SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 23-25 | APNA Annual Conference
SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 23-25 | APNA Annual Conference
2023 APNA Virtual Conference

Speakers & Schedule

Sue Downey


Creating Successful And Beneficial Nanny Events


Join us as we hear from Sue Downey, founder of Nannypalooza, as she shares her expertise on creating successful and highly impactful nanny events. Events are a powerful way to build community and recruit quality caregivers, while also showcasing your agency’s commitment to quality care to parents. Learn the key factors that make nanny events successful, such as finding affordable and relevant speakers, choosing crowd-drawing topics, filling seats, adding fun elements to create buzz, and cost-effective planning tips. By implementing these strategies, you can create engaging and budget-friendly events that will attract and retain a loyal following of nannies who will refer your agency time and time again. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your nanny events to the next level!



Sue Downey is a nanny and has been since she accidentally found the profession 25 years ago. She started as a live-out nanny for 4 boys in Cincinnati, Ohio and then moved on to the Philadelphia area as a live-in nanny. She has stayed in the suburbs of Philly ever since. Since she tends to stay with families for longer contracts, Sue has also worked as a family assistant, helping families with remodeling, cooking, organization and more. In her spare time, Sue works on a few nanny projects such as the conference Nannypalooza, interNational Nanny Training Day and one of the founders of Our Nanny Diary. She has led workshops at the INA conference, NAEYC conference, Nannypalooza as well as local and regional gatherings. Sue’s full-time job is caring for a family just outside Philadelphia, where she spends her days trying to not step on legos, playing dragons, and reading the same book over and over and over again and loving every minute of it all!



Kellie Geres, APNA Executive Assistant