FAQ

ABOUT CERAMIC CHIPS

Wie reinige ich meine Haut vor der FEELVAL Anwendung richtig?


Deine Routine startest du mit sauberer Haut. Zuerst wäscht du dein Gesicht gründlich und befreist es von Schmutz und Staubpartikeln. Dazu kannst du eine Naturseife passend zu deinem Hauttyp verwenden. Die Seife kannst du mit einer weichen Gesichtsreinigungsbürste aufschäumen und mit kreisenden Bewegungen in deine Haut einmassieren, ohne sie dabei zu strapazieren. Für eine porentiefe Reinigung kannst du auch ein Peeling benutzen. Um den Ausgleich zwischen Stimulation und Regeneration zu wahren, solltest du dein Peeling oder die Bürste nur ein bis zweimal die Woche anwenden. An den anderen Tagen kannst du dein Gesicht einfach sanft mit den Händen reinigen. Bei sehr trockener Haut achte jedoch darauf, das richtige Peeling zu verwenden, um die Haut nicht zusätzlich zu strapazieren.




Warum brauchen Haut und Seele insbesondere in den kalten Wintermonaten viel Aufmerksamkeit?


Durch die ständigen Temperaturschwankungen sowie warme und trockene Heizungsluft wird unserer Haut viel Feuchtigkeit entzogen. Das macht sie anfällig und empfindlich. Unsere Haut ist immer bemüht, ihre natürliche Schutzfunktion beizubehalten und uns vor Austrocknung zu bewahren. Um eine konstante Körperwärme zu gewährleisten ziehen sich bei Kälte die Blutgefäße unter unserer Haut zusammen. Das führt dazu, dass die Durchblutung, der Stoffwechsel und die Sauerstoff- und Nährstoffversorgung beeinträchtig sind. Je niedriger die Temperaturen draußen sind, desto weniger arbeiten unsere Talgdrüsen, um schützende Hautfette zu produzieren. Auf diese Weise geht ein Teil des natürlichen Hautschutzmantels verloren und wir sehen blass und das Hautbild matt aus. Wir können auch über die Ernährung unserer Haut dabei unterstützen, sich von innen heraus zu stärken. So ist eine ausreichende Flüssigkeitszufuhr – beispielweise in Form von Kräutertees – für eine gute Durchblutung der Haut und einen gut funktionierenden Stoffwechsel sehr wichtig. Ausreichend Obst und Gemüse sollte natürlich in den täglichen Speiseplan eingebaut werden.




Warum Gesichtsmassagen?


Regelmäßige Gesichtsmassagen sorgen für eine gesunde und gutaussehende Haut. Als Anti-Aging Methode wirkt die Massage auch gegen Unebenheiten und Unreinheiten. Sie sind sehr erholsam und sollten entweder täglich oder zumindest einmal die Woche durchgeführt werden, ganz besonders dann, wenn Ihre Haut vitalisiert werden muss. Entweder morgens oder abends, so wie es in deinen Alltag zu integrieren ist.




Welches Gesichts-Öl für welchen Hauttyp?


Für normale Haut und Mischhaut empfehlen wir das Gesichts-Öl MAAT. Das Gesichts-Öl SELENE ist besonders gut für sensible Haut und Akne geeignet, da es keine ätherischen Öle enthält.





ORDERS AND SHIPMENT

Do I have to be a US Nanny member to earn a Credential?


No. US Nanny Association Member is encouraged but not required. However, Credential applicants must agree to follow the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.




Do I have to be a United States citizen or resident?


No. Our Association is named the US Nanny Association to communicate a commitment to US laws and customs. The US Nanny Association welcomes all persons who embrace the mission and values.




Why are there minimum age requirements?


In the United States, the legal age to work part-time is age 16 and the legal age to work full-time is age 18. Although exceptions exist, these age-work requirements mean applicants should be at least age 18 through 21 in order to complete the required years of paid childcare experience. Age and maturity are also factors that differentiate supervisory babysitting from nanny work.




Can the CPR and First Aid certification be expired?


No. All credential applicants must have current certification in adult and child CPR and first aid from a reputable training organization. First Aid and CPR classes are available in local communities and online.




How do I submit the required documents?


When you sign up, you will immediately recieve a link to a private student account. Check your spam or junk folder if you don't see the email in your inbox. After signing in, you will link to the instructions and location to upload files. Files must be submitted digitally and are accepted in the following formats: pdf. jpg, jpeg, png, doc, or docx.




What qualifies as childcare work experience?


To qualify as childcare work experience, a paid position must include direct supervisory responsibility to care for at least one child between the ages of 0 and 13 and/or up to age 18 if the child has been diagnosed as special needs. Childcare experience includes working as a babysitter, nanny, daycare worker, teacher, pediatric nurse, summer camp counselor and other child centric positions. To qualify as newborn and infant work experience, the child must be between 0 and 12 months old. Caring for siblings, family members, dependents, and/or childcare experience when the applicant was less than 16 years old does not qualify.




What if I worked for a family off the books (undocumented)?


While the US Nanny Association encourages legal employment, it is common in the US for childcare providers to be paid in cash and not declared as domestic employees. If paystubs and/or W2 documents are not available, a verification form can be provided to current and formers employers who can complete and sign the form, attesting to an applicant’s work experience.




What work experience documentation is required?


To communicate paid childcare work experience, you will complete a work experience form and provide a form of verification. In the work experience form, you will provide information about the employer, dates, location, job title, type of childcare, hours worked, address, and contact information. Verification of employment can be provided by submitting a paystub or W2. If these documents are not available, the employer can complete and sign a verification form.




What qualifies as childcare training?


