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Tag: International Nanny Association


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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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Conference Workshop Spotlight: Nanny Hacks and Finding the Best Nannies

Speaker: Jaclyn Burke Topics: Be the Best Agency by Finding the Best Nannies – 5 Nanny Hacks   “There is a revolution coming I think in terms of understanding the role of caregivers in our society…”   Let’s get to know a little more about Jaclyn Burke.  Ms. Burke is the author of “The Nanny… Read more »


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INA’s 2017 NANNY OF THE YEAR – CANDI VAJANA

We couldn’t be happier to announce INA’s Nanny of the Year, Candi Vajana! Candida Vajana (Candi) from Palo Alto, California. Candi has been a nanny for over 20 years. One of her goals is to elevate the Nanny Profession by showing examples of quality care and by being a role model to empower other nannies…. Read more »


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Conference Workshop Spotlight: Cultural Differences

Speaker: Susan Labaldi Topics: Cultural Differences and Sensitivity   “ …you need to know what to expect and how to bridge potential gaps and protocols.”   In this Spotlight, we will get to know a little more about Susan Labadi.  Ms. Labadi believes that education is the solution to many world challenges, and through her… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , | April 27, 2017

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… Read more »


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