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Introducing INA Member Only Educational Calendar 2018

The INA’s mission is to serve as the umbrella association for the in-home child care industry by providing information, education, and guidance to the public and to industry professionals. We want our members to have access to education 12 months a year and now that we have a Member Only Facebook group, we have the… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | December 7, 2017

INA Member Advantage Program Provides Exclusive Discounts

The last several days you have gotten an idea of the benefits that can help you stand out with your INA Membership. We have also shared with you how you can get 20% off anything in our Estore. But what if we told you there was a way to get a discount on select other… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | December 6, 2017

INA Member Benefit: Free Industry Publications

The INA has created several publications that help support and advance the industry. Members can receive these for free or at a discount. Here are a few highlights:  The Nanny Family Handbook – FREE This helpful tool for nannies, nanny employers, and nanny agencies gives the basics of employing a nanny in the home. Nannies… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | December 5, 2017

INA Basic Skills Assessment vs INA Nanny Credential Exam

The INA has spent many years developing and refining two tests that help gauge a caregiver’s knowledge, understanding, and awareness of child care. Members of the International Nanny Association are able to take advantage of both of these tests at a 20% discount.   The Basic Skills Assessment (BSA) is a 40 question, multiple choice, online… Read more »


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Tips to Gain Support from Employers for the INA Conference

You recognize the personal and professional value of attending the INA Conference and you want your employers to support your decision to attend. While you request the time off and make plans to attend, you really wish your employers would financially support your conference experience. Here are some ways you can approach your employers and… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | November 20, 2017

How to Sell Yourself with a Resume full of Short-Term Positions

No matter what industry you are in, job searching is hard to do. Between researching job duties, meeting minimum requirements, and updating your resume, it seems like getting a job- can be its own full-time job! So when your job history read a little more like “for the time being” than “for the long term”,… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | November 6, 2017

How Can a Nanny Help You Cope with Baby Blues?

While giving birth can be an exhilarating and life-changing experience, it can also make you feel exhausted, drained, moody, or even weepy afterward. According to the American Pregnancy Association, about 70 to 80 percent of women experience some mood swings or other negative feelings after giving birth. These negative feelings are often referred to as… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | September 25, 2017

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

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 »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | September 4, 2017

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