1, 2, 3 Peanut Butter Cookies

Easiest Cookie Recipe Ever The International Nanny Association (INA) published a great cookbook in 2000 entitled,  Beyond Peanut Butter and Jelly. The cookbook includes recipes to make with kids, crafts, creative holiday parties, and birthday theme parties. The cookbook has my favorite cookie recipe ever that I have made many dozens of times over the years. The peanut […]

The Value of a Nanny is Measured By Compensation and Necessary Benefits

Thoughts on Worker Rights Bills and Nannies The first step to increasing the prestige of the nanny profession is to raise the bar of the most basic needs and expectations. By Stephanie Felzenberg, Editor of Be the Best Nanny Newsletter Recently, Harold Camping, prophesied that the world would end on May 21, 2011. In Saudi […]

Why One Nanny Loves the INA

Have you heard of the International Nanny Association (INA)? Here is one nanny’s reasons for loving the INA! Caring for adorable infants, toddlers, or children of any age can be a great joy! I consider my bonds with the children that I have nannied, as well as my relationships with their parents, to be as […]

Are You Attending the INA Conference or Nannypalooza?

Conferences for Nannies 2011 INA Annual Conference Thursday, May 12 8:00 AM – Sunday, May 15 12:00 PMGrand Hyatt Tampa Bay2900 Bayport DriveTampa, Florida 33607(813) 874-1234 Nannypalooza 2011November 5th and 6th, 2011Turf Valley ResortEllicott City, MD Nannies from all over the U.S. will gather for a weekend of learning, fun and networking. Workshops this year […]

Opportunities for Nannies to Learn

International Nanny Association Conference and Free Webinar Research confirms what we all intuitively understand: that superior training and education results in nannies that provide superior childcare. Click here to read “Nanny Training: Higher Education Commands Higher Wages.” Here are two great opportunities for nannies to learn: 2011 INA Annual Conference Grand Hyatt Tampa BayThursday, May […]

Highlights of the 2010 International Nanny Association Conference

This weekend was the 25th International Nanny Association (INA) Annual Conference at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California. Keynote speaker was Mary Beth Phillips, Founder of TrustLine, a model program designed to check the background of childcare providers. She has been honored at the White House for her work in preserving health […]

INA is Right to Speak Out Against Dante’s Inferno

“Bad Nanny” is Bad Image for Nannies Be the Best Nanny Newsletter supports the International Nanny Association (INA) for speaking out against the new violent video game, Dante’s Inferno which features a baby killing achievement, or trophy, called “Bad Nanny.” The “Bad Nanny” achievement requires gamers to kill 1,000 un-baptized children. The INA said:“INA feels […]

Credential Exams for Nannies

Last week we started discussing nanny training. Click here to see our article on the topic. Currently there are two nanny credential exams available for nannies created by the International Nanny Association (INA). There is a challenging INA Nanny Credential Exam and new INA Basic Skills Assessment. The International Nanny Association (INA) Nanny Credential Exam […]

National Nanny Recognition Week

September 20 – 26, 2009National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW) was started in 1998 by a group of nanny industry professionals to promote and honor professional nannies. In 1999, the National Association of Nannies took the lead with NNRW, and held it the last week in September. In 2007, the Association of Professional Nannies took over […]

Support the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Bill

The International Nanny Association (INA) is extremely pleased to report that INA’s ongoing lobbying effort to increase the federal Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) has resulted in three bills in Congress in support their position. The bills, H.R. 460 and H.R. 1500 in the House and S. 210 in the Senate, all seek […]