INA Weekly Brief

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 »


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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 »


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INA Board Spotlight: Cortney Gibson

As we continue our series spotlighting your INA Board Of Directors, we are getting to know a little more about Cortney Gibson. 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? For the first time in 7 years,… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | September 11, 2017

Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down Week by Week. Week 1

  Being Nanny of the Year™(NOTY™) can sound a little intimidating and you may feel it is too overwhelming to apply for. I am here to let you know that it doesn’t have to be so. We won’t mislead you, it does take some time to apply but we are here to walk you through… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | September 7, 2017

Not The Babysitter: How To Develop Your Professional Career In Child Care

Nannying has continuously evolved and changed over the years to meet the needs of children, their families, and the caretakers. As new research emerges and the child care community identifies a gap in how we can provide exceptional care, we can always count on the industry leaders, agencies, and child-focused experts to jump in and… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | September 4, 2017