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September is Safety Month! Baby and Child Safety Tips for Working Nannies

As a working nanny, safety is undoubtedly among your top priorities. It’s tough to make sure that young children avoid everyday dangers, let alone unexpected natural disasters like hurricanes and house fires. Keeping the kiddos safe is a year-round endeavor, but in light of September’s National Preparedness Month and Baby Safety Month events, here are… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | September 18, 2017

INA Board Spotlight: Cortney Gibson

As we continue our series spotlighting your INA Board Of Directors, we are getting to know a little more about Cortney Gibson. As a member of the Board, she along with the other Board Members work to support our association and industry. What is your board member position? For the first time in 7 years,… Read more »


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Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down Week by Week. Week 1

  Being Nanny of the Year™(NOTY™) can sound a little intimidating and you may feel it is too overwhelming to apply for. I am here to let you know that it doesn’t have to be so. We won’t mislead you, it does take some time to apply but we are here to walk you through… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | September 7, 2017

Not The Babysitter: How To Develop Your Professional Career In Child Care

Nannying has continuously evolved and changed over the years to meet the needs of children, their families, and the caretakers. As new research emerges and the child care community identifies a gap in how we can provide exceptional care, we can always count on the industry leaders, agencies, and child-focused experts to jump in and… Read more »


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Career Nanny vs Professional Nanny

At this point, I will go ahead and say it is pretty safe that everyone here knows the difference between a nanny and babysitter, right? If not, you can check out the International Nanny Association’s definition of these terms. Cool! So let’s archive that topic and move to a new discussion on which I have… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | August 28, 2017

Best Practices for Getting a Family School Ready

  If your family is anything like mine we are getting ready to roll into school from a relaxed, late sleeping, lazy, non-homework doing, moderate activity bound schedule, into an overdrive packed life with sports, school, tons of homework, no video games, getting up early, grinding the day out with three kids, non-stop mayhem.  As… Read more »


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Eclipse Brings Universe of Fun to Nanny World

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a Total Solar Eclipse is coming to the United States! Although I’m not in the path of totality I’m still really excited!  I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to teach my charges (ages nearly 3 and turning 6 this week!) about this celestial wonder! We will get to experience… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , | August 17, 2017

Nannies: Parent’s Super Heroes

Nannies And Parents: Like Batman And Robin When you, as a parent, look into your child’s eyes for the first time, you are overcome with love. Your heart surges. You realize that you’ve never felt an emotion quite like this. You’ve transformed from a conventional human with regular emotions and typical responsibilities into a superhero… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | August 7, 2017

Nannying For The Child With Special Needs

  As modern families continue to grow, they have become more prone to hiring professional, experienced nannies to support the day-to-day management of their busy households. As a result, nanny roles have become much more complex and integral to the family dynamic than ever before. Nannies are expected to be more deeply involved in the… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | July 31, 2017

Tips and Resources on How to Write a Resume for a Nanny Job

  While many families employ nannies, securing a good position can be a challenge. You’re asking to care for someone’s children, which is something every family takes very seriously. You need to come across as the most honest, trustworthy, and reliable candidate if you’re going to ask to be left alone with someone’s child. However, in… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | July 24, 2017