We'd like to nominate Vlada as our nanny of 2014! We hear a...
the door and rush to greet 'our Vlada'. Vlada helps us play games,
learn new things, create beautiful pictures, pulls out balloons and
craft from her 'Mary Poppins' bag. Then she helps us eat, rest and play
some more! She helps my parents and me learn together useful growing up
stuff, too. Thanks for being our favourite Nanny!
Nic is so amazing! River and Nevaeh adore her and she is...
bubbly and caring. We love her! The kids just seem to have taken to
Nic! They ask about her all the time.
Kathryn is a professional and very sweet person who handles...
best possible way. She always has a smile on her face and she cares not
just about the kids but also the area of eating and playing which
always looks perfect. She is one of the best nannies I have ever had
(I've had many).
Victoria possesses all the qualities of an outstanding and...
carer and therefore we would like to nominate Victoria for the Carer of
the Year award. Dealing with Victoria is a great pleasure; she is
always on time, reliable, polite and highly professional in her
approach. Victoria's shift with Nicholas always commences and finishes
in a calm and organised way. We are never in doubt that our son will be
in the best of care and that our plans for work, leisure or time-out
are assured. Victoria has the gift of firm compassion, insight and
consistency - the approach she uses when caring for Nicholas. Nicholas
has no verbal or other means of communication, and yet Victoria has
learnt to understand and importantly respond to Nicholas' needs and
wants. We are never in doubt that our very vulnerable boy is in the
best and safest of hands. Victoria meets the challenges of assisting
Nicholas with everything - eating, drinking, changing, toileting,
washing and dressing with a gentle patience and attention to detail.
Moreover it is directly a result of Victoria's care that Nicholas is
moving forward in many of these areas of self care. We have been
overwhelmed with delight and gratitude when Victoria demonstrates how
Nicholas can now position himself in her car without any assistance, a
direct outcome of Victorias work with Nicholas and his new and
appropriate responses to Victoria's verbal cues. The bond that exists
between Nicholas and Victoria is one of respectful, continuous and
nurturing care. Our family and Nicholas are very fortunate to have
Victoria care for Nicholas and we commend her to you most highly for
the award of Carer of the Year.
Chris is a wonderful nanny. She is warm, engaging, creative,...
'Archie' tells me, she knows interesting stuff! Chris is incredibly
reliable and professional. Chris is always respectful and kind to my 3
kids, who view her coming as a 'treat'. And for this I am very
My daughter (age 2.5) always asks hopefully if it's Beth every...
anyone rings the doorbell. I feel 'safe' every time I go out and she's
minding the children. I know she can handle anything, even my little
boy (11m) who cried his lungs out for every other very seasoned carer
and grandparent we had and he seemed to know Beth was a kind soul who
he could tolerate. We are always so relieved when she is available.
Elizabeth is the best nanny we have ever had for our daughter...
now 13 & 1/2 years old). She is very much part of the family, and a
fantastic role model for our daughter. Elizabeth has known our daughter
since she was 6 years old, and they still have a very close bond.
Elizabeth has played a major role in helping settle our daughter and
made her feel very safe, loved and well cared for. As I work full time
in a demanding role, I could not have survived the past 7-8 years
without her helping take care of her. She is extremely reliable, loyal,
has high integrity and a great work ethic, with a great 'can-do' no
nonsense approach. I would highly recommend Elizabeth to any family.
Always have had an amazing experience with this service! Highly
Thank you for being a wonderful carer of our children. They...
time they share with you.
Specials comments from Siena:
"I love when Lisa takes me to the new park and gives me morning tea. I
also love fingerprinting. I love Lisa this much (with her arms
stretched as wide as they can go)."
Anne is what I would describe as an ?Old School Nanny? by this...
Anne is what I would describe as an ?Old School Nanny? by this I mean with Anne it?s all about the kids. Reading, singing, arts & crafts etc. She is a very caring lady. When Anne arrives, our children?s faces light up knowing that they are in for a really fun day. People like Anne are rare and should be recognised for their contributions to childcare. We have been lucky to have found Anne and cannot think of anyone more deserving for this award than her.
I have recently started using your agency following the birth...
I have recently started using your agency following the birth of my twins. I would like to say how impressed I have been with the service you have offered. From my initial phone call to the nanny provided, I cannot fault your agency. The receptionist I initially spoke with was so lovely and made the whole process of using your agency for the first time very reassuring. The nanny Sadia has been so fantastic with my girls, one of whom has a lot of ongoing medical issues. She is warm, caring and kind. I look forward to continue using your agency in the future.
Liz is wonderful and we adore her!
