5 stars

A nurturing, creative, wonderful nanny!


Melanie has had sole care of our son one day a week from 18 months old and his 4 year old sister after school. It was a time of multiple transitions for our family, with our daughter starting school and the first time our son was looked after by anyone outside our family, so we were delighted and relieved when Melanie quickly formed strong bonds with both children, who adore her! Our son asks after ‘Mimi’ although the week (often before he goes to sleep) until he has his day with her again and our daughter (who can be slow to warm to new adults) bursts with excitement guessing what fun, creative and imaginative, magical play ideas Melanie has invented to make her after school time with her extra special - from creating elaborate dens to tipi discos! I work from home upstairs and whilst Melanie looks after my son downstairs and can often hear her singing to him as they go about the day :-) She is wonderfully attuned and present with him and when she has both children she balances both their needs brilliantly. We could not recommend her enough!

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

Response from Little Sweethearts

What a wonderful kind and thoughtful review Hannah, thank you for taking the time to write it, very much appreciated.
From day one I felt extremely welcome in your lovely home, your calm approach to how you and Rob wanted both your children cared for gave me so much scope. Each week I love to plan new activities knowing that my time with your little ones is very very special so with this in mind the playroom becomes our inside adventure emporium.

I was thrilled when my contract with you all was extended a further 3 months taking us to March 2024. I could not have a nicer family to work for, you will indeed be my last family in London! My relocation to my home County of West Yorkshire in Spring is very welcome and whilst I am super excited to go ‘home’ it will be tinged with a little sadness as I will no longer be around to bump into all the little peeps I have ever cared for including your two little sweethearts. I do hope you will stay in touch and send me photo updates.

Who ever takes over my role with your lovely little family, I hope they enjoy every single minute as much as I have, it has been a true privilege and pleasure. The memories of our times together I will always recall fondly. Thank you for the opportunity♥️