INA Service Award Pin Program

In celebration of INA’s 25th anniversary, the association launched the INA Service Award Pin program.photo682

Individuals who have been employed as a nanny, nanny educator or business owner (referral agency or industry service provider) for 5 or more years (working a minimum of 24 hours per week) and are currently an INA member in good standing may apply for the INA Service Award Pin.

The Harriette Grant Service Award Pin is presented to nannies and specialty nannies.  This award pin, named in honor of Harriette Grant, reflects Harriette’s dedication to the nanny profession.  Ms. Grant was a founding member of INA, a founding member of the Association of DC Area Nannies (ADCAN) and was selected as INA’s very first Nanny of the Year in 1990.  Ms. Grant later went on to be a co-founder of the National Association of Nannies (NAN).

The INA Service Award Pin is presented to nanny educators, referral agency owners (or their staff), and business owners (or their staff) who serve the in-home child care industry.

The Service Award Pin program originated within the National Association of Nannies in 1995. Thanks to the dedication and generosity of past NAN members, the Service Award Pin concept will continue on within INA and will share the same goal of recognizing those within the in-home child care industry for their hard work, dedication and commitment to professional excellence.

Each year at the INA Annual Conference, Service Award Pins are presented during the INA Service Award Pin Breakfast. Recipients must be present at the Annual Conference to receive their award pins.

The 2015 INA Service Award Pin application deadline is January 15, 2015.

Applicants Must:

o    Be a current INA member to be eligible for an INA Service Award Pin.

o    Must attend the 2015 Annual Conference to receive your INA Service Award Pin.

o    If working in the United States, must be able to accept work legally.

o    Must submit an official application, a one page resume outlining complete work history (for nannies), a one page educational and/of professional background history (for educators/business owners or staff) and a bio.

o    Must submit a $10 application processing fee.

Click here for the 2015 INA Service Award Pin Application