MEDIA RELEASE – THE PRODUCT COMMISSION INQUIRY

The Australian Nanny Association welcomes news The Productivity Commission inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning has recommended nannies be subsidised. The Australian Nanny Association has been working with the home based nanny sector to set minimum standards and best practice. This is a win for families who are in desperate need of flexible and…

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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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Nanny rebates aren’t about helping the rich

Nannies are no longer for the rich and famous. Most work now for average Australian families, many of whom do shift work and don’t fit into the regular childcare system. Melbourne nanny Tracey McDermott said Australia was a “24hr-a-day, seven day a week society” and everyone would benefit from subsidies for nannies as an alternative…

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MEDIA RELEASE – Nanny suitability

The Australian Nanny Association (ANA) is disappointed to see incorrect and unfounded claims about the suitability of nannies as a form of childcare from other parts of the childcare sector surface again in the public discussion about the future direction of childcare in Australia. It is important understand that nanny describes a specific professional role…

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Nanny rebate battle stepped up

THE newly incorporated Australian Nanny Association will meet Childcare Minister Kate Ellis’s advisers next month to push its case for taxpayer subsidies and warn the government that the family daycare model will not solve the nation’s childcare woes. The news comes after Ms Ellis this week said expanding family daycare would solve the flexibility problems…

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Government ‘losing tax opportunities’

Government ‘losing tax opportunities’ THE federal budget stands to gain from allowing families to claim childcare benefits for their nannies as it will force the system to become regulated and employees working underground will start paying taxes. In its budget submission ahead of the May budget, the Australian Nanny Association argues that the government “is…

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