We have had a fantastic day at the “Meeting of Minds”!
Margaret from Nanny Link started us off by introducing us to ANA (Association of Nanny Agencies), the representatives of several nanny agencies from all around the country, First Aid for Life, a first aid course provider and Way to Pay a payroll company.
ANA had some great ideas about working together. Nanny Matters would like to provide ANA with more feedback about nanny life with the ups and downs.
The agencies highlighted their particular struggles and successes. Nanny Matters proposed to stay in close contact to improve recruitment for everyone through honest and straightforward feedback from all of us nannies! and are encouraging us to give feedback on families, working conditions and pay but also ask to be aware an agency is working long and hard hours to provide the best service. Sometimes enquiries cannot be answered immediately but are always intended to be answered within an acceptable timeframe.
First Aid for Life showed us a 12 hour first aid course can be done in a new and innovative way. Nanny Matters can only recommend them on this! http://www.firstaidforlife.org.uk/
Way to Pay are worth mentioning for their straight forward approach. If you have any queries they can help with give them a call!
Nanny Matters was able to communicate your feedback gathered from the Nanny Matters meet ups and forums like Dulwich Nannies on Facebook.
We found agencies are in favour of better communication. They would like us to put your views and experiences forward. This is the key to a long and happy relationship between nanny and agency! They are providing aftercare as a standard and want to provide support for nannies who need it.
Nanny Matters is working towards nannies being
-professional by encouraging the use of EYFS curriculum,
-educated through nanny career development,
-confident by knowing their rights and exchanging experiences.
We can only imagine how much easier and more successful finding a fabulous nanny role will be through working together with agencies.
Kind regards, Kathy Landmann at Nanny Matters
Comments from Nanny Link:
We enjoyed having the Nannies being represented and Nanny Link (training) looks forward to working with Nanny Matters in helping with continued professional development with our training programmes. All the best