Today’s the big day! The announcement of the 2014 INA Nanny of the Year. This honor is held by amazing nannies who exemplify Professional Nanny in our industry. In 1997 I was honored to be the INA Nanny of the Year, and it is a title I hold near and dear to my heart. The opportunity to be recognized by my peers and to represent an industry that is like family, is an honor for any nanny to strive for.
The NOTY™ award is presented annually by the International Nanny Association (INA) to recognize the personal achievements of a working nanny. INA’s Nanny of the Year™ (NOTY™) serves as an example of the best kind of nanny and represents a positive role model for our industry and association. The NOTY™ is expected to perform specific duties before, during and after the INA annual conference.
2013 Nanny of the Year™
Introducing INA’s 2013 NOTY™, Joanne Barrow of Valley Cottage, NY
Read Joanne’s Acceptance Speech
Joanne feels honored to have given her working life to helping families raise children for the last 22 years. She has cared for a family struggling to overcome the loss of their mom, children whose parents were in the middle of a divorce, and helped a busy single mom adopt, care for, and connect with her children. Joanne moved here from England when she was just 20 years old through an Au Pair program and has become a true professional American nanny.
Joanne was nominated by Faith Popcorn and Glenn Kaufman who had this to say about her: ” My daughter was 3 years old when she [was adopted from China] and had never heard a word of English. Though play and everyday activities Joanne worked tirelessly with her to develop a command of the English language. Joanne was instrumental in helping her adjust to the monumental transition” commented Faith. “She has a work ethic and proactive nature as great as any I have witnessed, and both her time management and organizational skills make the countless tasks, decisions, actions, needs, and challenges of a typical day and substantial projects seem virtually effortless. She anticipates and assesses situations with a level of thoughtfulness and decisiveness required to take the nanny role to a level beyond the highest of expectations” added Glen.
Come back the week of April 7 as we introduce you to the 2014 INA Nanny of the Year Nominees and recipient.
Regarding Nannies Development Team