Ideal Nannies

About Us

Company Information

Karen Murphy established Ideal Nannies in 1988. Since then the agency has gained an excellent reputation with over 90% of business coming through recommendation. Karen is a qualified NNEB, trained Montessori Teacher and an experienced Nanny.

Ideal Nannies offers Parents and Nannies a bespoke consultancy service specialising in the placement of Nannies and Household staff in the UK and Overseas.

Our aim is to supply you with staff carefully matched to your individual requirements. We will listen to your specific requests and will endeavour to find staff with a close match to these needs. We take care of the initial selection process for you and will only send you candidates that we feel match the requirements you have discussed with us at registration. To achieve this, we are very selective in our registration process and take care to ensure all candidates are personally interviewed and reference checked to a very high standard. We check identity against passports or birth certificates and thoroughly explore any gaps in their employment history. Only when we are thoroughly satisfied with these checks will we place candidates forward for interview with potential families.

We can assist you when employing a member of staff on a permanent, temporary, Live in or Live Out basis, both in the UK and Overseas. All consultants at Ideal Nannies have worked as Nannies and can help you through the process from start to finish. If you have any questions or would like to register with us please do not hesitate to contact us.

How we work

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.

Our Standards

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.