INA Weekly Brief

Basic Standards and the “5 Take Flight” Video

There has been a lot of buzz in the nanny world since the “5 Take Flight” came out. This video shows parents who are looking for a nanny to travel the world with their family. A lot of nannies in the INA community have had mixed reactions to the details of the job. From low… Read more »

Tags: , | January 10, 2017

INA Membership Conference Endowment Application Now Being Accepted

INA is pleased to announce the 6th Annual INA Membership Conference Endowment. The INA Membership Conference Endowment has been developed as a way to recognize our members for their dedication to the in-home child care industry. Started in 2011, the INA Member Conference Endowment secured its initial funding from half of all monies raised through… Read more »


Tags: , | December 20, 2016

INA Conference Workshop Video – Power Tools for Power Struggles

INA was fortunate to have a presentation on Power Tools for Power Struggles at our 31st INA Annual Conference, in Washington, DC. Previously a members-only benefit, we’re making it available to everyone. We hope you enjoy, and if you’re not a member we invite you to become a member today and receive future member-only content and more!… Read more »


December 18, 2016

2017-2019 INA Board of Directors Nominations Now Open

The International Nanny Association (INA) Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the 2017-2019 Board of Directors. The next Board term will begin on May 18, 2017, at the 2017 INA Annual Conference. Members of the INA Board of Directors are nominated directly by the INA membership. If you know an INA member who has exceptional… Read more »


Tags: , , , | November 30, 2016

Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down – Week Seven

You have made it so far! Your portfolio is almost complete! Hopefully, you are feeling a little less stressed about the NOTY portfolio process. This is the big week for EDITING, EDITING, and more EDITING. I cannot tell you enough how important editing is to the application process. You have until now spent hours writing,… Read more »


Tags: , | November 22, 2016

What you Need to Know about Third-Hand Smoke

The dangers of passive smoking have been well researched and understood for some time now. Inhaling carcinogenic smoke that has been exhaled from a smoker’s lungs has been proven to have serious long-term health consequences, especially for children. Due to this, we do not spare a second thought to protecting our youngest and most vulnerable… Read more »


November 17, 2016

Registration Now Open for 2017 INA Annual Conference

2017 INA Annual Conference, May 18-21, 2017, Chicago, IL Early bird Nov. 15 – January 15 $345 member $445 non-member General Registration January 16 – March 16 $445 member $545 non-member Late Registration March 17 – April 30 $545 member $645 non-member One day Early bird $230 member $290 non-member One day General $290 member… Read more »


Tags: , | November 16, 2016

Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down – Week Six

In continuing our breakdown of the NOTY Digital Portfolio we have a light week. You may or may not have completed Section 6 – Work History last week. So if you did not, this week is the time to finish it up. In addition, you will be working on Section 11 and if time allows… Read more »


Tags: , | November 15, 2016

What is The Nanny Ball and Why Should You Consider Attending?

I only heard of the Nanny Ball last year when my friend Stella Reid (aka Nanny Stella from Nanny 911) was honored by this event.  This year my good friend Candi Vajana (aka The Funny Nanny) is being honored at this event.  But the Nanny Ball is also about honoring someone else: All those who… Read more »


November 10, 2016

Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down – Week Five

Just a few more weeks as we continue to help you simplify the NOTY Portfolio process. This week we will focus on your work history – Section 6, which form many, is the longest part of the application and may take you more than the week to complete. Next week will be a pretty light… Read more »


Tags: , | November 8, 2016