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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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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What is the difference between a registered carer and a approved carer?

What’s the difference and what can you claim? Sometimes you might be forgiven for thinking that child care legislation, benefits and rebates have been made as utterly complicated as possible just so we all give up and don’t bother claiming anything at all. There are so many different options, restrictions and different types of care,…

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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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