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Nanny training academy caters to Muslim Arab families in Qatar; 34 Arabic-speaking nannies inducted into second batch of training

Nanny training academy caters to Muslim Arab families in Qatar; 34 Arabic-speaking nannies inducted into second batch of training

This academic year, The Qatar Nanny Training Academy (QNTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) has welcomed 34 students to its second batch of childcare training.

With an increasingly diverse expat population in Qatar, many Muslim Arab families are unable to find nannies locally, who follow similar religious or cultural values. Realising the challenges these families face, the QNTA was established to provide Arabic-speaking nannies with an ability to impart Islamic values to kids.

The academy has strict selection criteria for candidates. A principal requirement is that the candidate must be a Muslim and be fluent in spoken and written Arabic.

According to a report in The Gulf Times, this year’s batch of students is from Arab countries, specifically from The Comoros and Djibouti. The training programme includes specialised courses in all aspects of childcare, including first aid, nutrition, hygiene, education, Arabic, Islamic and cultural studies. (Read full report here.)

For more details on how to recruit a QNTA nanny, visit their website.

Finding the right help has always been a hassle for working parents in Qatar. Read JustHere’s two-part series on the ‘The Nanny Dilemma’.

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