The Alternative Nanny: Nurturing Happy and Respectful Children

In the world of parenting, there’s a rising star known as the “alternative nanny.” This unique caregiver stands out for their approach, emphasizing respect, calmness, and gentle parenting practices. They are well-versed in philosophies like Gentle Parenting, RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Pikler, and they play a crucial role in helping children grow up as well-rounded, happy learners while supporting parents in their journey.


Gentle Parenting, RIE, and Pikler all share the common thread of respecting a child’s autonomy and individuality.

Gentle Parenting focuses on empathetic communication, emotional connection, and fostering positive discipline. RIE encourages respectful observation, acknowledging a child’s needs and desires, and allowing them to develop at their own pace. Pikler emphasizes the importance of free movement, independence, and secure attachment.

An alternative nanny, aligned with these principles, leads by example. They create a nurturing environment where children are encouraged to express themselves freely. Playtime becomes a wonderful opportunity for learning and growth. Outdoor adventures, nature exploration, and artistic activities are just a few of the ways they engage children in the world around them.

These caregivers promote consent by involving children in decision-making processes, even at a young age. From choosing their activities to resolving conflicts, children learn the value of their voice and the importance of respecting others’. Instead of punishments and timeouts, alternative nannies employ positive discipline techniques, helping children understand the consequences of their actions while maintaining their self-esteem.

Moreover, they emphasize no bribery, teaching children intrinsic motivation. Through open-ended play and exploration, children become independent learners, driven by curiosity and a love for discovery. This holistic approach doesn’t just benefit the child; it supports parents in their gentle parenting journey, creating a harmonious partnership.

In a world where the well-being of children is of paramount importance, the concept of the alternative nanny shines brightly. By fostering respect, consent, positive discipline, and independence, they help children become happy, well-rounded individuals, and they empower parents to embrace the gentle parenting philosophy. In this nurturing environment, children grow into confident, inquisitive learners, ready to take on the world with a smile.

Platinum Nanny works in close partnership with each of our families to find nanny candidates who carefully match their personal circumstances and particular family's requirements. Each family and child are different and different approaches will suit different children's personalities and needs.

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