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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

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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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

Conference Workshop Spotlight: If You Cannot Read your Scorecard (Financial Statements), You Do Not Know the Score

Speaker: Miranda Kerns Topic: Finances “Finances are the groundwork of any business…” Today we get to know a little more about Miranda Kerns.  Ms. Kerns is a licensed CPA and works as a Financial Statement Auditor with RS US, the 5th largest public accounting firm in the US. She will be presenting a workshop entitled… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , | May 8, 2017

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 »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | May 4, 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

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