
  • Daymothers Qualities
  • Hygiene
  • Transmittable diseases
  • HIV/AIDS/TB Home policy
  • Communication
  • Relationship with employer
  • Telephone Etiquette


  • Daily routine and schedule
  • Child Hygiene, toy Hygiene
  • Nappy changing
  • Handling baby,
  • Bathing baby
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Nappy folding and sterilising,
  • Bottle-feeding
  • Introduction of solids
  • Sleep routines
  • Toddler care: Fun with food
  • Nutrition for Toddlers
  • Toilet training,
  • Discipline


  • Infant Stimulation,
  • Developmental milestones
  • Seeing & looking – infants
  • Seeing & looking – toddlers
  • Hearing & talking – infants
  • Hearing & talking – toddlers
  • Touching & feeling – infants
  • Baby Massage
  • Touching & feeling – toddlers
  • Movement & Motor Developm.
  • Movement & Motor Developm.
  • Social & Emotional Developm.
  • Intellectual Development
  • Toddler activities
  • Making Toys: posting box,
  • bottle with holes
  • scoop, funnel,
  • rhythm shakers
  • finger puppets
  • sieve
  • Play time recipes:
  • finger paint,
  • play dough


  • When to call the Emergency Services
  • Home Safety
  • Accidents that often occur
  • The Body
  • Emergency procedures
  • CPR for infants
  • CPR for toddlers
  • Drowning
  • Electrical Shock
  • Choking
  • Bites and Stings
  • Poisoning
  • Sick Children
  • Common Childhood illnesses
  • Giving Medication
  • Fever
  • Hypothermia
  • Convulsions
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Shock
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Fire Safety
  • Broken Bones
  • Head Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Nosebleeds
  • Blocked nose
  • Teething
  • Sunburn

“There are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” – Anne Lamott


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