Australian Nanny Association President + Career Nanny,
It’s been a very exciting year, this one being my first as President. Stepping into the role of the ANA’s first nanny President held special significance for me, signifying a small but meaningful shift towards establishing deeper connections within the nanny community. As a career nanny myself, I have a deep understanding of the ongoing developments in our industry and the essential changes needed.
The journey has been truly remarkable, witnessing the continued growth of the nanny industry and our strengthened connections with the community. Throughout this year, we welcomed numerous dedicated volunteers into committee positions, and their tireless efforts have my deepest gratitude. Together, we’ve efficiently streamlined administrative processes, transitioned to a more efficient membership processing platform, engaged actively with the nanny community, and participated in numerous enriching round table discussions.
Let’s take a moment to highlight some pivotal projects that have significantly expanded the ANA’s reach to new members and businesses. We proudly partnered with We Need A Nanny to create Australia’s first nanny magazine. The online publication, Australian Nannies, made its debut this year, boasting an impressive readership of over 10,000 nannies and families on the WNAN and ANA database. We’re eagerly anticipating future collaborations with WNAN for more publications.
We collaborated with our members to host our annual Easter picnics in various states. These events consistently receive warm reception and offer an excellent opportunity to bring nannies and children together, fostering new connections.
Another significant occasion was the celebration of International Nanny Recognition Week in September. Our devoted volunteers invested countless hours reaching out to businesses to arrange an exceptional giveaway for our nanny members. This initiative aimed to honor and appreciate the remarkable work our members do and was met with enthusiasm from businesses, resulting in over $2,000 worth of donated prizes distributed over five days and an increase in nanny and agency members.
The present time offers great opportunities for nannies in Australia. We’re witnessing the emergence of remarkable job opportunities and improved compensation across the industry. The key is to continue our commitment to advancing our industry’s recognition and our ongoing collaboration to support its growth.
I’d like to express my personal gratitude and deep admiration for the 2023 committee, who have generously dedicated their time to support the industry. I would like to personally thank our secretary, Becky Kemp, who will be stepping down from the committee. We are all so grateful for the time and work you have put in over the years.
And finally, I want to express gratitude to each and every one of our members. The remarkable growth in our membership numbers year after year is truly inspiring, and I’m eagerly anticipating the exciting developments the future holds.
Social Media: Joey de Boer **
Committee Adhoc support: Amanda Furguson
Magazine Editor: Crystle Range
Public Officer: Annemarie Samsom
Treasurer: Rachael Farrell
Secretary: Lauren Brown
Vice President: Joey de Boer
President: Micaela Macilquham
*We are always looking for volunteers – If you want to get involved, please email us (email@example.com) to find out how you can support the ANA in 2022. We are still seeking a few volunteers for 2024 committee positions and contrinutions can be customised based on your available time, resources and skills.