The ANA is more than just an organisation; it is a collaborative platform where nannies, agencies, families, and supporters can come together. It is a space that allows us to connect, share knowledge, and advocate for the recognition and value of Australian nannies. By volunteering with the ANA, you contribute to amplifying our collective voice, ensuring that the nanny industry receives the recognition it deserves. Your support will enable us to continue representing the interests and advocacy of nannies across the country, empowering them to provide the highest level of care for Australian families.
However, the ANA has faced significant challenges in recent times due to a shortage of volunteers. This shortage has threatened the existence of ANA, but our collective determination has kept it alive, emphasising the necessity of community support to represent our important workforce.
Now, more than ever, we are calling for volunteers to join us in our mission to maintain the ANA’s vital role in advocating for Australian nannies to have a positive influence on our industry’s future.
Represent your industry on a national level.
2022 marks 10 years since the ANA was founded. During this time the ANA has represented our industry as a collective in the Media, Government and stakeholder meetings, an Award rate being introduced, ATO consultations, sell-out nanny conventions, nanny events, nanny training and so much more.
The ANA’s strong online presence and community brand allow these opportunities to come directly to our community, rather than a single brand or stakeholder. This ensures that our voice is collective and it’s the committee that provides this advocacy, influencing real change for the future.
Committee roles have never been easier.
The ANA now works smarter, not harder, after we automated a lot of administrative tasks.The ANA is now able to continue and the committee can spend time where it matters most – supporting our members and helping our industry grow. I’m so proud of this work! Special thanks goes to Amanda Salmon who was vital in this project.
We evaluated the committee operations to better understand how we could take away heavy administrative tasks to allow our volunteers more time to focus more on Industry growth and support for our members. We overhauled the systems. Whatever we could outsource, automate or ditch, we did. I personally view this work as some of the most important work we have done because we have set up the ANA to run smoothly, with less admin and better workflows. This means volunteers can spend time on more valuable tasks for the industry and working on projects they are passionate about. We
- Hired a VA to manage membership administration.
- Consolidated our member platform to have all data and payments managed together.
- Changed banks to Commonwealth for better fund management.
- Upgraded to a more efficient email platform.
- Streamlined and improved membership forms for faster processing.
- Overhauled auto-emails for better communication with our members.
- Cleaned out historical files and moved files to Google Drive for better storage.
- Changed committee meetings to quarterly, not monthly.
Help us grow our media exposure
We worked closely with the community to create opportunities in the media. Recently the ANA was featured on Studio 10 and across multiple print media outlets across Australia. The coverage of our story about the nanny shortage had an estimated advertising value of over $150,000. This could not have been possible without our community jumping on board to take photos, talk to journalists and share the content. Joining the committee provides you with the opportunity to engage with this exposure and advocate for our industry on a national level.
Empower and connect nannies
The nanny industry can be an isolating place to work. Nannies are often representing themselves and working in households without any adult interaction throughout the day. Our Committee is dedicated to creating opportunities for nannies to connect and hang out more. Each year we host picnics throughout the year but we require local hosts to help us organise and deliver these events.
Learn new skills that can be transferrable to a wide range of opportunities.
We won’t throw you in the deep end! All new committee members will be provided with the required training and support to understand the role and how our systems work. Volunteering with the ANA is a great way to learn the administration and operations involved in a business and your volunteer work will look great on your resume!
The new committee is elected at the Association’s Annual General Meeting, held in October/November each year. During the meeting, nominations are presented for available positions and the committee is voted in.
Throughout the year, nominations are welcomed for any vacant sub-committee positions. Additionally, sub-committee roles can be tailored to accommodate individual skill sets and availability, offering a personalised and flexible volunteering experience.
If you’re interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you. Please fill out the below form to apply.