Professional Conduct in the Nanny Industry
The Nanny Code of Conduct and Professionalism focuses on accountability, responsibility and trust within the US Nanny Association and childcare community.
A guide for the childcare industry, the Code of Conduct and Professionalism applies to all US Nanny Association members. We expect professional and ethical behavior by all individuals (parents, nannies) and businesses (agencies, educators). In addition to a Code of Conduct, we also share our Association’s objectives and values.
The US Nanny Association does not actively police the nanny industry nor do we monitor social media.
The US Nanny Association has a formal process to investigate ethics and conduct complaints. This policy applies to US Nanny Association members only.
US Nanny Association members and/or credential recipients may be censured or expelled for cause. Cause is generally a reported and significant breach of the code of conduct.
Code of Conduct and Professionalism
Share information to support employment and the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children. Information shared will be based on research and supported by leading organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics and other reputable organizations.
Not limit or impede participation in programs or events based on gender, race, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition and/or social or family background.
Be aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of one’s employers, co-worker’s, peers, educators, business leaders and other members of the community. Members and certification recipients are aware of their obligation to faithfully adhere to confidentiality agreements and respect propriety, copyrighted and trademarked materials. Members and certification recipients will uphold the privacy of children.
Maintain honesty in all professional dealings. Members and certification recipients will not submit fraudulent information on documents or misrepresent their professional qualifications. Members and certification recipients will make commitments and promises in good faith and will not engage in or condone dishonest behavior.
Follow federal and state laws and regulations. Members and certification recipients will maintain a safe environment for children at all times.
Conduct themselves professionally which includes but is not limited to being honest and open when communicating with parents and employers. Members and certification recipients will show up for work on time and ready to perform the job duties. Employees will be paid on time for completed work. Members and certification recipients will have a discussion with each other regarding job scheduling, duties and other changes to an employment situation.
Members and certification recipients shall directly approach those persons with whom they have a conflict or disagreement and privately and/or legally resolve disputes in a fair and professional manner.
The US Nanny Association welcomes and is committed to uplifting everyone in our nanny community. We invite parents, nannies, au pairs, doulas, childcare providers, agency owners, daycare managers and other childcare businesses to join.
A code of conduct helps parents and nannies have a deeper understanding of our industry standards. It also allows the US Nanny Association to promote positive goodwill among our members, potential members and others in the childcare industry.