Committed to campaigning and keeping nanny and childcare issues in the public eye.
BAPN is proud to partner with NannyJob to promote safer online recruitment practices throughout the nanny sector. The Code aims to become a valuable reference for the online nanny jobs sector wishing to follow good examples of best practice.
BAPN not only supports the Regulation Matters Campaign, we have the honour of being the campaign’s current chair.
Established in 2006, the Regulation Matters Campaign (RM) is unique in that its focus is on campaigning for the professionalism of the nanny sector by calling for the registration of nannies and regulation of nanny agencies.
One of the main aims of the campaign is to bring to public attention the fact that the nanny sector is not regulated in the UK and could, potentially, pose a real threat to the safeguarding of children cared for in their own homes.
Over the years, and after numerous meetings with ministers and ministerial government departments, RM has been able to raise awareness, following which, nannies can now choose to register on the Voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register. However, it is still the case that anyone can call themselves a nanny and anyone can set up a nanny agency which is why the campaign to have nannies registered and nanny agencies regulated continues.
RM includes some of the most established associations / organisations and companies UK wide. Working together, RM establishes the ‘Nanny Sector’ as a major contributor to the childcare and early years workforce.
For details about RM and how you can become involved, please visit the campaign’s website:
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GECCO: Real Nappies Campaign
GECCO is a registered charity, established to promote sustainability in Early Years childcare and education.
Why a Real Nappy campaign?
It is now widely recognised that there needs to be a behavioural change away from plastic, “disposable” single-use nappies, towards reusable cloth nappies.
Single-use nappies are made using plastics, elastics, adhesives, paper pulp, and chemicals. They are resource expensive, using up oil, and lots and lots of trees. Nappies do not readily degrade and could leach toxins into the ground. Currently in the UK about 8 million disposable nappies are thrown away each day!
Meningitis Now MARM Campaign
By knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis and getting immediate medical help you can save lives; are you Meningitis Aware? Meningitis Now has created the world’s first meningitis aware recognition mark (MARM), that will educate and provide free materials and ongoing support to individuals and organisations. Currently available for universities and childcare providers.
Inspiring a Future
in Childcare Campaign
BAPN is pleased to support this campaign. We feel above all that the industry needs diversity and variety to reflect the range of families who use childcare. This is particularly important in the nanny workforce because of the very personal choice parents have to make when employing a nanny.
Unfortunately people with a real vocation often write childcare off as not for them (particularly young men) or are directed to more 'academic' careers. Making young people aware that they can study childcare, early years and education at a high level - and some parents actively look for nannies with that profile - will encourage them into the workforce.
We believe this campaign will provide accurate information about all the opportunities childcare has to offer. There is no single career path and different people have different strengths. We want to support an initiative that supports people who are truly motivated to work with children to find their niche.