I used them for sleep training. The agency themselves were very professional and the nanny was incredible, so calm, reassuring and warm, I felt we were all in safe hands the minute she walked in. I called on a Thursday and the sleep trainer started on the Monday. In an emergency you can probably get someone sooner. Good luck.
Reet: obviously I would prefer DD to be looked after by someone we know, but DH has to go away for work, families are 600 miles away. as far as people she knows go, I'm it, and I simply don't have another 22 hour shift in me. Not a terribly helpful comment - I already feel like crap because I can't cope.
Thank you to everyone for your suggestions, we have some help arranged now, and appreciate the support
I work as a night nanny and in reply to Reet. It would depend on what other clients I had at the time; as to whether I would look after a child with a D&V bug. I'm not in your area Mummy but I hope you have found someone now, it is exhausting looking after a sick child alone. I think you are very sensible to acknowledge you need a hand. We don't all have family nearby. Hope Baby is well soon.