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Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down Week by Week. Week 4

September 28, 2017
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We are continuing our guide to the simplify the NOTY Digital Portfolio process. This week we will be working on Section 4, 7, 8 and 9. 

Section 4 – References. You will want to begin to think about who your NOTY references will be. These are usually people that have seen you in action with children. Sometimes the person can be other local nannies or parents that you have had play dates with. It could be grandparents or neighbors of your charges (Nanny Kids) or even former employees.  You will need to list three nominators along with their information. Be sure to confirm with these individuals that they are willing to talk to someone on the NOTY Selection Committee in February/March of 2018.  As they agree to be your reference, fill in their information on the online NOTY Portfolio found in your INA member portal.

Section 7 – Certificates or Documentation. In this section, you will want to provide us with any certificates you might have. Certificates from INA Annual Conferences, Nannypalooza, International Nanny Training Day, local nanny support groups, agencies or other nanny training sessions attended can be included. Certificates or proof that you took additional continuing education classes through a local community college that was related to children and/or child development can also be included. They can include college or trade schools where the degree or diploma pertains to child-care.

Section 8 – Publications and Presentations. Presentations could be any classes you taught to adults regarding care of children or any other child care related topic. Publications could be an article you wrote for a blog or newsletter. Not all NOTY’s have these so please do not worry if you don’t. It does not disqualify you for NOTY in any way.

Section 9 – Media Appearance and Awards. Media appearances and awards refer to any time you have been interviewed in a professional manner, received or was nominated for an award relating to children. Not all NOTY’s have these either and rare for there to be many candidates with them. It does not disqualify you for NOTY in any way.

Sections 7, 8 and 9 are all documents that you will need to have scanned and put into a PDF form document. You will be uploading these to the system. When labeling the files, please be sure to have it start with your first name, the name of the program/publication/award/etc and the year to make filing simple. (Example jane.nannypalooza.2016) If you are listing names and links to publications, presentations, media appearances or awards, please type them out and create a PDF to upload with the list and links.

Pat yourself on the back. You are over halfway done! And remember that this blog is meant to be a helpful suggestion on how to break down the process and you do not have to use it. If you have any questions please contact INA Membership Services Office by phone at 888.878.1477 or by email at  Please include “NOTY Question” in the subject line of your email.

Quick Links to the previous weeks of the NOTY Application Process

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3