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All About the SPARK Award with Lora Brawley of Nanny Biz Reviews

April 6, 2013

by Michelle LaRowe
Editor in Chief

Recently we had a chance to connect with Lora Brawley of Nanny Biz Reviews to learn more about the SPARK award. Here’s what she had to say.

eNannySource: Can you tell us a bit about the SPARK award?

Lora: The SPARK Awards celebrate everyday nannies doing extraordinary work to support parents, care for children and strengthen families. Each of the two award categories, Enthusiastic Newcomer and Seasoned Veteran, showcase individual excellence in nanny care demonstrated by exceptional childcare, impactful work, and a positive, encouraging attitude.

eNannySource: How is a nanny nominated?

Lora: Anyone, an employer, agency representative or friend, can nominate a nanny.

eNannySource: How is the award winner chosen?

Lora: The winners will be chosen through a 50/50 combination of public voting and a selection committee.

eNannySource: Can you tell us about the voting process?

Lora: At the close of the voting period, the two nominees in each category with the most votes will become finalists. The selection committee will choose a third “wild card” finalist in each category.

The vote tally for each nominee will be converted into a score which will count for 50% of the nominee’s total score.

Each member of the selection committee will score each nominee and those committee scores will count for the other 50% of the nominee’s total score.

The nominee with the highest total score in each category will be the winner.

eNannySource:  Who is on the selection committee?

Lora: Myself, Jenny Brown, Past President of Northwest Nanny Association and Daryl Camarillo, co-owner of Stanford Park Nannies and Past President of APNA.

eNannySource: What does the winner receive?

Lora: The winner gets a cash prize of $700 thanks to the generous support of enannysource, Breedlove and Associates and Nannypalooza.

eNannySource:  Where can we find a link for the rules?

Lora: The details are outlined at http://nannybizreviews.com/spark-award-general-faq/.

Lora Brawley is a nanny care expert, Positive Discipline Parent Educator, communications trainer and mediator.  During her 22 years in the nanny industry, she’s earned a reputation for providing a unique blend of common-sense strategies and intuitive guidance to the nannies and parents she works with during their search.  Ms. Brawley also offers a wealth of experience and expertise in positive parenting and is passionate about helping parents and caregivers raise happy, healthy kids. To learn more about the SPARK award visit www.nannybizreviews.com.  


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