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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Alice Vandersteen professional nanny

Alice Vandersteen joins us to discuss her career as a professional nanny. How long have you been working as a nanny? I have worked as a professional nanny for nearly 24 years. I started at age 18 after completing year 12. How did you get started as a nanny? I started working through a top…

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