Are you a nanny looking to expand your knowledge of child care? Learn more about the nanny industry? Find your nanny “coworkers?”
Attend interNational Nanny Training Day!
What’s interNational Nanny Training Day?
iNNTD is a collective of individual local training events that promote the importance of nanny training and raising the quality of nanny care. In 2023, the event day is Saturday, April 1.
It was founded by Lora Brawley of Nanny Care Hub in 2012, passed to Nannypalooza’s Sue Downey in 2015, and the event moved international in 2016. It’s a way for local communities of nannies to share professional development information and network with one another.
Why iNNTD Is Important For Nannies
If your city or one close by is hosting an event, it could be significantly cheaper than attending a conference that could require a flight, hotel, and more.
It’s a great opportunity to network with nannies in your immediate area, which can really be beneficial for learning about your local market—things like the best playdate locations and playgrounds and the average hourly rates.
It’s A Great Professional Development Opportunity
Learn New Information
These trainings have professional speakers from both in and out of the nanny industry presenting on topics related to all areas of child care, the business of nannying, and even self-care and financial planning. No two events are the same and each location can have different topics year after year.
Some topics being presented in 2023 include: newborn care, contract development, art theory, car seat safety, CPR certifications, interviewing skills, lesson planning, preventing nanny burnout, child psychology, how to purchase a home, and more.
Build Your Portfolio
A lot of events have raffle prizes donated, door bags, professional headshot opportunities, refreshments, and certificates of attendance that you can add to your portfolio and resume.
How You Can Attend iNNTD
Check out the events below and see if your city or one near you is hosting in 2023. New cities and registration links are added daily. Go here for the most up-to-date information.
San Francisco, CA
Register in English
Register in Spanish
Registration contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Orange County/Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Registration contact: email@example.com
Tampa Bay, FL
St Louis, MO
Registration contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by Charlotte’s Best Nanny Agency
Hosted by Family First Household Staffing Agency
New York City, NY
Registration contact: HeidiJoline@gmail.com
Registration contacts: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by Nanny Tees, The Mtoto Agency & Agape Nannies & Sitters
Hosted by Dallas Area Nannies
Registration contact: Nannysource1@msn.com or email@example.com
Salt Lake City, UT
Registration contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Registration contact: Ebyrne5@yahoo.com
Mexico City, Mexico
Registration Contact: email@example.com
Registration contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Registration contact: email@example.com
If there isn’t a training location near you this year, get involved in planning one for next year. You don’t have to be an agency or a business to host an event and there are at least 30 mentors you can lean on for guidance. Check out Nannypalooza.com to register an event for your city, find resources for planning, and join the Facebook group for organizers.
Asking For Support
Most events have generous help from sponsors to keep the ticket cost down for attendees. In the meantime, you could still ask your Nanny Family for support this year.
Leverage Your Contract
Some child care contracts have a professional development clause. What’s included can range from covering registration fees, flights and hotels, books, and/or a certain amount of paid days off to attend trainings. If you don’t currently have a professional development clause in your contract, consider negotiating the addition of one when it’s time for your next annual review.
Even if it isn’t included in your contract, you could still approach your Nanny Family about providing financial support for your professional development. Be sure to highlight how attending would directly impact your work with their family.
Unless you regularly work weekends, time off shouldn’t be an issue. If you do work on weekends, give your Nanny Family as much notice as possible so they’re able to schedule backup care.
Overall, interNational Nanny Training Day is an inspiring and inclusive event that promotes community building and child care development annually all around the world. Whether you’ve been in the nanny industry for 6 months, 6 years, or 16 years, there’s something for everyone at these trainings.