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Nanny in Islington (also available for babysitting)

4.52 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Aug 2016 Last Updated Jul 2024 Last Login 15 Jul 2024

My Summary

Part Time Nanny
Full Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
Night Nanny
DBS Check
After School Nanny
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Childcare Qualifications
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Prepared to Relocate
Mothers Help
Hotel Babysitter
Emergency Babysitter
Nanny Share
Potty Trainer
Festival Nanny
Virtual Nanny
Home School Helper

About Me

**Summer 2024 availability**

Please read ALL my reviews and ask for access to my documents

Bronze silver and excellence certificates from childcare.co.uk
I am a highly experienced British nanny 20+years, with a keen interest in child development and a true love for my job.

Well established and highly experienced British nanny.

Available for phone/message/online
for a a fee based on your needs initial 30 minute consultation £25
sleep training/coaching
Reflux/colic help
Weaning help/advice
General advice.

I have worked hard to provide excellent care to everyone I have worked for and it has taken years for me to build up my profile of (majority!) 5 star reviews.
I take my job very seriously and child health, welfare & development is a passion that has grown & developed on spending 1000’s of hours with parents & babies from all around the world and from all walks of life.
Feeding, changing, burping, bathing, playing, reading, cycling laughing, exploring, explaining, educating, climbing, singing, dancing, eating & sleeping.
Stay & play, parks, museums, trampolines, inflatables, soft play, art galleries, theatres, zoos.
Hours of experience, fun & work.

My Experience

Wide ranging experience with children of all ages, I have worked for many families from all around the world and have gotten some great jobs from this site.
London is a very international City and I’ve had the pleasure of working with babies/families from all over the world as it gives me insight & information on childcare approaches & practices from other countries & cultures.
I am experienced with newborns, feeding, entertaining, foods, diet, age appropriate stimulation & activities, weaning, sleep training, potty training & can help with behavioural issues.
I also have special needs experience with Down’s syndrome & Autism.

Solo parent to an amazing daughter who just turned 4 so am looking for a bit of stability part time locally with a nice chilled family that are open to me bringing my daughter along when necessary.

**Solo & special needs families on low incomes will be offered a reduced rate**

My Qualifications

I have pediatric first aid, have worked in a nursery and have special needs experience as well as all other aspects of childcare, can also help with sleep training and weaning.
My experience is long & wide ranging.
Please ask to share my documents on here.
Bronze certificate
Silver certificate
Excellence certificate
7p’s of outstanding practice
And lots of other training certificates.

My Availability


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Last Updated: 02/07/2024

My Fees

  • Nannying from £16.50 per hour (gross)
  • Babysitting from £16.50 per hour

My Documents

  • Training Certificate: brain development (added 06/06/2024)
  • Training Certificate: excellence certificate (added 29/02/2024)
  • Training Certificate (added 02/12/2023)
  • DBS Check (added 02/12/2023)
  • UK Passport (added 10/11/2023)
  • Training Certificate: STEAM and maths (added 01/09/2023)
  • Training Certificate: STEAM and engineering (added 01/09/2023)
  • Training Certificate: school readiness in 2023 (added 21/07/2023)
  • Other (added 10/06/2023)
  • Training Certificate: the 7p’s of outstanding practice (added 07/06/2023)
  • Training Certificate: Money Management Certicate (added 06/05/2023)
  • Training Certificate: How learning happens (added 22/03/2023)
  • Training Certificate: potty training (added 28/06/2022)
  • Reference: excellence (added 07/01/2022)
  • Reference: bronze (added 07/01/2022)
  • Inspection Report: silver (added 07/01/2022)
  • Reference (added 05/09/2016)
  • Reference: Reference 2014 New Zealand family (added 10/08/2016)
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Below are the latest reviews for Maddy. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Maddy was the first non-family member to look after our 8 month old baby son, he immediately took a liking to her and was very happy the whole time. She’s upbeat and positive and kept us updated throughout her time. I would recommend!

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

by Avatar for Amanda Amanda about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 27/06/2024

Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 28/06/2024:

Thanks so much Amanda.
He was a pleasure to care for.

My wife and are needed childcare for our ~6 month old for our Wedding day. We wanted our family members to enjoy the day and celebration without needing to look after the baby all the time so looked for a nanny to help out. In total we used Maddy for 5 hours before the Wedding to get the baby accustomed to Maddy, plus 5 hours the evening before the wedding then 13 hours on the wedding day itself! She had to criss cross London to look after the baby in multiple locations west and east.

The wedding in particular was an incredibly difficult situation to handle. It was a long day, and so much stimulation for the baby with all the noise and guests (180!). Maddy met us at the house to help while my wife was getting ready, then took the baby to the church, then walked her in the pram to a boat (since promised car ride couldn’t be provided due to a protest in the area), looked after her throughout the boat ride and then when we got off the boat took the baby to a hotel room away from the reception. What’s more - it was Maddy’s birthday! She took that time to work on her birthday for us.

It was an ENORMOUS help to be able to enjoy our day knowing our baby was being looked after. There difficult moments along the way given the multiple changes in location, and constant stimuli. Despite this, most of the day she was happy and smiling. And when we returned from the reception to the hotel room she was tucked up in bed sleeping soundly.

