Members of BAPN...

  • Are suitable people to care for young children and meet the membership requirements of the association;
  • Commit to professional development and keep up to date with recommendations for best practice to provide the highest standards of care;
  • Recognise each child and family as unique, respecting their privacy, confidentiality, culture and choices, and act to meet their unique needs;
  • Provide a safe, healthy and supportive environment, both physically and emotionally;
  • Enhance their charges’ development through high-quality stimulation and early education;
  • Work within the framework of the law and understand how it applies to them and their work;
  • Refrain from using corporal punishment and discipline techniques which are inappropriate for a child’s age and developmental stage;
  • Advocate for all children and young people, refreshing and renewing safeguarding training regularly, and take action to safeguard children when necessary;
  • Promote positive relationships with children, employers, other professionals and employment agencies and conduct themselves in a professional manner;
  • Dedicate themselves to the wellbeing of their charges, putting the best interests of the children in their care before anything else.