The 2018 INA Service Award Pin Application Deadline is January 10, 2018
To be eligible for an INA Service Award Pin, you must:o Be a current Full INA member to be eligible for an INA Service Award Pin. * Associate Members ineligible to apply.
o Must attend the 2018 Annual Conference to receive your INA Service Award Pin.
o Must be working legally in the country of your employment.
o Specialty Nannies: must work minimum 1200 per year OR 26 weeks per year. Must be able to document the hours and families you’ve worked with.
o Must submit an official application, a one page resume outlining complete work history (for nannies), a one page educational and/of professional background history (for educators/business owners or staff) and a bio.
o Must submit a $10 application processing fee. Once your application is received, you will be invoiced for any additional pin bars you request.
Please note: Those who provide care in their own homes are not eligible.
Application Tip! Type your answers in a word processing document for editing and then cut and paste them onto this form.This will be helpful should the website time-out during your application submission.
Important! Example of how to submit your Work History: • Private Family, Palo Alto, CA September 2014 to present• Private Family, Vienna, Austria March 2014 to August 2014• Private Family, Vienna, Austria February 2012 to February 2014• Private Family, Houston, Texas September 2011 to January 2012
Bio must be 200-225 words and in third person. Example:
Laurel Jones of Chicago, Illinois has been a nanny for 12 years. She has spent most of her career working with multiples -twins and triplets! Prior to becoming nanny, Laurel worked in a Montessori school, and carries much of those philosophies into her nanny career. In her spare time, she volunteers at the local children's hospital, reading to the children and bringing her "Nanny Poppins" bag of special art projects for the children to enjoy. Laurel feels that being a nanny is a calling and takes patience, understanding, flexibility, and knowing that while the job must come to an end; the love, values and memories she leaves behind will last a lifetime. Her employer, Ms K, says of Laurel ... "My husband and I often refer to our time as Before Laurel and After Laurel. We had three prior nannies, but Laurel has amazed us with her grace, ideas, suggestions and love for our children. They have thrived under her care and tutelage, and we can't imagine life without her". Laurel looks forward to being at the INA Conference and embracing all the ideas and expertise of her peers, and taking it back to Chicago to her little ones.