It’s a shame to read some of the other reviews of Maddy when our experience had been so positive.

On communication Maddy was excellent. At short notice I requested an additional few hours with her to look after the baby in the lead up to the wedding. She always made sure baby was warm, well fed, dry. No problem taking her outside in the carrier or the pram. There were no issues whatsoever.

I have no problem recommending Maddy for any of your childcare needs.

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

by Avatar for Matt Matt about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 13/12/2023

Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 13/12/2023:

Thank you Matt & Chandler.
It was an absolute pleasure to spend time with your beautiful daughter and share your special day with you all.
I really appreciate you taking the time to do this review and hope to see you when you are back from your travels.

We had a horrible experience with Maddy Brown. I’m pretty sure now the other reviews are fake, or they just left their kids with her and who knows what she did with them. My baby is 10 months, was ill during our stay in London. All we needed was someone compassionate and competent to look after her for a few days. First Maddy reeked of cigarette smoke every single day, and I should have canceled with her from day one but she had so many good reviews, I thought I had to give her a chance. Maddy did not connect with our baby, and then proceeded to blame us as parents. She even blamed the child calling her spoiled, saying there’s something wrong with her - her pediatrician says our baby is normal. Maddy refused to listen to me about properly cleaning baby’s utensils and how to care for her. She even at one point put my crying 10 month old in a high chair and forbid me from picking her up and asked me to tell her to stop, and that I won’t pick her up. Of course I picked her up, poor baby, what kind of maniac does that? Through all of that she demanded to be paid and was threatening us when we finally came to our senses and asked her to leave.
She’s the nanny from hell and I wouldn’t wish her on my worst enemy.
I’d give 0 stars if I could. She will respond to this claiming she’s a single mother and blaming me, but please proceed with caution, do not believe a word she says.

  • 1 stars Overall
  • 1 stars Setting
  • 1 stars Cleanliness
  • 1 stars Food
  • 1 stars Communication

by Avatar for Fernank Fernank about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 14/11/2023

Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 14/11/2023:

Well where do I start with this traumatic ordeal the actual worst experience of my 20+ year career.
Baby severely overweight crying unhappy, lethargic, bleary eyed, runny stools no interest in solids. 9 months old. dressed inappropriately, they didn’t bathe her once and only used 2 dirty baby grows the entire time.
Saw no feeding of solids or attempt to also mum took her off to didn’t witness it.
I wasn’t allowed to leave the apartment.

They live in Dubai have a cook nanny & maid.
They have had 3 Nannies in 9 months.
I organised my childcare, logistics, travel & looked up activities.
They approached me to work.
Dad was aggressive and abusive.
Mum asked me about hiring a pram to be delivered along to accommodation with bath so flew without a pram??
I should’ve took this as a warning sign!
I went above and beyond to help this lady.
It is not up to me as a nanny to soothe your unwell crying child that I’ve never met before it’s up to you two as good parents and humans to hand over a happy healthy 9 month old.
I can back up every one of these reviews with photo and video evidence of happy children & parents.
All reviewers can be contacted by phone
I’m sorry you wouldn’t let me do my job and that your baby was unwell, unhappy & uncommunicative and hope you sought medical attention as was my advice.
I sincerely hope that she is a happier & healthier & developing better now.
I pity anyone that works for you and shudder to think of the treatment your staff in Dubai must endure on a daily basis, I suspect anyone dealing with you would need a month at the Betty Ford clinic not just a cheeky fag!
(I did not reek of cigarettes!)
All the best

Alas another so called nanny with zero interest in the details of our son. Sharp enough to quote a much higher hourly rate than given here without asking one detail of what the job duties might entail. Good luck!

  • 1 stars Overall
  • 1 stars Communication

by Avatar for Ria R Ria R about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 03/10/2023

Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 03/10/2023:

Excuse me! Special needs care is more challenging and more and hour!
You shouldn’t be able to give reviews for people who HAVE NOT WORKED FOR YOU!
My SEN hourly rate of £20 per hour is fair and the going rate.
Clearly your horrible attitude & reluctance to pay a fair hourly wage is leading you into difficulties finding a nanny .
This is my livelihood I am a single mother and you should not give nasty reviews to nannies WHO HAVE NOT MET YOU OR WORKED YOU YOU!

Maddy has been our nanny to our 10 month old baby girl for the past two months. From the very first day she's connected instantly to our baby. She is a very experienced nanny - comfortable and skilled with all aspects (feeding, nappy changes, cheering baby up when she's in a cranky mood, helping her with her naps, etc). She is also very energetic, creative and resourceful, coming up with fun activities for our little one. Maddy has also given us invaluable tips about establishing a sleep routine and giving us reassurance when we needed it. She is communicative and reliable. We would have loved to have Maddy as our full time nanny - only reason we are parting is because we are moving countries. Thank you Maddy for all your help! We will definitely get in touch when we move back!

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

by Avatar for Saeme Saeme about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 10/07/2023

Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 10/07/2023:

It’s been a pleasure working with you all and Cali is a beautiful little girl who I enjoy my time with very much.
Thank you for this lovely review

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