The ANA volunteer committee is made up of Nanny Industry Members who are nominated each year at the AGM.  The management of the ANA is a shared responsibility across these volunteers as they donate their time to create a better nanny industry for everyone. 

If you are interested in joining the ANA committee, please email to register interest.  (T+C’s apply)

Caela Macilquham


Caela is a seasoned nanny of 11 years actively working full-time in Brisbane and the ANA’s FIRST nanny President. Caela is incredibly passionate about child development and creating a safe and secure space for children to thrive.  Caela takes great pride in providing amazing experiences of learning and helping kids slow down and get to know the world around them.

Caela loves bringing the nanny community together to create a community in what can feel like isolating role at times.  Caela is proactive in her community, creating a weekly nanny playgroup in Brisbane and hosting a sell-out nanny retreat in 2022.  Both things she looks forward to expanding in the years to come.

Caela looks forward to continuing to grow that community feeling through her ANA work and is eager to lead the team as President in 2023.

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Becky Kemp


Becky is a career nanny that has dedicated her career to supporting families all over NZ and Australia.  Since recently becoming a Mum herself she has found a great balance recently becoming a “Mummy Nanny” in Brisbane and is loving the great balance this provides her family life.

Becky holds a qualification in Childcare and is passionate about learning for children in the early years.  Becky’s industry work has seen her enter her 4th year on the committee and she is passionate to keep supporting the ANA as the nanny community grows.

Olivia Potts

Agency Membership 

Olivia has spent the last 11 years caring for children in a range of different roles working with families. Starting her career in Childcare centres, Olivia completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and was introduced to the world of educating in the early years. Soon after finishing her Diploma, she moved to London to work as a Nanny and fell in love with the role and the art of nannying.

Olivia has worked as a Nanny in Melbourne for the last 5 years and in 2021 she started a Nanny and Babysitting Agency that centres around supporting the industry and helping as many families as possible find the right Nanny for their family.

Olivia is excited to bring her business knowledge and customer service skills to help further support ANA agency members to help them thrive.

Rachael Farrell


Rachael has worked with children for over 17 years in various capacities, holding a degree in Speech Pathology Rachael became a career nanny after moving to Australia to be with her husband. Her passions include working with neurodiverse children, teaching children to sign and strength in helping children with their communication skills in the early years.

Since having her own children Rachael works part-time and, as part of the ANA, looks forward to furthering her knowledge and understanding of the wider nannying community in Australia. Rachael has a passion for travel, having travelled the world extensively in her 20’s, reading and swimming. She loves being a part of a nanny family, helping parents in every way she can to make their lives run smoothly.

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Joey de Boer

National Nanny Representative + Events co-ordinator

Joey is a career nanny, working in Melbourne and Brisbane over the last ten years. Joey holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and has also worked in Early Childhood Centers, OSHC and had her own children’s party entertainment business for over 5yrs.

As a nanny, Joey loves to become part of the family, focusing on the individual children whilst managing everything within the home also.

Joey was previously our Brisbane Nanny Rep whilst living there. Joey is a very social person, who is passionate about the nanny community and wanting to connect other Nannies together, recognising how important nanny friendships are through her own- nannies she has known through her whole career through networking and socializing.

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Lauren Brown

Past President + Committee mentor

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

Recently, Lauren stepped away from nanny work and into an entrepreneur career after growing her different nanny businesses.  Lauren now runs both a nanny agency and a nanny payroll company and loves to make better solutions for nannies and families to help them build strong, long term working relationships.

After 4 years as President, Lauren is stepping down to a mentor role to support the new committee as they take the ANA into the future.  She is passionate to see the community grow through more events, professional development and community engagement.

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Amanda Ferguson

Committee/Industry support

Amanda is a nanny with 20 years of experience working in Australia and internationally. She loves working with children and families, and loves connecting with other nannies online and in person. She loves to travel, and has often travelled for conferences. Amanda is passionate about ongoing learning and professional development.

Amanda recognises the value of nanny care, which means you will see her advocating for nannies to be paid fairly and legally, sharing information and resources, and encouraging nannies to maintain professionalism. She also supports nannies with this through mentoring and support services.

Annemarie Samsom ANA


Public Officer 

Annemarie 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 Children’s Services.  Annemarie runs her own Agency supporting parents in the search for nanny solutions and offers a wide range of Nanny corporate solutions

Annemarie is the longest-standing ANA committee member and was honoured with Life Membership in 2020 for her tireless efforts for the Australian Nanny Community.