Qatar is set to launch an academy for the training of nannies next year, an initiative of Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, the emir's wife.
The Qatar Nanny Training Academy will be launched in April and will provide educational and training services in childcare.
Rabia Kerzabi, a member of the academy's founding committee said in comments published by Qatar News Agency that the academy aims to attract female students to train with it for 10 months.
They will then qualify as nannies for Qatari and Arab families and will be able to care for children with adhering to Islamic traditions, QNA said.
The academy, which is based on partnerships with international expertise in the field of childcare, will be free to join, the news agency added.
The academy will provide a wide range of courses ranging from hygiene and nutrition to entertaining children and first aid.