Award-winning enterprise offering parents the chance of a real holiday this year

Friday 25, March 2011


Award-winning enterprise offering parents the chance of a real holiday this year


Holiday Nanny, the childcare solution for parents who love to travel, is aiming to give parents a real break this summer.


With some of the luxury hotels in Europe charging up to Euro 30 per hour per child for babysitting, Holiday Nanny is fast becoming the affordable childcare alternative for parents who want a fun holiday with their family but could do with a bit of a downtime in the process.


Holiday Nanny acts in a similar way to an exclusive dating agency. The company retains a small pool of highly experienced and talented childcare professionals who offer short-term childcare help, accompanying families whilst they travel - either abroad or within the UK. It finds out about the family themselves along with their travel plans and any hobbies the kids enjoy. Holiday Nanny then matches the family with their perfect nanny. The vast majority of nannies travel with the family, therefore also providing a helpful hand en route.


Whilst many apply to become Holiday Nannies, only a small handful are accepted each year. The company is stringent about reference checks and each applicant is personally vetted by the owner - ex-Goldman Sachs banker, Nicky Grant - herself. In essence she looks for a certain kind of personality as well as skill and experience.


"I have a strict benchmark for each nanny - if I wouldn't take them on holiday with my family then they don't join the register."


Holiday Nanny offers a standard or bespoke service. Standard fees are currently £465 for one week, or £875 for a fortnight. This includes 45 hours of childcare per week plus a total of 14 hours evening babysitting spread over 4 nights. Families pay additionally for flights, food and accommodation for their nanny. Holiday Nanny does not charge a registration or 'finding' fee.


In 2008 Holiday Nanny was a winner in BT's Essence of Entrepreneur Award with judges including Peter Jones from BBC's Dragons Den.


To book or enquire about a nanny, visit



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