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Etihad graduates its 2,000th flying nanny

Etihad Airways has yet another nanny flying with the UAE national carrier.

Etihad announced the graduation of its 2,000th Flying Nanny, continuing its relationship with Norland, the respected UK-based higher education college which specialises in early years education.

This Norland-approved training ensures that Etihad’s cabin crew members who transfer to become Flying Nannies, can 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.

The bespoke training programme, devised by Norland specifically for the Etihad Airways Training Academy, provides cabin crew with the skills to support families on longhaul flights.

Linda Celestino, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Guest Experience, said: “Flying with a young family can be daunting, even for our most experienced guests, and the Flying Nanny role demonstrates our understanding of their needs and our unwavering commitment to making the journey as relaxing, entertaining and comfortable as possible – for both parent and child.”

Flying Nannies were introduced by Etihad Airways in September 2013, and are onboard to provide an extra pair of hands and to allow parents more personal time while they entertain the children.

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