She always brings us...
She always brings us surprises in her green bag;
She is really good at craft;
She takes us in the pool; and
She is calm and kind.
I would like to vote for Esther who helps with our 17 month...
is caring, supportive, flexible, always reliable, a great communicator,
helpful and respectful in all that she does for mothers and toddlers.
We would like to nominate Nanny Maria as carer of the year- we...
very busy 1 and 2 year old boys who keep us on our toes at the best of
times- my husband and I work fluctuating rosters and we do not have
family that can help us out for more than a couple of hours every
couple of weeks or so - nanny Maria has not only relieved my fears of
opening up our home to a stranger and leaving our children in another's
persons' care, but she has developed that constant base of love and
security for our children every time she comes. Maria has been
accommodating and flexible, always with a sweet, gentle mannerism that
our boys respond to and open their hearts to. I got Maria out of bed at
6:00am one morning because I mixed up work times. My children feel safe
with Maria and I know they are happy. This is the greatest thing any
person could do for me and my husband and is only the backdrop to Maria
who holds extensive knowledge on children, their needs, learning and
growth patterns. I thank Maria for what she has already done for us,
what she has taught me as a mother and how she displays for us the
importance of a sense of family in whatever form that comes, especially
as a primary for little people. For these reasons we would like to vote
for Nanny Maria as Carer of the Year.
Penni came to our rescue after we were referred to your...
our hospital midwife. I didn?t even know this service was available and
would HIGHLY recommend it for a least the first month of bringing that
bundle of joy home.
Penni was exactly what we needed and hoped for; entrusting our miracle
bubs to a virtual stranger was so easy with Penni. Penni is warm,
caring, professional and a part of the family! Her service and care is
impeccable and I wouldn?t hesitate to recommend her to new mums. Every
new mum needs a ?Penni? in those first weeks. She is so warm, caring
and easy to have around. I was actually able to feed and then have the
best sleep, confident my bubs was well looked after. I even woke up to
the laundry all being dried and folded. Penni is definitely a baby
whisperer and angel on earth who made it possible for me to actually
relax, to get some sleep and be a better mum. I am forever grateful to
have found her. I wish this service was promoted more in maternity
wards! I think it would prevent problems down the road for new mums!
She is fantastic with both my children, Charlotte and Callum....
have so much fun with her. They love their time cooking and doing art
and craft with Milly. She takes such an interest in both my children -
well beyond her role. We love having Milly with us and she definitely
has our vote for Carer of the Year!
Nikki is like having a Mother to rely on, a Nana to love my...
Nikki is like having a Mother to rely on, a Nana to love my child as I do and a midwife to answer all of my questions. Nikki loves with honesty. The smile that receives from my child is the smile he only shares with me and her. What Nikki does is far more than ?A job? what Nikki does for the children she cares for is far more than words can say.
Libby is an amazing carer, nurturer, educator and friend to our...
Libby is an amazing carer, nurturer, educator and friend to our 3 children. She has an easy relationship with our youngest two who are at home during the day and devises new play experiences and outings based on their interest of the day! She has been a wonderful addition to our family and the children love her dearly (as do we!) We arrive home in the evening to happy, calm kids which is perfect.ÿ
Carolyn has been a great asset to our family and utilizes her...
experience and knowledge to provide exceptional care to our children.
In particular, Carolyn has made a significant impact on helping prepare
our eldest son, William, for school next year by proactively beginning
to develop his numeracy and literacy skills. In addition Carolyn
demonstrated great initiative in caring for our daughter, Madeline,
following an operation that meant Madeleine couldn?t walk for 6 weeks.
Carolyn also spends considerable time and effort to find new and
engaging activities for our children and also uses her expert cooking
skills to experiment with new types of food and recipes.
Overall, Carolyn is a very thoughtful, caring, trusting and reliable
carer for our children. Reliable care for our children has made our
lives so much easier and less stressful knowing that she is taking such
great care of William and Madeleine. Carolyn is very worthy of a 2011
carer of the year award.
You guys have also been fantastic. I have relied so heavily on...
service across the last 2.5 years especially, and first used your help
maybe 5 or 6 years ago. Those early months with a new baby and a big
job are so difficult, emotionally and physically. To have your support
during those times as we got the right nanny arrangement for various
stages was wonderful. Jen, in particular, has been a constant, calm,
can-do person to turn to. Sometimes a nanny arrangement wouldn't be
perfect or someone would move on over the years, and Jen was so patient
and managed to find great people to choose from every time. We would
keep Anneli with us forever if we could. I can tell you that I wouldn't
have been able to work effectively and keep progressing through my
company had I not known that the kids were safe and being treated
kindly during working days. So thank you, and we will definitely be
customers again in a couple of years.
