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Tag: newborn care specialists


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

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 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

2017 INA Conference Workshop Proposals Now Being Accepted

PLEASE SHARE THIS POST – GREAT WORKSHOPS WANTED! Deadline September 15, 2016 The International Nanny Association is planning its 32nd Annual Conference, to be held May 18 – 21, 2017 in Chicago, IL. Do you have an idea for a great workshop that you would like to share? Do you know a professional whose knowledge… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , | August 16, 2016

The Dr. Shosh Wellness Plan

Nannies, NCS, and agency owners can help new moms and dads by offering helpful resources and non-judgmental support. For every new mom and mom-to-be: The Dr. Shosh Wellness Plan contains seven essential pieces. Throw out the myths and fantasies of motherhood (my needs shouldn’t matter anymore, taking care of a baby is easy for good… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 15, 2016

Baby Nurse vs. Newborn Care Specialist

Nanny or Babysitter? At this point, we have put this issue to rest in our industry and have very effectively worked with agencies to educate families on the differences between a babysitter and a nanny. Now, a different terminology issue continues to surface, despite the fact that the industry leader, the INA, adopted an official… Read more »


Tags: , , , | January 12, 2016