Annual Conference

INA NOTY SealNanny of the Year™ Award

The NOTY™ award is presented annually by the International Nanny Association (INA) to recognize the personal achievements of a working nanny. INA’s Nanny of the Year™ (NOTY™) serves as an example of the best kind of nanny and represents a positive role model for our industry and association. The NOTY™ is expected to perform specific duties before, during and after the INA annual conference.

Learn about the NOTY™ Official Seal.

2018 NOTY™ Guidelines Packet


Introducing INA’s 2017 NOTY™, Candida {Candi} Vajana, Palo Alto, CA

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. She enjoys being able to instill the basic but important skills of compassion, empathy and knowing that in order to be happy one needs to be able to help others. In her current position she works with one child and travels extensively. Candi enjoys working with families from different cultures around the world and finds that everyone has something to teach you. She believes that nannies have a very important role to play in society, shaping the minds and souls of the leaders of the future.

View Candi’s acceptance speech at the 2017 INA Conference. 

2017 NOTY™ Acceptance Speech

View Candi’s surprise announcement on receiving 2017 NOTY™ Honor. 


Nanny of the Year Press 

Nanny Magazine Interview: We’re Not Laughing, We’re Celebrating! Nanny Magazine interviews INA’s 2017 Nanny of the Year™, none other than The Funny Nanny herself, Candi Vajana!

Morningside Nannies Interview: 2017 INA Nanny of the Year™ Candida Vajana

ENannySource interview: Meet Modern Day Mary Poppins, Candi Vajana, 2017 Nanny of the Year™

The Mercury News (Palo Alto, CA): Palo Alto nanny wins international Nanny of the Year™ award