Karen Yatsko Master Newborn Care Specialist

Karen Yatsco

Karen has been a Professional Nanny for 31 years, she has had the pleasure of holding two long term jobs, with one family for 9 years and another for family 8 years. Karen has followed her passion and is now working with babies and parents full time as a Newborn Care Specialist. Karen takes a team approach when working with families to educate, empower and support them in becoming confident parents. She loves keeping in touch with families as their babies grow over the years.

Karen received her 30 year Service Pin Award from INA.

Background and Training

Karen is a member of the International Nanny Association (25 years), serving on its Board of Directors for 6 years, a member of the Publications Committee, Editor of the INAVision for 2 years, and as a writer for INAVision. Karen is on the INA Nanny Credential Exam Committee and now is a member of the Newborn Care Specialist Committee. She is also a member of the INA Ethics Committee.

Her other INA volunteer work includes serving 4 years on the INA Board Nomination Committee, the INA Conference Roommate Coordinator and the INA Conference Guide Coordinator. Karen has been a speaker at several INA Annual Conferences, served on several Annual INA Conference panels, volunteering as one of the conference photographers at several INA Conferences and facilitated INA Conference Roundtables. She was a nominee for the INA Nanny of the Year Award in 1994 and has passed the INA Credential Exam.

Karen is also a member of the Domestic Estate Managers Association, attending 3 conferences representing the Nanny and Newborn Care Specialist Industry. She is a supporter, attendee and previous speaker at Nannypalooza and recently attended the 1st UK Nannypalooza in London this past November.

  • Master Newborn Care Specialist
  • Child Caregiver of the Year award by Parent’s Magazine in 1998

Home + Family

Karen makes her home is Western MA with her partner Tom.

Karen provides overnight newborn care in Boston and Western MA.



Karen is diligent, non-intrusive, understanding and we are fortunate to now call her a lifelong friend. She has made a special place in our family by the love that she showered on our son and on us. Her bright attitude and encouraging words helped me through my postpartum blues; furthermore she provided support to my husband while I was going through a rough patch. One of our fondest memories will be of Karen leaving hilarious notes around the house, mostly to put a smile on our tired zombie faces.
The techniques that Karen taught us have helped us establish good sleeping habits for our son. As our family grows in the future, we look forward to working with Karen again in the capacity of a NCS. However, regardless of her role as a NCS, she is now forever a part of our family and we are so grateful to have known her and been able to start the journey of parenthood with her as our cheerleader. She will be an asset and thrive, no matter where she goes or what situation is presented to her. We have nothing but praises all around for her.

- Arora Family