Table Talk Thursday: More Locations For Nannies Across America, Are You Going?

Table Talk Thursday: More Locations For Nannies Across America, Are You Going?

by Alice Shaffer

Regarding Nannies featured a “Monday Moxie: Nannies Across America” in which Sue Downey shared with us what the 2010 Nannypalooza will be all about.  Many cities are in the works already of planning a wonderful day of learning for professional nannies.   These events will be held during the weekend of Sept 18th and 19th, 2010.

We featured Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin’s Nannies Across America events on  Table Talk Thursday.  Today we are featuring some more cities

Many cities are still planning their “Nannies Across America” event.  To find out who is  planning things please visit the listings of cities. There are many more cities listed on the site.

Albany, New York

Name of Group/Person hosting NAA: A New England Nanny

When:            Sat. September 18

Time:                     10:30 am – 3pm

Where:                 A New England Nanny Offices (Clifton Park, NY)

Cost:                      $15 pre-registration ($5 refunded upon attendance); $20 at the door


o   2 seminars from the A New England Nanny Team (Working with an Agency, and Interviewing & Professionalism)

o   1-2 trainings from the Child Care Council

o   Nanny of the Year recognition

Open Discussion / Q&A

o   Lunch & Networking

o   Pamper Time (vendors such as; chair massages, possibility of mini-manis and jewelry sales, etc)

Contact/Host: Melissa Schoonmaker, Agency Director, A New England Nanny

Phone: (518) 348-0400 ext 7202



Orlando, Florida

Updated info from Central Florida Nannies

How to register and deadline: You may register by Credit, Debit or Check.  All registration info can be found on our website under the “Nannypalooza Orlando” tab.  Our deadline is September 1st.  All questions may be sent to MARCIA at or 407.221.9769.

Breakfast, Lunch, Eight Workshops and a Social Networking Event will all be included in the price of the event.  The Hampton Inn is also offering rooms for $69/night under the Central Florida Nannies/Nannypalooza Block.  (includes hot breakfast)  So, come make a weekend out of it.  Disney is located just 30 minutes from the Conference location, Daytona is 1 hour away, Universal is less than 20 minutes away and sooo much more!  The Hampton Inn is located directly off Interstate 4 in Altamonte Springs.  There is a Mall, Restaurants and other additional Entertainment nearby for those who plan on staying over.

We will be doing a Saturday evening Social Event following the Conference.  We are still putting the details together for it.  Most likely it will include dinner and some form of entertainment.  Cost and details will be available soon.  We may also do a gathering (at the attendee’s personal expense) on Friday evening for anyone who may be arriving early.  Once registration is complete on September 1st, we will put that event together as well.

On Sunday, there will be a 4-hour CPR/First Aid Certification course provided FREE to all Nannypalooza Orlando attendee’s.  This event will be held in the same conference room from 8am-Noon and will be hosted by Nanny Poppinz.  All attendee’s interested in attending this event need to RSVP by September 1st or let us know at time of registration.

Houston, Texas

Name of Group/Person hosting NAA: Morningside Nannies

Date:  Saturday, September 18, 2010

Time: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm (Lunch will be served)

Place: JW Marriott Hotel (Galleria)

5150 Westheimer Road

Houston, Texas 77056

The parking lot is located on Sage near Westheimer and parking is free for attendees.

Workshops and Guest Speakers:

10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Professional Nanny: What do Parents Expect? Presenter: Ingrid Hale was educated at St John’s Regional College and Swinburne Institute in Australia, and earned a Social Science Degree in Early Childhood Development.   Ingrid began her career in childcare in 1992.  She has worked with new mothers and their infants in hospital maternity wards as well as newborn nurseries.  Ingrid has worked for the private sector as a nanny and newborn specialist in the U.K. for 4 years and now in the United States for the past 9 years.  Ingrid became a placement consultant at Morningside Nannies in 2002 and served as the Manager of the Placement Division for three years.  Ingrid continues her association with Morningside Nannies as a special project consultant and trainer and enjoys spending time with her two year old daughter, Jade.

11:00 am – 12:00 Noon

Self -Management and the Young Child:  Presenter: W. Walker Peacock, Psy.D.

