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Awarded Continued Endorsement

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annual-quality-auditFoundation Practice for Nannies, our CACHE Endorsed learning program offered in partnership with NannyStella, Inc the premier US CACHE Endorsed Learning Center, has received continued approval for the CACHE Endorsement. is the leader in online education for nannies and in partnership with NannyStella, Inc, offers the only US based CACHE Endorsed training specifically for nannies.

To learn more about this innovative program or to register, visit today.

MichelleAwarded Continued Endorsement
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SafeSport & ACE Certification

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safe-sport“As a youth coach, creating a safe and positive environment where children can develop character, integrity, sportsmanship and foundational skills is my number one priority” said Michelle.

“Completing the SafeSport Training and obtaining the Level 1 ACE Coaching Certification have increased my skills and knowledge and will help to ensure that I successfully fulfill my duties as a youth coach and make athlete well-being my top priority.”

The mission SafeSport is to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture. Though education and awareness, SafeSport training empowers coaches to create safe and respectful sporting environments, free of abuse and harassment.

The ACE (Aspire, Challenge, Encourage) Coach Education Program is a coaching program, developed and designed to provide softball coaches of all levels – from beginning coaches to experienced veterans – an opportunity to be educated as a coach with a national softball organization.

The guiding principles behind the ACE Coaching Education Program are:

A-spire: to achieve a comprehensive level of knowledge for the game.
C-hallenge: your understanding and knowledge through continued education and growth. 
 yourself and others to be prepared and knowledgeable as a coach in order to provide your athletes an environment in which they can achieve success.

“If you are involved in youth sports, I encourage you to further your training. Doing so will benefit you and the athletes you coach.”

MichelleSafeSport & ACE Certification
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INA Annual Conference

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Join Michelle LaRowe at the 32nd INA Annual Conference May 17-20 in Tuscon, Arizona. She’ll be there with Stella Reid in the exhibit room sharing updates and information about and their CACHE Endorsed Learning Program.

If you’ve never attended an INA Annual Conference, now is the time. Attending conference provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded industry professionals who are passionate about ensuring children cared for by nannies receive the highest quality childcare.




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25 Characteristics of a Great Nanny

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Being a great nanny requires more than a genuine love of children. Nannies work long hours in private homes and most often work no supervision or daily oversight. Parents depend on their nannies to keep their children safe and well-cared for and to provide the highest level of childcare so that they can fulfill their personal or professional commitments.

If you’re considering hiring a nanny or becoming one, here are 25 characteristics we believe great nannies have in common.


  1. A great nanny genuinely loves the company of children. Nannies spend a majority of their day with little adult interaction and must truly enjoy spending their time with children.
  2. A great nanny has a basic understanding of child development. Nannies are childcare specialists and are responsible for providing the children with developmentally appropriate experiences.
  3. A great nanny advocates for the children in her care. Nannies are willing to speak up if their charges’ well-being is compromised or if something is not in their best interest, while recognizing the parents have final say.
  4. A great nanny has lots of energy. Nannies are responsible for actively engaging the children in their care and must have the energy to do so.
  5. A great nanny has a reserve of patience. Nannies spend countless hours with children and must be able to handle children’s moods and behaviors without losing their temper or becoming outwardly irritated.
  6. A great nanny is safety conscious. Nannies are solely responsible for the children when they are on duty and must consider the children’s safety first and foremost.
  7. A great nanny is a good communicator. Nannies have to effectively relay and receive information from parents and children. Solid communication skills are required.
  8. A great nanny is flexible. Life with children can be unpredictable. Nannies must be able to adapt to the situations they face.
  9. A great nanny is understanding. Nannies are in the business of caring for others. Compassion and understanding are paramount.
  10. A great nanny has a nurturing spirit. Nannies are responsible for supporting and encouraging children and must be able to foster their development.
  11. A great nanny is reliable. Parents rely on nannies so that they can fulfill their obligations. Nannies must be able to be counted on.
  12. A great nanny is responsible. Nannies are accountable for the children in their care. They must be capable of proving quality childcare.
  13. A great nanny is trustworthy. Parents depend on nannies to meet or exceed the terms of their working relationship. Nannies are trusted to do their job well and to provide outstanding care.
  14. A great nanny is respectful. Nannies and parents may not always agree on childrearing practices or decisions. Nannies must be respectful of the parents and their practices and honor the authority they have.
  15. A great nanny has sound judgment.  Nannies share responsibility for the children’s health and development and must be able to make choices that are in the children’s best interests.
  16. A great nanny is organized. Nannies have many responsibilities throughout the day and must be organized to ensure that they fulfill their duties and complete their tasks.
  17. A great nanny is self-motivated.  Nannies don’t have someone constantly looking over their shoulders offering praise for a job well done. Nannies must be motivated to always do their job to the best of their abilities.
  18. A great nanny is prepared to handle an emergency. Children get hurt and natural disasters and accidents happen. Nannies must know how to handle an emergency if one were to arise.
  19. A great nanny is creative. Nannies must engage the minds of the children in their care. To work as a nanny, imagination is required.
  20. A great nanny is proactive. When it comes to discipline, safety and meeting the children’s needs, nannies must be proactive rather than reactive.
  21. A great nanny has a clean criminal background. Nannies help raise children to become good, law abiding citizens and serve as role models to the children in their care. Because of the intimate nature of the job, nannies should not have a history of criminal activity.
  22. A great nanny has strong morals. Nannies help shape a child’s worldview and set their internal compass. It should be evident nannies know right from wrong and must be of sound moral character.
  23. A great nanny is able to form a connection with children. To develop bonds with the children in their care nannies must be able to connect with children. Nannies naturally make connections with kids.
  24. A great nanny wants to be a nanny. To work as a nanny a caregiver must love the nature of the job. Those who look to nanny because they can’t find other types of employment rarely stay in the field for long.
  25. A great nanny is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the children in her care. Nannies influence the children in their care and must acknowledge the importance of the role they play in the lives of the children. Nannies must commit to making a positive difference in the lives of the children for whom they care.

