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.
A National Campaign comprising of: Association of Nanny Agencies, Asquith Nannies, Bapn, The Chiltern Nursery and Training College, Maternity Nurse Association, Morton Michel, Nannymatters, Norland, Pacey, Parental Choice, REC, Tinies, and Voice.
The Campaign calls for registration of all childcarers in the UK, so that nannies and other home childcarers are brought under the same regulatory umbrella & held to the registration standards currently required of childminders in the childcare industry.
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.