Nannies are not all like Mary Poppins


Nannies. Such a wholesome word. It conjures images of everyone’s favourite nanny, Mary Poppins or at least a grandmotherly type there to patch scraped knees and serve up steaming bowls of chicken soup. Yesterday in announcing a trial of a government subsidised nanny program for 10,000 children to be cared for by 4000 nannies, Minister for Social Services Scott Morrison no doubt has this sort of image of a nanny in mind.


About Lisa Bryant

Lisa Bryant is a journalist and early childhood education consultant. She is a regular media commentator on early childhood education and childcare matters, and how this is affected by government policy.
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