We are nannies, moms, sitters, agency owners and awkward dancers.

We have decades of childcare, parenting, business and advocacy experience that we use to transform the nanny industry. Between diaper changes and knock-knock jokes, we elevate the nanny industry as a professional trade. We support families and nannies as our country struggles with high-quality, affordable childcare.

Our History

 

In 2019, a group of nanny industry leaders came together and founded the Association to

  • provide resources and tools that help families and nannies navigate the private employment of in-home childcare

  • elevate the nanny industry so it’s equivalent to other professional trades

We are here to help as parents and nannies struggle to navigate private employment for in-home child care. 

The Time is Now

 

We welcome everyone. While our tools and resources focus on the childcare customs and employment laws in the US, we support nannies and families all over the world.

With so many business and industry challenges amplified by the pandemic, now is the time to elevate the nanny industry.

We dedicate our lives to enrich and support the healthy development of children. This is important so parents have piece of mind when they are at work. Every day our work is fulfilling because we see the positive impact we have on the children in our care.

Sara Williams

Objectives and Values

Every Nanny and every Family is unique and the path to success can be challenging. Nannies may not have coworkers who can provide guidance and families can’t use a standard job description. Each step is customized with families and nannies relying on their peers, resources, and past experiences. The US Nanny Association helps families, nannies and most importantly, children. 

  • We uplift the childcare community with programs, services, events and activities chosen by our members through committees dedicated to nannies, families, employment, and education.

  • We promote inclusiveness and diversity in our membership, leadership, and staff to reflect the belief of the US Nanny Association in the value of all childcare contributors.

  • We collaborate with agencies, organizations, individuals, and other entities to address competing interests of higher wages for childcare professionals and the rising cost of childcare faced by families in the United States.

  • We provide and share educational and informational resources based on proven childcare techniques, US laws, cultures and customs.

  • We strengthen the skills of childcare professionals by advancing their knowledge of child development, child safety, work habits, leadership, accountability, and other skills necessary for successful employment or entrepreneurship in the childcare industry.

  • We amplify employer and family knowledge of childcare work standards and strengthen communication between families and nannies.

You can learn more about our values and believes with our Professional Code of Conduct.

Serving Our Community

The US Nanny Association is large enough to serve you yet small enough to know you. US Nanny Association members and volunteers drive our local events, online activities and shared resources. Members are encouraged to get involved. If you have an idea, event or resource and want to partner with us, please reach out at info@usnanny.org.

Press Releases

  • Sitter or Nanny? US Nanny Association Launches Three Industry Credentials. EIN Presswire

  • US Nanny Association Establishes National Nanny Standards. PR Newswire

 

Toys for Tots fundraiser

Fundraiser - Toys for Tots

Each year, we support Toys for Tots as our annual fundraiser. If you are able, please donate.

Association Leaders and Supporters

The US Nanny Association leadership, contributors and supporters are comprised of childcare industry and business experts, early childhood faculty and educators as well as nanny agency owners, nannies, newborn and infant specialists and parents. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at info@usnanny.org

Susana Caracas

Susana Caracas

Susy has been a career Nanny and Postpartum Doula for nearly 15 years working with families in Orange County, CA. Susy strives to inspire other nannies to educate themselves in order to help their kids and families with more professional and better quality service. In this mission, Susy founded Cuidando Angeles, a newborn training program taught in Spanish. Susy promotes and helps the Spanish-speaking nanny community with resources, classes, job support, and professional development opportunities for nannies.

Kelly Chavez

Kelly Chavez

Kelly moved from El Salvador to the United States in 2009. Soon after settling in the Southern California area, she began to work as a nanny for different families. She is a mother of two kids. Her passion to help others and her family made her pursue her education as a nanny and Newborn Care specialist. Right now she is a first-generation college graduate in her family. Her continuous desire to help others keep her moving forward in her education. Right now she is finishing her bachelor’s degree in sociology in a 4-year college institution.

Buffi Gentry

Buffi Gentry

Buffi Gentry is a career nanny of 30 plus years in the Nanny industry. She has worked with children from newborn to college age. Buffi’s goal is to create a sense of community for nannies and facilitate the furthering of their education so they may advance in their own careers.

Stephanie Felzenberg

Stephanie Felzenberg

Stephanie has worked as a Nanny and Family Assistant for more than 25 years. She shares her favorite nanny activities, lesson plans, book reviews, and recipes on her blog at bethebestnanny.com. She has also edited a nanny textbook, has been the Advice Columnist for Nanny Magazine since 2013, and is the US Nanny Association Newsletter Editor. 

Elizabeth Malson

Elizabeth Malson

Dedicated to supporting childcare providers and families, Elizabeth is an executive leader with over 20 years in medical technology and education. Elizabeth is the Founder of the US Nanny Institute, an online college for nannies. Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University, a Master of Science from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina.

Stephanie McGraw

Stephanie McGraw

Stephanie is a litigator with the law firm of Shook Hardy & Bacon. She is also a mother of two boys and has extensive experience with the childcare industry. Stephanie holds a BA in Sociology from Cornell University and received her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.

Rebecca Pearcy

Rebecca Pearcy

Rebecca has over 15 years of experience working with children, from being a nanny, babysitter, and teacher’s assistant to working as a child care professional in a Child Development Center, Youth Center, and Teen Center and starting a children’s theatre company. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in American Theatre Arts and achieved her Child Development Associate. She co-founded Windsor House Care, a corporate backup care agency and the award-winning nanny and babysitting agency in Austin, Texas – Windsor House Nannies.

Kelly Rodas

Kelly Dennise Rodas

Kelly is a Nanny and Newborn Care Specialist with 11 years of progressive experience in nurturing and developing children of different ages. Kelly has a special talent helping moms and treats children with kindness, empathy, and dignity while maintaining discipline. Kelly believes education and experience allow nannies to provide a high level of care. Kelly is bilingual (Spanish-English) and was a middle school teacher when she lived in Guatemala.

Tasha Braggs Wilson

Tasha Braggs Wilson

Tasha has been with College Sitters for 6 years. She loves being able to use her experience as an educator to bless the lives of so many families and especially loves working with the special needs community. Tasha is a proud graduate of Northwestern State University of LA and is working on completing her masters at the University of St. Thomas Houston MLA with a concentration in Communications. In addition to the US Nanny Association, Tasha also serves with other organizations as National Domestic Worker Alliance and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Thank you for your Support and Contributions

We are grateful to the following people who dedicated their time and shared resources to help build the US Nanny Association.

Mirella Alexis

Sarah Brenton

Sarah Brenton

Kimberly Brown

Kimberly Brown

Lynn Hartman

Dr. Lynn Hartman

Lawrence Henderson

Lawrence Henderson

Shawn Hilger

Shawn Marie Hilger

Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson

Jocelyn Jones

Jocelyn Jones

Dr. Linda Karges Bone

Dr. Linda Karges-Bone

Syma Latif

Syma Latif

Matthew Lister

Matthew Lister

Emily Louange

Emily Louange

Jessie Marie

Jessie Marie

Tony Orozco

Tony Orozco

Heather Pentz

Heather Pentz

Glenda Propst

Glenda Propst

Julietta Skoog

Julietta Skoog

Tatjana Srbinovska

Tatjana Srbinovska

Alisha Wiles

Alisha Wiles

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