NANNYGUARDS (SM) training course by Athena Academy

Athena Academy announce NANNYGUARDS (SM)  a premiere and elite company that not only aids families with placement, through our network of NANNYGUARDS authorized placement agencies, but also provides the world’s first Certified Child Protection Specialist training (CPS).  No other agency in the world meets our stringent training and placement guidelines.

NANNYGUARDS offer a distinct service over traditionally trained nannies.  With training in ways to protect your family from stalkers, paparazzi, kidnap attempts and more.  NANNYGUARDS are not acting in the capacity of a bodyguard, rather a nanny whose training is equivalent to that of a bodyguard but their overall responsibility is the care and keeping of children as dictated historically and in modern times.  Not only do Nannyguards have the necessary training to mitigate exposure to negative events, but in the rare event they are faced with decisions on how to ensure the safety of the children they look after NANNYGUARDS are prepared to do what it takes to ensure children’s safety.  With training that is far superior in the management of intentional or unintentional acts of harm, NANNYGUARDS are fulfilling their role as overall caregiver.

Services are provided to families of all types, including: celebrity, executive, reality TV, and dignitary families.  Additionally, our services are even used for those families that maybe travelling often times in hostile parts of the world.

All nannies have a responsibility to carefully look after the direct and indirect actions of the children they are responsible for.  This includes supporting the physical, social, emotional, creative, and intellectual development of the children of the family.

NANNYGUARDS  company started by a group of security consultants, nannies, bodyguards and private investigators, is an answer for those that would like more peace of mind when hiring a nanny/manny. Our collective experience in protecting people, working in federal law enforcement, investigating identies and habits of individuals, travelling in foreign countries, training bodyguards and working with children uniquely qualifies us to help shape the next generation of nannies.

Not only are we keen professionals in background investigating all potential Nannyguards, but we also are very experienced in teaching and training, providing protective services for individuals and families, working in high-risk situations and more.  Although Nannyguards is not a security service provider, we are a security training group that provide nannies with the ability to look at their position from a different point of view.

Nannyguards is borne from the changes occurring in our world today.  With strange, unusual, violent and unforeseen circumstances occurring on a daily basis, Nannyguards is the answer to ensuring quality childcare.  Not only do we surpass every nanny agency in “screening” (we investigate) we also bring the future of childcare through the introduction of increased situational awareness.

If all nannies/mannies are experienced and come with good qualifications this makes things equal.  However, if the nanny has this background and then goes through Nannyguard certification, all things are no longer equal and we have just raised the bar in childminding services.

Athena Academy offers you the only training in the world that qualifies a NANNYGUARD by completing the Child Protective Specialist (CPS) course.  This unique and certified 7 day course will challenge nannies in ways they may have not thought possible.  For those who are interested in NANNYGUARD training, please contact

Denida Zinxhiria, CPSS

Founder, ATHENA Academy

Are Gaddafi females bodyguards overdoing it?

Are Gaddafi females bodyguards overdoing it?

When you see the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi with his personal security escort, one thing can comes to mind ‘’too much’’.  You can see 200-300 females bodyguards dressed in a military look and high heels…It makes you wonder if their role is to support their leaders image by being part of his harem or providing him security?   Are they part of the next Vegas act or is the local circus coming to town?  Is all this showmanship necessary? Is their role to impress western societies with their appearance and military discipline or to provide close protection services?  Does Colonel Muammar Gaddafi need to have the huge number of 200-300 female bodyguards every time he travelsl? How effectively they can react dressed like that?

We are sure that they have a degree of training and all of them are possibly ready to give their life for their leader and put themselves as a shield between the threat and Gaddafi.  One must wonder though, if a threat revealed itself how could they ever be positioned to stop it? The bottom line is that Gaddafi does this all for show and there is safety in numbers.  However, the show is nothing more than a sideshow.  Do we think that they could protect him? Yes, we do, but it is obvious that this “leader” is interested in having his own place in Las Vegas than being a diplomat with a reasonable security team.

Athena Academy supports the belief that a female bodyguard should be hired with the same requirements and have the same responsibilities as a male bodyguard. A female bodyguard is to be accepted in a close protection team as an equal to any others participating in the security detail and they are not there as “window dressings”.  In our courses Athena Academy female students receive the same level of training as their male colleagues.  In short, Gaddafi will never be treated as a real leader and his female bodyguards will never be revered as professionals.  However, I do hear that after Cher is done in Vegas there is an opening.

Denida Zinxhiria

Athena Academy Founder