Spain’s Premier Nanny Agency
Nannies & Mannies – A high profile nanny and governess agency providing premier bespoke childcare and educational services throughout Spain and overseas, bilingual governesses for private households, top executives, estates and corporations of royalty, celebrities, VIP and professional families worldwide.
The majority of nannies and governesses recruited by us have a minimum of 3 years’ childcare experience, are bilingual, hold a first aid certificate, a CRB check, and suitable childcare qualification or University Degree.
By remaining boutique, Nannies & Mannies can provide our clients with an unparalleled service, ensuring that only the best is offered to you, not only as a one off placement but as a continuous service throughout the placement period.
Why Nannies & Mannies?
As a specialist nanny and governess agency, Nannies & Mannies has made it our mission to raise standards in Spanish childcare and education by providing our clients with the most qualified and trustworthy nannies. Out of all Nanny Agencies in Spain, we are the only one recruiting full-time UK and EU nannies, mannies and governesses who have a minimum of 3 years childcare experience, and have suitable childcare qualifications or University degrees.
Discretion is a core value at Nannies & Mannies. Each of our clients and their families are provided with the assurance that their privacy and safety are in good hands with us. Once a nanny or educator registers to our books, they are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) and are obliged to maintain discretion throughout their employment and beyond. Our protocols are a recognition of our experience working with high-profile clients whose safety and privacy is of paramount importance.
HOW WE WORK
Nanny Employment Process
Once you’ve decided on the type of childcare you’re looking for (nanny, governess, maternity nurse, mannie) you need to register your vacancy online by filling out our client registration form. This will submit our Terms & Conditions and your information will be carefully reviewed by a member of our staff who will then contact you directly to discuss your specific requirements.
Nannies & Mannies works on a matching basis, so only candidates that match your family’s requirements will be shortlisted for you.
Step 1 – UNDERSTANDING YOUR NEEDS
A home consultation forms the critical part of our process. Carefully listening to your requirements and understanding your family’s home environment helps us immensely during the matching process. We will discuss in detail what qualities are important to you, and what type of nanny you envision for your family. We will also discuss your family’s daily routine, the nanny’s schedule, on-the-job expectations, personality attributes, and parenting philosophies.
Step 2 – MATCHING FAMILIES AND NANNIES
Your requirements are matched to our nanny and governess profiles, and appropriate candidates are selected for the family’s review. We will share our interview notes with you so you can better understand the experience, personality, and childcare values of each candidate we introduce. You need to inform us of the candidates you would like to interview yourself.
Step 3 – INTERVIEWING NANNIES AND GOVERNESSES
You can interview our candidates either over the phone, via Skype or in person. We can help organise these interviews and offer a selection of interview questions, afterwards reviewing the impressions of both family and nannies or governesses. At the client’s request, childcare references and documentation checks can also be carried out, although most clients prefer to speak to the referees themselves. Additional services such as reference and documentation check, CRB check, travel arrangements to and from the interview, customised contracts, are also available.
Step 4 – CONTRACT
Once a family feels confident in choosing a nanny / governess and decides to offer them the job, we can assist in drafting a work agreement (contract), making sure no key consideration has been disregarded. A sample contract is offered free of charge, but we can also prepare a customised contract for you – whether it be a permanent or temporary one. Once the nanny / governess has accepted the offer, they are directly employed by the family.
Step 5 – SUPPORT
We offer post-placement support, contacting both family and our nannies / governesses to evaluate the working relationship. So whatever your concerns, we are always available to help. We also support our Barcelona nannies, introducing them to support groups where they can meet other childcarers and share ideas.
MEET OUR NANNIES AND MANNIES
The nannies & mannies we work with are carefully selected for their professionalism, inspiring care and proven experience.
They all have at least an undergraduate degree + experience or a minimum of 5 years expertise as private nannies and many have teacher qualifications (although we do not believe this is a prerequisite to being an excellent nanny). All of the nannies on our register are passionate about their childcare and educational development.
Please browse the profiles below to get an idea of the calibre of nanny and governess we work with. Alternatively register with us, so that we can quickly establish how our services can best meet your requirements.
Megan is kind-hearted, caring, responsible and passionate about working with children. She has a degree in Family Social Science as well as Human Resources from the University of Minnesota. She has experience working as a nanny in both the United States as well as in Spain. Megan also has experience working as a primary teacher and tutor. In her former years she worked at a YMCA summer camp as a counselor, camp nurse, and was later promoted to the position of program director.
Megan believes that building a relationship with children is the foundation for discipline and prides herself on guiding children with positive reinforcement. Megan’s passion for working with children, her sense of humor, and sense of responsibility make her an ideal nanny. In Megan’s spare time she loves to travel, try new things, read books, and run!
Rebecca has extensive child care experience and continues to thoroughly enjoy her career as a governess, teacher, au pair and child minder. Her proven worldwide teaching and governess experience acknowledges how she provides educational care and support for her students, ranging from nursery, primary and secondary students, through to adults, from varying socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures and demographics.
