The NOTY™ award is presented annually by the International Nanny Association (INA) to recognize the personal achievements of a working nanny. INA’s Nanny of the Year™ (NOTY™) serves as an example of the best kind of nanny and represents a positive role model for our industry and association. The NOTY™ is expected to perform specific duties before, during and after the INA annual conference.
Introducing INA’s 2016 NOTY™, Helen McCarthy of the United Kingdom
Helen is a Qualified National Nursery Education Board (NNEB) Professional British Nanny with over 24 years’ experience as a Nanny, Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) and Childcare Consultant. She has devoted her career to the care of children at all stages of life, with all levels of needs. In 2000 Helen developed an exclusive focus on caring for newborn’s. As one of the pre-eminent NCS’s she amassed a deep understanding of the needs and development of newborns including premature infants, twins, triplets and babies with allergies and heart defects.
In 2015 Helen returned to nannying after attending the 2014 Nannypalooza conference. Helen now organizes weekly meet-ups, hosts parties for Nannies and their charges. Helen finds great pleasure in baking Birthday cakes for her fellow Nannies charges. This year she has planned London’s first National Nanny Training Day and Nanny Night Out. In 2017 she will face her biggest challenge, a 2-day Nanny Conference.