The reason why Jenny should be awarded first place in the 2011...
of the Year Awards is for the following:
When you wake up in the morning and the first question your son asks is
?Is Jenny coming today?? or when it gets to the weekend and your sons
say ?I miss Jenny. When is Jenny coming over?? This is when you know
you have someone truly special in your kid?s lives.
When Jenny arrives through the door my boys greet her with a big hug
and a kiss and easily transition from being with me to Jenny. Even the
Carers at the childcare that Jenny has to drop my eldest son off to one
day while she looks after my youngest, comment on Jenny?s bond and
dedication to my children. I have 2 very energetic vibrant strong, and
at times demanding, boys that some people would not be up to the task
of managing. However Jenny does this with ease. As my boys get older
and head off to school it saddens me that Jenny?s time will be reducing
in all our lives I would have been lost without Jenny in mine and my
boys life for the last few years to keep our lives running like
I am hoping that final nominations for carer of the year...
I am hoping that final nominations for carer of the year haven't quite closed, as I would like to nominate Belinda for the award as she has been away this week on a well-deserved break. Belinda (or Be as we all call her) started with us earlier this year to help out with our twins who were eight weeks old at the time and she is still with us two days a week while I am at work. The twins and my husband and I just could not manage our lives without her...She is always right on time and always arrives with a bright happy smile and the first thing she does when she walks in the door is to pick up the babies and give them a kiss and a hug. I know when I am at work that the twins are not only cared for, but they are loved. Be sings to them and tells them stories and they have lots of adventures while out walking around the parks and streets near our home.Belinda is a joy to be around and even when she and her family went through a horrific family tragedy earlier this year, she came back to us after only a few days off and has been a wonderful support even through her own difficult times.We would like to say a huge thank you to Be and we hope that we let her know often how much she means to us and what a fantastic job she is doing. If anyone deserves the title "carer of the year" it is Belinda and she embodies the whole spirit of the word care.
Colleen is a SUPER NANNY! She immediately bonded with my son...
daughter, winning over my 3yr old having him show her his room and
toys. Colleen has excellent values in caring for children, as she too
the kids for a walk or play at the park each time she visited. She
doesn?t use the TV to pass time, only allowing the half hour playschool
timeslot to be watched.
Colleen sprinkled her fairy dust every time she came. My mountain of
clean washing got magically folded and put away and the house was left
neat & tidy. My vote is for Colleen!
Diana was amazing, an outstanding star!! She relieved the...
during a tough time. Allowed me to rest and lifted spirits. She kept
the household functional. She would give the children their medicine.
She would label food in the fridge so I would know when it would
expire. She is brilliant and terrific!!!
Phyllis has been our nanny for our older child and now our...
Phyllis has been our nanny for our older child and now our second child. Both times she started when I was due to return to work. She has been such a support in the process of returning to work with both children and made it as smooth for both of us. She is very reassuring for my daughters and also for me, as we make this transition from maternity leave to work. Phyllis is fantastic with children of all ages and adapts her interaction and activities accordingly. She has such a caring style and thinks of stimulating activities that they love. Her skills as a nanny at caring, stimulating and settling excel. I feel very lucky to have had Phyllis with both daughters.
Susan came to us when our youngest child Rachel was about 8...
old. I was in a mother baby unit with her, she had been a very unwell
child. She rang whilst I was in hospital and asked if she could wash
all of the bedding, I couldn't believe it. Since then she comes once a
week to look after my girls. She has also looked after other children
during this time. She does all my washing and ironing also. She is
wonderful with our children, always brings extra videos etc for Harry
at school holidays. She has an excellent knowledge and is very calm and
efficient. She does above and beyond what she is required to do and we
look forward to her staying with our family in the future.
I would like to vote for our nanny Joel. She has been fantastic...
our 9 month old. She makes our lives so much easier and we trust her
100%. She is outgoing, confident and does what needs to be done. She
will take our son out for walks, picnics and reads to him and plays
with him. She also has dinner ready for us which has made such a
difference to the amount of time we get to spend with our family after
working all day. She has been flexible when we needed it and she is
just a nice, friendly person. We were very nervous to use a nanny
initially but this has definitely changed our minds. Thank you.
Sophie is very kind, caring and loving to our children. They...
meet her at the door and give her big squeeze hugs at the end of the
day so we know they also love her! Soph takes them on great adventures,
always makes sure they are safe and feel secure and guides them through
their day in a calm, fun and considerate manner. Sophie is always on
time and flexible with her time, and has become a valued member of our
small family. We will be sorry to not have Soph next year on Wednesdays
but hope she might be able to spare time for us in her busy schedule
for some babysitting. We love Sophie and believe she should be voted
Carer of the Year!
