UK Nannies Matter Campaign – a passionate, strong and heartfelt campaign which has been built by four leading childcare and education professionals.
“Nanny Industry should be recognised and awarded regulation. After working in or alongside the industry for many years, we now believe this to be an imperative move within the Early Years sector.”
The Mission Statement: The UK Nannies Matter campaign aims to have Nannies recognised as Professionals by advocating and regulating Nannies in all child-care settings within the United Kingdom.
Aims: This campaign aims to set minimum standards to become a Professional Nanny, outline a Nanny pay-scale based on continuing education (CPD) and experience, to encourage policymakers to ensure the safeguarding of children by regulating Nannies, to establish a governing body, and for parents to feel confident about who they employ as their Nanny to take care of their children within the home setting. Read more here.
Summary: Regulating Nannies is a necessity, as it establishes a high-quality of childcare, safeguards children and empowers Nannies as a Professional.
Proposed Minimum Requirements of Professional Status:
- A recognised childcare qualification of study of at least 1 year-e.g. Cache L3 in Childcare/Early Years Foundation Degree.
- Nanny Insurance.
- DBS Enhanced Certificate.
- 12 Hour Paediatric First Aid.