Wednesday April 10, Beth Weise was interviewed by Blythe Lipman, an expert on parenting and raising babies and president of Baby Instructions. Blythe asked Beth what the key steps are to hiring a nanny and to share about the upcoming  National Nanny Training Day. Here’s the link. . If you click on the link, you will see Rating and Reviews above the podcasts. Click on that and you’ll see a place where you can write a review about the show directly under CUSTOMER REVIEWS. Thanks so much.

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National Nanny Training Day was initiated last year by Nanny Biz Reviews to foster excellence in the Nanny Profession across America. On April 20, 2013, over 2,000 nannies will meet in over 30 cities across the country to hone their skills in teaching, training and nurturing young children. Caring Nannies is proud to be the local sponsor for the PHOENIX event. We’ve planned a great morning of topics on boosting brain development and other hot topics, top speakers, networking and exciting Raffle Prizes. As with any profession, continued education is important and research shows that when caregivers are trained and knowledgeable, children clearly benefit.
Consider covering the cost of this training for your Nanny. Early bird rates are only $20 which includes the cost of sessions from 9 AM to 2PM plus lunch, a great goodie bag, certificate of completion, and invaluable networking. Early Bird Rate ends on April 1. Sign Up Here

# 7. The Nanny will feel more like it’s a team effort because you’re involved in sending her to the training.

# 6. Nannying can be an isolating career without access to peers. This will strengthen her feelings of camaraderie and bolster her emotionally, causing her to want to give even more to your family.
# 5. Even the most educated and experienced nanny needs to get excited by learning new ideas.
# 4. She’ll come to work the next Monday morning happier, more enthusiastic and confident and those feelings will spread to your child/ren.
# 3. She’ll learn new skills to teach creative thinking, ideas to implement teaching math through play, how to transition to a toxic free environment, tips to putting together a delicious and healthy dinner for you, and ways to communicate with you more effectively.
# 2. You’ll be affirming how much you value and appreciate her skills and expertise.
# 1. She’ll feel loved and appreciated.


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Caring Nannies is proud to present the first annual SPARK Awards for Excellence in Nanny Care. The SPARK Awards celebrate everyday nannies doing extraordinary work to support parents, care for children and strengthen families. Each of the two award categories, Enthusiastic Newcomer and Seasoned Veteran, showcase individual excellence in nanny care demonstrated by exceptional childcare, impactful work, and a positive, encouraging attitude.

Winners will be chosen through a combination of online public voting and a selection commitee. They will be honored at their local National Nanny Training Day event on Saturday April 20th. Each SPARK Award winner will receive a gift package including a cash prize.

Select Association of Premier Nanny Agencies across the nation have generously come together to be the collective sponsors of the 2013 SPARKS Awards. APNA’s commitment to exceptional client service and quality nannies are the perfect companion to the mission of the SPARK Award.

What qualities are we looking for?

A nanny with SPARK:
has a Service-minded or “How can I help?” outlook.
acts in a Professional way.
has a positive Attitude about her job and her role as a nanny.
is Resourceful and knows where to go for information, ideas and support.
is Knowledgeable and understands how to foster a child’s healthy development.
Anyone can nominate a nanny, including herself. Just go to the nomination form and provide the nanny’s name, city and state and email address. She’ll receive an email letting her know she’s been nominated and inviting her to complete the nominee submission form and submit the necessary supporting materials. Let her know so she’ll be looking for the email. Contact our office or laura Brawley of Nanny Biz Reviews if you need help. All forms, including a two minute video entry are due by Wednesday, April 3 and voting closes on Friday April 5th.

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NATIONAL NANNY RECOGNITION WEEK IS SEPTEMBER 23 TO 29 and we wanted to do something special for all of our amazing nannies!

I just spent 60+ hours with my busy and entertaining 2.5 year old grandaughter while her parents attended a wedding in San Francisco. The last day, I was truly looking forward to that two hour nap time break, but she just would not nap at all. It happens some times. It was a very special and fun packed, memorable weekend, with bike rides to the park, swimming, library story hour, but it was intense! I am used to having more ‘space’, more time to do my own thing.

I now have a much greater appreciation of what our nannies do day in and day out!

Do you have a wonderful, loving creative, patient nanny in your life who loves your kids like they were her own, builds forts with them in the living room, gets them to eat their brocolli, and comes up with amazing crafts and art projects? Has she taught them manners, to pick up their toys, potty trained them, made up songs with them?

Tell us about your WONDERFUL NANNY in a short essay–just a few paragraphs, and photos if possible, telling us how she has made your family life richer, easier and happier, and made a lasting impact on your family, and she’ll be entered into our contest! The winning nanny will receive a $50 cash gift as well as a free ticket to our 2013 National Nanny Training Day. Three runner-ups will receive tickets to the Conference.

The best hours of our week are doing follow up calls and hearing all the great stories of the difference our nannies have made in your lives, so lets all take this opportunity given to us by National Nanny Recognition

Week 2013to let our nannies know how much we appreciate them!

Check out the rules below and then tell us about your nanny! Send them to me at

The Nanny needs to have been placed by Caring Nannies, and the essays and photos can be used by Caring Nannies. The deadline for submission is September 20.

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