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2014 Family Helper of the Year – Dorrett (Dee) Henry

February 18, 2015

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Dee came to the U.S. in 2002, from Jamaica, where she was born and raised. She started working as a nanny in 2003. Dee finds working as a career nanny very fulfilling and rewarding. I feel appreciated and very fortunate that my current employers are involved in their children’s lives, and that they appreciate my dedication to their family.

IMG_0419 (1)Dee’s current employers describe her as loving, nurturing, consistent and gracious.

“Dee celebrates the children’s smallest milestones with the greatest amount of enthusiasm. Her calmness adds a lovely sense of stability.”

“Her instinct and judgment are spot-on. Her sunny presence touches all those around her. She’s always willing to go out of her way to help our whole family.”

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“Her job is very demanding and consists of long days with a 1 yr. old and 2 yr. old.  She packs their days with activities, lessons, stories, nutritious meals, adventures, etc.”

“She is the helper of the year not because of a single situation, but rather the star power that she brings everyday!”


INA Conference Plan Ahead Details

February 7, 2014

Information to Help You Plan Ahead

To read the COMPLETE list if details, click here. 

Hotel Details and Reservations, Area Airport, Ground Transportation, Conference Discounts, Conference Refund Policy,Roommate Coordinator, Conference Guides, Charity, Nanny Credential Exam, NOTY Award, and Service Award Pins.

Lobby King Guest Room Pool and Hot Tub 

International Nanny Association’s 29th Annual Conference
March 27-30, 2014

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
5711 W Century Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 410-4000  |  website

You are invited to join us at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, IN Los Angeles, CA, USA  for INA’s 29th Annual Conference.

The Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel is set amongst California’s most popular attractions and business, from the Miracle Mile to Sunset Boulevard, and is conveniently located just one quarter mile from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Hotel Reservations 

Book your hotel room soon to receive a special room rate of $114 for a Single/Double occupancy room, Wednesday March 26, through Sunday March 30. The hotel has reserved a limited number of rooms for INA conference attendees, on a first come first serve basis, so book early!Be sure to reserve your room under the International Nanny Association group to receive the discounted rate.

To take advantage of this SPECIAL conference rate, please click HERE.


Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): The Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel is approximately 1/4 mile from the airport.

Ground Transportation
The Hilton Los Angeles Airport offers a complimentary hotel Shuttle (the shuttle is light blue and is labeled HILTON-LAX), which runs every 15 minutes.

Hotel Parking
The Hilton Los Angeles Airport is offering discounted parking of $10.00 per day for self-park or $20.00 per day for valet.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance can be purchased through Eisenberg Associates. Contact Eisenberg at 800.777.5765 for further details.

Airline Discount
United Airlines is proud to offer a discount to INA attendees to the Annual Conference with a 2% to 10% depending on the booking class purchased. To redeem this offer, please visit and use Offer Code ZQX6341115.

Conference Discounts

A 50% discount is offered to members who joined after May 1, 2013, and who have never attended an INA Annual Conference.

The discount is subject to eligibility of attendee and will be verified by INA. Contact the INA Member Services Office at or by calling 888.878.1477 if you are unsure of your eligibility.

To read the COMPLETE list if details, click here. 

Tax and Legal Changes for 2014

February 4, 2014

In preparation for 2014, we wanted to bring to your attention to the tax and legal changes:

  • The new reporting threshold is $1900 in a a calendar year. Effective January 1, 2014, families that pay any individual employee $1,900 or more during the calendar year (increased from $1,800) will be required to follow the household employer wage reporting obligations as outlined in IRS Publication 926.
  • New Mileage Reimbursement Rate is $0.56 per mile. This is a decrease of half a cent per mile.
  • Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. California and Hawaii passed Domestic Worker Bill of Rights legislation this year, impacting overtime requirements for families. Several other states are considering similar bills and we will keep you posted if your state is affected.
  • Health Insurance. Many of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect beginning January 1. 2014 including mandate for all employees to have health care coverage. However, families with household employees are still NOT required to provide it. (Hawaii is the only exception and the Affordable Care Act did not change this state law).
  • Non-taxable Compensation. Families can provide up to $250 per month for qualified parking (up from $245) and $130 mass transit per month (down from $245) without taxation for the employer or the employee.

Information provided from Breedlove & Associates.

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