5 stars

Great Nanny!


Hollie returned to our family to look after our second daughter in late 2019.

Hollie previously looked after our older daughter and she returned to us like she had never been away.

My daughter took to hollie immediately and didn’t skip a beat. Hollie immediately saw how different my children were and adapted her whole approach to suit the second child. There was no assumption that one approach suits all. Hollie was a bit magic immediately identifying and adapting to suit my daughter. However she also kept certain “traditions” for both children, like smelling the herb bushes on the way to the park, so that the sisters could talk about “what hollie did”.

We had the misfortune of the first lockdown when hollie couldn’t come to us, but afterwards when she could come again she started back with no trouble (for her or my daughter) literally a dream transition.

She truly cares for children and their families and had this perfect balance of being fully part of the family without being over bearing or over keen, she isn’t an intimidating “know it all” about child care, she is just a perfect blend of everything that the children and parents need - a good friend and guider to the parents and carer and teacher to the children.

We really miss hollie, as do my daughters. When we haven’t seen hollie for a while my girls will happily take off where they left off with hollie, like they have never been apart - a real bond that I never thought possible when my journey into finding a nanny started.

No review of hollie is complete without a review of meadow…her wonderful daughter. She is perfection - kind, clever, well mannered, good humoured and she is so calm and confident when she meets the children who hollie cares for. I have known meadow since she was 4 and is now an awesome 11 year old. We hadn’t seen meadow for 2 years during lockdown, but she recognised us from across the farm we were visiting and her joy and happiness shone across - she was so pleased to see my girls and remembered everything about them - and us! All of hollie’s wonderful life values shining through her daughter!

I HATED the thought of someone else (other than family and close friends) having charge of my daughters when I went back to work, but we were so lucky to meet Hollie and I feel Hollie really played a massive key part in making my daughters who they are today .

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication