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Tag: International Nanny Association


Family Secrets: The Professional Nanny’s Responsibility to Family Privacy

Recently there has been an article circulating on industry social media (INA included) that shares personal and private information from nannies about the families that employ them. As the industry leader, the INA works to continue to educate both industry professionals and those outside the industry regarding the recommended practices for nannies. We thought this… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | July 20, 2017

Healthy and Effective Ways to Feed Your Littles

“Patience works better than pressure” According to nutritional studies adults gravitate towards the same foods eaten during childhood. Young children need nutritious foods to grow and be healthy. Getting them to eat can sometimes be challenging and frustrating. It is normal for young children to protest to lots of things and eating healthy foods tops… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | July 10, 2017

The Integral Role That Childcare Specialists + Educators Play In Ending Childhood Bullying: Part Two

Bullying is one of the most pervasive dangers facing our children. In our previous post, we defined bullying per the American Association Of Pediatrics (AAP) and worked through the specific ways to identify the signs and symptoms of bullying. In this second part of the bullying discussion we will go over the consequences of bullying,… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , | July 3, 2017

The Integral Role That Childcare Specialists + Educators Play In Ending Childhood Bullying: Part One

Bullying is one of the most significant dilemmas facing our children in present times. It can leave a traumatic impact on the child’s life that may manifest even into adulthood. In severe cases, bullying has resulted in serious injuries and even suicide. Many people still think that bullying is just a ‘normal’ part of growing… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | June 26, 2017

Proven Steps To Help You And Your Baby Transition To A Nanny When It’s Time To Go Back To Work

  As soon as your maternity leave starts, you can almost hear the time ticking away.  With every tiny smile and little yawn, your heart lurches as you think about the day when you’ll have to go back to work.  You worry that your infant will miss you.  You wonder whether your baby will get… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | June 19, 2017

5 Tips for Saving Money with an Irregular Income: For Nannies, Newborn Care Specialists and New Business Owners

  Working as a nanny, a newborn care specialist, or starting your own business will reward you with a variety of skills and experiences that don’t come with a regular 9-to-5. In these positions, you may be offered a certain level of flexibility as well as the ability to control your working hours.  However, this… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | June 11, 2017

INA President’s Report to Membership

May 2017 By Marcia Hall – INA President It was my pleasure to see so many of you at our Annual Conference in Chicago, May 18-21. I hope you had a wonderful time. For those of you that were not able to make it, I hope that we see each other soon. It has been… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | June 6, 2017

Is Too Much Screen Time Silencing Our Children?

  A recent study presented at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco revealed that too much time spent on a handheld device may delay the development of children’s expressive speech. For many childcare providers including parents, passing the smartphone or tablet to a child has practically become second nature. New research indicates… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , | June 5, 2017

6 Tips for Hiring the Support Staff That Will Grow Your Business + Make You An Industry Leader

Finding the right support staff is critical to building your business for so many reasons. While you might already offer services independently, hand-picking the right people to passionately deliver those services on your behalf is another story. In this blog post, we’re going to explore six ways to hire the best support staff that will… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , | May 29, 2017

So You Want to Bring Your Child to Work With You? A Guide for Nannies Who are Moms

Imagine that you’ve just found out that you’re pregnant with your first child. This is something that you’ve been dreaming of your entire life. You’re elated. Overjoyed. You celebrate the happy news with your partner, your family, and your friends. You’ve always loved children (it’s one of the reasons you became a nanny), and now… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | May 22, 2017