Welcome... Ideal Nannies Childcare

Ideal Nannies was established in November 1988. Over this period of time our consultancy has gained an excellent reputation with over 90% of business being through recommendation and families and candidates returning to us.

  • icon Why use us
  • icon How we work
  • icon Our standards
  • icon Testimonials

We will save you the time it takes to pre-screen nannies for your specific job description. You will meet qualified and experienced nannies who have been expertly matched to your vacancy profile. You will appreciate why Ideal Nannies takes the time to work with both parents and nannies to make sure that the match is a good one so that the placement lasts a long time. This approach will include working with you throughout the entire interview process as well as any post-placement support you may request.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a requirement with us, please do not hesitate to contact us

We specialise in the placement of Nannies, Maternity Nurses, Housekeepers, Nanny/PA’s, Governesses and Mothers Helps in London and Overseas. We take pride in ensuring that families and candidates are matched to their individual requirements. We listen to your specific requests and will endeavour to find as close a match as possible to these needs.

To achieve this high level of service, we are very selective during our registration process and only place candidates that pass our stringent selection criteria. All candidates are personally interviewed, photo identification is compulsory and we check references to a very high standard, ensuring any gaps in the employment history are verified. All of our candidates are DBS checked and have First Aid training.

Cultural understanding - We understand the value of family and culture, making it central to everything we do.

Safety and care first - Every candidate will be a safe, seamless and positive addition to the family home.

Solution focussed - We are solution-driven meeting every client’s requirements, every time.

Discretion and confidentiality - We believe in eternal discretion and confidentiality – starting from the first conversation.

Smart cultural aware service - We value culture and language. We provide an intelligent service for our clients and candidates.

Value all parties - The children, parents and candidates, we work hard to help all parties. Every individual is significant. We ensure each is safe, cared for and supported.

"After searching for a nanny for several weeks with a host of agencies, a friend recommended Ideal Nannies. I sent them a job spec and Karen phoned me immediately to ask exactly what I was after. While the other agencies sent me a raft of CVs, most of which did not match my criteria and so wasted my time, Karen phoned to discuss people she thought might be suitable, until she zeroed in on the right one. It’s now less the than a week after contacting Karen, and our new nanny, found by Karen, has been with us for three days. Touch wood, the new nanny seems absolutely perfect. I cannot recommend Ideal Nannies more highly."

"Dear Karen and the Ideal Nanny team. Quick note to say thank you for finding me a fantastic job! You really listened to what I was looking for and found me the perfect family that suited my qualifications and experience. It was meant to be a short term contract but we all get on so well that we have extended our contract until such time the children go to school and a nanny is not needed any more. At the stage I will look forward to you finding me my next job."

"Thank you once again for finding me my "Ideal Nanny" you have been brilliant and I can’t thank you enough for making the search so painless!"

"Thank you yet again for supplying me with a wonderful nanny and making the transition as smooth as possible. The children are really happy"

"Dear Karen and all the Ideal Nannies team. Just a little note to say THANK YOU for all your help and effort you always put in to finding me the right job! (I stayed in it for over 4 years!) You are absolutely the top agency!"

"Dear Karen, Thank you so much for helping me find great people this summer!"

"I have done my 1st aid for many years in Islington then a friend recommended you & Jane & I'm so glad she did, Jane is brilliant she makes u feel at ease start away & doesn't make u feel your back in the classroom! Her style of teaching is appropriate for adults & she made a day of full on learning fun. I cannot recommend her highly enough. I have already recommended you & Jane to nannies I have seen & when the time comes to renew their 1st aid they will be ringing you. Once again thank you."

"A big thank you from me and the kids for finding us our lovely Nanny! You went beyond the call of duty and we are very grateful for all of your hard work! I have already passed your details to one of my friends! thank you!"

Contact us

Ideal Nannies
Brittania House
11 Glenthorne Road
London & International
Tel: 00 44 (0) 208 994 5888
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Tel: 00 44 (0) 208 994 5888
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