Parents have an awful lot on their plates so a great nanny is one who proactively thinks about ways they can help out. A few little things can make a big difference to lighten the parents' mental load.

Check out some stories of great nannies who blown their family away with small gestures:

"I was sick and Parys took my daughter to the shops to give me some extra time alone to relax. Whilst out they bought a Valentines card for me and my husband and helped my daughter write a special message to us. It certainly made me feel better."

– Suzanne from Myatts Field South, mother of a 7-year-old daughter

“My 1 year old’s crèche called at midday to say they were closing the premises for the day due to an electric failure. I was in Manchester when I got the call - a good 3 hour journey in snowy conditions that day. I called Jenny and she did not hesitate for a moment. She agreed to drop everything and head to the crèche to collect my son and look after him for the day. She really saved the day and we were very grateful!”

– Nicole from Teddington, mother of a 6-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son

“Roberta has special attention for each of them including bringing a poster with all countries flags when my oldest was learning about countries at school, buy them cookies when I forgot to put snack in their bags, bring balls to play in the park, take books and return them to the library with the kids (without us asking)...her extra efforts are endless.”

– Mathilde from Stoke Newington, mother of two boys, 5 and 2 years old

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