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nvyas Tue 13-Feb-18 14:30:22

Please can I ask if anyone has had a nanny from any of these agencies and if there was anyone they could recommend? I am in SE London near Tower Bridge. I would greatly appreciate your insight.

DD will be 14 weeks old when I go back to work and we have yet to find a nanny that we like. We have a temporary nanny that comes for few hours a day while I am home but DD just cries with her all the time. I thought that separation anxiety does not start until 6 month old.

Anywho, I am new to the area, recently moved here from USA so any tips/suggestions from locals would be great. Thank you!

lapetitesiren Tue 13-Feb-18 14:35:30

It sounds as if you need someone with strong baby experience. Does your baby usually cry a lot or just with the nanny? You might be better with a maternity nurse initially. Try topnotch.

nvyas Tue 13-Feb-18 14:58:08

Thank you for your message. DD does not cry unnecessarily at all (only when she is hungry or needs diaper change asap) - that's why I was really surprised with all the crying (sometimes she just sobs! - I have never seen her do that). I was told that maternity nurses only work until the baby is 6 months old. If that is the case then I will be looking for childcare again in few months and will again have to get DD adjusted to the new person.

RicStar Tue 13-Feb-18 18:17:59

Have you met any nannies? A single baby job should be really popular so I would expect all the agenies to find you good candidates? Have they not? Or have you not got that far? Some babies are unsettled with third parties from birth (my dd was ds was not) but they will bond with a lovely warm nanny once they are able to get in an establish a routine and a bond - so don't worry about the crying it's not unusual and unlikely to last.

nvyas Wed 14-Feb-18 14:12:33

We did meet several nannies. It was a combination of not liking candidates and agency sending us candidates who were quite far in the interview process with another family without informing us. Thats why I am looking for recommendations for nanny agencies.

DD tends to go to everyone, its just this nanny that she does not like! DD is just 12 weeks old and I have noticed that not all nannies who say that they have infant experience are equipped to deal with/entertain such a small child.

UnicornRainbowColours Thu 15-Feb-18 07:00:31

That’s every job I do one baby and under 6 months. I start from tiny and see them through to school. Join some agency’s you’ll be snapped up!!

If I wasn’t so happy with my current charge I’d be sending you my CV

UnicornRainbowColours Thu 15-Feb-18 07:02:30

Try kensinginton, Eden, Nannies of st James, O and P, Knightsbridge Nannys....and greycoats lumneys l. I’ve been a nanny working with new babies for 15 years and I’ve never gone wrong with those agency’s finding me lovely families. Such a dame you didn’t post this a few weeks ago as my amazing friend was looking for a job in that area and she’s a brilliant baby Nanny too.

TheVeryHungryDieter Thu 15-Feb-18 08:36:13

I recommend Nanny P. Website is nannyplondon dot com.

She's local to you, OP, and has been a nanny herself for 30 years. She's got a good idea of what makes a good fit for a family.

Leo's Den nursery sounds like it would be close to you too. DS went there. It looked a bit messy (but what a warm hearted place!) the staff were lovely and warm and turnover was low and DS met lots of children to socialise with from the nearby area.

TheRealJennyLondon Thu 22-Feb-18 19:13:47

Hi there, not sure if you're still looking for a nanny, but ours will be available full time from mid April. My son is now 5 and going to school almost the whole day and I've taken a step back from a busy prior work career. She's wonderful and has been with us since about one week after birth. She's worked for Americans before and has good references from them and me. Send me a message if you'd like to know more. Very best luck either way, we got lucky with having a great nanny for so many years and I hope you can find someone right for you.

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