APNA Membership: Why It Matters to Families and Nannies Alike

Guest Blogger: Jami Dennis, President of the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA). In addition to being President of APNA, Jami is an experienced entrepreneur, nanny, household staffing agency co-owner (ABC Nannies & Domestics in Denver, Colorado), and former household employer (she employed three amazing nannies for her children).

Early on, I recognized the value of belonging to the prestigious Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA). Being an APNA member connects agency owners with other like-minded entrepreneurs. It also allows us to align ourselves with an organization that champions professionalism, ethics, education, and innovation. It demonstrates our unwavering commitment to a stringent set of standards, ethical business practices, and superior service. Ultimately, APNA membership is a badge of honor – proof that we are dedicated to going the extra mile for the families and household professionals we serve.

Over the last decade, I’ve had the opportunity to serve on the APNA Board of Directors with some of the most dedicated, experienced agency owners in the country, including two from Mom’s Best Friend. Being APNA members is not only valuable to us, it’s also exceptionally valuable for the clients and candidates we serve. Here are the key benefits our clients and candidates receive from our membership:

  • Extensive Industry Experience: APNA members have a proven track record of excellence and expertise in the household staffing industry. We are able to provide guidance and personalized support throughout the job hunting and hiring processes beyond what others in the market are equipped to provide.
  • Rigorous Vetting and Screening: D-I-Y is all great, but not when it comes to the care of your children or your home. Screening and vetting is an area where APNA members truly excel. We adhere to the highest standards for background checks, reference verifications, and in-depth interviews to ensure only the most qualified and trustworthy candidates are represented by our agencies.
  • Knowledge of Industry Trends and National Standards: APNA is a professional organization committed to the education and development of its member agencies. Throughout the year we attend webinars, we’re part of mastermind groups, and we attend educational conferences annually. We are able to stay up-to-date on industry best practices, household employment law, market trends, and more – knowledge that directly benefits the clients and candidates we work with.
  • Commitment (and Accountability) to Ethical Business Practices: APNA members must follow APNA’s code of ethics, which upholds principles of honesty, integrity, and professionalism, giving families and candidates peace of mind in their interactions with our agencies. We are committed to being the best-of-the-best, and we have accountability.
  • National Referrals and Credible Resources: When we have a candidate that’s moving out of state or a client that needs care while traveling, I turn to other APNA members who I know I can count on to provide the same quality of service and care. Further, for clients or candidates who need specialized support regarding taxes, payroll, or industry standards, I reach out to the pre-screened experts and industry partners we’ve met through APNA.

Like ABC, Mom’s Best Friend’s membership in the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies elevates their agency’s credibility and professionalism. We have access to a wealth of resources that empower us to better serve our clients and candidates. With APNA, we’re not just keeping pace with industry standards, we’re setting them.