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Like many other industries, the in-home childcare industry has its own set of professional associations. Nanny professional associations exist to further the nanny profession and do so by educating the public about the profession and by providing resources, support and information to its members.

Since the nanny industry is highly unregulated, meaning there is no formal license a nanny needs to provide care, many professional nanny associations set their own best practices and industry standards that members agree to abide by. Working as a nanny can be isolating, so for many professional nanny organizations networking is paramount.

While the mission and goals of each nanny organization varies, they all share a desire to improve the nanny industry.

The International Nanny Association. The International Nanny Association, INA, is a non-profit association that serves as the umbrella association for the in-home childcare industry. INA provides information and resources to industry professionals and those interested in the in-home childcare industry.

The Association of Premiere Nanny Agencies. The Association of Premiere Nanny Agencies, APNA, is a professional membership organization for business owners who establish and enforce professional industry practices. Those agency owners accepted into APNA must undergo a rigorous screening process.

Domestic Workers Alliance. Domestic Workers Alliance is the leading voice for millions of domestic workers in the United States.  The organization has local membership-based affiliate associations that drive the organization and advocates for domestic worker rights.

Domestic Estate Managers Association. The Domestic Estate Managers Association, DEMA, was created for those in private service and exists to educate its members and raise industry standards.

Domestic Workers United. Domestic Workers United, DWU, is an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers and elderly caregivers in New York that fight to end exploitation and oppression for all.

Association of DC Area Nannies. The Association of DC Area Nannies, or ADCAN as it’s more commonly referred to, is the longest running nanny support group in the United States. Founded in 1986 ADCAN brings educational and social opportunities to its members.

Michigan Professional Nanny Association. The Michigan Professional Nanny Association is a statewide nanny association run by nannies for nannies. The association is dedicated to maintaining high professional standards and to educate and support its members.

Massachusetts Alliance of Professional Nannies. The Massachusetts Alliance of Professional Nannies exists to provide support, education and social connections for area nannies for Massachusetts based nannies.

Twin Cities Professional Nannies. Twin Cities Professional Nannies, TCPN,  is a Minnesota nonprofit group of nannies helping one another make the world a better place one child at a time. Membership is open to nannies, nanny agencies, nanny employers and supporting industry services.

Australian Nanny Association. The Australian Nanny Association Inc., ANA, is a volunteer run, not for profit association for Australia’s professional nanny community.

Northwest Nanny Association. The Northwest Nanny Association is a non-profit nanny support group designed by and for nannies to promote education in the field of childhood development, social networking, and advocacy for the nanny community.