Tara Lindsay has been taking care of other people's children for over 30 years, and has worked as a nanny for the past 24 years. She attended Central Michigan University where she studied Special Education, Early Childhood and then pursued a degree in Public Health Education and Health Promotion. After ending her time at CMU in 1996, Tara recognized her deep love for the work of nannying and chose to enter it as a full time career. She has cared for children of all ages, stages, and developmental ability levels, as well as worked with a variety of family types. She was trained as a Newborn Care Specialist by The Alexandria School in Solon, Ohio. She has passed the International Nanny Association nanny credential exam.
Tara left the field of nannying in August 2001 to become a long term missionary at an orphanage in rural Honduras. After returning home to Michigan in April, 2003, she resumed her nanny career. Tara currently is a full time, live out nanny for an Oakland County family with three young boys.
Tara is a Co-Founder and Director of MPNA. At the national level, she has served as Secretary for the Professional Nanny Association and offered advice to nannies and parents as the PNA "Ask Nanny". She has also twice been a workshop presenter at Nannypalooza, a national professional education conference as well as been a presenter at local parenting events. Tara volunteers with Be The Match, a division of the National Marrow Donor Program to recruit and educate potential marrow donors. She is on the board of directors for Ryan Rocks Outdoor Adventures, a Michigan based charity for children with cancer. Tara was named a 2010 Outstanding Young Michigander by the Michigan Jaycees for her numerous volunteer and philanthropic activities and served as the 2014 Leadership Consultant for the Wyandotte chapter of the Michigan Jaycees.
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