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Family Secrets: The Professional Nanny’s Responsibility to Family Privacy

Recently there has been an article circulating on industry social media (INA included) that shares personal and private information from nannies about the families that employ them. As the industry leader, the INA works to continue to educate both industry professionals and those outside the industry regarding the recommended practices for nannies. We thought this… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | July 20, 2017

Healthy and Effective Ways to Feed Your Littles

“Patience works better than pressure” According to nutritional studies adults gravitate towards the same foods eaten during childhood. Young children need nutritious foods to grow and be healthy. Getting them to eat can sometimes be challenging and frustrating. It is normal for young children to protest to lots of things and eating healthy foods tops… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | July 10, 2017

The Integral Role That Childcare Specialists + Educators Play In Ending Childhood Bullying: Part Two

Bullying is one of the most pervasive dangers facing our children. In our previous post, we defined bullying per the American Association Of Pediatrics (AAP) and worked through the specific ways to identify the signs and symptoms of bullying. In this second part of the bullying discussion we will go over the consequences of bullying,… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , | July 3, 2017

The Integral Role That Childcare Specialists + Educators Play In Ending Childhood Bullying: Part One

Bullying is one of the most significant dilemmas facing our children in present times. It can leave a traumatic impact on the child’s life that may manifest even into adulthood. In severe cases, bullying has resulted in serious injuries and even suicide. Many people still think that bullying is just a ‘normal’ part of growing… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | June 26, 2017

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

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 »


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… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , | April 12, 2017

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