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Tag: Nanny


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

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 »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | June 11, 2017

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 »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | May 22, 2017

INA’s 2017 NANNY OF THE YEAR – CANDI VAJANA

We couldn’t be happier to announce INA’s Nanny of the Year, Candi Vajana! Candida Vajana (Candi) from Palo Alto, California. Candi has been a nanny for over 20 years. One of her goals is to elevate the Nanny Profession by showing examples of quality care and by being a role model to empower other nannies…. Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , | May 1, 2017

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 »


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

What Ivanka Trump’s Proposed Changes to the Child Care Tax Credit Can Mean to the Nanny World

  When President Trump laid out his vision for America to Congress last week he highlighted his vision to make tax policy around child care more family friendly. Ivanka outlined a plan to allow families to deduct child-care expenses from their taxable income, with the amount capped at the average cost of child care in their… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 20, 2017

Nannying Versus Day Care: 5 Pros And 5 (Possible) Cons

  Quite a few nannies start their childcare careers in daycare and many agencies daily field inquiries from daycare workers who are interested in making the shift. With that in mind, we thought it would be worthwhile exploring the pros and cons of nannying compared with daycare. While working as a nanny provides a wonderful… Read more »


Tags: , , | February 9, 2017