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Average Rating: 4.6 stars (4.6 from 15 reviews)

Maddy helped us in a bind last min when we needed a weeks coverage for our regular nanny. Our daughter had a lot of fun with her.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for dmap19 dmap19 about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 15/03/2022


Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 15/03/2022:

Thanks Danielle it was a pleasure to care for her.

It was a great pleasure to cooperate with Maddy. We needed a babysitter for our wedding and looked for one quite late. She responded immediately and we managed to organise all details very easily. The kids loved her -she managed to keep my hyperactive nephew busy and entertained. The parents appreciated the break a lot.
Would definitely recommend her!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Sabina Sabina about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 22/11/2021


Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 22/11/2021:

Thank you Sabina it was a pleasure.

I needed childcare for my eight-month-old at very short notice and Maddy provided it with aplomb. She's resourceful, cheerful and has great ideas about how to entertain small children – not least with the help of her own baby daughter. I was very grateful to her for navigating a tricky situation and would recommend her.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Alex Alex about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 01/09/2021


Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 05/09/2021:

Thank you Alex.
He was a pleasure to care for.

Maddy worked with us to care for our 5 year old after for 10 months before we went into lockdown. Through her time with us, Maddy was very reliable and professional. She has a very warm and vibrant personality and took a keen interest in our son’s development. She took the time to understand him and his interests and found ways for him to explore these in his time with her. This has ranged from introducing him to various authors and characters to taking him on walks and ensuring he made it to his activities. Our son adores her and was always very happy with her. We wish Maddy the very best with the future.

  • 4 stars Overall

by Avatar for Ruchi Ruchi about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 09/07/2020


Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 22/07/2021:

Thanks so much for this Ruchi. Apologies for the late response but you can’t reply via the app!
Aahil is one of the kindest and brightest kids I’ve ever had the pleasure to care for and I enjoyed my time with you all.
Wish you well in your new home & Aahil in his new school.

Maddy has been looking after our 2-yr old son on an ah hoc basis for six months, and she is terrific with him. She knew how to establish rapport with him immediately, and she was quick to pick up on bad habits he needed to break around the nighttime routine. I'd recommend her without reservation.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for John EC1 John EC1 about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 29/11/2019


Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 29/11/2019:

Thank you so much guys.
I enjoy working with you all very much you’re a lovely family and Zac is a pleasure to look after and a credit to you both.
See you soon!

We struggled with the idea of getting our little one a babysitter and are so glad we found Maddy. She’s infinitely experienced, unflappable and accommodating. Our daughter loves her and took to her the moment they met, which was reassuring. She always has ideas for where to take her and handles wake-ups and fussiness very well. We really like Maddy and are very happy to recommend her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Otokini Otokini about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 25/11/2019


Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 25/11/2019:

Thank you, what a lovely review.
You’re a lovely family & I love working with Zadie very much - she’s a real character!
Many thanks for your kind words. X

Wife and I from the USA on vacation in London with our 9yr old boy and looking for a date night. Never used a service like this and was a bit worried to be perfectly honest... leaving our son with a stranger. Maddy was prompt to reply to our needs, was on time, friendly and presentable. Our little boy loved hanging out with Maddy and said she was "a lot of fun"!

Thanks Maddy all the best !!

Jimmy, Jill, and Ty

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for jillsmy jillsmy about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 15/07/2019


Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 01/12/2019:

Thanks guys. Was lovely to meet you all and Ty was a pleasure to care for.
All the best

Maddy has been taking care of my son and daughter for a few weeks now, and I am extremely happy with her. Our schedule can vary week to week and she is very flexible and adjusts without any issues. My children adore her and she was always plans activities for them, even when they are at home. She is always so bubbly and happy, and I feel very comfortable leaving my children in her care.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 4 stars Food
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by Avatar for GinaM GinaM about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 28/01/2019


Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 29/01/2019:

Thank you Gina I’m really enjoying working with sienna & Xavi they are great kids & lots of fun!

Maddy is a very experienced nanny – she is knowledgeable on routines to ensure order in the house, which can be very helpful. With that comes very strong views about what babies/toddlers should do or how they should act. While that can be valuable, we felt our wishes as parents and our parenting style were not followed/respected. Personally, I felt very hurt about the many times I felt I and our child were judged with comments such as ‘He is 18m, he should be used to this’ (referring to our baby not yet being able to put himself to sleep by himself at night).

Maddy helpfully accepted last minute to babysit our baby overnight. She offered to sleep train our baby, knowing that nights was something we had trouble with, but I told her that it didn’t make sense for us to sleep train him for a night only, so it would be only a regular ‘overnight’, he would be put to sleep by rocking and should he wake up at night, he should be given his bottle for comfort. We were particularly tired from a rough week at work and had guests sleeping over so it was particularly important that the night went smoothly. Maddy however insisted in letting our baby cry in the cot to put him to sleep, and later in the middle of the night as well. He got so upset in the middle of the night that I had to nurse him in order to calm him down, at which point Maddy said ‘it was never going to work like this so she was going to sleep’. At that point I had to take our baby to our own room and he slept with us. Maddy nonetheless requested she be paid sleep training price for a full night.

We had very different ideas of how overnight babysitting should run, but Maddy may be a good options for parents who have similar approach to her as to how children should be raised.

  • 1 stars Overall
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  • 1 stars Communication

by Avatar for Claire Claire about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 18/12/2018


Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 24/01/2019:

So Claire approached me in March and wants a live in nanny and interviewed me for an afternoon position, to take over from her morning nanny (who brings her 1 year old to work with her no offence to Nanny who had not been with Claire long & seemed very capable)
She complained about her son not sleeping through the night, and him not talking yet.
I advised her in my professional capacity as an experienced and successful nanny. She asked my advice during interview I gave it to her.
She checked my references which were excellent but didn’t get back to me about the position.
Claire called me to babysit overnight as her son had kept her up, I put him to bed after his bath let him cry for a few mins, I settled him with some methods that I use he went off to sleep Claire went out with husband & friend for dinner, baby slept soundly.
During the small hours I was asleep next to the cot in the bed when he stirred, naturally I awoke I got up to settle him & to my surprise Claire was at the door within seconds so quick in fact that I thought it impossible that she hadn’t been stood outside the door & not just awoken from her bed and before I’d even had the chance to try & settle him she took him off to her bed.
At no time was her child in any real distress and I had to come to the conclusion that Claire doesn’t really want my help and would just like to continue with the habitual behaviour which keeps them both up 3/4 times a night.
All in all I probably spent all of an hour or 2 with Claire and her knowledge of my childcare approach is limited at best, why she would want to mar my profile with this review I don’t know, maybe she’s tired!

Best of luck Claire

Maddy has watched our autistic son a number of times and we cannot be happier, she is flexible, caring, punctual and trustworthy. I cannot recommend her more as she provides great service and our son enjoys when she comes to watch him.

Thanks
Jared and Joanna

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Jared Jared about Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 30/11/2018


Response by Avatar for Maddy Maddy on 28/01/2019:

Thank you so much for your kind words guys, Gion teaches me as well as me teaching him. I actually love babysitting for him as I look forward to helping him with his autism - even if it is just for a short time. I look forward to working with you all more in the future.

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