INA is a volunteer, not for profit educational association that is committed to providing information, education and guidance to the public and to industry professionals. We look to people like you, who are interested in the professionalism of the in-home child care industry, to partner with us and support our efforts.
As an INA member, you’ll have access to valuable industry information and tools you can use immediately to enhance your business and professional development. Here are several reasons to join INA today:
Make an Impact in the In-home Child Care Industry
We believe there is strength in numbers and that together, we can make a difference. As an INA member, you’re partnering with us to professionalize our industry, to promote quality in-home child care, to increase awareness about the nanny profession, and to educate parents about the benefits of hiring a qualified nanny to care for their children.
Professional Networking Opportunities
Network with industry professionals from all over the world to develop valuable relationships.
Team up with INA Members
As an INA member, you have the opportunity to join or head a committee, become a mentor, influence programs and processes or serve on the board of directors.
Publications, Forms and Tools at a discounted rate
INA offers a wide range of informative publications, employment forms, handouts and tools developed by industry experts—you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. INA publications include:
Providing Industry Standards
The INA has spent years working with industry professionals of all types to standardize the terms and practices in the industry. We encourage you to look through our website at our:
Relevant Articles for the Industry
INAVision is the Official Newsletter of the International Nanny Association and is emailed out several times a year to members of the association. The INA Weekly Brief is the official blog of the INA. Submissions are written by INA members, Board of Directors and Executive Board of Director members on topics related to the nanny industry. We invite and encourage our members to submit articles for consideration to be shared with our members and the general public. Submissions can be submitted via this form.
Nanny Salary and Benefits Survey
Read the summary of the 2014 INA Nanny Salary and Benefits Survey here.
Reduced Registration to our Annual Conference
Since 1985, when nanny agency owners, nannies and nanny educators from the United States, England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand gathered at Scripps College in Claremont, California, for the first INA conference, INA has continued its tradition of educational excellence.
INA Conferences offer educational tracks for the professional nanny, newborn care specialists and nanny agency owners and staff. Education focuses on skills, practice and theory. It attracts attendees from across the United States and from around the world.
Our Annual Conference also offers networking opportunities and educational workshops for nannies and businesses. INA Members receive conference registration discounts (includes discounts for staff members). Take advantage of conference sponsorship opportunities (your logo/link will appear on the conference web page) and program advertising opportunities. The annual conference is held in a different city each year and is typically scheduled in late Spring.
We encourage you to take a peek back at some of our previous Annual Conferences and to join us for our next one.
Members Only Access
Gain full access to our Video Library where we are building an educational toolbox for caregivers and businesses.
INA Online Membership Directory
Our online Member Directory features the name and contact information for INA Standard, Supporting, and Premium Members and is ideal for networking and locating industry professionals. Individual Members have the option of having their name, city and state listed.
Discounts on eStore Purchases
Members receive a 20% discount on select eStore purchases.
INA’s Governmental Affairs committee has a grassroots effort in the legislative arena that monitors legislation and activities related to our industry—both at the state and federal level. Stay informed!
INA Membership Logo
Help professionalize the industry by letting the world know you abide by INA’s Commitment to Professional Excellence and Recommended Practices. All Full INA Members receive a high-resolution INA Member logo that can be posted on their website and printed on their advertising literature. Nannies can feature the INA member logo and designation in their portfolio or on their resume. All INA Associate Members receive an INA Logo that denotes their classification for the first year of membership. Once Full membership is granted, the INA Member logo is available to them.
Standard, Supporting , and Premium Members can take advantage of our Job Board. Theres jobs are visible to anyone visiting our website and can help you recruit high-quality candidates from around the world.
Nanny of the Year™ Program
An opportunity to recognize the positive impact an INA nanny member has made in the lives of the children in her or his care. Only INA Full members can be considered for this honor. The Nanny of the Year™ (NOTY™) is selected annually and is announced during the annual conference. A special luncheon is held in the NOTY™’s honor. Companies have the opportunity to sponsor the luncheon and gain added exposure. 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. TheNOTY™ is expected to perform specific duties before, during and after the INA annual conference.
INA Service Pin Award Program
Individuals who have been employed as a nanny, nanny educator or business owner (referral agency or industry service provider) for five or more years (working a minimum of 24 hours per week) and are currently an INA Full member in good standing may apply for the INA Service Award Pin Program. The Harriette Grant Service Award Pin is presented to nannies and specialty nannies. 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.
INA Basic Skills Assessment and INA Credential Exam
All Members receive 20% discount on these through the eStore.
The INA Nanny Basic Skills Assessment
This Assessment was developed to assess a nanny’s basic child care knowledge. The INA Nanny Basic Skills Assessment is a 40 question, timed, multiple-choice exam that is available to be taken online. The assessment addresses health, safety, nutrition, professionalism and child development.
The INA Nanny Credential Exam
This Exam was authored by leading childcare experts and sets a tangible bar for nannies to prove themselves as top level professionals. This credential sets the standard that all in-home child care providers seek to attain. The exam is a timed exam with 100 questions and an essay question. There is an online study guide available.
INA Mentor Program
This members-only program fosters nanny development, career, and business enhancements by pairing seasoned INA member nannies or businesses with individuals who are new to INA or the industry. The INA has a Caregiver Mentor Program and an Agency Mentor Program to provide personal guidance and non-legal advice to nannies, newborn caregivers or agencies who are either just starting our or facing a complicated issue in their business or career.
Nanny Support Groups
Don’t miss out on our listing of Nanny Support Groups. If we missed a group, please email the information to us.
Through the commitment of hundreds of volunteers working toward a common goal, the INA is the original umbrella organization for the in-home child care industry. Take advantage of what we’ve done and what we are doing. Please join us – we’d welcome your contributions. If you are interested in being contacted about helping out in an INA committee, please fill out this form.