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Hi, I’m Sarah Matthews, a Norland trained nanny with a love for Mary Poppins and a liking for anything Cath Kidston!

I embarked on a big career with small people from the age of 17 yrs and have trained in all aspects of childcare and education.  I am a professional within the household as well as offering parenting advice from sleep training right through to behaviour.

Please take a look at my ‘Services‘ page to see how I can help you.  If you only need a few hours to yourself to attend appointments then look no further ‘The Helpful Nanny’ is here!

About Me

Based in Welwyn Garden City, I am a Norland Nanny and mother myself, with over 20 years experience caring for children of all ages.  I completed my training in 1996 and worked in London as a ‘live in’ nanny.

I have gained a wealth of experience working with many families in the U.K. and abroad, caring for children from newborn up to 10 years of age.  I have worked as a daily, temporary and holiday nanny for many different families.  My roles have varied between sole charge and shared care as well as proxy parenting.  I also spent 5 years working in a Montessori Nursery and a Day Nursery, where I was deputy manager.

Since having my own children in 2011 and 2013 I have been a stay at home mum.  Now they are at school I can focus my time helping other families. By working as ‘The Helpful Nanny’ with all my years of experience, I am offering flexible childcare and practical parenting advice, to help families enjoy these early years.