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2018 INA Conference Keynote: Dr. Lynne Kenney

INA is excited to announce our Keynote Speaker at the 2018 Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ., Dr. Lynne Kenney!  Dr. Kenney is a Harvard-trained psychologist, mother of two, an international educator, author and pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Kenney has presented to the INA several times before and was our Keynote speaker in 2009…. Read more »


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Introducing the INA Members Facebook Group

Introducing the INA Members Facebook Group. This INA Member-only group is a highly professional social media forum where only INA Members, of all levels, can interact. We will have  educational live events, group discussions, and other interactive communication. To join sign-in to your INA Member Portal, find the note labeled “INA Facebook Group” then click… Read more »


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Introducing the INA Ambassador Program

We are excited to introduce you to the brand new International Nanny Association – Ambassador Program.  The Ambassador Program (AP) will work to help grow the INA membership and build relationships near and far! Goals of the AP Team Member are to get out and educate the community, raise awareness of the INA and to… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | November 10, 2017

How to Sell Yourself with a Resume full of Short-Term Positions

No matter what industry you are in, job searching is hard to do. Between researching job duties, meeting minimum requirements, and updating your resume, it seems like getting a job- can be its own full-time job! So when your job history read a little more like “for the time being” than “for the long term”,… Read more »


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A Letter To The Family That Gets My Nanny….

Our nanny of over two years is moving away and can no longer work for us. She has chosen now to work for you. I have bittersweet emotions over your good fortune and our loss. You see when we hired Jill we thought she would do a good job. She had good experience, great references,… Read more »


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Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down Week by Week. Week 7

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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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