2024 Conference


Candi Vajana

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Candi Vajana is a Professional Career nanny with over 25 years of experience working with children from birth to 12 years. She is an N.N.E.B. trained and qualified Nanny and has lived and worked across Europe, the US and the Middle East. She is currently living and working in California. She possesses a degree in Business Management from Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K., she is a trained and qualified Montessori Teache. In a previous life, Candi was a Nationally Credentialed Child Care Center Director. Candi was the 2017 Nanny of the Year and she is passionate about all child related issues as well as ensuring that her fellow nanny and manny colleagues are treated fairly in the work place. 
Candi has extensive experience working with High Profile and High Net Worth employers as well as working in fully staffed homes. Candi is an avid traveller and travels frequently both for work and for pleasure. Candi Vajana speaks two languages fluently and is able to make herself understood in 2 more. 
Candi is not afraid of a challenge and is always eager to help others. Candi retired from Nannying in 2021 and has since created the Nanny MBA Course, a course for nannies who are wanting to enter the HP/HNW/UHNW arena. She is the mind behind The Experienced Nanny and Private-Staffing a job board dedicated to the private service industry

Cultural Sensitivity and Global Etiquette for Nannies in High-Profile Settings

In the realm of providing childcare services to high-profile and high-net-worth families, understanding and respecting diverse cultural norms and global etiquettes is paramount. Join us for an engaging 60-minute presentation that delves into the nuances of cultural sensitivity, helping you navigate the intricacies of international childcare with confidence and finesse. Topics that will be discussed are:The Significance of Cultural Sensitivity |Exploring Global Etiquette| Effective Communication Across Cultures | Navigating Cultural Traditions and Celebrations |Dress Codes, Appearance, and International Travel |Q&A and Interactive Discussion

ROUND TABLE: Job Board Evolution: Adapting to Industry Changes

In this round table discussion, industry experts and professionals will delve into the evolving landscape of job boards in the nanny industry. We’ll explore how job boards have transformed over time, discuss the impact of technological advancements, and examine the challenges and opportunities they present for both nannies and agencies. Join us as we navigate the shifting dynamics of job boards and uncover strategies for effectively utilizing these platforms in today’s competitive market.


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Jennifer Farlow

Charlotte Terrell

Cindy Wilkinson

Rachael Lubin

Denise Collins

Tiffany French

Tamara Gardner

Kenda Horst

Sheryl Cooksley

Celina Barnett

Takita Tunstall

Lydia Gray-Holifield

Aakash Goel

Jessica Rector

Sarah Washburn

Angela Johnson

Candi Vajana

Julietta Skoog

Debbie Saroufim

Leigh Roberson

Christa Nader

Briana Murphy

April Mitsch

Stacey McCormack

Tiffany Martinson

Kristin Mangan

Henry Lin

Ryan Jordan

Candice Howe

Dianne Cassidy

Yshai Boussi

Kimberly Bepler

Jam (Robyn) Anderson

Jackie Allison

Ingrid Anderson

Stefanie Hudgins

Patty Ross

Michelle Mintz