Heather - Owner and senior manager
Having completed six years of further education specialising in childcare I was able to move from caring for children part time to making it my career. I've worked with children for over 20 years in various settings from private school assistant to head nanny in London, days I truly miss.
I made the difficult decision to leave nannying although I can’t resist being called back for the occasional placement. This move allowed me to focus on raising my own Little Beans whilst creating Little Beans Nanny Agency, both things I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember.
My family and agency are taking off rather more quickly than expected and I have been kept busy both as a mother and a business owner and enjoy the sense of achievement both provide.
Opening the agency seemed an obvious decision to take advantage of all my knowledge and experiences. As a mother, I understand the importance of having the right childcare and how personalised it has to be. I can draw from my roles as a professional child carer to see how to best place nannies ensuring they are happy and excelling in their career. I understand how essential it is that the children are safe, well cared for, have structure and stability, and create memories. I aim to match families and nannies to meet all these requirements and hope long term relationships will be created as a result. I saw a gap in the market for an agency that offers a clear pricing structure that my agency aims to fill. I also hope to address issues I’ve experienced using agencies as a parent and a childcare professional to make Little Beans Nannies an agency people come back to again and again.
Cherry - Nanny recruitment manager
After a few years of success and growth at Little Beans, more help was needed. Cherry came to the rescue taking on huge responsibility and making the necessary changes to bring the agency up to date. Cherry is a mother of 9 of her own Little Beans and a highly experienced child carer specialising in children with complex additional needs. It is difficult to clarify Cherry's role within the agency as she does so much but mainly focuses on PA duties (keeping everyone/Heather on track!) and registering nannies.
Sarah - Wedding/Event manager
Sarah is a talented and passionate childcarer. Sarah is not only a mother but also a grandmother so her house is always buzzing with Little and not-so-little Beans! Although her main job is working as a nanny in central London, Sarah has worked as a professional childcarer at weddings and events over the past few years, eventually opening her own event childcare business. This experience made her an ideal choice to head our events and it gave Sarah the ability to offer bespoke childcare options and run events without the responsibility of owning a business.
Nicole - DBS administrator
The newest member of the Little Beans family is Nicole. Nicole has built up 20yrs in the childcare industry, starting in a nursery before becoming a nanny. She then went on to have a son of her own and wanted something to support her with the demands of being a working mother. Nicole is as excited to join the Little Beans family as we are to welcome her. She hopes the role will give her a new challenge which also works alongside her job as a nanny and her main role as a mother.