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Category: News & Updates


What Ivanka Trump’s Proposed Changes to the Child Care Tax Credit Can Mean to the Nanny World

  When President Trump laid out his vision for America to Congress last week he highlighted his vision to make tax policy around child care more family friendly. Ivanka outlined a plan to allow families to deduct child-care expenses from their taxable income, with the amount capped at the average cost of child care in their… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 20, 2017

Four Tips for Avoiding Household Employment Tax Mistakes

By Tom Breedlove of HomePay by Breedlove   When a family decides to hire a nanny to care for their kids, both parties are completely focused on fit – financial, schedule, personality, etc. Once everything is aligned between family and caregiver, the final step is to make sure all the tax and legal aspects of… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 13, 2017

2017 INA Nanny of the Year Nominee – Candi Vajana

This week the INA is introducing you to our five outstanding nominees for INA Nanny of the Year.  Join us Monday, May 1, 2017 when we’ll announce our 2017 INA Nanny of the Year recipient, who will receive her honor at the upcoming INA Conference, on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Our fifth and final nominee… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 3, 2017

2017 INA Nanny of the Year Nominee – Kelly Smith

This week the INA is introducing you to our five outstanding nominees for INA Nanny of the Year.  Join us Monday, May 1, 2017 when we’ll announce our 2017 INA Nanny of the Year recipient, who will receive her honor at the upcoming INA Conference, on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Our fourth nominee is Kelly… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 2, 2017

2017 INA Nanny of the Year Nominee – Laura Schroeder

This week the INA is introducing you to our five outstanding nominees for INA Nanny of the Year.  Join us Monday, May 1, 2017 when we’ll announce our 2017 INA Nanny of the Year recipient, who will receive her honor at the upcoming INA Conference, on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Our third nominee is Laura… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 1, 2017

2017 INA Nanny of the Year Nominee – Catelin Matijevich

This week the INA is introducing you to our five outstanding nominees for INA Nanny of the Year.  Join us Monday, May 1, 2017 when we’ll announce our 2017 INA Nanny of the Year recipient, who will receive her honor at the upcoming INA Conference, on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Our second nominee is Catelin… Read more »


Tags: , , , | February 28, 2017

2017 INA Nanny of the Year Nominee – Kenda Horst

This week, INA will introduce you to our five outstanding nominees for INA Nanny of the Year. Join us Monday, May 1, 2017, when we’ll announce our 2017 INA Nanny of the Year, who will receive her honor at the upcoming INA Conference, on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Our first nominee is Kenda Horst from… Read more »


Tags: , , , | February 27, 2017

What Does a Thorough Background Check Look Like?

While INA’s Recommended Practices for Background Screening helps individuals and business understand the basics of background checks, it can be tricky to determine how to apply these recommendations to get the most from your background checks. This post will provide some guidance on these issues. The Social Security Number (SSN) Verification is a basic component… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , | February 23, 2017

What Membership Level Should I Be?

As the umbrella organization for the in-home child care industry, it is our goal is to make membership in the INA accessible and beneficial for everyone in the industry. Often we find that potential new members are confused about which membership level is best for them. Here are some helpful tips to know what the… Read more »


Tags: , | February 20, 2017

INA Town Hall – March 2, 2017

Over the last year every few months, the INA Board of Directors and staff has made ourselves available in real time to answer questions through our Town Hall Facebook events. Our next event is coming up on March 2, 2017, 8:00 – 9:00 PM US EST (see multiple time-zones below) The Board and staff will… Read more »


Tags: , , | February 16, 2017