How to Tell Your Employers About National Nanny Recognition Week Without Sounding Self-Serving

Practically Perfect Podcast by Lora Brawley and Sue Downey It is National Nanny Recogntion Week (NNRW). NNRW is September 22 to 29, 2012. and is a great time for parents to appreciate the important work their nannies do. But, a lot of employers don’t know about it. This podcast by Lora Brawley of and Sue Downey […]

Taking the High Road When Leaving a Nanny Job

The Last Impression Made by Employees Becomes the Basis for References By Sue Downey, Nanny Whatever the reason for leaving, nannies should be thoughtful and considerate of the children and the parents when planning to leave a job. This may be difficult to accomplish. Caregivers have to be professional, even if they are angry and […]

In Honor of Nannies this National Nanny Recognition Week

Why I Love Working as a Nanny By Terri Carroll I love being a nanny because I know I make a difference in the lives of the little ones I come in contact with — even if it’s just a one-week temporary job. I could write 10-pages on why I know this is true, but […]

Calling All Nannies Across America

Nannypalooza 2010 By Sue Downey, National Association for Nanny Care Nannypalooza is a nanny conference based on the idea that nannies often have to pay for training themselves, therefore it should be inexpensive. It should be high quality and nanny specific. It should be FUN because you learn more when things are fun. It should […]

What to Expect at a Nanny Conference?

Gaining a Renewed Sense of Purpose By Sue Downey, National Association for Nanny Care Photo Credit NannypaloozaIf you have not attended a nanny conference before you might not know what to expect. You may wonder what will you have to talk about. If you are an experienced childcare provider you may feel that you do […]

How Nannies Can Gain Support

The Internet, Local Nanny Groups, and Nanny Conferences By Sue Downey, National Association for Nanny CareOther than dirty dishes in the sink on Monday mornings and late parents on a Friday night, one of the biggest problems that nannies face is the isolation. Nannies do not have coworkers. There is no water cooler and no […]