The Australian Nanny Association Committee is elected annually at the AGM. We welcome participation from our members and value the expertise and experience that each committee member brings to help ANA continue to achieve its goals.

How can I get involved? Become an ANA member and help the Australian nanny community provide high quality care in the home.

Lauren Brown

President

Lauren has spent the past ten years working with families in the Nanny and Childcare industry.  She holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and is passionate about delivering incredible learning journeys to support development in the early years.

Lauren is an active member of Melbourne’s entrepreneur circles as she launches a range of startup solutions to the Nanny Industry. Lauren is excited for her first year as president and is looking forward to helping the ANA brand grow, to support the community through industry changes and represent our industry in stakeholder discussions with the Australian Tax Office, the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Federal Government.

Annemarie

Vice President 

is a founding member of the Australian Nanny Association. Annemarie felt that nannies were being misrepresented in the media and wanted to share their positive experiences working as and with nannies. Annemarie has 20 years working with children including centre based care, social welfare, nannying and currently as an Agency owner. Annemarie has a Diploma in Community Services and Certificate 3 in Childrens Services.

Daria Jelcic

Treasurer

Daria has a Masters in Teaching (birth to 12 years) and spent a number of years teaching in NSW public schools. She has a great deal of interest in Early Childhood Education and Care and hence her passion for working with children and their families.

Daria runs her own business, which provides a platform for parents to connect with Early Childhood professionals who provide care and developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children in home environments.

With the transition to working parenthood being such an important step for many families, The Nanny Collective aims to support parents in making childcare arrangements as easy and stress free as possible.

Daria is excited to to use her position as treasurer to be a part of the changes that are happening in the Nanny industry within Australia.

Becky Kemp

Secretary

Becky is a firm believer in the importance of Nannies actively engaging in personal and professional development, and alsot the latest in research in childhood development.  Becky loves creating social events in her local city Brisbane to help nannies connect and have fun!  After spending a year as nanny representative, Becky has stepped up to the Executive Committee as secretary, playing a vital role in ANA admin and customer service.

Annie Sargood

Agency Membership Officer

Annie is an extremely passionate advocate for the Nanny industry. She is the founder of a Melbourne based nanny agency Est. 1999. Annie has a particular interest in keeping the industry simple, easy, safe and family/nanny friendly. She believes that the intimate nature of the working relationship between a Nanny and the family is something that must be considered whilst this industry becomes more regulated. She feels that the end users don’t need a complicated model full of too many rules. She adopts the keep it simple philosophy! Knowing that Nannying comes from the heart, it should not be tied up with too much red tape.

Amanda Salmon

Nanny/Manny Membership Officer

Amanda is a certificate 3 qualified veteran in the nanny industry having worked as a career nanny in the homes of Brisbane families for 20 years. Her experience lead her to launch an introduction agency with the focus on supporting nannies and families alike through professional employment agreements and ongoing, positive communication.

Amanda is passionate about educating clients on the expectations as an employer and encouraging nannies to recognise their self worth.

She looks forward to being a contributing member of the ANA committee.

Tamara Parlett

Nanny Representative and Social Media Officer

Tamara is a professional nanny based in Canberra, she works for multiple families throughout the week and is currently creating a nanny brand to build her portfolio! Tamara Jane is on hand to help out with any support you need when it comes to being a nanny. She’s also going to help organise a range of nanny events around Australian through the year to connect you all!  Tamara is also playing a key role in convention planning this year, supporting in finding speakers, sponsors and talking to the local community about the event.

Victoria Ratcliff

IT Officer 

Victoria has been a Nanny for 10 years. For the majority of her career she has specialized in working with families of children who have additional needs. She is passionate about Early intervention. In addition she has skills in multi-media and IT, having completed her VET 3 and 4 in multi-media.

In her spare time she helps with a community Dance School in Melbourne as well as being a proud member of the support team for Usher Kids Australia. As she completes her Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood and Primary education, she hopes that as a member of the ANA team she can work with nannies to create a stronger Australian wide Nanny community.