Positive Discipline for Nannies

Sproutable's Nanny Certification

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Welcome to Sproutable's Positive Discipline for Nannies, an online certification.


This course gives the framework of Positive Discipline when caring for children. You will learn to discipline with firmness and kindness, cultivate a sense of belonging and significance through mutual respect and encouragement, and set the foundation for important social and life skills. Learn tools and principles to invite cooperation, build strong relationships and find the joy and humor in everyday moments.

The result? Capable, confident and remarkable kids.

This course is specific to young children, about 12 months to 6 years old. You will learn through examples with these ages and the tools and principles can be applied to younger and older children as well.

It reminds us to ask...

Am I connecting?

Am I inviting capability?

Am I teaching?

How am I modeling?

What do they need to learn?

Course Curriculum

Starting at $75 USD

Access for one year

1. Embracing challenges to teach life skills

2. Calming big emotions

3. Adlerian theory: the belief behind behavior

4. Cracking the code: what their behavior is really saying

5. Teaching children how to think for themselves

6. Discipline styles: kind & firm

7. Making routines fun

8. Teaching intrinsic motivation

9. Empowering children with knowledge and practice

10. Solutions for misbehavior


  • 10 topics covering the foundation of Positive Discipline
  • Videos of real nannies and children
  • Self-paced
  • Examples and tools specific to Young Children
  • Downloads with scripts & tools
  • A professional portfolio to share with employers
  • Monthly live coaching
  • Unlimited Q&A
  • Learn online + FREE mobile app


Danielle T., Nanny

Unlimited Personalized Support
Unlimited email Q&A and monthly coaching calls. Yes, we’ll answer all your questions! (Even the “yeah, but” ones.) This is like having us as your new bestie. You can ask us anything.

Portfolio & Downloads
Every chapter includes downloads to deepen your learning. By the end of the course, you will have a complete portfolio to share with employers that outlines your principles and tools to turn behavior challenges into opportunities to learn and grow.

You will receive a Sproutable certificate to document the completion of the course.

What is Positive Discipline?

We incorporate Dr. Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline based on the theories of psychologists Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs. Positive Discipline helps children feel a sense of significance and belonging through learning important life skills of empowerment, self-reliance and cooperation. This discipline style encourages kindness and firmness at the same time:

Kindness is the way we interact and connect with children, honoring their dignity and respecting their needs.

Firmness is the way we respect ourselves and the needs of the situation, as well as following through with what we say we are going to do.


We’re nice people. We’re not trying to sell you something you don’t need. As parents and former nannies ourselves, we created Sproutable because we want to help. We promise to give you your money back if you’re not satisfied. 100%, no questions asked.

Visit our website for more: www.besproutable.com

Purchasing for your nanny?

Download this free Employer Discussion Guide to go along with the nanny certification. Get on the same page as your caregiver. Find mutually respectful solutions to challenges together. Show them that you believe in their professional development.

Sproutable's online courses are officially licensed Positive Discipline products.

Topic List

  Cracking the code: What their behavior is really saying
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?
You will have access to the course for one year from your purchase date. You can learn at your own pace and go back and re-watch and re-read anything you want for an entire year! If you wish to renew your access, you can do so for $39.99 and receive two more years of support!
What if I am unhappy with my purchase?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact Teachable within 30 days to get a full refund. Or, email us! We will help you out. [email protected]
Do I get to download the videos?
So sorry, but you will not be able to download the videos. This helps us protect the content so no one else can sell it and it allows us to update the videos when we get important feedback from our community. Instead, you will be able to access the videos and information in the course for 1 whole year. You will also receive downloads you can save to help remind you of the tools from the videos. Don't forget that we are always here to you too. Questions can also be sent to [email protected] at any time.
How does the unlimited coaching work?
You can email us your questions at any time and our expert team will send you answers within 72 hours. There is NO limit on the amount of email questions you can send. We also offer monthly live coaching calls to answer specific questions and challenges. These calls are scheduled once per month as long as you are enrolled in the course. Coaching calls and emails continue if you purchase a renewal at the end of your one year access. We are here for you!
Will this course work for older or younger children?
Although this course is created with examples for specific ages (12 months to about 6 years old), the tools and principles work for children younger and older, through elementary school. Reach out if you have a question of how this will work for your personal situation: [email protected]
What do I have to complete to receive my certification?
You must complete a quiz for each of the 10 chapters, plus a one-page reflection at the end of the course. You will also receive a portfolio to share with employers that you can customize to make personal to you. The portfolio does NOT need to be completed to receive a certificate. Reach out with any questions here: [email protected]

Your Instructor

Positive Discipline
Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline is a program designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the best selling Positive Discipline books by Dr. Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, Cheryl Erwin and others, it teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults (including parents, teachers, childcare providers, nannies).

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