Henley Nannies was recommended to me by a close friend who has used their services for many years and I’ve always been very impressed by the professionalism of their nannies, so it was the natural place to start as a first time employer. From the outset Jackie was amazing, she explained everything with the level of detail I needed and quickly grasped what type of position and person was right for us. She didn’t flood us with unsuitable candidates which I know can happen with other agencies but ensured that everyone we saw would have worked, it was just a question of finding the best fit. I was naturally nervous returning to my high pressure job in London with long commuter hours but thankfully we found the most perfect, professional nanny who my daughter adores. I can’t imagine having survived my return to work not knowing that everything was running smoothly at home and I didn’t have to worry once. I also really liked that Jackie had know our nanny for over 10 years and has placed her since she qualified. Hiring someone to look after your young children can be such a leap of faith and with Henley Nannies it doesn’t need to be. Naturally we want to keep our wonderful nanny forever, but should life change things we would have no hesitation to go back to Jackie and Henley Nannies.
Emma Watts – Henley-on-Thames
I can wholly recommend Henley Nannies, and Jackie in particular. She spent time finding out about us as a family and listening to what we thought we needed in a nanny, offering advice where we asked. Consequently the process was very efficient, she only proposed candidates that really matched our requirements and really helped us through the process. Jackie is also incredibly responsive and proactive, and was very patient and helpful with our decision making. At the start of the process I thought I would need to use more than one agency to find the right nanny but there was absolutely no need, and I would go immediately to Henley Nannies next time.
Hilary Smith – Henley-on-Thames
We have been using Henley Nannies for almost ten years.
Jackie is always extremely friendly and helpful and goes the extra mile for her clients. She has a unique ability to gauge a family’s individual requirements and has always put forward excellent candidates.
In fact, the first nanny she placed with us has only just left us to move back home to Australia, after almost nine years with us.
Henley Nannies has built a good network of candidates and is highly regarded by the nanny community.
Jackie is discreet, highly efficient and she has an excellent judgement; we couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
Blomfield family, Shiplake.
“Without hesitation I can recommend Henley Nannies, who I used to source a nanny in September 2013. I was extremely nervous of leaving my first and only son, who also has a mild disability, and was then only 5 months old, to return to my high pressure sales job in financial services. With great professionalism and kindness, Jackie was able to guide me through the process, including what to expect from both sides, such as, pay, hours, tasks etc. I was able to interview several girls, and the one we now employ has been an absolute perfect fit for our needs and most importantly our son”
Kate M, Medmenham
We have been supported by Jackie at Henley Nannies over the last five years. In 2008, Jackie found us a wonderful Nanny to care for our two daughters aged 6 months and 4 years. This was a very happy appointment for everyone and our Nanny stayed with us for 4.5 years. What impressed us was that Jackie had known our Nanny for several years and had placed her before. We therefore were able to trust Jackie’s recommendation and judgement and the outcome was a wonderful person whom became part of our family, and our children absolutely adore. When our Nanny moved on for personal reasons, we did not hesitate to reach out to Jackie to help us find a Nanny/Housekeeper. Again, Jackie did a wonderful job and has found us someone who has fitted beautifully into our family life. I cannot recommend Jackie and Henley Nannies highly enough. As a professional mother, you have to have complete faith in the people caring for your children and the individuals that Jackie introduced us to have given us complete piece of mind.
Claire Wright, Caversham
‘I’ve been so lucky to register with Henley Nannies and meet Jackie! I’ve known Jackie for more than 6 years now, and all my latest nanny contracts have been though her agency… she always listened to what I needed, and understood perfectly what kind of personality I was to be able to match me with some of the most wonderful families I have worked for. An excellent sales person, when I needed work she would call me and say: ‘Cami, I’ve got this great family that I would like you to meet…’ and do you know what?, she was always right! Whether I needed short term or long term work, or just babysitting, she would always find the right thing! Jackie is an excellent listener, she will understand perfectly how you are and what you need even before you know what you want! And most of all, SHE CARES!
Cami S, Henley-on-Thames
I have been working for Henley Nannies for over 6 years and have always found them to be professional and friendly.
Jackie the proprietor has taken time to get to know me and my strengths and has always matched me with families that bring out those qualities. Jackie has found me lots of work including regular part time, temporary nanny and full time nanny / housekeeper work. Jackie has always been fair and has negotiated my contracts so that both employer and employee can enjoy a happy and long lasting professional relationship.
Sarah Taylor, Woodcote
I have obtained several nanny positions, both temporary and permanent through Jackie at Henley Nannies. Jackie’s unique quality is that she spends time getting to know both the nannies and employers. She genuinely cares about getting the right match and I have continued to stay in contact with many of the families I have worked with.
Jackie is a wealth of knowledge regarding further training courses and is always willing to help in any way she can.
Dawn Jones, Reading
We have been solely using Henley nannies since our first son was born in 2009. Since this was a completely new experience for us, we were so thrilled to have been offered such wonderful, sound advice and support which truly sets them apart from any other agency. Bringing someone into your home to care for your children is a critical step and we were delighted with the quality of the nannies we saw. The guidance and advice they offered has meant that on all occasions we were delighted to employ the nanny’s we met.
Henley Nannies provides a wonderful element of education for new parents and will assist with everything from establishing your needs through to contract negotiations. I would strongly recommend them since they have been wholly responsible for the happiness of our children through the remarkable service they have provided.
Lucinda Miles, Director. Calleva Consulting
I had never employed a nanny before and was very nervous at letting someone come in to look after my son, Oliver. However, with my job I knew I needed the flexibility and 121 care for Oliver that I couldn’t get from a day nursery – no matter how good they were. I wanted peace of mind and to know that my son was being well cared for whilst I was away at work.
A friend had recommended Jackie at Henley Nannies to me and after speaking with Jackie my mind was immediately put at ease. Jackie really listened to the things I felt were important in who was looking after my son – kindness, safety and plenty of daily interaction and stimulus. I needed a nanny who I could completely trust.
Jackie provided me with a shortlist of names based on our conversation and I was delighted with Kylie – She and Oliver hit it off straight away. Kylie stayed with us for three years and became part of our family. I am taking a sabbatical from work otherwise Kylie would still be with us now.
I would have no hesitation recommending Henley Nannies to other mothers and fathers, who like me, are looking for a high standard of care for their children and a professional and caring service.