"The Regulation Matters Campaign (RM)"
The Regulation Matters Campaign (RM) is a long established UK campaign, it focuses on campaigning for the professionalism of the nanny sector by calling for the registration of nannies and regulation of nanny agencies.
The aim 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. Anyone can call themselves a nanny and anyone can set up a nanny agency.
Who we are
We are a large group of sector leaders representing Nannies who work in support of families throughout the UK. A National Campaign chaired by BAPN and comprising of:
Association of Nanny Agencies (ANA), Avail Learning Academy, Blossom Nannies, Cache, The Chiltern Nursery and Training College, Education Welfare Service, The Fatherhood Institute, First Aid for Life, Flexi Poppins Agency, Harmony at Home, Laser Training, Maternity Nurse Association, Men In the Early Years (MITEY), Morton Michel Insurance, Nannymatters Payroll, Norland, Professional Association of Childcare & Early Years, Parental Choice, Recruitment & Employment Confederation, Rosebud Nanny Agency, Savernake Nannies, Tinies, Way2Paye, Wise-Nanny and Voice the Union for Education Professionals.
“The Regulation Matters Campaign calls for the registration of all childcarers in the UK, so that nannies and other childcarers are brought under the same regulatory umbrella and held to the registration standards currently required of childminders – to safeguard children, improve childcare standards, and create consistency in the childcare industry.
We seek to achieve recognition for the valuable service provided by all home childcarers by lobbying the government to include:
- Maternity Nurses
- Au-Pairs etc., with childminders in the requirement for registration and regulation, under the general umbrella of ‘Home Childcare’
To encourage parents / employers to employ only those home childcarers who are professionally trained, insured, registered and inspected, making it socially unacceptable to place young children in the hands of unregistered childcarers.
To progress our campaign for higher standards and uniform registration and regulation to include nannies, the Regulation Matters Campaign has the following key objectives:
- Safeguarding measures in place supported by legislation, to remove from ALL childcare and early years sectors, those found to be unsuitable
- Safeguarding of ALL children, ensuring that every child is cared for safely and professionally by committed, well trained practitioners
- Aiming to have all ‘Home Childcarers’ in the UK working to and measured by a recognised set of Core Professional Standards.”
RM supporters 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.
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