Credential, Certificate, Certification and Accreditation – Do you know the difference?

Great information from our friends at International Nanny Association

You will find a great deal of misinformation regarding what it means for a program to be a certificate program, a certification program, and a credentialing program, as well as what it means to be accredited. INA would like to help everyone understand the differences, as we move forward with developing an In-home Childcare Certification Program.

Do you know the difference?

What is is created by Kellie Geres, veteran nanny of 24 years and industry leader and contributor.

With the growing market of training’s available to today’s nanny and industry professionals, Kellie saw a need for a site that collected the information and presented it in an easy yet informative manner. not only provides information on nanny education, but also Household Management, Newborn Care Specialists, Personal Assistants, and others as our industry grows and prospers.

Kellie served on the International Nanny Association (INA) board of directors for over 10 years in numerous positions, and in 1997, she was named INA Nanny of the Year. Kellie is the current president of the Domestic Estate Managers Association (DEMA) DC Chapter. She is also past president of Association of D.C. Area Nannies (ADCAN), the longest running nanny support group in the country.

Kellie maintains several industry related blogs, including,, and is part of the Development Team of Regarding Nannies. She is also the owner and moderator of Nanny Island.

With her 24+ years as a nanny / household manager, Kellie has spent the past 15 years working exclusively with divorced parents, and she has successfully transitioned to household manager / personal assistant to a busy family with two teenagers and a dog named Riley in the Washington, D.C. area.