Resources

International Nanny Association
The umbrella association for the in-home childcare industry, the INA has tons of helpful information for nannies and their employers. INA provides lots of opportunities for professional growth and personal development for nannies.

Breedlove & Associates
North Shore Nannies refers our clients exclusively to Breedlove for comprehensive household payroll and employment tax services. Their website is incredibly helpful and informative and includes tax calculators to help you run numbers. Their staff is available to talk with our clients for a live introduction to what can be a confusing area of employing a nanny.

Neighborhood Parents Network
A volunteer organization connecting families with resources for parenting in Chicagoland, On-line or in person NPN provides information and support on a huge variety of parenting topics and city kid/parent relevant events.

Beyond the Park
Local Chicago blog for families, highlighting some of the great things that there are to do around the city with kids. Features up-to-the minute ideas and information searchable by age group and type of activity. Includes special events, great ideas for projects and kid-friendly restaurants.

CAEYC (Chicago Association for the Education of Young Children)
Chicago Metro AEYC is the premiere quality care and early childhood education organization for children from birth through eight years old. CAEYC offers professional development programs and services for Early Childhood educators.

Nanny Biz Reviews
Great website full of helpful information for nannies and families, including a blog, podcasts, e-courses and information on professional development opportunities such as National Nanny Training Day and the Professional Nanny Training Series. They also offer a customized nanny-family contract.

Regarding Nannies
A blog created by professional nannies that showcases nanny industry professionals and businesses, providing resources to nannies at every stage of their careers.

How to Be the Best Nanny
Blog full of wonderful tools for nannies, whether you're looking for a great rainy day project, guidance on working with behavior issues, great products and books for nannies,

Nannypalooza
An online community all about nanny care offering blog posts, podcasts, webinars and annual conference for nannies.