Blog containing discussion or information from members own experiences, observations, opinions, for the Australian Nanny Association.

2022 President Report

This President’s report feels eerily similar to my 2020 report as we look back on yet another year that was shaped by many trying to navigate the new pandemic world.  I’m not going to lie, parts of the year were tough for many in the Industry, including the ANA.  Thanks to further lockdowns and restrictions…

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The nanny dilemma – how can new nannies break into the profession, and what families should consider when they cannot find their ‘unicorn nanny’.

A blog by Annemarie – Founder of the Australian Nanny Association At the Australian Nanny Association, we’ve noticed a change in the market over the past year. The growth we’ve seen has been exciting, but it brings its challenges to people wanting to begin work as a nanny and to families looking for a nanny’s…

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AGM 2020 – President Report

It’s been a strange year to run an industry association, during the Pandemic. The committee has faced new challenges and it’s been a great team effort to get to the other side of the lockdowns and regulations that have been thrown our way.  This year my update is very central to what we’ve been through…

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AGM 2019 – President Report

Yesterday’s AGM closed off another year for the ANA committee. Here is a quick snapshot for our community to highlight the year that was and, of course, the year to come! 2019When I decided to put my hand up as President for 2019 it was my goal to take a different approach to previous years. …

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10 Minimum Workplace Entitlements

The National Employment Standards (NES) are 10 minimum employment entitlements that have to be provided to all employees. The national minimum wage and the NES make up the minimum entitlements for employees in Australia. An award, employment contract, enterprise agreement or other registered agreement can’t provide for conditions that are less than the national minimum…

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Victoria – Meet our Member

  In this month’s member profile, we catch up with Victoria, a nanny who specialises in maternity work. Victoria’s work has certainly taken her places: from NZ, Australia, Hong Kong, Washington, Zurich, London, Prague, the Bahamas and the list goes on and on! Through her career, she has worked with amazing families all over the…

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Nanny Share explained by real families

There is a myriad of childcare options available to modern parents and it can be difficult to decide which option would be the best one for your family. Still confused about what Nanny Share means? Nanny Share can be a great alternative to a childcare centre or Sole Charge nanny. Therefore, it’s important to fully…

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Joey Lauren Meet a Member

Thank you Joey  Lauren for participating in our Meet a Member How long have you been working as a nanny? I have just entered my fifth year as a nanny! How did you get started as a nanny? Originally I wanted to be a primary school art teacher… I worked hard in high school, however…

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CPR – Moving from old practises to new

Moving from old practises to new : The Importance of renewing your CPR annually As a previous nanny, parent and the founder of WONDERWOMAN CHILDREN (the preferred provider for the Australian Nanny Association and Australian Childcare Alliance Victoria) – I can not express enough how important it is to ensure those working with children maintain…

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Nanny Pilot Programme – Give me a break!

OPINION 3rd February 2016 What is the Nanny Pilot Programme? The programme is a 2-year trial partially subsidised by the Australian Federal Government. This programme assists families with child care in their own home provided by a nanny. It has been put in place to assist families who have multiple children, live in an area…

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Nanny Q and A

My name is Shannon Albrecht but you are welcomed to call me Nano! I am a seasoned Specialty Nanny of the past 21 years. I have worked for Celebrities & High Profile Clients all over the world & absolutely love what I do. I was born & raised in Los Angeles, CA but have worked…

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The Nanny Perspective

The 2015 ANA Convention was an invitation to play. Over 100 nannies joined in the fun, as we played with ideas, with magic, with friends new and old, and with a surprising collection of loose parts. We even took our VIP dance shoes to Club 23 – one of Australia’s most exclusive “indoor play centres”.…

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Applications OPEN Nanny Pilot Programme

Applications are now open for the Nanny Pilot Programme Families struggling to access child care and who require more flexible arrangements can now apply to participate in the Australian Government’s new Nanny Pilot Programme. The two-year pilot will begin in 2016 and provide fee assistance to help eligible families with the cost of using a…

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Nanny life

People aren’t kidding when they say life is slower here in Perth. Nanny life is not as present here in Western Australia, (or I was just living under a rock?) and what was I going to do about putting us on the map? PSA: One from WA in whom has never been to Sydney on…

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Miss Chardy and her Governess

Miss Chardy is a mum in the outback and she shares her story about kids and life on a Cattle station in the Northern Territory. ‘I am an extroverted Wine Enthusiast who lives in the middle of nowhere. My husband, 3 young boys and I live on a large cattle station in the Northern Territory,…

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What Is A Governess?

What Is A Governess? The word governess is a very old term which has been around for hundreds of years. In the modern age all people working with children from nannies to family daycarers to teachers are called Educators. The role of a governess is holistic as you live within the family home and business.…

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Marnie Wren – Meet our Member

The ANA is proud to present – MEET A MEMBER. A blog series dedicated to highlighting the career paths of our incredible nanny members. The impact a great nanny can have on a family is invaluable and every single nanny has a different story to share. The ANA is dedicated to representing all our nanny…

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Girl with Cake

  What is Girl with Cake? Girl With Cake is about kindness. Extravagant kindness, I guess. I think kindness is so often seen as a naive, unnecessary, childish notion, but I think it’s becoming more and more important. The internet is pushing the limits of decency and I can see that filtering into our everyday…

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My concerns over the nanny pilot program

My concerns over the pilot program An opinion piece on the pilot program from a professional nanny’s point of view. Lauren from Lollaby – Professional nanny and blogger The government’s nanny pilot program has been all the talk within the parenting and nanny community lately.  Earlier this month the draft guidelines were released for the…

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Subsidised nannies what does it mean?

What we know? SUBSIDISED NANNIES Must have current First aid and CPR. Must have a current Working With Children Check. Minimum of 18 years of age. Cannot belong to the same family of the child they are caring for. Must be attached to a Government approved service provider. SERVICE PROVIDERS The pilot is going to…

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nanny lisa

Guest blog: Lisa’s Story

“I have been working as a nanny with my current family for the last five years. My employers are very good at making sure everything is right and done by the books. This includes ensuring I have a fair wage and am paid what I’m worth, paying my tax, superannuation, annual and sick leave, and…

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picnic under tree with lanterns

Australian Nanny Association Special Days

Nanny picnics – multi-city. Nanny Appreciation week – is always the last week in November with many fun social events and interesting speakers. Wednesdays – job posting day in the private Facebook group. Fridays – ‘Dear Nanny Friday’ Ask a nanny a question. This event is hosted on the Facebook public page. National training nights…

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nanny appreciation week 2014

Nanny Appreciation Week 2014

Here at The Australian Nanny Association we have started Australia’s first Nanny Appreciation Week which is running from Monday 24th of November to Saturday 29th of November 2014. We are really excited about this special week and would love to see as many people get involved as possible. How can you help celebrate your nanny…

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