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Average Rating: (5 from 11 reviews)
Just to say that Eileen is a wonderful nanny and very personable and caring person. Eileen has looked after my newborn from 3 weeks, my partner's 3 year old and home schooled my 7 yr old daughter. All in the crazy year of Covid and various versions of lockdown. She is reliable and really hard working, imaginative and never stops thinking about how best to help the children. Couldn't have got through this year without her. Im so sorry to be losing her but know that whoever she ends up with next, she will be a great addition to their household.
As a stay-at-home mum, I didn’t send my son (now 5) to nursery, but once his sister was 1.5 (she is now 2.5) I felt like a bit of time to pursue my own endeavours would be much appreciated. Since I had always been so in control of my kids’ schedules and safety I wasn’t even sure if there existed a person who I would feel comfortable with... that is, until I met Eileen.
She is everything and more than I could have hoped for in a nanny. She was never, ever late and a great communicator. She was totally respectful of our family schedules and didn’t push me too far out of my comfort zone... but just enough to allow both my daughter and I to grow.
Eileen would show up with super fun things for her to do, like precooked spaghetti or a big container of jelly with random objects hidden in it. She would sing, read, allow my daughter to just be herself and grow and get messy and love every moment. Eileen even dropped off activities and games on our doorstep during the lockdown, with FaceTime sessions in Gruffalo costumes (oh yes) to entertain both kids.
She was also incredible with my son, and even went the extra mile to take care of my crippled dog; there are not many people I would trust to do this.
We are super sad to have to say goodbye to seeing Eileen regularly, but it’s time for my daughter to make the leap into nursery. Eileen has been instrumental in getting her to this stage. She is ready, and so am I, thanks to Eileen’s wonderful care.
Eileen is incredible! I am a first time mum and my husband works long hours. Eileen started looking after my son when he was 12 weeks old. He’s now 5 months old and loves his time with Eileen. She takes him for a few hours a couple of times a week and in that time, I know he is 100% safe and happy. Eileen is constantly coming up with new and exciting ways to entertain him, keeps me completely up to date about what they’ve done and is entirely reliable. One of the best things about Eileen is that she is very flexible and never makes you feel disorganised or embarrassed if you have to change plans or forget something (this happens to me quite a lot!) I would recommend Eileen to anyone in need of a break from childcare! It’s also worth noting that my son has really developed since Eileen began working with us. He was premature and still very small when Eileen started to care for him. She gave me the confidence to try new things out with him and offers non-pushy guidance freely which I find invaluable.
When I was looking for someone to look after my toddler a few mornings a week a friend referred me to Eileen ... and we haven’t looked back. My daughter adores her. We have just moved out of London and miss Eileen so much. She is trustworthy, super organised (far better than me!), and a kind soul, she is an absolute natural with children and babies.
We loved her strong focus on good behaviour and teaching and were amazed at what she managed to do with our 2 year old who was always thrilled with all the organised activities and outings. She even turned up with a back pack full of awesome bits and pieces when we had a toddler sick at home and in need of some stay at home entertainment.
We really appreciated her flexibility and all the help and advice she offered.
She because a fabulous extension to our family and would thoroughly recommend her.
Eileen has been the most fantastic nanny for my daughter Noelle since she was about 9 months (now 14 months). We are sad to have to give her up now as we are moving.
She is very professional, flexible and always on time. Noelle was always happy when I told her Eileen was coming and they would play on the floor, do arts and crafts or go out to play groups or playgrounds. She does lots of singing and makes creative home-made games based on Noelle's interests and capabilities.
Eileen keeps up to date with current research and obtained information specific to issues we experienced with Noelle such as weaning and sleep training. She also provided great support and practical help with these issues in a calm and reassuring way.
She has been a huge help to us, Noelle loves her and so do I. I highly recommend Eileen!
Eileen looked after our adopted son (8 years old) for just under a year. First for foremost, our son thoroughly enjoyed his time with Eileen - he was safe, happy, clean and cared for outstandingly - and further Eileen was 100% reliable and always flexible/accommodating. Eileen’s responsibilities included school runs, homework and general child minding (dinner time, bath time etc.) three evenings per week. In addition Eileen often had our son for full days during parts of the school holidays and inset days.
Eileen really showed an interest in our son, and our family, and took every opportunity to support him and help him to grow academically and emotionally. Eileen arranged play dates with children in her wider family/network for him; would buy books and board games to broaden his interests; planned trips where he could have fun, play with others and learn; and worked very hard to bring his homework to life.
Eileen also supported us as a family, supporting our approach to parenting and championing our shared values.
Eileen is extremely capable, diligent, hard working, honest, caring and has great values. A change in our employment was the only reason that we parted ways. We would happily and confidently recommend Eileen to other families and miss her dearly.
Thank you Eileen!
I can not recommend Eileen more highly. As a first time mom I had the naive vision that mat leave would be a chance to tick off my to-do list while I watched my sleeping baby on the monitor. Ha! After six months of spending most of the day trying to get my daughter to take a nap with no time to so much as drink a hot tea I finally came to childcare.co.uk looking for help and thank god, we found Eileen. She came three days a week for 4-5 hours at a time and was the best part-time playmate, caregiver and teacher we could have ever hoped for. Not only was she responsibly and trustworthy, but she put a huge amount of thought and effort into activity planning (I would occasionally even get texts the night before she came asking if we had certain supplies or toys she could use). For my daughter, every day with Eileen meant fun trips to the park, visits to the library and even seasonal sensory play - she even brought her own pumpkin to our house after Halloween so that my daughter could experience a pumpkin carving! For me, every day with Eileen meant complete peace of mind that my daughter was safe, happy and learning. Eileen even did special projects with my daughter to make Thanksgiving and Christmas presents for us. When we first started looking for help I thought I would have to settle for someone who would keep my daughter safe and vaguely entertained. Instead we found Eileen, a brilliant parent and teacher who treated my daughter as her own, constantly thinking of new ways to help her reach her next developmental milestone and learn about the world. We loved our time with Eileen and know that she would be a wonderful support to any family.
I first contacted Eileen when my first born son was around 2 months old. It was very hard for me to leave him with someone else and Eileen made that transition so easy for me. She was so supportive and helped me so much as a first time mum. Eileen made sure that all of my baby's needs were met and went above and beyond to help us all as new family. She would sing, play, and read to him and always kept him busy and happy. She is always on time, reliable, and trustworthy. I honestly dont know what I wouldve done without her. We consider her as family.
I would highly recommend her.
Eileen was very supportive and understanding. She could always engage my 2 year-old daughter with interesting and useful activities as well as make her relaxed and peaceful with a good conversation. Eileen was always happy to share helpful tips, especially about routine organisation. She has organised my daughters first play date which went really well. She has become a good friend to our daughter and she always talks nicely about her. We are out of the UK at the moment but hope to work with her again when we are back.
Obviously finding someone to leave our precious 9 and 6 year children with, is one of the most important decisions we have had to make . From the start Elieen has been totally reassuring, understanding, trustworthy and reliable. We couldn't of asked for a better person to look after our children. Simply wonderful!, 5 stars. As a Mom, ifelt that my children were in the safest of hands. My children are asking for Elieen always.Thanks so much.
Response by Eileen on 02/11/2015:
Many thanks. It was a pleasure to spend time with them.
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