Etihad’s 2000th Flying Nanny has just graduated from the bespoke training program devised by Norland, the UK based higher education college specialising in ‘early years’ education.
The Etihad Airways Training Academy provides cabin crew with the skills to support families on long-haul flights and Etihad Flying Nannies combine their service and hospitality expertise with an appreciation of the childcare skills required to ensure outstanding service and inflight care for the airline’s younger guests.
Flying Nannies were introduced by Etihad Airways in September 2013, and are on board to provide an extra pair of hands and to allow parents more personal time while they entertain the children.
In September 2016, the airline introduced a new Flying Nanny Kit as part of a new range of ‘Etihad Explorers’ children’s activity packs, to keep its younger guests occupied while on board. The kit promotes greater interaction between nanny and child and contains an extensive range of fun items including Origami, games, pom-poms, flight certificates, tools for magic tricks and face-painting, and a ‘Flying Nanny stamp of approval’ which the nanny can use to reward children during their inflight activities.
TOP IMAGE: Claire Burgess, Head of Research, Consultancy and Training at Norland surrounded by the latest group of graduating Flying Nannies at the Etihad Airways Innovation Training Academy in Abu Dhabi