While of course a nanny, like any parent, will have an occasional day where she’s less energetic or short-tempered, overall these 25 characteristics are clearly evident in a great nanny and should be strongly valued when evaluating a current or potential caregiver. If you’re considering becoming a nanny or already working as one, we encourage you to continue to develop these characteristics so that you can become the best caregiver you can be.

Michelle25 Characteristics of a Great Nanny
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Parent Involvement in School

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I recently attended my first 4th grade PTO meet and greet at my child’s public school. Me and myself had fun.

I wish I was joking. Sadly, I’m not.

While there were two 5th grade parents and board members of the PTO in attendance, out of the 250 or something new 4th grade students, I was the only parent who showed up.


Sure, some parents work and couldn’t make it.

Sure, some parents may have missed the numerous flyers and announcements.

Sure, some had conflicting commitments.

Sure, some can’t juggle the morning routines of multiple children and simply can’t get out.

But what about the rest?

Why aren’t parents actively involved in their children’s public education?

Many parents I’ve spoken to across the country believe parent involvement is not wanted or needed in today’s public schools.

That’s a lie.

Parent involvement is needed now more than ever. In public schools, those who rock the cradle rule the world.

Parent involvement puts pressure on public school administrators to perform, holds school teachers and administrators naturally accountable, and shapes the culture of local schools.

It’s easy for parents to share their praises, frustrations, or concerns on social media. Showing up and speaking up at PTO, school council and school board meetings, however, is the most powerful way parents can drive change.

MichelleParent Involvement in School
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Proud to Partner with Rise

riseQuality nanny care is essential to the safety, growth and development of children. Michelle LaRowe is pleased to partner with rise in bringing high quality nanny training to caregivers in Dubai. By providing high quality content, Michelle is making a difference in the lives of nannies and the children they care for across the globe.

Rise is a wealth management platform for migrants, aspiring to create possibilities and improve lives for millions globally. They believe wealth is not just money, but knowledge and hunger to grow. Rise helps migrants manage their finances, learn new skills and build a better future. It’s a growth platform for everyone – because Everyone Matters.


MichelleProud to Partner with Rise
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Partnership with Nanny Stella, Inc.

CACHE Endorsed Learning Program, is pleased to present Foundation Practice for Nannies, a recognized CACHE Endorsed Learning Programme (ELP) offered through Nanny Stella, Inc. a CACHE-Approved Learning Centre.

CACHECACHE is a UK based organization that was established in 1945 by the Ministry of Health under the name of the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB). The board set the syllabus for the first national examination which took place in 1947. In 1994, the NNEB merged with the Council for Early Years Awards to form CACHE. In 2001 they incorporated the National Association for Maternal and Child Welfare and in 2015 they became part of NCFE.

A CACHE Endorsed Learning Programme is designed to give formal recognition to an organization’s courses, such as programs designed to enable professional development. On completion of this Endorsed Learning Programme, learners will receive a certificate of achievement from CACHE, as well as a joint certificate of completion from and Nanny Stella, Inc.

Foundation Practice for Nannies consists of one course with 13 lessons. Each lesson is lead by award-winning nanny and recognized industry expert Michelle LaRowe, and has an introductory video, course content, resources and a quiz. Once all lesson quizzes are completed, students can access the final exam.

NannyStella-RGB-logo80The cost of this CACHE Endorsed Learning Program includes registration with CACHE, access to all coursework, resources, quizzes and exams, and upon successful course completion, certificates from Nanny Stella, Inc., and CACHE.

All learners will be registered with and managed by Nanny Stella., Inc as the CACHE-Approved Learning Centre. Any complaints or appeals will be handled directly by Nanny Stella, Inc., as the CACHE-Approved Learning Centre.

Register Now for CACHE Endorsed Training

CACHE Endorsed Learning Programmes must be offered through a CACHE-Approved Learning Centre. Nanny Stella Inc., is the CACHE-Approved Learning Centre offering Foundation Practice for Nannies, the CACHE endorsed version of the Nanny Training Course. Learners will register through Nanny Stella, Inc., be registered with CACHE, and be given a code and link to access the course on this site at no cost. Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate will be issued directly from CACHE.  The course cannot be purchased directly through due to CACHE regulations.

MichellePartnership with Nanny Stella, Inc.
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