nanny-member-information

The Australian Nanny Association is proud to have our professional agency members join with us in supporting and growing the nanny and in-home child care community. The choice to become a member shows that an agency believes in the importance of high standards and quality care in the industry.

As an agency member you will benefit from the following:
  • Participation in our private Facebook member group.
  • The opportunity to advertise your available jobs to via the ANA Facebook page.
  • The opportunity to promote your upcoming events and news via our member group, public Facebook page, and newsletter.
  • Participation in meetings to have your say in the direction of the ANA and provide feedback when ANA attends Government meetings and meetings with other stakeholders.
  • Invitation to attend our Nanny Conventions as a guest or sponsor.
  • The opportunity to vote on the ANA Committee and/or nominate for a position.
  • Access to discounts for your staff and agency such as with Insurance, First Aid and events throughout the year.
  • Access to up-to-date industry training, news, and information through our newsletter and Facebook group.
  • Have your website, logo, and description listed on the ANA website, linking to your page.
  • The opportunity to display the ANA membership logo on your website and promote your membership status.

ANA Agency Membership Criteria

Agency members must:
  • Maintain business registration for the duration of the membership period. Should business registration lapse or be cancelled at any time, membership with ANA will also be cancelled.
  • Be an operating entity currently servicing families and nannies/home-based carers.
  • Have public information accessible for families and nannies regarding operational procedures, terms and conditions, fees, and services provided.
  • Ensure all carers under the direction of the agency maintain:
    • Current Working with Children Check
    • Current First Aid qualification (HLTAID004/HLTAID003)
    • Current CPR qualification (HLTAID001), updated annually.
  • Conduct a minimum of two reference checks on their registered and/or potential nannies/home-based carers. These reference checks must relate to recent work within the childcare industry, and may include a professional or personal reference should the applicant be unable to provide a secondary childcare reference.
  • Discuss with all applicants their suitability and applicable agency policies and procedures through either a face-to-face, video, or phone discussion. No carers are to be admitted to the agency upon the basis of a written application only.
  • Ensure all carers are a minimum 18 years of age.
  • Ensure all nannies been informed of all legal rights and employment obligations.
  • Maintain annual public liability insurance.
  • Support and uphold the ANA Facebook Code of Conduct and ANA Constitution at all times (evident through their own code of conduct and public appearance).
  • Agencies engaging staff must meet the requirements outlined in the relevant award and/or National Employment Standards (depending on the classification of the role).
  • Agencies are aware that annual audits will be performed by the ANA to ensure compliance to the terms of membership.
Additional criteria

Where only some of the franchises or branches become members, then the following benefits will not apply.

  • Have your website, logo and description listed on the ANA website with links directed to your page.
  • The opportunity to display the ANA membership logo on your website.
  • The opportunity to promote your membership.

AGENCY OBLIGATIONS

  • Agencies show their commitment to providing quality screening processes for candidates and families, and ethical practices in referral of candidates to families.
  • ANA agency members show ongoing commitment to quality care for families and quality practice from their carers.
  • ANA membership also shows support for the industry by maintaining high standards and striving for the recognition of nannies/home-based carers as a legitimate child care option.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Australian Nanny Association.

We are working together to create flexible and professional in-home nanny care for Australian families.

LOYALTY TO THE ASSOCIATION

  • Members shall not publicly criticise the association nor allow or encourage a third party to do so.
  • Members shall not make false accusations or insinuations about the association, its members, or committee.
  • Members shall respect and uphold high standards and maintain public confidence in the nanny profession by not engaging in any act or omission likely to damage its reputation or interests.
  • If you are applying for membership you need to understand and agree that membership to the ANA consists of Nannies, Agencies, Families, and supporters of the ANA.

ANA AGENCY MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT

This code of conduct outlines the expectations that the ANA has of its members, who must agree to the code of conduct at the time of application.

Agency members will:
  • Maintain compliance with ANA membership criteria, and provide evidence of compliance when requested by the ANA committee in the case of an audit.
  • Adhere to this code of conduct.
  • Adhere to the ANA Facebook group code of conduct.
  • Comply with relevant state laws and regulations in relation to professional nanny placement agencies.
  • Hold public liability insurance.
  • Present themselves in a professional manner and treat industry colleagues and clients with respect.
  • Conduct appropriate screening of applicants and ensure all relevant checks are in order before offering work to applicants.
Ensure all carers under the direction of the agency maintain:
  • Current Working With Children Check (or state/territory equivalent).
  • Current Level 2 First Aid qualification (HTLAID004 or HLTAID003).
  • Current CPR qualification (HLTAID001), updated annually.

Membership Cost

$400 per year

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