Nannypalooza is a yearly professional conference put on by the NANC (National Assoc. for Nanny Care) and, in the past, has been one national event in one location. This year, due to the economy, the NANC asked agencies and support groups to host local Nannypalooza events in their own towns, dubbed Nannies Across America, and Northshore Professional Nanny Agency and Alliance had the honor of hosting Nannypalooza Milwaukee!! The event, held at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center on Saturday, September 18th, was a huge success! Twenty-five people attended. There were 5 excellent speakers: Patti Bailie, SANC Preschool Director; Dr. Amy Leventhal, Ph. D.; Heidi Lukinac, RYT; Marcia Hall, CPN & Parenting Coach and Angela Vogds, Nanny, Doula and Newborn Care Specialist. There was a delicious lunch sponsored by Child Care Network and Nanny Connections. Every participant walked away with at least 2 fabulous raffle prizes and an incredible assortment of National Nanny Recognition Week gifts, including coupons to area stores and a free bowling party for 6 at IPic Entertainment. After the conference, many attendees met for dinner at IPic Entertainment to finish up the evening with more discussion and socializing. All in all, it was a great day! Thank you to everyone who helped and participated in this fabulous event!! I hope we have the opportunity to do it again next year!!
More special thanks to our additional sponsors: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center - www.sanc.org Strong Roots Family Coaching - www.strongrootsfamilycoaching.com Braininsights - www.braininsightsonline.com Grafton Ski & Cyclery - www.graftonskiandcyclery.com Art Trooper - www.arttrooper.com IPic Entertainment - www.ipic.com Lucinda Head Costumes and Creations
Here are some of the comments from Nannypalooza Milwaukee participants:
"This was fabulous."
"Thank you for a nice day."
"Great to have an event that costs nothing and is easy to get to. Awesome!!"
"Have more!! This was fun and ...close to my house!!"
"I had a wonderful time today! All the workshops were interesting, educational and informative. Thanks for all your hard work."
"This was fantastic! I was glad to have an event that was nationwide but also local! Keep it up - let's make it bigger!"