Childcare and early childhood education is a very broad category and you are empowered to choose any reputable training course or program. The National Standards provide insights on the skills and knowledge needed to pass the proficiency exams. A reputable training organization is defined as one that provides a certificate of attendance, transcript, diploma or certificate that includes the applicant’s name, date of training, title of the training program or course, and number of hours or credit hours of training completed.




What education and training documentation is required?


To document a high school diploma, general education diploma (GED) or equivalent secondary education, submit a copy of your high school diploma, GED or equivalent. International high school equivalent (secondary) education is accepted but must be submitted in its original form and translated into English. To document training for the NCP, NICP and continuing education requirement, submit a certificate of attendance that includes the applicant’s name, date of training, title of the training program or course, and number of hours or credit hours of training completed. To document training for the PNCP requirements, submit a transcript from a post-secondary institution (community colleges, trade schools, and universities licensed by the US Department of Education or accredited by an agency approved by the US Department of Education).




Is the US Nanny review course required?


No, the US Nanny review course is an optional resource. The review course is a recorded presentation that can viewed online and on-demand using a computer or smartphone. The course reviews every standard in order and comes with a study guide that can be downloaded and filled out as you take the course. The course and study guide can be used to prepare for the proficiency exam.




Is financial aid available?


No but the US Nanny Association offers some scholarships to members and scholarships may pay for the review courses and credential fees. Many private organizations and individuals including nanny agencies, family-employers, industry leaders, and childcare business offer scholarships and financial aid.




How much time is allowed to take the exams?


When your application has been reviewed and approved, you will receive a link to take the exam. The link will be single use and private to your account. Upon receiving the exam link, you will have up to 3 weeks to compete the exam. The exams are online and are digitally monitored. The NCP and NICP credential exam has 100 multiple choice questions and you have two (2) hours to complete the exam. The PNCP credential exam has 200 multiple choice questions. You have four (4) hours to complete the exam. All exams require at least 80% to pass.




What training program or classes should I sign up and take?


We recommend one of our organization partners but you can choose your training based on your goals, skills and interest. Any reputable organization that issues a certificate of completion will count toward the NCP, NICP and continuing education requirements. The PNCP training requires an official trade school, college, or university transcript.




Will a Credential help me get a US visa?


No. US Nanny Association membership and/or earning a NCP, NICP or PNCP Credential will in no way help individuals obtain a visa to the US or any other country nor will it help companies gain a visa or immigration for their nannies to another country.




How is the exam proctored?


The exam is proctored virtually. You can take the exam when you are ready, in your home. Your computer camera will be activated and the session will be recorded.




Do parenting and foster classes count for training?


Yes, the NCP and continuing education programs recognize any reputable child-related training program.




Are the National Standards, Review Courses and Exams available in other languages?


Not yet but we plan to invest in translations as soon as resources are available or we get a sufficient number of qualified volunteers.




Why does the PNCP credential require college classes?


While any reputable training that issues a certificate of completion is accepted for NCP, NICP and continuing education, the PNCP credential is designed to ensure higher quality training and requires a college transcript. Community colleges and trade schools are an affordable and flexible option for this training. Investing in post-secondary (college) classes confirms the candidate completed training taught by approved and credentialed faculty and is part of an approved childcare curriculum. College classes also require a performance metric to ensure the student comprehends the material. Transcripts communicate this information as well as the organization providing the training to confirm the college or trade school complies with the US Department of Education standards (or international equivalent).




Can I see example exam questions?


Yes. The credential program includes a practice exam. The NCP and NICP practice exam have 25 questions and the PNCP practice exam has 50 questions. Here are some example NCP questions.

  1. Conforming to conventional expectations of social behavior by not texting and driving, making eye contact when speaking with another person, and wearing appropriate clothes to work is demonstrating which of the following professionalism traits?
    • Etiquette
    • Authenticity
    • Humility
    • Integrity

  1. Smiling and saying thank you to the checkout clerk, not swearing at the driver who cut you off, and putting aside your phone when talking with others is demonstrating which professionalism trait?
    • Patience
    • Perseverance
    • Role model
    • Forgiveness

Here are some example NICP questions.

  1. What are the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations regarding breast feeding?
  • Continued breastfeeding for 18+ months
  • Exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months
  • Breast and formula feed for 3 months
  • Formula feed after 12 months
  1. What is the hive-like rash made up of red blotches with pale or yellowish bumps on the baby’s skin?
  • Erythema toxicum
  • Vernix
  • Pustular melanosis
  • Lanugo

Here are some example PNCP questions.
  1. Amanda is a nanny for 6-year-old Connor. When communicating with Connor, Amanda likes to share details, timelines and communicates well thought-out plans in a step by step manner. What type of communication style is Amanda using?
  • Analytical
  • Intuitive
  • Functional
  • Personal

  1. Lori failed to properly secure her 3-year-old charge in the back of the car for a quick trip to the corner store. Lori’s car was hit by another car, the accident was not Lori’s fault, and the child was injured. The parents are suing Lori for negligence. Do they have a basis for this lawsuit?
  • No, because Lori was not at fault for the accident
  • Yes, because Lori did not use the ordinary standard of care, as standard care requires the proper use of a car seat
  • No, because the child is over the age of 2 and a car seat or restraint is not required
  • No, because they hired Lori to care for their child and therefore trusted her judgement




Are there any discounts?


Yes. If you are an organization, agency, nanny group or business seeking to invest in more than 5 review classes and/or credentials, you may be eligible for a discounted group rate. Contact info@usnanny.org for additional information.




If I take the US Nanny review course, am I guaranteed to pass the exam?


No. While the review course will provide training on the national standards, completing the review course does not guarantee a passing grade on the proficiency exam.