Childcare Articles and Resources

The US Nanny Association shares expert childcare articles, information about child development, and tools to help parents and nannies navigate employment opportunities.

Our community is a platform to share expertise, insights, resources, and childcare articles. We welcome guest speakers and authors. Our mission is to help parents, nannies, au pairs, nanny agency owners, and child care business owners.

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Back to School

Back to School

If your child is in the 7th grade this year, the last time he or she experienced a complete and “normal” academic year was in the 4th grade.

Nanny Hacks

Nanny Hacks

You need some “Nanny Hacks” from Dr. Nana, your favorite professor. I call them hacks, because they are simple tricks with available ingredients and tools.

The Summer of Our Discontent

The Summer of Our Discontent

An Opinion Shaper by Linda Karges-Bone “Now is the Winter of our discontent. Made glorious by this sun of York;“ William Shakespeare, from Richard III In the summer of 1967, I was 8 years old and while already a voracious and accomplished reader, I doubt that the...

Summer Reading Tips for Young Children

Summer Reading Tips for Young Children

Summertime means a break from routine. Less time spent in childcare or pre-school, a relaxing of bedtime, visits to grandparents and cousins. These are all valuable and restful experiences for young children, or at least they can be if you plan well! But there is one school-rule that you should not ignore during your child’s time away from the classroom.

Fatigue: Creativity Enemy #1

Fatigue: Creativity Enemy #1

Attempting to teach and lead and grow during a time of stress, causes fatigue… the enemy of creativity and growth. Often, one anticipates a more scholarly or fancy recommendation from a life coach. Yet, when I analyzed my last five encounters with typically successful...

These kids are driving me crazy!!!

These kids are driving me crazy!!!

These kids are driving me crazy!!!  by Virginia Sampson My children went through some very difficult times in their lives. When my youngest child was two weeks old my husband was diagnosed with ALS more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. My other three children...

The Five Senses and Numerical Literacy

The Five Senses and Numerical Literacy

  Talking Numbers  and Nanny Life   “Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts.” Albert Einstein  This famous quote attributed to Einstein is fitting for a Nanny Life chat because so much of what one does when working...

Modernize Your Nanny Resume

Modernize Your Nanny Resume

Finding a great nanny family is important and the first step is to have a strong resume that highlights your childcare experience and skills.

Nanny Job Titles & Duties

Nanny Job Titles & Duties

With so many titles for in-home childcare providers, parents, nannies and sitters often confuse the different job titles and duties.

Steps to Hire a Nanny

Steps to Hire a Nanny

From writing a job description to interviews, orientations and work agreements, here are the steps to hire a nanny.