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Conference Workshop Spotlight: Smart Sleep Solutions – 4 months plus

Conference Workshop Spotlight: Smart Sleep Solutions – 4 months plus Speaker: Janeen Hayward Topics: Sleep Solutions “…the great importance of healthy sleep in terms of brain development and emotional regulations…” As we continue our series spotlighting presenters at this year’s INA Conference, we are taking a closer look at Janeen Hayward. Janeen Hayward has been… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , | April 24, 2017

Conference Workshop Spotlight – Brain Development

Speaker: Deborah McNelis Topics: Infant Brain Development and Gender Differences “… creates an inspired confidence in providing what children need most from those caring for children.” In this posting, we are going to meet Deborah McNelis. Ms. McNelis is an author, international speaker, educator and parent. As a Brain Development Specialist and founder of Brain… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , | April 12, 2017

Conference Workshop Spotlight – Navigating The Local Marketing Maze: How To Reach The Right Audience With The Right Offer

Speaker: Jim Fitzgerald Topics: Marketing   “…walk away with a better understanding of [YOUR] demographic … track your campaigns to fully optimize results and improve future performance.” As part of our Blog series highlighting some of the speakers at this year’s Conference, we will be getting to know Jim Fitzgerald a little better. We are… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , | April 3, 2017

What Does a Thorough Background Check Look Like?

While INA’s Recommended Practices for Background Screening helps individuals and business understand the basics of background checks, it can be tricky to determine how to apply these recommendations to get the most from your background checks. This post will provide some guidance on these issues. The Social Security Number (SSN) Verification is a basic component… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , | February 23, 2017

The Many Faces of INA Nannies: Cecily Laing

Today the INA would like to introduce you to Cecily Laing. She is from Melbourne Australia and is this year’s Placement Solutions Nanny of the Year as well as an INA 2016 Nanny of the Year Nominee. Cecily has been a nanny for 18 years and recently attended her first INA Conference. She had a… Read more »


Tags: , | August 23, 2016

2017 INA Conference Workshop Proposals Now Being Accepted

PLEASE SHARE THIS POST – GREAT WORKSHOPS WANTED! Deadline September 15, 2016 The International Nanny Association is planning its 32nd Annual Conference, to be held May 18 – 21, 2017 in Chicago, IL. Do you have an idea for a great workshop that you would like to share? Do you know a professional whose knowledge… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , | August 16, 2016

INA Welcomes New Operations Manager

The International Nanny Association Board of Directors is pleased to introduce Christina Tracy as our new Operations Manager. No stranger to INA, Christina was an INA member from 1997-2003 when she owned and operated a nanny placement agency.  She then turned her attention to raising her own three children. Christina started her own small business… Read more »


Tags: , | August 11, 2016

10 Steps to the Best Children’s Party

Chances are, at some point in your career you will be asked to organize a party whether it being a Birthday, Halloween or even Christmas. It can be more nerve racking than organizing your wedding. Following these 10 simple steps will help you on your way. Step 1 – The Date Before the invites go… Read more »


Tags: , | June 27, 2016

How Will You Respond?

We have all seen them.  The news reports of the last few weeks and months involving children who have encountered horrific accidents.  The most publicized of the last months have been involving a gorilla and an alligator, but truthfully accidents can happen at any moment of any day, and they do. Of course, anyone caring… Read more »


Tags: | June 19, 2016

Steps Taken to Protect the INA Credential Exam and Basic Skills Assessment

The Ethics Committee received an official complaint several weeks ago sent by an INA member, informing us that unscrupulous practices were occurring outside of the USA in at least one country. The Ethics Committee has now undertaken extensive research and has made the following findings. These companies (there are four or five involved) are touting… Read more »


Tags: , , , , | June 13, 2016