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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What should I pay my live-in nanny or au pair in Australia?

A blog by Annemarie – Founder of the Australian Nanny Association I often come across confusion in nanny job groups on social media, not only from parents but also nannies themselves, about what a live-in nanny should be paid. Some families believe they can just offer what they believe their job is worth. Others appear…

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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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ANA Convention 2018

The Australian Nanny Association (ANA) is a non-profit professional association and the national peak body representing the Australian nanny community. ANA is hosts Australia’s annual Nanny Convention in line with our Annual General Meeting. The ANA convention started out with a small AGM and lunch in Melbourne in 2013 then as we grew held our…

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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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People are auctioning off their children: Airtasker safety concerns

Parents are auctioning off the care of their children online on Australian sharing economy platform Airtasker. Airtasker allows users to post jobs for everything from cleaning to assembling furniture and, more controversially, babysitting. Australian Nanny Association president Annemarie Sansom says the practice raises serious concerns for the safety of children. “People are putting a price…

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Media Release re: Proposed Au Pair Programme

2nd July 2017 Media Release re: Proposed Au Pair Programme The Australian Nanny Association is the national peak body representing the nanny sector. Our membership represents 500 nannies, service providers and families engaging nanny services. Many of our agency members have more than 5000 nannies on their books. Our members are required to meet our…

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