BAPN is extremely pleased to announce our two wonderful judges for our National Nanny Recognition Week competitions. Find these in our Members Only Facebook Group: Bapn's Place.
Laura Amies and Alice Curry Thank you both for taking the time out of your busy schedules to help BAPN support NNRW. We are very excited to have you both onboard. Here is a little more about both ladies so you can get to know them better.
Laura has worked with children her entire adult life and she has a genuine passion for childcare and development. Laura has cared for children in a great variety of settings such as nurseries, schools, playgroups, and family homes, to name a few. Laura states that the hardest, yet most rewarding has been as a private nanny.
Laura believes that being a family’s nanny is a true privilege due to the amount of faith parents put into your abilities. Having an impact on a child’s development is an incredible responsibility, but it can also be quite lonely at times, so she has the ultimate respect for her fellow nannies.
Laura was recently asked to take part in her own television programme on Channel 5 called Toddlers Behaving (Very) Badly. Talking about the television programme Laura says, “Being asked to help families tackle difficult behaviours whilst a camera crew filmed my methods and techniques was a particular career highlight and one which I really hope will inspire many other people to embrace the profession like I have.”
Laura says, “It’s a privilege to be asked to judge this competition - Us nannies need as much recognition as we can get, so I’m very happy to be able to offer my support and knowledge to the topic!”
It is our pleasure to have you judging one of our competitions Laura so thank you very much!
If you haven't had a chance to watch Laura’s television programme Toddlers Behaving (Very) Badly that aired in August then we believe it is still possible to view on My5 catch up.
Alice qualified from Norland College in 2015. Alice has been working as a private nanny for the last 5 years. She has done a mix of permanent, temporary nannying along with some holiday nannying in the Maldives. Alice currently works in London looking after her two charges. Alice is also a qualified maternity practitioner.
Alice has worked hard to build up a brilliant Instagram account @nanny.inspiration.station. Do check it out if you haven't already as it has such brilliant ideas of activities to do with children. Including crafts, baking and outdoor projects. Alice started the account just over 3 years ago and now has over 5000 followers. Alice is also a childcare feature writer @themumclub.
Alice was also runner up in the Norland Nanny of the Year 2019 competition. Well done Alice!
Alice says “I’m more than happy to choose a winner for your competition. I love the idea of National Nanny Recognition Week. It’s definitely something I feel needs more acknowledgment especially after all of the homeschooling we’ve had to do during lockdown. It’s not something I thought I’d ever do, but I loved it all.”
It is our pleasure to have you judging one of our competitions Alice so thank you very much!