SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 23-25 | APNA Annual Conference
SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 23-25 | APNA Annual Conference


The Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) is a professional membership organization for serious business owners who want to learn dynamic ways to grow their business, establish and implement Best Practices, and are thought leaders in the household staffing industry.

Why choose APNA?

Because when you are one of the best agencies in the country, everyone should know it.

The Association of Premier Nanny Agencies is a professional membership organization for dedicated business owners within the in-home placement industry. Our member agencies are dedicated to growing their small businesses with integrity and upholding ethical businesses practices within our industry. APNA members also share a commitment to elevating the in-home childcare industry as a whole, exchanging practical business information in support of our community, providing excellent service to both our clients and our candidates, and promoting agency efforts on an international scale. If this sounds like you, the APNA Board of Directors, along with our growing membership, welcomes you to apply!

Benefits of Membership

  • APNA Quality Seal for use on agency website
  • Leadership and representation on agency issues
  • Discounted conference registration for owners & staff
  • Complimentary access to the APNA Mastermind Program
  • Complimentary Access to APNA Leadership Program
  • Complimentary Access to APNA Staff Mastermind Program (one per agency)
  • Complimentary Access to APNA Collective
  • Complimentary access to virtual business building webinars
  • Discounted pricing on APNA Toolkits
  • Complimentary Listing on the APNA Website Agency Directory
  • Membership directory, networking resources, press updates and industry news
  • Group purchasing power

APNA Business Building Webinars

Whether you are a new or experienced agency owner, APNA Webinars provide continuing education. Webinars provide information on a variety of topics from industry experts and guest speakers to help you build and grow your business.

APNA Mastermind Program

APNA Mastermind Groups are designed to support and challenge participants. We will assign you a mastermind group and you will meet with your group on a monthly basis from January- December. Through this annual, paid program (complimentary to members), participants will experience the following:

  • Monthly Group Zoom Calls
  • Private Slack Channel
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
  • Group Discussions
  • Exclusive Group Content
  • Complimentary Access to Business Building Webinars

APNA Accelerator Program

The Agency Accelerator Program is a new 12-month program designed to help grow young agencies into successful and profitable businesses.

Highlights of the program:

  • Monthly foundational topics designed to have an immediate and direct impact on your business
  • Individual mentorship from established professionals
  • Peer support & accountability

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb

Applications are now open for our 2024 Program. Upon acceptance to the program, full payment will be due.

APNA Toolkits

Our toolkits are designed to take the guesswork out of contracts, PR, placements, managing employees, adding revenue streams to your business, dealing with challenging situations, and more. APNA Members receive discounted pricing on toolkits.

Types of Membership

Full Membership
Available to agencies that have been in business for a minimum of two years (incorporated and actively placing for two years) and affords the right to vote on APNA matters and use of the APNA logo.

Sponsor Memberships

Available to industry related businesses that provide products or services related to the the industry. 

APNA Members benefit from Sponsors products and services. Learn More

Membership Requirements

Membership is open to sole proprietors, partnerships, and corporations engaged in the referral and/or placement of in-home child care providers and household staff who have been in business 2+ years. For a full guide to our membership requirements click HERE

Membership acceptance is determined by the Board of Directors, and includes the review of the agency’s membership application, verification of the agency’s operating practices and the applicant’s agreement to abide by the APNA Code of Ethics and the Standards of Ethical Practices. Both the agency and agency owners must embody a professional reputation that aligns with APNA’s core values. Supplemental information will be required to be provided by your agency such as employment application, client application and proof of the date your agency was founded. Rest assured information and documents collected during the membership process will be kept confidential, shared with only the membership chair and committee. 

Joining APNA and its board has made a huge difference in my life because of the people who belong to this organization. Great people from all over the country who do what I do. We are not a huge group. Our getting together provides us with a fabulous opportunity to learn from our peers and to discuss our shared issues. While we are from all different age groups and backgrounds we have the somewhat unique common ground of owning childcare agencies.

It’s crucial for our clients to know how hard we work to develop our expertise and make our industry professional. There are people who do run fly by night operations, and then there are the people who have opted to join APNA. You can’t just pay your dues and belong. There is a process for membership. You have to be willing to have all your paperwork/website scrutinized. No asking inappropriate/illegal questions no matter how much you might want to know the answers. All your contracts and forms are going to be reviewed. You have to conduct yourself ethically and uphold professional standards as set out by the association. When you are accepted to join this organization, you make a commitment to excellence.

So belonging to APNA has enriched my life, gotten me away from desk for a few days, and has provided me with wonderful resources to help me in my professional life. Personally, I now have some terrific friends whom I would have never met. I get to hang out with them at conference–usually in nice places– and I get to learn from them all year long.”

Barbara Kline
White House Nannies, Inc.

Membership Fees

Application Fee* $250
Annual Dues, Main Office* $450
Annual Dues, Additional Office* $75
Sponsor Member Fees* $675
APNA accepts payment via VISA, MasterCard or American Express.
* Nonrefundable

*Upon payment of the application fee, applicants must submit their required documents. 

*Applications for APNA membership are subject to acceptance by APNA’s Board of Directors. APNA reserves the right, in its sole, exclusive and absolute discretion, to deny membership to any applicant.

The only business entities that have permission to display the APNA logo have completed an in-depth application and investigation process and been approved for membership by the Board of Directors. Unauthorized use of the APNA logo will effect future consideration for membership and may result in legal action.

Watch our video to learn more about the APNA Membership Process