INA Weekly Brief

2017-2019 INA Board of Directors Nominations Now Open

The International Nanny Association (INA) Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the 2017-2019 Board of Directors. The next Board term will begin on May 18, 2017, at the 2017 INA Annual Conference. Members of the INA Board of Directors are nominated directly by the INA membership. If you know an INA member who has exceptional… Read more »


Tags: , , , | November 30, 2016

Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down – Week Seven

You have made it so far! Your portfolio is almost complete! Hopefully, you are feeling a little less stressed about the NOTY portfolio process. This is the big week for EDITING, EDITING, and more EDITING. I cannot tell you enough how important editing is to the application process. You have until now spent hours writing,… Read more »


Tags: , | November 22, 2016

What you Need to Know about Third-Hand Smoke

The dangers of passive smoking have been well researched and understood for some time now. Inhaling carcinogenic smoke that has been exhaled from a smoker’s lungs has been proven to have serious long-term health consequences, especially for children. Due to this, we do not spare a second thought to protecting our youngest and most vulnerable… Read more »


November 17, 2016

Registration Now Open for 2017 INA Annual Conference

2017 INA Annual Conference, May 18-21, 2017, Chicago, IL Early bird Nov. 15 – January 15 $345 member $445 non-member General Registration January 16 – March 16 $445 member $545 non-member Late Registration March 17 – April 30 $545 member $645 non-member One day Early bird $230 member $290 non-member One day General $290 member… Read more »


Tags: , | November 16, 2016

Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down – Week Six

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: , | November 15, 2016

What is The Nanny Ball and Why Should You Consider Attending?

I only heard of the Nanny Ball last year when my friend Stella Reid (aka Nanny Stella from Nanny 911) was honored by this event.  This year my good friend Candi Vajana (aka The Funny Nanny) is being honored at this event.  But the Nanny Ball is also about honoring someone else: All those who… Read more »


November 10, 2016

Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down – Week Five

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


Tags: , | November 8, 2016

INA Membership Referral Program

As you know, our 32nd Annual Conference is being held near Chicago in May 2017 and promises to be our most exciting yet!  As an INA member, you already are aware that conference is just one of the many perks of INA membership. In order for INA to fully support the entire In-home Childcare Industry… Read more »


Tags: | November 2, 2016

Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down – Week Four

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… Read more »


Tags: , | November 1, 2016

INA Facebook Town Hall

Town Hall INA has made a new tradition with its Town Hall Facebook events and this time around we are ready to make it even better. That’s right! During the next INA Town Hall on November 10, 2016 from 8-9:30 PM EST, we have an exclusive offer for new members that you will not want… Read more »


Tags: , | October 27, 2016