East Green Child Care Services; our story
I qualified as a nursery nurse in 1991 with an NNEB (Nursery Nursing Examinations Board) Diploma with distinction from Crawley College of Technology & I started working for a family straightaway. I stayed with them for five years (if a nanny placement is right, a nanny could be with a family for a long time!) and during this time, to add another string to my bow, I studied for a diploma in Child Psychology too.
East Green Child Care Services was established in 1996 after another nanny & I realised that we could use what we’d learnt to benefit others – both our nanny colleagues and other families. We started out as a partnership but circumstances changed & I took over solely in 1997, covering Kent, East Sussex and South East London.
The agency’s mission was then, & remains, that we will do our utmost to find the perfect child care solution for a family, no matter what that family’s needs: from babysitters to maternity nurses and everything in between! I pride myself on really listening to families when they contact me & taking the time to understand their needs.
During my child care career, I’ve had a variety of roles – live-in nanny, daily nanny, temp nanny, maternity nurse, nanny share and being a mum! I welcomed my two children into the world whilst working as a nanny and running the business, so I can empathise with anyone who is juggling work and family! But being a mum also means that I understand how critical it is to find the perfect person to bring into your family and look after your little ones.
In 2006 I decided to dedicate myself to the agency full-time. The business has grown year-on-year since then & my bespoke approach to childcare continues. I place emphasis on quality – I always aim to place the perfect nanny for each family and often the nanny stays for several years. I relish the challenge of finding a nanny for a family with particular needs and thanks to my network of nannies, can always find someone who fits the bill – night nurses, nannies for twins and triplets, part-time nannies, nannies for school holidays – you name it, I can find the right nanny!
When I started out as a young nanny, I didn’t think it would result in me having my own business and being a ‘mumpreneur’! I love my job and I’m proud of the business that I’ve established. It’s great when I receive positive feedback from my clients and I always appreciate the repeat business and recommendations.
So that’s how it all evolved – everyone has a story, what’s yours?
To discuss your childcare requirements or employment requirements please call me on 01732 838417