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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

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

Green is the New Black: Why it matters with young children

Green is the New Black, presented by Tonya Sakowicz at the INA Conference in Cancun, was a big hit with the Newborn Care Specialist attendees!  Tonya, the owner of Baby Go Green, Inc. gave a well-informed presentation on what exactly “going green” is and why it matters to each of us. A very powerful video… Read more »


Tags: , | July 30, 2015

Sensory Boxes – Edutainment for Children and the Nanny!

This article was contributed by Marly Driskell. Marly is a professional nanny who works in Texas, and she is the International Nanny Association’s 2015 Nanny of the Year. Thank you Marly for sharing. Education Can be Fun – the Sensory Box I have always loved doing arts and crafts with children.  I don’t mind if… Read more »


Tags: | June 25, 2015

INA Launches Updated Nanny Credential Exam

What is the INA Nanny Credential Exam? The INA Nanny Credential Exam is designed to assess a nanny’s practical knowledge of child care.  It is a comprehensive exam intended to test the skills of a professional nanny of a wide array of child care related subjects, including children’s physical, emotional and social growth and development,… Read more »


Tags: , | June 18, 2015

Teen Independence: A Nanny’s Role

Nannies, Guiding your Tween/ Teen (or threenager!) to Independence INA member Keyanna Barr, a professional nanny working in Northern Virginia, submitted this informative and engaging article to share tips she learned at the International Nanny Association’s 30th Annual Conference in April 2015. Thank you Keyanna! I am a live-in Nanny/ House Manager for four girls ages 4,6,8,… Read more »


Tags: , | June 11, 2015

Nannies Document Early Childhood Learning

Documenting the Journey Why should parents, nannies and child care providers be the keepers of memories?  Of course, the most obvious is to document the child’s milestones and childhood for years to come.  However, there are other reasons.  To use these experiential learning adventures to build new skills and connect to prior knowledge is not… Read more »


Tags: | June 4, 2015

Educating Nannies about Cyber Bullying

Contributed by Jill Keeley, 2015 INA Annual Conference Attendee and Working Nanny “Cyberbullying is the intentional and repeated mistreatment of others through the use of technology, such as computers, cell phones and other electronic devices.” ADL Definition I found this workshop on cyber bullying to be a real eye opener. Beth educated us on the… Read more »


Tags: | May 21, 2015

A Career Nanny Reflects Back on 25 Years

INA Executive Board Member Louise Dunham introduces our 2015 INA Conference Coordinator, Kellie Geres. The article below is adapted from Louise’s agency, Placement Solutions, client newsletter. Kellie is the conference coordinator of this year’s International Nanny Association (INA) Conference which will celebrate the 30th anniversary of that organisation. She has been involved in the nanny industry for over 25… Read more »


Tags: , , | April 2, 2015