2024 Conference


Jessica Rector

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Introducing Jessica Rector, a maestro in the world of newborn care and a true “baby whisperer.” With her knack for adaptability and a passport filled with stamps from over 20 countries, Jessica has spent over 100,000 hours nurturing newborns, earning her the title of “globetrotting nanny-extraordinaire.”

As the captain of her prestigious nanny placement agency, Jessica specializes in delivering personalized 24/7 support, ensuring that every family’s needs are cradled with care. Her agency doesn’t just offer childcare; it delivers “baby bliss” tailored to each family’s unique needs.

But Jessica’s talents don’t stop there. She’s also the “chief cheerleader” for private staff professionals, helping them “rock-a-bye” their businesses to success. With her dedication to staying ahead of the curve in childcare practices, Jessica ensures that families receive “first-class care” wherever they are, from the sunny shores of Turks and Caicos to the charming streets of Paris.

PANELIST: The NCS Market – Time for a Reality Check

Join members of the NCSA to talk about the current market for Newborn Care Specialists. What is the demand for this type of care? What do current pay rates look like? What part does geography, experience, certifications and training play in getting jobs and the rate the NCS is paid. What about 24/7 or just daytime work? This session is particularly suited for the nannies considering transitioning to NCS, new NCS and any NCS struggling to make a living in today’s market.

ROUND TABLE: Sleepless in Swaddleville: Navigating Nonstop Care

Calling all newborn care specialists and nannies! Join us for an exclusive roundtable discussion tailored just for you. Delve into the world of 24/7 care as we share invaluable insights, trade secrets, and plenty of laughs along the way. From mastering sleep routines to tackling feeding frenzies, this discussion is your go-to resource for navigating the unique challenges of newborn care. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, come connect with fellow specialists and nannies for an enriching exchange of tips and tricks to elevate your caregiving game. Get ready to feel inspired, empowered, and armed with the tools you need to excel in the round-the-clock adventure of nurturing newborns.


Meet your 2024 INA Conference Speakers!

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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