Sunday, September 1, 2013

National Nanny Recognition Week to Celebrate 15 year Anniversary

Started in 1998 by Mary Clurman – Nanny News, Judi Merlin – A Friend of the Family, and a group of dedicated industry professionals, National Nanny Recognition Week was created to draw attention to the positive aspects of nannies instead of the negative issues the press seems to thrive on.

Past events scheduled across the country included a 1000 nanny march on the capitol steps of Washington, DC, a rally in Atlanta’s Centennial Park, various parties and picnic hosted by agencies and nanny support groups nationwide. NNRW has become an annual event lauded by nannies, industry professionals, media nanny support groups, industry leaders, professional organizations and the parents whom employ the nannies.

In 1999, The National Association of Nannies, which was the first national organization run by nannies for nannies, was given permission to adopt NNRW as its own and developed it into a weeklong celebration ending with its annual conference. NAN folded in 2005 but the NNRW legacy was passed on to APN who took over the reins in 2007.  When they folded, the event was passed on to two career nannies, Angela Jackson (Richmond, VA) and Kellie Geres (Washington, DC) who now keep the event in the minds of today's nannies and the industry by oversee the blog ( and the NNRW Facebook page.

What began as an effort of few now spans hundreds of professionals the last full week of September each year. Slated for September 22-28, 2013 – NNRW continues to focus on the positive, quality aspects that nannies bring to their charges and jobs every day; and for parents and agencies to say “Thank You” to their wonderful caregivers.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Gift Ideas for your Nanny

Regarding Nannies put together this great list of gift ideas for nannies!

National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW) is just a few short weeks away – September 23-29, 2012.  This is the time that many employers are wondering what to get their caregiver, and nannies are trying to find new ways to celebrate their friends.
Honoring your nanny or friend doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. It’s not about the amount spent, but the thought that counts.  A card picked out and signed by the whole family; include a bouquet of flowers or an Edible Arrangement bouquet, a photo of the kids or a gift card to favorite store, movies or Starbucks.  Saying Thank You – We Appreciate You when least expected makes a nanny feel valuable, appreciated and loved.
We’ve gathered a few of our favorites – old and new –
The Nanny Gift Shop offers an array of gifts including T-shirts, mugs, sweatshirts, iPhone covers and more!
Consider gifting a membership to INADEMA or conference registration to Nannypalooza!
Regarding Nannies is also giving you the opportunity to say Thank You to your favorite nanny.  Email, Subject: Appreciation and provide the nanny’s name, your message and how you wish to be recognized (submissions can be anonymous, full name, first name, initials, etc.).  Submissions must be received by Tuesday, September 25, and will appear on Regarding Nannies Thursday, September 27. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What's Happening for NNRW 2012?

We'd like to hear from YOU! What would you like to see for NNRW 2012?

Event ideas in your area? Ways employers and agencies can support NNRW?

Gift ideas or ways to appreciate a nanny?

Share your ideas with us here and we'll see what our team of volunteers can do to make them a reality.

You can also email your ideas to us at nnrw98 (at) gmail (dot) com

Sunday, September 25, 2011

NNRW 2011 Thank You ...

Thank you to everyone who helped make NNRW 2011 a wonderful success. To the likes and shares on our Facebook page, to the agencies and nanny groups spreading the message of NNRW to the families, to for creating a great video starring nannies .... THANK YOU!

We are already working on NNRW 2012 so check back often and make sure to Like us on Facebook to get all the latest information and events for 2012.

Angela & Kellie

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What's Happening for NNRW 2011?

Jump on over to our Facebook page and see all the wonderful comments and events that are happening this week across the country.

Read some amazing stories of nannies who give back to the children they work with or the communities they work in.

Agencies are asking employers to give a shout out to their wonderful nannies too!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

NNRW Celebrations Across the Country

Nannies, Agencies and Nanny Groups across the country are gearing up for NNRW next week. For many this means events to celebrate this wonderful profession we all share.

Here are a few of the events we are aware of. Additional events may be planned in your area. We suggest you ‘like’ your favorite agencies and nanny groups on Facebook, as many are utilizing this avenue of social networking to get the word out about events in their area.

Head over to Regarding Nannies to see a listing of events across the country ...

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