Walker Peacock, Psy.D., is a postdoctoral resident at the Tarnow Center for Self-Management. He received his Doctorate of Psychology and Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Peacock’s professional experience has emphasized lifespan development, and has allowed him the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and adults of diverse backgrounds. Prior to joining the Tarnow Center, Dr. Peacock was with the Colorado State University, where he worked with Division I athletes to develop individual and team performance enhancement plans. He now uses these same principles of Self-Management to help clients identify and overcome their barriers to academic, emotional, and professional success.

12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Caring for Newborns and New Moms: Presenter: Kim Dillon, aka: “The Baby Keeper.”  Miss Kim is a native Houstonian and has over 16 years experience as a Newborn Care Specialist and nine years of training in the medical field. Her expertise is with preemies, newborns, technical support babies, and multiples.  When Kim is not working she enjoys spending time at her daughter’s home and having the opportunity to play with her three year old grandson.


Las Vegas, Nevada

Host: Nannies & Housekeepers USA

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010

Location: CenturyLink Conference Center at the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce at Town Square

6671 Las Vegas Blvd S, Suite 300

Las Vegas, NV 89119

Time: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Cost: $20

How to Register and Deadline: Call Yvonne or Monica at 702-451-0021 or email at;

Must register by Thursday, September 16, 2010

Topics: Newborn/Toddler: What to expect in the Early Years; Family Relationships: What does it mean to be the best nanny for your family?

Anything else you want to add: Lunch will be served

Cincinnati, Ohio

Name of hosting group: CincyNanny

City, State event will be held: Cincinnati, Ohio

Date and times of event: Sat., Sept. 18, 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

contact person & info: Greta Schraer 513-377-0478,

contact website

cost to attend: $25 (includes workshop and dinner)

registration dates: Registration is open through Fri., Sept 17th

what will  be featured at your event: We will have 2 child development tracks: Positive Discipline for Children and Pre-reading Skills, and one Professional Development: Professional Communication.

Our theme: CINCYNANNYPALOOZA – The professional nanny conference comes to you. We will feature food from around the world during our National Nanny Recognition Dinner as we publicaly honor each nanny in attendance.

anything you want to add: We welcome nannies from nearby cities!

Online Options (2 options):

Name of Group/Person hosting NAA: International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals

contact name: Mary Oscategui (Founder/CEO)

contact email:


Date: Sept 18, 2010 and Sep 19, 2010

Location: online webinar

Cost: $15

How to register and deadline: deadline is Friday Sept 10th.

To register email

Workshops being held:

Sept 18, 2010 10am pst- Going Green with Your Business

Sept 19, 2010 6pm pst- Intro to Becoming a Baby Planner

Name of Group/Person hosting NAA: Academy for Coaching Parents International

contact name: Caron Goode

contact email:


Date: 09-18-2010

Location: Tele-class

Cost: 25.00

How to register and deadline: Contact Dr.Caron Goode  at 817-847-8758 or

Workshops being held:

WHAT: Two 2-hour teleseminars focused on information that professional child care givers can use in their work with children and families.

11:oo AM ET Teleseminar One

Title- Positive Discipline – how to effectively deal with tantrums and intense emotions, how to teach children respect, how to meet children’s needs, how to decode behavior and use positive discipline.

Instructor: Danielle Koprowski, Educator for Attachment Parenting International, ACPI Certified Coach for Parents, Free To Be Parenting, (630) 847-0814.

9:30 PM ET – Teleseminar Two – Using Key Parent Coaching Tools to Increase Effectiveness on the Job-  Frustrated that you have your charge potty trained on Friday, only to come back on Monday to have to start the process again? Successfully work with your employer to take away the binky, only to run into your employer at the mall, your charge sucking away? Feeling like you and your employer just can’t get or stay on the same page? If so, then this one-hour presentation with time for case study discussion and Q & A is for you.

Instructor: ACPI Trainer Michelle LaRowe,

Anything else you want to add: When participants are registered and paid, they will receive the teleconference number and pin code.


  1. Being a Nannypalooza conference planner, I am very excited to see all the different workshops and activites being offered by all the conferences. I am excited for the nannies that will be in attendance in all the cities, I know they will come away with wonderful experiences and knowledge anywhere they go.
    I also wish I could attend all the workshops happening all over the country.

  2. What an exciting and informative lineup that Nannypalooza is offering. The Academy for Coaching Parents is thrilled to be joining this lineup.

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