"Elin has been a complete delight and addition to our household - have tried persuading her to stay until Jared leaves for university in 2024, but she was reluctant!
Seriously, she wants to leave this autumn and when she does I'll need your help finding a new au pair."
(Grover-Mitchell family, Tunbridge Wells, 06 May 2016.)
"Thank you for helping us to find Guillaume. He’s been with us since September, and he is a treasure. We’re taking him to San Francisco with us for 9 weeks over the summer, and his brother is coming to stay as well for a month of that: the placement has been a roaring success."
(Anonymous family, Surrey, 22 April 2016.)
"I just thought I would let you know that Sofia has settled in really well, the girls adore her, she is proactive and keeps the house clean and tidy, she has been busy getting to know other au pairs both locally through the language school and via her Swedish agency, joined the running club in Lingfield and has thrown herself into being with us. We are thrilled she is staying with us and the girls are happy. All in all, it is a really positive experience for us, thank you!
(Grover family, Lingfield, Surrey, 31 January 2016.)
"Last year we found Ana through you - she is returning to Spain to continue her studies and so we will almost certainly be looking to replace her (as cloning is not possible!). She has been perfect, and having chatted about her selection process, it seems her agent is very thorough. I specifically want to use them again."
(Price family, Benenden, Kent, 13 May 2015.)
We have had a long chat and spent a lot of time together this weekend chatting and shopping. I have managed to introduce her to another Spanish au pair today and they too have met to go shopping so fingers crossed this will work.
Thank you so much for your continued support you are truly the best…
(Albone family, Cambridge, 27 April 2015.)
Unfortunately Johanna is leaving us in June, she has been amazing!
Therefore we need to start the process again. We'd really like another Swedish au pair, as culturally it worked so much better.
Are you able to help us find someone as lovely as Johanna again?! "
(Barnwell family, Tunbridge Wells, 20 March 2015.)
"I would like to say thank you for your efforts. I think you have done a fantastic job and have always been very prompt and efficient. The quality of the au pairs also appear to be very high and I have been introduced to some wonderful girls. I would be very happy to use your company again and to recommend it to others.
Thank you once again.
(Crichlow family, Bedford, 26 January 2015.)
We collected Amanda from the airport today and she seems really lovely and exactly the kind of person we were hoping for - so thank you! I hope she’ll settle in quickly. Hopefully she will as she has a friend who is an au pair in Sevenoaks who you placed.
Thanks again for all your help. All is going really well with Amanda.
Best wishes, Katie"
(Clifton family family, East Sussex, 12 January 2015.)
I would just like to say thank you for finding Ebba for us.
She is simply a delight. Her English is very good. She has made friends very easily. She is kind, well mannered, fun and reliable. The children really enjoy having her as part of the family and I now totally see the benefit of having a younger au pair. I have managed to get her insured for the second car without a problem and have decided that I would like to go with this formula from now on.
Many thanks for all your help as always.
(Mills family family, Tunbridge Wells, 15 October 2014.)
"FANTASTIC!!! Thank you for letting me know!
Once again, an extremely smooth search and many thanks for your wonderful, efficient and personal service!
You run an excellent agency, Mary, and its lovely to be able to trust your advice and meet girls who go on to be family friends."
(Hounsell family, East Malling (Kent), 24 June 2014.)
"Thanks so much to The Childcare Company for finding us a brilliant au pair, and also really helpful guidance for our specific circumstances about what we should expect from an au pair, and how to make this work best for everyone. This got us off to a really sound start. It was so helpful to have realistic expectations and to know that we'd need to invest a lot of time initially to help her settle, but it has totally paid off.
As for our au pair - we don't know if we can give you all the credit, but she is completely wonderful. It's been amazing watching her personal transformation over 7 months - from shy and nervous seemingly very young teenager with little English... to such a confident and empowered member of our family. She's gained hugely from all the exposure we've given her to different life experiences. It is amazing to have a partner to shoulder the household responsibilities. Our children love her, and as we seamlessly switch between whoever is looking after them when I work, there are no complaints, only joy that they will play with her. She is like a mum, daughter (because I feel so proud of her) and sister to me. She helpfully reminds me to stay realistic about what we can get done on the house (!), steps up at times of stress so I feel looked after, and we have great fun together and lots of jokes. We have our own two young children, and are also foster carers. Last week a very challenging 3 year old and 1 year old came to us as an emergency placement, and as a great team we were able to handle complex situations with ease. If our next au pair is even half as good, we will still be very grateful!"
(Rouse family, Bedford, 02 May 2014.)
"Just wanted to drop you a line to say - we are thrilled with Paolma .. she is lovely and already feels like part of the family..."
(McGrath family, London, 24 April 2014.)