Who we are
Tricia is a veteran in her field, with over 30 years’ experience in the trade union / employment law industry. Over the years she has provided advice, support, and personal representation to countless nannies on issues such as wrongful dismissal, unlawful deductions, leave entitlement, sick pay and maternity leave. She has robustly negotiated improved terms and conditions of employment, including pay awards and she has worked on a national level, making sure that governments remain acutely aware of the contribution home childcarers make to the UK economy.
Tricia is the Chair of the national Regulation Matters Campaign. The campaign calls for the registration of all childcarers, so that nannies and other home childcare professionals are brought under the same regulatory umbrella and held to the registration standards currently required of childminders to safeguard children, improve childcare standards, creating consistency in the childcare industry, and finally give nannies the profession recognition they so richly deserve.
Founding member and Director, Dawn, has extensive experience as a nanny in the UK and abroad. She set up BAPN to respond to the lack of an organisation focused solely on supporting nannies and advocating for them. Dawn believes strongly that every nanny deserves access to high quality, reliably sound support and information.
Dawn oversees the various schemes and initiatives that BAPN is involved with and takes care of the administration associated with a thriving membership association. Dawn exercises due diligence of BAPN for the benefit of its members and spends as much time as she can talking to nannies about the real issues they are facing, making sure that BAPN remains current in its approach and delivers what our members most need.
As BAPN Ambassador, Lizzie is part of our Membership Services Team. The team is responsible for providing the strategy to define and deliver value and a consistent high-quality membership experience for all BAPN members. Lizzie provides valued support and outreach for our members.
She serves as a liaison between members and BAPN. She strives to strengthen the connection with our members and to create a welcoming member environment.
Lizzie is a highly trained professional nanny with a wealth of experience. She has worked as a nanny for many years at home and abroad and we are privileged to have her on board. She is more than happy to share experiences and to advise members through informative blogs and in our ‘Ask Lizzie’ section in our monthly members newsletter.
The Children's Society is a national charity that works with the country's most vulnerable children and young people. They support thousands of children from a range of backgrounds, providing them with the help and resources they need to overcome situations in their lives.
BAPN is committed to supporting The Children's Society. Our members are encouraged to participate in a number of charitable events throughout the year raising valuable funds, making a difference.