Alison is an outstanding and impressive candidate who has gone...
Alison is an outstanding and impressive candidate who has gone above and beyond her nanny duties in ensuring the children in her care get the stability, care and attention they require under difficult circumstances. With her warm and engaging nature, excellent organisation and communication skills Alison is a positive role model for two young girls who
are going through a difficult time in their lives. Without Alison's help the children's emotional and psychological well being would be severely impacted. I am grateful for Alison's care, intuition and attention to detail and think her work and her attitude to this family are exemplary.ÿ
The best babysitter/carer we've ever had. She treats the...
if they are her own, she ensures they use their manners, show respect
for others, but above all they have fun with Danielle and they always
learn something new with her.
Carolyn has been an amazing help this year and we couldn't have...
through everything without her. My son enjoys her company so much and
it makes me happy to know that when I leave he is in good hands.
I have voted for Nicole as she is a fantastic person and nanny....
loving and caring towards my daughter and has taken on my masada
technique quickly which is great. She always keeps me informed on my
daughters progress during the day and always asks me if she is unsure
which I think is great and important and my daughter loves her so
We believe Ciara was excellent in her role as a nanny. She...
natural understanding of our son Lachlan's needs and an ability to keep
him happy at all times. She was dedicated and careful with a high level
of accuracy and attention to detail. Ciara and Lachlan built a
wonderful rapport and he was truly sad to see her leave at the end of
the night. We would definitely recommend Ciara as a nanny to all our
friends and family for her dedication to our child and her
professionalism to her work.
I wish to nominate our Nanny Kristen, again, this year for her...
I wish to nominate our Nanny Kristen, again, this year for her outstanding service to our family. She has continued to be dedicated, courteous, professional, and above all, loving to my 2 children whom she has cared for over the past 6 years. This year she brought her baby along to our house each week and this has been a wonderful experience for my kids, to get to know the ins and outs of younger children. She will leave us next year when she has her second child and it will be like losing a member of our family.Please consider her highly recommended by us for recognition of her commitment to her role.
Lee is no ordinary nanny. She adds such a special dimension to...
a very important job. From taking our daughter Ava on train rides to
running through the autumn leaves in the park, from teaching her the
art of baby chinos, to helping her learn numbers, colours and words.
She has had a big hand in the development of Ava which is a delight to
see. Lee is punctual, loyal and loving. She is an indeed part of our
family. We could wish for nothing more in our nanny
I would like to nominate Kim Cauvin for outstanding service....
I would like to nominate Kim Cauvin for outstanding service. She is the most genuine, considerate, caring, responsible nanny that I have had the pleasure of caring for my children. She has very high standards and an amazing work ethic, she has always gone above and beyond doing other helpful duties and providing valuable insight into any concerns I might have, based on her observations. She certainly is an asset to your agency and I believe she is whole heatedly deserving of some recognition. I am pleased to have this opportunity to thank you (and her).
My vote is for Susan, a lady who goes beyond being a carer and...
become a valued member of our family. Our 2 year old, Thomas loves his
friend 'Shoe-Soul' (Susan). He often wakes from his nap and calls for
her which is a testament to how much he loves his time with her. Susan
has been an integral part of Thomas' development, his speech is
definitely improved by Susan's commitment to reading to him and always
speaking clearly and using his attempts at words to gently guide him
towards the words he is trying to say. Considering we only have Susan
for 3 days a fortnight, it is obvious that their visits to the 'lie-ly'
(library), the parks and all the lovely long walks are ensuring Thomas
is an active and interested kid with a joyful approach to almost
everything. The support Susan provides to us as parents is invaluable.
I cannot thank her enough for the chores she does without us asking or
any expectation from us. We feel incredibly lucky to have Susan in our
lives and appreciate every day that Thomas has with her.
Thank you so much for your fantastic service! Margi was...
my baby and two nephews! Made our night away from the children at a
wedding worry free! Thanks again 🙂
Mack and I love playing with Danielle and we love her."
- Straight from Edie's mouth!
- Straight from Edie's mouth!
My name is Jessica and I am six years old. I would like to vote...
nanny, Chris for Carer of the Year. She has looked after me since I was
a little baby and she has given me great ideas for things to do because
she's very creative. She looks after my brother, sister and I very well
and is always happy. She helps me when I'm sad. We have lots of fun
together. I think she's the best nanny in history!