INA Weekly Brief

Category: Business Solutions


Conference Workshop Spotlight – Defining Your Agency as a Brand

Conference Workshop Spotlight – Defining Your Agency as a Brand Speaker: Brandy Schultz Topics: Branding “… [branding] needs to be applied to every interaction within the customer’s experience. ” In this post, we spotlight Brandy Schultz.  Ms. Schultz’s experiences as a travel nanny combined with her background in education reform and gender studies led her… Read more »


April 20, 2017

Top Tips for Phone Interviews

When applying for jobs, it’s more than likely that you will be in contact with the potential employers or placement agencies via phone prior to attending a face to face interview. Phone interviews are critical to recruiters and employers as they assist them in short listing applicants and ensuring that the applicant meets the selection… Read more »


Tags: , | October 20, 2016

Trends in Social Media for Nanny Agencies

Small business owners wear many hats, and have so many competing demands on our time that we often don’t know where to focus efforts for the biggest benefit to our bottom line. Social media is a big hot button, and I for one struggle with knowing which platforms to invest in, how to message, and… Read more »


Tags: , | April 9, 2015

Nanny Agency Benchmarking Survey

The International Nanny Association (INA) was delighted to partner with the Alliance of Professional Nanny Agencies (APNA) for the first ever Benchmarking Study in the U.S. nanny industry, specifically benchmarking nanny referral agencies. What is a benchmarking study? A benchmarking study is the process of comparing one’s business processes and performance metrics to industry bests or best… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 5, 2015

What to Expect from a Vacation Nanny

When planning a vacation with children it is an option when traveling with children to have a vacation nanny.  There are several reasons why people opt to have help on their vacation or during a family or business travel trip.  The reasons range from needing an extra set of hands during the family vacation, to… Read more »


Tags: , | February 19, 2015

INA’s New, Updated Nanny Basic Skills Assessment

Exciting news for the INA’s Nanny Agency members! The International Nanny Association is pleased to announce the launch of the Updated Nanny Basic Skills Assessment. The updates include current best practices and research-based content according to the National Association of Early Childhood Education, American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization and Industry Professionals from… Read more »


Tags: , | February 12, 2015

Nanny Employment Labor and Tax Law Changes for 2015

The rules and regulations surrounding domestic or household employment are constantly evolving. Here is a quick glance of 2015 household employment regulations. $1900 The wage base that triggers an employer’s responsibility for household employment taxes – the so-called “nanny tax” – continues to be $1900 of wages paid in a year. This applies to all… Read more »


Tags: , | January 20, 2015

Top 4 Reasons Professional Nannies Work with a Local Nanny Agency

As a career nanny, you have a number of avenues for finding a job, but finding just the right family can be a tricky task. You want to be respected for your experience and knowledge, compensated fairly, and treated as a professional. Using a local nanny agency can meet your needs and offers you peace… Read more »


Tags: , | January 6, 2015

Nanny Agencies and Copyright Law

Please note: The information presented below is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice.  A nanny agency expends valuable resources in the creation and maintenance of a nanny agency’s web site, printed materials and proprietary forms. All too often a nanny agency’s original work – whether it be blog posts, web content or… Read more »


Tags: , | December 2, 2014

Local Nanny Agencies Help Families Avoid Common Hiring Mistakes

When you are hiring a nanny, it can be tempting to make a quick decision based on instinct. However, you can avoid a number of common pitfalls if you work with a local agency. Agencies can educate you on your employer responsibilities, and will walk you through the entire hiring process to find a warm,… Read more »


Tags: , | November 5, 2014