Friday, May 15, 2009

Great Giveaway For All Nannies

Check out the NEW blogs of The Financial Nanny and Nanny Transitions for an exiting opportunity to win a FREE INA Membership.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Nanny Financial Corner

Oh Budget!
The following article appeared in the May/June 2009 ADCAN newsletter.
by Alice Shaffer

We have all been told at one time or another we need to follow a budget. However the problem we run into is how exactly to set one up and where our money goes. We would all love a personal financial planner but can't afford one. Today I bring you some hope to this frustrating process.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Children's Book by Award Winning Author / Nanny Shellie Braeuner


What a treat! Meet Award Winning Author / Nanny Shellie Braeuner and read how she combined her love of writing and love of children into an award winning book soon to be released to the public!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

2009 INA Salary & Benefits Survey Results Announced


The International Nanny Association has released the results of their recent Salary and Benefits Survey.

Six hundred and sixty seven (667) in-home child care providers responded to the 2009 INA Salary and Benefits Survey. The respondents include Nannies, Traveling Nannies, Temporary Nannies, Newborn Care Specialists, Doulas, Governesses, and other in-home child care providers.
Information in the report is based on the year 2008.

Friday, May 1, 2009

INA Honors New Nanny of the Year

Real Life Super Nanny MaryAnn X. Meddish Honored with International Nanny Award

Dallas, TX (April 24, 2009) – The International Nanny Association (INA) has announced that MaryAnn X. Meddish, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan has been selected as the 2009 INA Nanny of The Year (NOTY) award recipient at its annual conference in Dallas, Texas on April 24. “MaryAnn is the perfect picture of an exemplary nanny, not only in her work, but also in her professional conduct” said Wendy Sachs, Co-President of INA. In addition to being the best of the best in her profession, MaryAnn is of legal working status and adheres to all required state and federal tax laws; a hot topic not only in the political arena this year, but also in the recent media.

MaryAnn has been a professional nanny for the past 23 years and currently works as a nanny manager for a family with triplets. MaryAnn is a Certified Professional Nanny and graduate of Northwest Nannies Institute. She has also successfully completed the prestigious Nanny Advancement Program at Starkey International Institute and has passed the INA Nanny Credential Exam, earning her the title of INA Credentialed Nanny.

Lori Goldman, MaryAnn’s current employer says that “MaryAnn was born to be a nanny. Her ease in interacting with the triplets has fostered a serenity and calmness in them that make them the happiest and most content of babies. Her ability to nurture while gently guiding them is a wonderful thing to behold. Even our 11 year old daughter has fallen under MaryAnn’s spell.”
Carolyn Kavanaugh, MaryAnn’s former instructor at Northwest Nannies Institute (NNI) said “When MaryAnn first arrived at Northwest Nannies Institute in January 1990, we knew immediately that she was a young woman with the desire to be the very best nanny possible. NNI graduates are given an excellent foundation, but it is their responsibility to grow independently with each job and each challenge that awaits them. MaryAnn has truly flourished with each new family she has served.”

As is tradition, the prestigious award was presented by the previous year’s award recipient, 2008 NOTY Donna Robinson, a renowned traveling nanny and a genuine advocate for children. As a representative of the nanny profession, MaryAnn will be available for media interviews and appearances, in addition to booking speaking engagements.

As the 1997 INA Nanny of the Year I can say it was a highlight of my career to stand before family and friends and be recognized by my peers for a job that I love. This past month in Dallas, INA honored a new Nanny of the Year. I encourage every nanny who is passionate about what she does to consider the nomination process to be the next INA Nanny of the Year.