Partnering with educators
The US Nanny Association partners with childcare educators and institutions to provide high-quality training. The US Nanny Association also publishes articles on childcare and parenting and provides members with resources in our digital library.
US Nanny Association training program requirements:
1. The training organization must be a business member of the US Nanny Association which requires a review and acceptance of our professional code of conduct.
2. The training must include topics from the Nanny and/or Newborn and Infant care National Nanny Standards. Courses must teach to industry standards and scientifically supported information based on recommendations from government and industry experts such as the CDC and/or American Association of Pediatrics.
3. Courses and training must be taught by a professional educator or college faculty member.
4. The class or training program must provide a certificate of attendance with the business or educator’s contact information, the student’s name, the date of training and the amount of time dedicated to training.
5. Reputable training programs are accepted for the Certified Nanny (NCP) and Certified Newborn and Infant Care (NICP). Only professional trade schools and other approved post-secondary institutions can communicate their training is approved for the Professional Nanny Certification (PNCP).
Classes and training programs that meet the above criteria are approved to communicate the class and/or training program is accepted by the US Nanny Association NCP and/or NICP certification program. The US Nanny Association does not audit, approve, endorse or certify classes or training programs. The US Nanny Association does track data on applicant performance and will issue a notice to classes and training programs whose students consistently perform poorly on the proficiency exam. The notice will include a request that the training organization improve the training based on the US National Nanny Standards. The US Nanny Association reserves the right to approve and/or revoke acceptance of classes and training programs for all its certification programs.
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What's in the Digital Library for our Members?
The US Nanny Association membership includes the digital library which has over 150 webinars, articles and eBooks on childcare, employment, safety, leadership and more.
Hiring a Nanny?
Understanding Nanny Employment
Tom Breedlove and Chelsea Mills of Care.com Homepay provide an expert review of nanny employment and the coronavirus benefits for domestic employees.
Nanny Contract and Work Agreements
Nanny contracts and newborn care work agreements can help parents and nannies discuss and align on job duties and compensation. This video goes through a 14-page example that you can download and modify. No name or email is required to download the example nanny contract.
Helping Families Find a Nanny Part 1
Rebecca Pearcy, owner of Windsor House Nannies and Stephanie McGraw, a parent who hires au pairs share their experiences to help families with practical tips and nanny industry insights.
Helping Families Work with Nanny Agencies
Rebecca Pearcy (Windsor House Nannies) and Stephanie McGraw (USNA Director of Ethics) discusses how parents can work with nanny agencies and au pair agencies to find the best childcare for their family.
Vetting Nanny Candidates
Rosalind Prather, Co-Founder of Trusting Connections Nanny Agency, and Rebecca Pearcy, Co-Founder of Windsor House Nannies discuss safety tips for families hiring a nanny and for nannies looking for a new position.
Medical Benefits for Nannies
Patrick DiFiore of GTM Payroll Services discusses the types of medical benefits that families can offer to their nanny and other household employees. Hosted by Rebecca Pearcy.
Seeking a Nanny Job?
Modernize Your Nanny Resume
Update and modernize your nanny resume. This guide reviews traditional and visual resumes, providing examples to help you enhance your resume and find the right childcare job.
Nanny Professionalism & Job Search Tips
Angela Johnson of Ask the Nanny chats with Glenda Propst of Successful Transitions about professionalism, nanny resumes, and working in childcare.
Mock Interviews with Parents and Nannies
Watch as 3 parents (Stephanie, Rachel and Myrna) ask 3 nannies (Martha, Patsy, and Carrie) interview questions and then discuss what was answered well and how nannies can improve.
Nanny Job Search Success
Emily Louange of Via The Village shares employment data and tips to help you with your nanny job search.
Agencies Supporting Nannies
Rebecca Pearcy of Windsor House Nannies and Joanna Briese of Joanna’s Nannies discuss what they do to support the nannies either represented or employed with their agency.
Glenda Propst of Nanny Transitions and Rebecca Pearcy discuss how to successfully navigate the end of a nanny and family employment arrangement.
Este Disciplina Positiva by Tony Orozco.
La importancia de la Inteligencia Emocional.
Coach ejecutiva y Coach de vida Rosamary Rodriguez Piana nos platica sobre que es inteligencia emocional y el impacto que crea en nuestro desarrolllo profesional de Nannny.
Estimulación sensorial en niños en edad preescolar
La Dra. Margarita Marichal nos platica sobre la importancia de la estimulación sensorial en niños de edad preescolar y nos da herramientas para desarrollar proyectos con los niños/niñas.
Hablemos de RIE y Pikler USA
Elsa Chain, Presidenta de Pikler/Lóczy USA junto a Fanny Zamarripa fundadora del grupo Respectful Nanny nos platican atravez de una muy emotiva entrevista lo que la pedagogía de RIE y Pikler ha transformado sus vidas personales y profesionales. Nos invitan y motivan a cada una de nosotras a transformarnos también , esto por medio de la educación.
Niños pequeños emociones grandes
Dra. Fermina Liza Román, nos invita a participar en la 2a Conferencia Anual. Niños pequeños emociones grandes es el titulo del tema que ella nos presentara en su webinar.
Alimentos Sólidos Para Bebés
Lic. Ana Alejandra Guzmán nos habla de cómo iniciar con alimentos sólidos en los bebés y cuáles son los más recomendados y métodos para hacer esta transición.
Raising Good Kids and Child Development
Building Resiliency in Extraordinary Times
Shawna Boomgaard, LMSW, ACTP, Ed.S., and host Rebecca Pearcy discuss the effects that trauma can have on a child and the family and how you can build resilience./
Julietta Skoog is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer with an Ed.S Degree in School Psychology and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. She is sharing tips tonight on routines, positive discipline and how parents and nannies can support kids.
Baby Sign Language
Baby Signs and how to use it with Tina Cavanaugh, a Certified Baby Signs® Instructor and On the Grow™ Educator with host Rebecca Pearcy.
STEM Nature Activities for Toddlers
Allison McDonald, (No Time For Flash Cards) shares her ideas with Rebecca Pearcy, for STEM activities when exploring nature with toddlers.
Writing Experiences for PreSchoolers
should we focus on writing during the preschool years? Dr. Laura Bailet shares all!
Leadership and Self Care
Why Does She Wear a Hijab? Why is Her Hair Kinky?
Jocelyn Jones discusses why cultural relativism and social identity theory is important to use when engaging with parents and children.
Leadership Development: Is It You or Me?
Lawrence Henderson, Leadership Coach discusses accountability and ownership - two of the most important elements fueling truly successful people.
Why is Self Care Important?
Are you stressed, feeling burnt out, and exhausted? Alexaraye Vallejo (Mindful Care Collective) shares her insight on self-care and being mindful.
Built on a Solid Foundation
Lawrence Henderson, Leadership Coach shares, "Built on a Solid Foundation". The saying goes if you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. That's why I believe understanding what your set of Core Values are will help you navigate not only life, but relationships, and provide purpose to everything you do.
Self Care for Parents
Whitney Casares, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., published author and creator of Modern Mommy Doc, discusses with Rebecca Pearcy why it is important and how parents can practice self-care.
Leading from the Inside Out
Lawrence Henderson, Leadership Coach. Leading from the Inside Out shares how to harness your power and gain the footing you need to be successful! Lawrence is a leadership coach who teaches self-awareness, professional development and leadership.