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September Nanny News

Nanny News from Janice's Newsletter!

1) National Nanny Recognition Week Giveaways: Go to Nanny Transitions on FaceBook, Like and share the iNNRW posts for chances to win nice prizes.



New Nanny Book, Special Deal 25% off through Sept. 29 - Nanny Basics and Beyond

"What I wish I would have known all along" by Marcia Hall

Nanny Basics and Beyond contains the practical tools that will help you in your nanny career now and in the future. Nanny Coaching Team founder, Marcia Hall has written from her own 22-year professional nanny experience and tapped into the shared wisdom of the nanny industry experts.



Practically Perfect Podcast - Sue and Lora discuss paperwork, keeping records and Sue's new kickstarter!! https://


Museum Day is happening on September 22, 2018 and museums around the country are offering free admission to those who sign up for a ticket through the Smithsonian Museum Day site. Several Boston/Cambridge area museums are participating, including the MFA and the Museum of African American History!


Car Seat Trade-In starts 9/9! ♻ Recycle an old car seat & receive a 20% off coupon valid for the purchase of a new car seat, car seat base, travel system or stroller. Learn more:

Cambridge Free Playgroups

Check out page 3 of this newsletter for dates and times




This online, on demand in-depth series is designed to for caregivers, those entering the field and those already working as nannies, who want to understand the unique aspects of nanny care and successfully navigate the many challenges of being a childcare professional in a private home. You’ll leap frog over the normal learning curve and avoid the mistakes that can stall or derail a nanny career. Whether you’re working as a nanny for a few years or are in it until you retire, if you’re committed to being the best you can be on the job, this series is for you.

Class List

1. Introduction to Nanny Care

2. Developing Your Caregiving Philosophy

3. Your Career Map: A Road Map for Success

4. What’s in the Secret Sauce?: The Mysterious Ingredient That Everyone Is Looking for in a Nanny

5. Professional Ethics for Nannies

6. The Nanny/Family Relationship

7. The Nanny Contract: Defining Your Employment Terms and Environment

8. Communication Fundamentals for the Nanny / Family Relationship

9. Navigating Goal Setting and Performance Reviews


Nannies exempt from sexual harassment protections

How to Cope with After-School Meltdowns




CPR/First Aid classes in the past have recommended "Stayin' Alive" as mental music for keeping pace while doing CPR. THat has recently been determined to be a few beats short per minute. So either speed up slightly, or use "Baby Shark", which comes out to 110 beats per minute. And do remember to count so you remember to do the breaths.



Our Nanny Diary

Journal/Daily Planner


Two different layouts- weekly for the whole family or daily geared more toward families with younger children

Kickstarter contributors can be the FIRST to get their hands on a diary

Act now because Kickstarter ends in just ONE month!

This diary is chock full of details geared toward nannies! Helps you communicate more effectively about your activities and intentions.




(And if you send me the information, I'll post your event in the Nanny Newsletter.)

Inter-Nannies Giving Back (volunteer or fundraise for charity), October 19, 20, 21


Nannypalooza West: Sept 28-30, Orange County. CA

Nannypalooza West: November 2-4, Philadelphia, PA

(Nanny Holiday Ball Tickets NOW ON SALE)

The Nanny Ball in NY will be Dec. 15, 2018

This year, the theme of the ball is Dream, Wish, Soar because the magic is in you.

The Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave, in Brooklyn, NY

Mary Poppins film release! (Dec. 25, 2018 premiere, plan an event for Dec. 28!)

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FREE LOCAL IN-PERSON MEDIATION between nannies and employers

Harvard Law School offers free mediation services

For more information call 617-495-1854

or email

or visit



The Cape Cod Nanny Network (FOR CAPE AND SOUTH SHORE

The Boston Nanny Society: post job leads, ask questions, voice concerns, share stories and help new nannies get started.

MASSACHUSETTS NANNY NETWORK is an active Facebook group for all of MA. Connect and network with fellow MA Nannies, ask career related questions, post tips, seek advice, offer Nanny to Nanny mentoring and support, promote your own local smaller Nanny group and its activities. We post MA nanny news, websites, professional development opportunities, job leads, and events.

Email for more information about membership.

THE NANNY NETWORK North of Boston, FB group for North Shore

Members post local resources, activities, the best parks, etc., trainings, and job leads in the North Shore area of MA. We organize big and small playdates/group fun, and also host nanny-only events. Due to privacy concerns, this Facebook group that will not come up in a search. Membership is by email invitation only, email Nancy K at for membership information.

