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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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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: 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 »


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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… Read more »


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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 »


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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