INA Weekly Brief

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

Nannying Versus Day Care: 5 Pros And 5 (Possible) Cons

  Quite a few nannies start their childcare careers in daycare and many agencies daily field inquiries from daycare workers who are interested in making the shift. With that in mind, we thought it would be worthwhile exploring the pros and cons of nannying compared with daycare. While working as a nanny provides a wonderful… Read more »


Tags: , , | February 9, 2017

Congratulations to the Newly Elected INA Board of Directors

Congratulations to the Newly Elected INA Board of Directors INA Board members volunteer hundreds of hours each year to the organization. These Board members have been voted on by the membership of the International Nanny Association, and will serve for the term 2017 – 2018. Executive Board President: Marcia Hall First Vice President: Tonya Sakowicz… Read more »


Tags: , , , , | February 8, 2017

Why Should I Cast My Vote?

Having served on the INA Board of Directors for 10 years, and now as the current INA Board of Directors Nominating Committee Chair, I understand the importance of serving on the Board of Directors and what the INA Board does for our membership, organization and industry. Each year the nominating committee strives to bring the… Read more »


Tags: , , | January 30, 2017

Social Media Interaction in Nanny Support Groups

Working as a nanny can often feel isolating. Social media nanny support groups have the potential to alleviate this problem providing you with virtual co-workers and connections to industry peers. There are probably hundreds of Facebook groups dedicated to supporting nannies in the industry. Many of these groups are local to a specific region or… Read more »


Tags: , , | January 27, 2017

Create a Nanny Box

Do you love your job and the fun that goes with it?  Do you enjoy playing with the children, and seeing them develop and grow? Are there times that the kids you care for say they are bored even though they seem to have a million things to do in their home? This is why… Read more »


Tags: , , | January 24, 2017