While “Nannies” is in our name, because your needs differ, we provide more than just nannies. Here is a guide to help you.

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Nannies & mannies
A nanny’s focus is the care of the children. A nanny is a long-term solution, providing an integrated extension of the parents’ morals and values. As a Holgate nanny, we expect that you are deeply invested in their children’s whole childhood and future, and provide real stability, bringing all your training and real caring to the job, every day. Often a nanny will undertake child related household duties and cooking their meals.
Maternity Nurses
Maternity nurses also known as a Newborn Care Specialist specialise in newborn care. They often work 24/6 or 24/5 supporting and guiding the parents and providing all care for the baby. A maternity nurse lives with the family and works with them for a few weeks or sometimes the first three - six months of the baby's life. Often the maternity nurse has worked extensively as a nanny before gaining maternity nursing qualifications.
When your priority is your children’s education, a governess might be your answer. With a teaching background, a governess will create a learning-friendly environment, ensuring children are safe, stimulated and cared for, as well as taking care of such practicalities as liaising with the school(s) and managing school drop-offs and pickups.
Household Manager & Family AssistanT
Think of an office assistant….if the work is your home. A family assistant will assist with childcare, take children to and from school/activities, organise trips and run errands like dry-cleaning.
A household manager does just that – manage your household. Main priorities involve managing meal prep, errands and all staff members, along with some light housekeeping and child care.

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Our Promise to you


We don’t believe in compromise. At least not on the essentials. At Holgate, “good” is not good enough. We take on only the very best nannies. To provide you with the very best. There really is an art to matching the right nanny to the right family. Of course, our nannies have high-level language skills and
3+ of experience, but they also have warmth, profound patience and common sense, as well as a deep appreciation for the importance of what they are doing.

How it works

1. We always begin with an in-depth discussion. If we are going to match you with the right nanny*, it’s important that we get to know your family and understand your needs.
2. We will then make a selection of what we think are suitable nannies and provide you with their portfolios. Based on your wishes, we’ll arrange interviews.
3. Trial days will be planned with you and the candidates, giving you an opportunity to get to know each other.
4. Once you have decided on a nanny, we will help you put together the job offer and provide a contract template and whatever other support you require to employ your chosen nanny.
5. Once the nanny’s employment has started, we are also available for post-placement support if that is desired.

* or any of our other household professionals



Holgate Nannies places candidates across Europe and the UK.
This is dependent on a variety of factors including requirements regarding language, qualifications and experience, expectations, job details and location. I recommend contacting Holgate Nannies and we can advise when to start the search.
Nanny salaries vary depending on experience, qualifications, duties, responsibilities, location and the job requirements. For a maternity nanny or Newborn Care Specialist the rate would be higher depending on their experience and qualifications.
Candidates are interviewed in person or via video call with Holgate Nannies. They need to provide proof of ID and certifications. Each candidates needs a police check or DBS and first aid certification. They also provide written and verbal references. Candidates need a visa or passport tolegally work in the country of the job they are seeking.