SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 23-25 | APNA Annual Conference
SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 23-25 | APNA Annual Conference
2022 APNA Conference

Speakers & Schedule

Wendy Sachs

Philadelphia Nanny Network

What We Learned the Hard Way: Expert Advice from Veterans Who’ve “Been There”

Do you ever wish you could fast-forward time – to the point where you’ve already learned all the lessons you needed to learn and now confidently know how to handle any situation thrown at you? Well my friends, step into our time machine. Today we have some of the greats – the men and women who have quite honestly “seen it all”, heck – they probably even invented some of it (including being founding members of APNA!) So join us as we sit back and listen to their wisdom gained from years of experience, find out what they would do differently now, and hear the lessons they learned along their journey – some the hard way. Here’s hoping we can learn from some of their mistakes (and successes!)


Wendy Sachs is Founder and CEO of Philadelphia Nanny Network, established in 1985. Starting the business at a time when the term nanny was not common, she has been at the forefront of every movement in the in-home child care industry. She has lobbied on Capitol Hill representing the in-home child care industry, small business job creation and became a nationally recognized expert on child care having given hundreds of interviews to network television, magazines, leading newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her agency services working parents privately and through Corporate Sponsored Backup Care. She is a founding member of the International Nanny Association and sits on the boards of Association of Premier Nanny Agencies and Entrepreneur Organization-Philadelphia Chapter. Philadelphia Nanny Network is a certified woman owned business and employs a team of 14 internal office people, 6 full time Staff Nannies and almost  100 on-call “Substitute Nannies”.


Kellie Geres, APNA Executive Assistant

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