The Australian Nanny Association has set its own minimum standards as membership criteria for nanny and agency members. This will assist families in employing legitimate and qualified in-home care professionals, and promote the importance of quality in-home childcare.

ANA Nanny Membership Criteria

Nanny members must:

  • Be a minimum 18 years of age.
  • Be actively working as a nanny/manny or have done so in the past three years with intent to continue in the future.
  • Two contactable references are required.
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check as per relevant state/territory requirements.
  • Hold a current Level 2 first aid qualification (HLTFA311A, HLTFA301C, HLTAID003, HTLAID004).
  • Hold a current CPR qualification and update yearly (HLTCPR201B, HLTCPR211A HTLAID001).
  • Nanny members are encouraged to:
    • Obtain a yearly Federal Police Check.
    • Obtain their own personal public liability insurance.
    • Be studying towards or hold a minimum childcare qualification as advised by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (
    • Participate in professional development training and/or workshops