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Proud INA Credentialed Nanny

Credentialed Nanny_FinalINA recently released a new INA Credentialed Nanny logo for use by those who have successfully taken and passed the INA Nanny Credential Exam.

I am proud to have been one of the first nannies to have successfully passed the INA Nanny Credential Exam.

If you’re looking to learn more about becoming an INA Credentialed Nanny, visit

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

nannystella-rgb-logo80CACHE 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.

All learners will 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. More information on how to register will be released in Spring 2017.

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Maternity Leave for Nannies


Wondering what is norm when it comes to maternity leave for nannies?

Michelle LaRowe shares expert insight into maternity leave for nannies in the July/August 2016 issue of Nanny Magazine.

Key tips include:

Know the Law- Nanny employers are not typically required to provide job protected leave under FLMA as nannies are typically not covered employees.

Plan in Advance – Nannies should ensure they are being paid legally and having taxes withdrawn and paid so she may take advantage of disability insurance, if available.

Have Open and Honest Communication – Nannies should have open and honest communications with regards to maternity leave and job security so that both nannies and parents have realistic and mutual expectations.

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Appointment to Advisory Board

On June 16, 2016 Nanny Magazine announced the appointment of Michelle LaRowe to the Nanny Magazine Advisory Board.


Nanny Magazine is a resource for nannies dedicated to further legitimizing the nanny profession. The magazine features content on professional development, continuing education, health and wellness and top-notch interviews with celebrities and authors.

Michelle has contributed several articles to the magazine over the past several years and is honored to play a more integral role in a prominent industry resource.

To learn more or to subscribe visit


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I am super excited to introduce you to my latest project, online nanny training at!

At I’ve combined my 20 years of industry experience as an award-winning nanny,  published parenting author, past board member and executive director of the International Nanny Association, managing partner of an award-winning nanny agency and editor in chief of a network of online sites including to develop a specialized certification just for nannies.

With over 13 lessons, 350 topics, 100s of resources, 13 quizzes and a final exam, I know that nannies who complete this training will enhance their knowledge, skill set and marketability.

Since I know nannies value quality training at an affordable price point, I’ve set the cost of the certification at $69.

Check it out and I look forward to partnering with nannies across the globe in improving the quality of in-home childcare.

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Day Starters for Moms

Day Starters for MomsThere is nothing more amazing than being a mom—and also, perhaps, nothing more difficult. From the chaos of toddlerhood to the drama of middle-schoolers to the keep-you-up-at-night terror of your teenager behind the wheel, raising kids brings a new set of challenges at every stage. The only way to navigate these various seasons of life—and find time to savor the incredible joys that accompany the difficulties—is to turn to the one Parent who truly can handle it all: our Heavenly Father. In this devotional, women from all stages of life offer words of wisdom, humorous anecdotes, and helpful advice—all grounded in Biblical truth—to encourage their fellow moms on the journey. Short devotionals for busy moms, these entries gently remind us that no matter what each day holds, we can rest in the truth that ultimately our children are in His hands, and that God delights in walking this journey with us.

If you’re looking for a great devotional, check out Day Starters for Moms: 60 Devotionals to Help You Love Your Kids and Keep Your Sanity. Among the 60 devotionals, you’ll find one from yours truly.


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Nanny Training

No only trulyNannyLogo understands the joys and struggles of a professional nanny like another professional nanny. From developing a working knowledge of best childcare practices to negotiating a work agreement for a challenging position, it can be tough to balance taking care of yourself while taking care of others.

As a career and award-winning nanny, I know first-hand how important it is to continue to improve your skills and develop your knowledge base over the course of your career. That is why I am so excited as I prepare to launch my new nanny training program.

Recently I was in the television studio recording the introductory videos to each unit of the nanny curriculum. This Spring, nannies all over the world will have access to affordable, high-quality nanny training designed specifically for in-home childcare providers by industry professional. Stay-tuned for updates and registration information.

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