Information & Advice

Nannies Advice & Information

Being a nanny can be thrilling and the most rewarding job you’ll ever get to do. However, caring for someone else’s children can leave you extremely vulnerable, you can feel isolated at times and unsure of your facts be it a childcare issue or regarding your employment rights.  You might find yourself facing an accusation of some kind or with a battle on your hands regarding unpaid salary or wrongful deductions for example.  So, whether you feel in need of a second opinion, some reassuring advice or you need the support and representation of an approachable, professional association, BAPN is here for you.  Join now!

Through our Members Only portal, you will have access to:

  • FREE essential downloadable resources, keeping you up to date on current childcare practice and research

  • FREE factsheets relating to:

  • Your employment rights

  • Employed / Self-Employed

  • Taxation

  • Pensions

  • Contracts

  • Safeguarding responsibilities

  • Working with parents

  • Training and further training

  • Out of hours helpline

  • Personal employment advice and representation


Membership Criteria

  • BAPN expects all nannies to be working with public liability insurance which is why we have partnered with Nannytax - Nannyinsure to provide public liability insurance, protecting you should anything happen to the children while they are in your care.  See: Nanny Public Liability Insurance is also a requirement for Ofsted and employers can claim financial help if you are Ofsted registered. However, our members can of course opt to insure with another provider if they so wish.  Membership is offered on the assumption that public liability insurance is in place and will run for the duration of the nanny’s employment. Representation cannot be offered if public liability insurance is not in place prior to support being needed. 

  • BAPN members are required to hold a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

  • We also require that our members have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as a CRB disclosure). Membership is offered on the assumption a current DBS check is in place. Representation cannot be offered if an Enhanced DBS is not in place prior to support being needed.