Our purpose is to help people address their childcare needs. Whether you need an au pair, a nanny or a babysitter, we will be able to advise and help you.

"The time has finally come when our girls are old enough to babysit for their younger brother and therefore we no longer require your services for babysitting going forward. I realise payments have been suspend for a while but I just wanted to give formal notice that we won’t be reactivating our membership.

Thank you so much for all your help and support over the years. Discovering your service was one of the best things we could have done; with no local family to rely on you gave us a chance to enjoy a social life knowing that our little ones were always well cared for. Time will tell as to whether our now-teenagers will do as good a job!"

(Seaton family, West Peckham, 09 September 2020.)

"I was really impressed with you and your candidate though so I will definitely be back in touch in the future. "

(Reynolds family, Tonbridge, 31 July 2019.)

"Please can you cancel my membership to the childcare company? My boys have reached an age now where they rarely need a babysitter.

Thank you for the service you have provided over the years, it has been invaluable. "

(Fussell family, Sevenoaks, 02 July 2019.)

"I just wanted to give you some feedback on Alice. I can’t believe how much she has transformed my life in the short time she has been here. She is an absolute pleasure and has fitted in so well. Nothing is too much trouble and she is so diligent. The girls are eating healthy food again and loving the fact she is fun but also has rules. I’ve never met anyone more conscientious and polite. She is an absolute delight and I now go to work relaxed in the fact that my children are both cared for and happy. The only down side is she will only be staying until mid September so if you could find the same again for me to replace her I’d be very happy. "

(Sinclair family, Surrey, 04 June 2018.)

"Anna and Janko leave us this Thursday - heading off for Dublin and then to do the “Camino’ in Spain. As with all the au pairs we have had from you, they have truly enriched our lives! Anna and Janko were the most adventurous and worldly of all the au pairs we have had, and they went off coach surfing around Scotland and Wales in their holidays and have told us some wonderful stories about their adventures, and life in Hungary. They have been great fun with the children, and been ready to help with anything. We share a love of card and board games, and have enjoyed lots of games together with the children, and also when the children have gone to bed. As you always hope will happen, they have become part of the family, and we’re looking forward to their return visits. We will probably visit them in Hungary next year. The start of another wonderful life-long friendship, which we continue to enjoy with our previous 3 au pairs from your agency!

Thanks again - having au pairs from your agency has had a big - and positive!- impact on our lives."

(Rouse family, Bedford, 14 May 2018.)

"Just to let you know that I am cancelling the subscription for babysitting services only because Max is older and we don't seem to be needing it. The sitters have been great and you have been brilliant so thanks for the service over the years."

(Tan family, Sevenoaks, 21 September 2016.)

"I wanted to say how impressed we have been with all 3 of the babysitters we have had so far. They have been so lovely with our son - so thank you. "

(Palmer family, Sevenoaks, 12 September 2016.)

"Elin has been a complete delight and addition to our household - have tried persuading her to stay until Jared leaves for university in 2024, but she was reluctant!

Seriously, she wants to leave this autumn and when she does I'll need your help finding a new au pair."

(Grover-Mitchell family, Tunbridge Wells, 06 May 2016.)

"Thank you for helping us to find Guillaume. He’s been with us since September, and he is a treasure. We’re taking him to San Francisco with us for 9 weeks over the summer, and his brother is coming to stay as well for a month of that: the placement has been a roaring success."

(Anonymous family, Surrey, 22 April 2016.)

"I wanted to get in touch with you to thank you first of all for being so helpful and organising the interview with Clare so quickly. I did really like her and thought she would be an excellent nanny, but we have now hired someone else. Our experience with your agency, although brief, was the best and I would not hesitate to come back to you again if for some reason our appointment doesn't work out or we need do look for childcare again in the future - and I would not hesitate to recommend you. "

(Emily family, Tunbridge Wells, 14 February 2016.)

"I just thought I would let you know that Sofia has settled in really well, the girls adore her, she is proactive and keeps the house clean and tidy, she has been busy getting to know other au pairs both locally through the language school and via her Swedish agency, joined the running club in Lingfield and has thrown herself into being with us. We are thrilled she is staying with us and the girls are happy. All in all, it is a really positive experience for us, thank you!


(Grover family, Lingfield, Surrey, 31 January 2016.)

"Many thanks Mary for all your help in finding Claire. You were by far the quickest to respond and the most communicative. It makes such a difference so thanks."

(Gregory family, Groombridge, Kent, 14 May 2015.)

"Last year we found Ana through you - she is returning to Spain to continue her studies and so we will almost certainly be looking to replace her (as cloning is not possible!). She has been perfect, and having chatted about her selection process, it seems her agent is very thorough. I specifically want to use them again."

(Price family, Benenden, Kent, 13 May 2015.)

"Hi Mary

We have had a long chat and spent a lot of time together this weekend chatting and shopping. I have managed to introduce her to another Spanish au pair today and they too have met to go shopping so fingers crossed this will work.

Thank you so much for your continued support you are truly the best…


(Albone family, Cambridge, 27 April 2015.)

"I would like to say thank you for your efforts. I think you have done a fantastic job and have always been very prompt and efficient. The quality of the au pairs also appear to be very high and I have been introduced to some wonderful girls. I would be very happy to use your company again and to recommend it to others.

Thank you once again.

Sharon "

(Crichlow family, Bedford, 26 January 2015.)

"Hi Mary,

We collected Amanda from the airport today and she seems really lovely and exactly the kind of person we were hoping for - so thank you! I hope she’ll settle in quickly. Hopefully she will as she has a friend who is an au pair in Sevenoaks who you placed.

Thanks again for all your help. All is going really well with Amanda.

Best wishes, Katie"

(Clifton family family, East Sussex, 12 January 2015.)

"FANTASTIC!!! Thank you for letting me know!

Once again, an extremely smooth search and many thanks for your wonderful, efficient and personal service!

You run an excellent agency, Mary, and its lovely to be able to trust your advice and meet girls who go on to be family friends."

(Hounsell family, East Malling (Kent), 24 June 2014.)

"I just wanted to say how thrilled we are with Tamara, she is a complete star. She is like having a 2nd pair of hands - she just rolls up her sleeves and helps us - I cook, she washes up, we put the laundry on - she gets it out and hangs it up... I go shopping, she grabs the things from car and puts it all away.. its brilliant - its SO helpful and has taken a lot of pressure off us.

She also has a great sense of humour and is really keen to learn English. The more she helps us the more we want to give her in return. We are off to Devon for a few days before Easter and she is so easy - she is coming with us...

We have had several au pairs in the past - but we both think she is head and shoulders above the last 3...

Thank you VERY much - we have so much to deal with at the moment and it is the best thing we could have done."

(Jackson family, Borough Green nr Sevenoaks, 16 March 2013.)

"Many thanks for setting up the interviews so promptly. You run an excellent service and I will certainly spread the word."

(Samways family, Toys Hill Kent, 26 November 2012.)

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ADVICE Do you need help answering your childcare questions? There are many considerations. Would you benefit most from a nanny, maternity nurse, au pair, childcarer from overseas or a housekeeper? How much do each of the options cost? What can you expect from an au pair? We can help to answer these and many other questions. Please take a look at the advice in this site and contact us if you wish to discuss anything further.

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