Fulham Nannies Recruitment Services
Fulham Nannies is an evolving small business that is fast becoming popular in South West London.
The business was started in 2007 by Moira Walsh, herself a former nanny and mother of two. As a nanny Moira had registered with a number of agencies and became dissatisfied by the impersonal, conveyor belt treatment experienced by many nannies.
Moira says "we value our nannies as much as our families, and appreciate and value the work that they do". "I think that’s why we have such a great selection of nannies who keep coming back to us".
Moira really enjoys working with the families as well and adds "As I am working as a sole trader at the moment it is always myself who answers the phone, and I will deal personally with the family all the way through the process, knowing where they are up to, and what they want, at every stage." "Parents have told me that they find our local, personal approach very refreshing". "You get so involved with the families, and it’s so nice to get photos of the new babies".
It would seem that the traditional nanny stereotypes of the leggy Swedes or Mrs Doubtfire types are under attack as Moira says.
"Many of our parents are asking for Mannys (male nannies) at the moment, and I think this is great as they have so much to offer". "I am really enjoying running the agency and I still get to hug all the babies who come in to see us!". "I love the challenge of finding last minute or emergency help for parents and I get a huge thrill when I match families up with the perfect nanny, it’s rather like playing cupid in a way!". "If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would carry on with my work, as I find it so rewarding".
Fulham Nannies provides daily or live in Nannies, full or part time, temporary from one day upwards, or permanent. Fulham Nannies can also supply Maternity nurses. All of the candidates are extensively screened, CRB checked, and personally interviewed and all references and documents are available to parents. The agency is happy to help with any childcare related questions, and will refer parents to the appropriate bodies, who will then be able to help them with their issues.
It is never a good idea to take a nanny that you don’t really feel happy with because you are panicking about the required start date looming. Temporary nannies may not be the ideal solution for a lot of parents but in certain cases it is the best choice, as it allows you a breathing space while you continue to search for the right person.
Fulham Nannies are a member of the Association of Nanny Agencies. It is free to register and all Hammersmith and Fulham News readers are offered a discount.