Nanny Support Group Directory

NATIONWIDE:International Nanny Association (INA)Co-Presidents: Wendy Sachs and Susan TokayerWebsite: http://www.nanny.org National Association for Nanny Care (NANC)Contact: Lora Brawley and Sue DowneyWebsite: http://www.nannycredential.org/page/page/4225838.htmEmail: info@nannycredential.org Niñeras en EspañolContact: Jany LaurenEmail: chilean.nanny@gmail.com Professional Nanny Association (PNA)Contact: Jennie Krogulski, Caryn Haase, Tara LindsayWebsite: http://www.professionalnannyassociation.com/Email: professionalnannyassociation@gmail.com CALIFORNIA:Bay Area Nanny Association (BANA)San Francisco Bay AreaContact: Margaret FeltonYahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BayAreaNannies/Email: nani_ex.group@yahoo.com East […]

Weekly Trip to the Library

Robert’s Rules of OrderBy Henry Martyn Robert & William J. Evans Since we have been discussing nanny support groups this week it only fitting to recommend that nannies reference Robert’s Rules of Order when planning nanny support group meetings. This is a concise and user-friendly guide to the essentials for conducting a meeting by the […]

Types of Meetings for Nanny Support Groups

This week we have been discussing nanny support groups. Here are some ideas for nanny support group activities and meetings. Nanny Night Out:A monthly nanny night out should meet at the same night (for example, the third Thursday) of every month. Holiday Party:Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine’s Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and any other holidays can […]

How to Create Officers for a Nanny Support Group

Photo of members of the Association of DC Area Nannies attending Nannypalooza educational conference. This week we are discussing nanny support groups as educational and social forms of support for nannies. Once you and a few other core nannies have started a nanny support group and other caregivers start joining the group it is recommended […]

Creating Nanny Support Group Bylaws and Guidelines

Dealing with Nanny Support Group Behavior, Gossip, and Complaints Photo of educational activity of learning CPR & First Aid with Nanny Alliance of New York and New Jersey When forming a nanny support group it is important to help encourage members of the group to behave in a professional manner. To do that, create guidelines […]

Four Types of Nanny Support Groups

Social, educational, playgroups, and online groups. Photo of Nanny Alliance of New York and New Jersey horseback riding. Joyce Farmer is a nanny and previous board member of National Association of Nannies (NAN). In an article that was formerly posted on the NAN website Ms. Farmer described the three basic nanny support groups as: social, […]

Nanny Support Groups

Photo of Denver Area Nanny Association Working with children all day makes nannies and crave adult interaction. Just like any other career, nannies need validation and opportunities to openly discuss both the achievements and the frustrations of their jobs. Nanny support groups offer friendship, mentoring, a sense of identity, career credibility, educational opportunities, and the […]

Activities for Nannies and Au Pairs to Use for Black History Month

Helping children accept cultural, race, gender, and ethnic differences. Are children born prejudiced? Of course not. Children learn prejudice from adults. If you want to observe a group of children free from prejudice, go to a nursery school and observe 3-year-olds interacting. They don’t know what it means to be biased. This past week we […]

Weekly Trip to the Library

Black History Month Books for Caregivers The books and brochures listed below are the references for the past week of posts about Black History Month for nannies and au pairs. Raising the Rainbow Generation: Teaching Your Children to be Successful in a Multicultural Society By Darlene Powell Hopson Designed for parents, teachers, and other caregivers […]

What You Should Do if the Child You Care for is a Victim of Prejudice

Coping with Prejudice by Making Diversity a Part of LifeBy Alvin Poussaint, M.D. and Susan Linn, Ed.D. Children don’t come pre-equipped with reactions to each new experience in their lives. When children are hurt by racial or ethnic cruelty, it is hard to restrain an immediate emotional response. It’s important, however, to try to comfort […]