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Four Tips for Avoiding Household Employment Tax Mistakes

By Tom Breedlove of HomePay by Breedlove   When a family decides to hire a nanny to care for their kids, both parties are completely focused on fit – financial, schedule, personality, etc. Once everything is aligned between family and caregiver, the final step is to make sure all the tax and legal aspects of… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 13, 2017

Back to Basics – Outside Fun That Will Remind You of Your Childhood

With summer upon us and the sun shining there is no better time to get the kids outside and play. Of course, it is important to remember to Slip on a shirt, Slop on the 30+ sunscreen, Slap on a hat, but once that is done get outside and enjoy playing with the kids. Whether… Read more »


Tags: , | July 26, 2016

Play with a Purpose

What is the significance of play? Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics on the topic of play is clear.  In one Pediatrics publication article, The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent Child Bonds, Kenneth Ginsburg shares, “Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and… Read more »


Tags: , | March 3, 2016

Preparing for Nanny Transitions

No matter how long you have been a nanny, how many children you have cared for, how much education or experience you have or what your level of expertise is, in our profession, there is one undeniable truth that none of us can avoid. Nanny jobs end. Children grow up, parents’ needs change, and no… Read more »


Tags: , , | December 8, 2015

Pump Up The Volume

Most nannies are looking for new ways to engage their charges.  New and innovative ways to add value by integrating skills and concepts is within your reach.  Start by thinking of a simple everyday activity then pump it up!  The first priority is to ensure the activity is safe.  Next, consider if it is developmentally… Read more »


Tags: , , , | December 3, 2015

Nanny Resource: A Journey Without a Suitcase

Summertime fun can mean afternoons at the pool, vacation time with family or play dates at the local park.  However, summer days may also include scorching hot afternoons with a dangerous UV index or a rain storm that sends nannies and their charges indoors.  Jazz up the indoor activities for school-aged children to include virtual… Read more »


Tags: | August 13, 2015

Top 10 Reasons Why All Professional Nannies Should be Members of the INA

Written By: Elika Kabui Experts No nanny likes to hear the words “off the books” during an interview. I am absolutely cringing as I type. Negotiating fair and legal wages is easier said than done. I know many nannies who would be having some real trouble getting into an apartment or applying for a loan… Read more »


Tags: | July 2, 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

Advice on Your Nanny Job Search

INA member Greenhouse Agency has published a wonderful Job Seekers series on their business blog, and has graciously given the INA permission to share with our membership. If you ever wanted step by step instructions on how to best conduct your nanny job search, here it is! Part 1: Working with the household staffing agency –… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 26, 2015

Nanny’s Guide to Difficult Conversations with Young Children

Trouble getting the conversation started with a young child about a difficult subject? Use children’s literature to create teachable moments when addressing specific issues with young children through every day story time. Topics surrounding tragedies and transitions that families must face can be addressed with young children by using children’s literature to springboard to conversations… Read more »


Tags: | February 26, 2015