News from ISA (The Independent Safeguarding Authority)

The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) has been created to help prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults.

You can view www.isa-gov.org.uk

The page relating to the au pair industry is:
http://www.isa-gov.org.uk/default.aspx?page=314

This scheme takes effect as from July 2010 and will be compulsory as from November 2010.

The BAPAA committee is currently seeking clarification as to whether au pairs are to be included in the scheme.

News Article on British Nannies

au pair with girl
From
January 4, 2008, article by
Today I read this in the paper and I really wanted to share this with you…
“Supernanny and other reality television shows about how to bring up children have pushed demand for British nannies overseas to record levels. Competition for good British child care is now so fierce that a fully-trained and experienced nanny can command an average salary of £40,000, with perks such as accommodation and food thrown in.
Jo Frost, from the original Supernanny series on Channel 4, has taken the English-speak-ing world by storm with her down-to-earth advice on dealing with tantrums, sleep problems, fussy eaters and potty training. Her shows, which include the BBC Three programme The House of Tiny Tearaways, have championed old-fashioned rules and routines for children.”
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This is one of the reasons why being au pair in Britain combined with the government funded childcare qualification that we offer are smartaupairs is such a great idea. If you are serious about a career in childcare, no matter where in the world, British trained nannies are high in demand so why not use your au pair experience to train and become a qualified nanny!