Boston Area Nannies-job postings and discussions

Nanny and Friends of Rhode Island & So. Massachusetts:

Western MA-Northern CT Nannies

Massachusett And Southern NH Nannies (use that spelling of Massachusetts to find the page)

Nannies of Sharon, MA and surrounding areas: ;

Professional Nannies in MA and NH

New Nanny FB Group:

Western MA-Northern CT Nannies




Nanny Professional Development Opportunities:

Nanny Transitions for support in facing the end of a nanny job

Nanny Care Tribe - an international nanny group with interesting, helpful, supportive discussions

Be the Best Nanny Newsletter FB page, with access to hundreds of free articles



Nanny Meetup Groups (Boston area)

Another Boston Meetup

If you have questions, feel free to also reach out to Kelsey Plimpton,

S. Boston Meetup group for nannies:

Northshore Meetup



Nanny Breakfast Club! (Hey, that's us!)

Meet Saturdays around 10/10:30am for breakfast in rotating communities. Everyone is encourage to host so we can travel to different areas each week and strengthen our awesome nanny network and community. We also have group outings and free workshops soon to be offered to members only! ;

or Thaty at


Even if you are not part of our Facebook group we would still love to get to meet more nannies! Fill out this form and Thaty will get back to you shortly to confirm your entry and the availability Events are posted on our FB page and at if you are not on FB!

A Cambridge nanny started a BigTent group to help connect nannies and parents of infants/toddlers for playgroups, park dates, walks, etc.

Worcester/MetroWest Nanny Group: Upton, Mass

Email Jan L. at

North of Boston/Southern NH Nanny Support Group

Monthly nanny dinners and frequent playgroups

Contact Alyssa McGuire


Imagine Cambridge Offers CPR, First Aid, & (New) Nanny Socials

For full playspace and program information see

American Heart Association Certified CPR (for infants, children & adults) is offered at 5pm the third Thursday of each month at Imagine: 3/17, 4/21, 5/19 for $55. First Aid is offered several times a year as the need arises for $50. Please register at ;

NEW: Nanny Socials at 10am Wednesdays are a time for Nannies and Caregivers to meet, share tips and experiences and allow the children they care for to play together and form friendships. Imagine is packed with hands on creative play activities and an indoor /outdoor playground for the children to explore. The social is free with the child's admission to Imagine for the day.

Please register interest at (Our parachute games are at 10:30 Wednesdays and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. We hope to see you soon!)

Imagine: A Center for Community & the Arts

23 Bay State Road

Cambridge, MA 02138

(Behind Sozio's at Concord Ave. Rotary)




Local Yahoogroups and family email lists: Join in your community for posts from parents looking for babysitters or nannies or to post your own availability, recieve notice of local kid-friendly events, etc. (Digest mode recommended, to avoid filling your mailbox.)

-The Arlington List:

-Arlington Parents:!forum/arlingtonparents


-Belmont Family Group:!forum/belmontmoms

-Cambridge Families:


-Medford (general):

-Medford Families:

(They are closed to childcare providers unless they are also raising children in the Medford area.)

Do searches for your own community on yahoogroups and google, and try NextDoor for your community. Some of my best occasional and longterm sitting gigs have come from these sources!



NDR - National Domestic Radio is on YouTube!

NDR is brought you BY domestic workers FOR domestic workers!

And we always welcome nannies, house cleaners and PCAs to join us, so if you would like to be a guest host, just submit a request here

Check out our website for past episodes and upcoming events!

Connect with us and let us know what topics you'd like to hear through:

YouTube: ;

Facebook: ;




MA Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, info and link:

Save this for when your challenged about your rights.

Free recorded Webinar from on Domestic Workers' Rights in MA.



Nanny Magazine has a free article archive at ;

Tips and support for the end of your nanny job: Nanny Transitions

Free webinars: These seven 20-minute Conscious Discipline webinars are what I go to when I am stuck on how to deal with behavior issues. for facing the end of a nanny job

Free podcasts on nanny issues:

Check out these for upcoming online nanny professional development:




Chronicles of Nannya:

Practically Perfect Podcasts:

Unruffled, search podcasts or:



Nannypalooza, and National Nanny Training Day:

INA (International Nanny Association):

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children):

BAEYC (Boston Association for the Education of Young Children):


NANNY PRODUCTS (I get nothing for listing these…I just think they are cool!)

Nanny Themed Tshirts for adults and kids by a nanny, all proceeds to charity:

Pawsitively Southern on Etsy has nanny decals for cars and cell phones, done by nanny Becky Denton.


Nanny in-person groups, state by state:

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This newsletter is a public service for nannies by nannies, by the Boston Area Nanny Support Group. BANSG is happy to spread the word about other nanny groups and about free activities organized for nannies.

Send your local nanny news to for inclusion in upcoming newsletters!