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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

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

The Importance of Moral Leadership in the Nanny Industry

The author, Louise Dunham, is the principal of Placement Solutions, Melbourne Australia. Louise serves on the INA’s Executive Board and is the chair of the INA’s Ethics Committee. It would be nice if what I’m about to write didn’t need to be written. Surely, one would think, no one who chooses to work in an… Read more »


Tags: , , | April 16, 2015

Nanny Agency Benchmarking Survey

The International Nanny Association (INA) was delighted to partner with the Alliance of Professional Nanny Agencies (APNA) for the first ever Benchmarking Study in the U.S. nanny industry, specifically benchmarking nanny referral agencies. What is a benchmarking study? A benchmarking study is the process of comparing one’s business processes and performance metrics to industry bests or best… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 5, 2015

A Nanny Agency’s Actions On Child Protection: Part 1

INA member Louise Dunham, founder of the Australian nanny agency Placement Solutions, shares the actions her agency is taking to insure safe childcare. I have to admit to feeling quite proud on August 9, 2014 when we launched our new Child Protection Policy and accompanying booklet. We are, as far as I am aware, the… Read more »


Tags: , | October 27, 2014