Maternity and Childcare Agencies

Night Owls
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Night Owls is a small personal agency, run by our very own Janet Harrison and her husband Phil Hendy, with a fantastic team of live-in maternity nurses, night maternity nurses and trouble shooters.  They are  involved in our training for maternity nurses.   +44 1923 254452


homebodiesHomebodies is a North London based home help agency whose mission is to make parents’ lives easier.  Homebodies has been recommended by numerous mothers and has an increasingly glowing reputation. The two mothers that run it know exactly how important the right kind of childcare is to a mother or father who is making plans to go back to work. They make the transition easier and are considerate, practical and informative. The childcare placements made through them are renown for being trustworthy and solid. They are now hoping to increase their work to include maternity and night nurses. I have no hesitation in recommending them and am confident they will give you the highest amount of personal attention and find the right kind of childcare arrangement that suits you. Simone who jointly runs this company, used to be the program director at Bell Lane Children’s centre; it is by chance I bumped into her again through some networking and discovered her new role as co-director of Homebodies. Email:  Website:  Tel: 020 7101 4243

Norma Lewis Nannies

Norma Lewis Nannies is a Member of the Association of Nanny Agencies, is listed in the Good Nanny Agency Guide, and accredited by Best Bear, so you can be sure that the Agency is reputable, reliable, and well respected.

Norma Lewis offers a bespoke and personalised recruitment service specialising in placing Nannies, House Keepers and Companions to Families in Central London and the London Suburbs.  It is Norma’s job to be selective and find the person who fits with you, your home and your requirements.  Email:  Tel: 020 7060 4050

Petals agency: Trusted Professional Child Care and Training

Petals arranges Au Pairs, nannies, babysitters or an event crèche and all of their child carers undergo CRB and Police checks in the UK or their country of origin and have all completed Paediatric first aid training. They run breakfast and after-school clubs. They provide numerous child first aid courses and child protection training as well as training for childcarers.

In addition, Petals offers a wide range of specialist classes designed specifically for parents which include; baby and child first aid, baby massage and yoga. I have met the two women that run this agency, Aeesha and Antonella, and they are hard working, practical, up-to-date and constantly thinking of new ways to help parents. Address: Petals Agency, Maple House, High Street, Potters Bar, EN6 5BS. Tel: 0800 0488 555  Mob: 07983 751 582  Fax: 01707 828 080   Email:

Sleeping Babies

Sleeping babiesSleeping Babies is a small personal agency with a fantastic team of live-in maternity nurses, might maternity nurses and trouble shooters who work throughout the UK and the world.  I personally used this agency and found them very professional and supportive as well as knowledgeable.  The maternity nurse who helped me when the twins were 8 weeks old was exactly right.  Tel 020 8420 7117