INA Weekly Brief

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

A Message from the INA President

I would like to take this opportunity to give a special welcome to our new members from 2016. As you may remember, we had a November Membership Drive and gave all of our existing members a chance to refer some friends and colleagues for a chance to win a free INA Conference Registration. During that… Read more »


Tags: , , , | January 19, 2017

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