To qualify to apply for certification through CACHE; students must submit the following items to

Please do not submit your CACHE Certificate fee prior to completing these steps, and do not submit these materials to Nanny Stella, Inc.

  • Submit Foundational Exam Certificate from Newborn Care Solutions dated AFTER 10/25/2018.
  • Submit your Resume, and be sure that reflects at least 2 years of experience working with infants (under 12 months of age) within the last 5 years (the equivalent of 40 hours a week, for 50 weeks a year, or a minimum of 4,000 hours), 2 years total within the previous 5 years, with babies under 12 months of age (500 of these hours need to be with babies under 12 weeks of age). You can have a gap–that isn’t the important part).


Example of how your hours should be outlined in your resume:

Wilson Family, newborn Feb 2018-end of May 2018 (4 months, 688 hours)

Jones Family, newborn twins Dec 2017-start of Feb 2018 (2 months, 400 hours)

Smith Family, newborn and toddler June 2017-end of Nov 2017 (6 months, 1032 hours)

Madison Family, triplets, 6 weeks old Jan 2017-June 2017 (5 months, 2709 hours)

Total hours with a newborn(s) within the last 5 years: 4829

  • At least 3 verifiable infant references* (can be submitted via the resume or separate Word document) with contact information.
  • Copy of current CPR and First Aid Card.
  • Proof of ongoing infant-specific education in the childcare field (for example, doula training, lactation training, sleep training course, etc..) Acceptable proof of ongoing education can be:

  1. Certificate of Completion
  2. NOT Accepted – syllabus of class/course/conference agenda/receipt
  3. All submissions of ongoing education must be dated within the past three years.

  • US High School diploma or equivalent from your country.


* Please submit documents as a Word doc or pdf. Do not submit .pages

Once you complete these steps and receive your final approval, you will be provided with information to proceed with the CACHE steps.