INA Weekly Brief

A Week of STEAM

  While single aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) can be fun and educational; when we connect these fields children make more sense of them all. When I plan a week of related projects I try to have several books on hand to read every day with a mix of fiction as… Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | October 16, 2017

Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down Week by Week. Week 6

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: , , , , , , , , , , , | October 12, 2017

2017 INA Salary & Benefits Survey

INA is conducting our latest Salary & Benefits Survey to gather important data from nannies, specialty nannies, and Newborn Care Specialists.   By taking the survey and sharing it with nannies you know, in nanny groups or online communities, you are helping INA, and our industry, gain an accurate picture of the employment trends in our… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | October 9, 2017

Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down Week by Week. Week 5

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 for many, is the longest part of the application and may take you more than the week to complete. Next week will be a light week… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | October 5, 2017

INA Board Spotlight: Megan Metzger

As we continue our series spotlighting your INA Board Of Directors, we are getting to know a little more about Megan Metzger. As a member of the Board, she along with the other Board Members work to support our association and industry. What is your board member position?   2nd Vice President and Chair of the Agency… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | October 2, 2017

Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down Week by Week. Week 4

We are continuing our guide to the simplify the NOTY Digital Portfolio process. This week we will be working on Section 4, 7, 8 and 9.  Section 4 – References. You will want to begin to think about who your NOTY references will be. These are usually people that have seen you in action with… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | September 28, 2017

How Can a Nanny Help You Cope with Baby Blues?

While giving birth can be an exhilarating and life-changing experience, it can also make you feel exhausted, drained, moody, or even weepy afterward. According to the American Pregnancy Association, about 70 to 80 percent of women experience some mood swings or other negative feelings after giving birth. These negative feelings are often referred to as… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | September 25, 2017

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

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… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | September 21, 2017

September is Safety Month! Baby and Child Safety Tips for Working Nannies

As a working nanny, safety is undoubtedly among your top priorities. It’s tough to make sure that young children avoid everyday dangers, let alone unexpected natural disasters like hurricanes and house fires. Keeping the kiddos safe is a year-round endeavor, but in light of September’s National Preparedness Month and Baby Safety Month events, here are… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | September 18, 2017

Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down Week by Week. Week 2

We are continuing to walk you through the NOTY Digital Portfolio process. This week you will work on the Sections 1, 2 and 3 of the Digital Portfolio.  Section 1 – Questionnaire. In this section, you will need to answer questions regarding your employment status, INA conference attendance, criminal record, previous NOTY nominations, your special… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | September 14, 2017