23 FebA day in the life of an Ayi…
The word Ayi directly translates as ‘aunt’; we use it as a term for our Butterfly nannies. Really, we are so lucky to have a team of dedicated, hard working and kind Ayis. Just like the nurses, our Ayis’ workload is based around one special ingredient; love.
Each Ayi is assigned care of three butterflies. As continuity of care is very important for our children, the same Ayis care for the same children when they are on shift. The beginning of a shift involves an assessment of the child, what they may require, and whether they need nursing intervention.
Medication is always given at specifically tailored times under the nurses’ guidance and directions. Any difficulties or issues are closely monitored and reported to nursing staff if necessary.
Sometimes, the Ayis will bring the children out for day trips, to the playground, to parties and for other special occasions. Other days are spent playing with them in the playroom, singing songs and putting life into every day.
The Ayis and nurses work closely together to ensure that the very best of care is given to our children. Most of all, our Ayis strive to let every Butterfly know just how loved they are. We are so thankful for the Ayis who work in the Butterfly Home and for their kind, loving hearts.