INA Weekly Brief

Week 5 of Nanny of the Year Portfolio Process

By Marcia Hall, 2011 INA NOTY This week you will finish the professional history segment of your portfolio. This is found on page 17 of the nomination packet. You will want to type or gather these: 1. “Certificates and Documents” 2. “Publications and Presentations” 3. “Media Appearances and Awards.” You may or may not be… Read more »


October 16, 2013

Week 4 of NOTY Portfolio Process

by Marcia Hall, 2011 INA NOTY You are almost halfway done with the legwork of your portfolio. This week we will focus on your professional history, which is the longest part of the application. You don’t want to do this part all at once, so we will break it up into manageable parts. Start with… Read more »


October 9, 2013

Week 3 of NOTY Portfolio Process

by Marcia Hall, 2011 INA NOTY This week you will write your Cover Letter. This is the letter that will be at the beginning of the portfolio telling the NOTY selection committee why you deserve or should be the 2014 Nanny of the Year. For a lot of nannies this is the most difficult part… Read more »


October 2, 2013

Week 2 of NOTY Portfolio Process

by Marcia Hall, 2011 INA NOTY This week you will work on the Application and Nomination Forms of the portfolio. Give to your nominator the Nomination Form as well as the Nomination Certification Form. You will also want to give your nominator a firm deadline when he or she will get it all back to… Read more »


September 25, 2013

2014 Annual Conference Sponsorships Go On Sale October 1, 2013!

2014 Conference Sponsorships will go on sale starting at 1:00 pm EST, October 1, 2013 in INA’s e-store at  https://www.nanny.org/estore . These sponsorship opportunities will be sold on a first come first serve basis, and once purchased will no longer be available. In order to facilitate ease of purchase, please visit the conference advertising page… Read more »


September 24, 2013

2014 Nanny of the Year: Application Process in 7 weeks

Being Nanny of the Year™(NOTY™) can sound a little intimidating and overwhelming to apply for. I am here to let you know that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. I won’t mislead you, it does take time to apply. I am here to help assist you and those that might nominate you to “tackle” the… Read more »


September 18, 2013

INA is Hiring!

The INA Board of Directors is seeking an administrator to assume office operations for the association. The position is a fast paced 30-hour per week, work from home opportunity The ideal candidate must: Have strong customer service skills Have strong writing skills Be proficient in Microsoft Office Have strong communication skills Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge… Read more »


September 3, 2013

Smart Snacks in School

This infographic below is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  It describes new nutrition standards for food sold in schools established in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  The infographic shows examples of acceptable foods before and after the new standards went into effect.  


August 23, 2013

Announcing INA’s Fall 2013 Virtual Learning Series

 Doctor G, Deborah Gilboa, M.D. “3 R’s of Parenting; Respect, Resilience, Responsibility in Children, Charges, and Employees” You’ve met her at the INA Annual Conference, and now Parenting Expert and board certified family physician Deborah Gilboa, M.D., aka “Doctor G,” has teamed with the INA to present INA’s Fall 2013 Virtual Learning Series based around… Read more »


August 13, 2013

Louise Dunham Joins INA Board of Directors

The INA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Dunham on Monday, April 15. Her enthusiasm and energy will be an asset to this year’s board. Louise Dunham is the Managing Director of Placement Solutions, a Melbourne, Australia based niche recruitment firm celebrating its 25th anniversary of specializing in In-home childcare,… Read more »


May 8, 2013