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Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down Week by Week. Week 3

September 21, 2017
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Let’s continue our breakdown of the NOTY application process. This week you will be starting your Essay Questions, Section 5. 

Section 5: Essays. You will want to write out the essay questions outside of the digital portfolio form so that you can check grammar and spelling before you transfer them to the form. Each question will need to be answered in under 250 words. Questions you will answer are:

  • What led you to become a nanny?
  • Where do you see yourself five years from now?
  • If you could change something about this industry, what would it be and why?
  • How do you stay current on children’s literature, parenting, child development, toys or child products and other in-home child care issues?
  • What is the extent of your involvement in the childcare industry?
  • Tell us your thoughts about the role of Social Media in your career as a nanny.
  • If asked by the media your opinion about hidden cameras in the nanny workplace, how would you respond?
  • What would you say to a nanny to encourage them to take the INA Nanny Credential Exam?

Again, these do have word limits but as you begin writing, do not worry about those limits. You can always edit them down to the correct size when you are done. This exercise is about getting your feelings on the topics down. You will come back to it in a few weeks and edit it further.

That is it for the week. Writing eight (8) essays will be a lot. Please remember that this blog is meant to be a helpful suggestion on how to break down the process but it is not required that you use it. If you have any questions please contact INA Membership Services Office by phone at 888.878.1477 or by email at admin@nanny.org. Please include “NOTY Question” in the subject line of your email.

Quick Links to the previous weeks of the NOTY Application Process

Week 1

Week 2