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Charting The Course: International Nanny Training Day Online 2020 — Introducing Tonya Sakowicz





We are thrilled to announce International Nanny Training Day online, sponsored by Nannypalooza, which will take place in our private Facebook group on April 19th at 9am (PST)/12pm (EST). For this year’s live stream we’re delighted to speak with an incredible lineup of talented industry leaders from HomeWork Solutions, to Newborn Care Solutions and beyond! Keep reading to learn how you can participate in this exciting educational opportunity…





Adventure Nannies has partnered with various groups across the country in past International Nanny Training Days, and have been hard at work to design an online, interactive day for nannies across the world to be able to participate in INNTD from wherever they are!

There are many incredible in-person training events being held and we encourage you to check out the one in your area if you’re able to attend. You can find out more about the events in your area by clicking here!


Introducing Tonya Sakowicz


Tonya is an INA Credentialed Nanny, Newborn Care Specialist, CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula and Parent Educator who does both consulting and in-home sleep conditioning and newborn care for her clients as well as the Owner and Director of Education for Newborn Care Solutions, a company dedicated to the specialized training of high-level Newborn Care Specialists and the only company to offer the Master NCS® training program. Tonya attended Central Washington University, has over 32 years of experience as a Nanny and Newborn Care Specialist and is a proud wife and mother of two children. She is also a certified Eco-Maternity Consultant and Green Birth Educator through her partner company, Baby Go Green.

In addition to being credentialed through the International Nanny Association, Tonya serves as the 1st VP on the Executive Board, is the past Chair of the Nanny to Nanny Mentoring Program and is currently their NCS Committee chair and in their Monday Mentor Program. Tonya also serves as a Scottsdale Chapter President for DEMA, the Domestic Estate Management Association. Tonya is a highly in-demand speaker for the INA’s annual conferences and has spoken at several National Association of Nannies conferences, as well as speaking for APNA, the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies at their annual conference. Tonya has spoken multiple times at National Nanny Training Days around the country and for nanny agencies nationwide. She is a founding member and serves on the advisory board for The Baby Dream Team, a group of dedicated Newborn Care Specialists who offer their services as volunteers to families around the country experiencing the birth of higher-order multiples. She is a contributing ‘expert’ for the website NannyPro.com, has been published in and/or appeared in Parents Magazine, Child Magazine, The Seattle Times, The AZ Republic, The Wall Street Journal and the INAVision. Tonya has also made numerous television appearances including spots on the news in Seattle, Portland and Phoenix as well as an appearance in 2007 on the Today Show for a special on the Masche Miracles (a family with sextuplets).

Tonya was voted the Professional Childcare Provider of the Year in 2003 and nominated for the International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year in 2004. In addition, that same year, she was deeply honored with a nomination by her peers for the National Association of Nannies Harriette Grant Memorial Award. In 2016, Tonya was honored with the DEMA Educator of the Year Award and most recently, in 2017, was again honored with the DEMA Educator of the Year and was the recipient of their prestigious DEMA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Along with her husband Todd, Tonya has founded Newborn Care Solutions, a company dedicated to education for families with newborns through the training of Newborn Care Specialists and for helping families adjust to life with their newborn baby.

In her spare time, Tonya likes to knit, cook, travel with her family and explore the world underneath the sea through scuba diving around the world.





Learn How To:

In this portion of INNTD Online 2020, we will be discussing several aspects of developing boundaries in child care. We will be:

  • Defining personal and professional boundaries
  • Describing why boundaries are so crucial for care providers
  • Providing different ways you can establish new or define existing boundaries
  • Learning how to empower yourself and others by establishing + respecting boundaries
  • Defining boundaries in an already-established working relationship
  • Deepening an understanding of how being your best caretaker means taking care of yourself first by setting clear boundaries






Check These Resources:

The ultimate resource for professional childcare providers!





How To Participate:


Date: Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm PST

Where: Online

How: Participants will be invited to a closed Facebook group after registering, where resources, schedule of speakers, icebreakers, and more will be offered in the weeks leading up to the event! During the day of the event, a series of workshops with live participation will be facilitated on the page through Facebook Live.



  • $20.00 Weekend Pass for those also attending in-person events
  • $30.00 for General Admission March 1st through April 19th





For more information about International Nanny Training Day + Nannypalooza, check out their website: http://www.nannypalooza.com



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