Alongside extensive formal education and employment experience, her travel experience makes her ideal for international governess positions. She thrives in a learning environment, providing a solid tutoring and educational platform for the respective child/children under her care.
In her free time, Rebecca enjoys yoga (qualified teacher status), walking, reading, diving, surfing and horse riding. Nutrition and environmental awareness are also of importance to her. In her youth, Rebecca was a school and county level, indoor and outdoor hockey representative, having taken part in national championships.
Katerina is an enthusiastic creativity teacher with an artistic, outgoing and adaptable personality. Her joyful, can-do attitude and hands-on experience motivate children to evolve their critical thinking through learning and play for almost 10 years. She is an awarded international artist and holds a Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology degree from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, specialising in Psychology.
Katerina is qualified to support treatment for children with learning difficulties and dyslexia and can create personalised programs designed for children of all ages while offering ongoing guidance and support. Katerina is fluent in English, Greek and has a basic level in Russian.
María is a very cheerful and patient person, affectionate and open. A native of southern Spain, María is highly qualified with a degree in social work and social education and has developed her profession in cities like Madrid, Lisbon, and London and for that reason, María speaks a little of Portuguese and English besides Spanish as her mother tongue.
With over 7 years’ experience as a professional caregiver and educator, María has worked in child and youth services, as a nanny in private residences in the United Kingdom (London and Crawley) and as a children’s animator in Portimao (Portugal).
She loves being a participant in the development and growth of children, is organised, and enjoys preparing fun activities. Apart from being an experienced child carer, María loves to cook, enjoys travelling, plays the guitar and sings.
Sara is caring, patient and passionate about working with children. She is a teacher of special needs, specialist in Early Years intervention and trainer of infant massage. She has wide experience working with babies and children, including those who have other needs or require more support.
Sara has experience working; as a nanny, in schools and in London nurseries, across varying age ranges, from babies through to Primary years. She thoroughly enjoys getting to know each child’s individual personality, watch them grow, learn, and empower them to be confident, while giving them the time they need to achieve their goals.
In her free time Sara loves to read, walk, cook, and travel to different countries and experience diverse cultures.
Kate is a genuinely humorous, caring and academically gifted governess. Having recently moved to Spain, she has relished roles in the private international school sector and as a governess at a private residence.
She is a high achiever, having attained both a Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Psychology Minoring in Sociology as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) from the University of Auckland. She also gained recognition in two of her university subjects, attaining the highest grades, along with two scholarships. She was also honoured by her fellow peers at the university, being voted class representative.
Throughout her career, Kate has been responsible for creating a safe, happy and nurturing environment that assists children to thrive and develop as learners. She aims to understand and build relationships with each individual child to successfully differentiate their care with innovation and creativity. Kate is highly organised, with a disciplined approach to prioritising tasks at hand.
As a fast learner, she takes initiative and is proactive. She is compassionate, sensible, and fun loving. Coming from New Zealand she cares about giving children an outdoorsy, healthy lifestyle, and empowering them with self-confidence.
Tameka, was born and raised in London and currently resides in Kensington. Being privately-educated, she speaks the English language eloquently and is fluent in the Portuguese language also.
Upon completion of her higher education at Duff Miller Sixth Form College, Kensington Tameka chose to further harness her creative potential, specialising in Interior Design at KLC School of Design. After finishing school, she also dedicated a significant amount of time to working with children; being a nanny and building experience working professionally with private households. Tameka’s primary motivation for doing this was the fact that she has always enjoyed being around children and assisting them with their development. Nevertheless, hailing from a large family in which she was brought up with many children younger than herself, taking responsibility for infants has always been second-nature to her, thus she is a very hands-on carer. Additionally, her mother has been a professional nanny and maternity nurse for over 25 years. She is Tameka’s greatest inspiration and role model in this career choice and she has always admired her extremely high competence with children of all ages.
Having six years of child care experience in different nanny roles and households has allowed Tameka to learn many things about herself. Most importantly, she has learned the importance of embodying and modelling great qualities to our next generation of conscious adults. She prides myself in being a responsible, loving, reliable, patient and a well-organized young lady. In the last few years she has significantly shifted more of her time towards focusing on childcare as opposed to design. Contributing to the growth and development of young children and being able to see their progress has been one of the most incredible, special and rewarding experiences in Tameka’s life. It was truly inevitable that her aspiration for her future would be to work with children.
Tameka loves being outdoors in nature; especially by the sea; reading and learning about natural medicine as well as healing; and traveling to experience new cultures. She adores cooking and using healthy alternative ingredients to enhance my knowledge when special dietary needs are required in a nanny position. Another reason why Tameka loves cooking and baking is because she strongly believes that they are fantastic bonding activities with the family. Being in the kitchen together is fun as well as informative. Children can be subtly influenced to practice healthy eating as they are able to learn what goes into their meals. Moreover through conversation about food, we are able to instil consciousness, creativity, and teach the pioneers of our future about loving yourself with how and what you choose to nourish your body with.
Katie graduated from the University of Cambridge, in Social Anthropology. Whilst at university, she spent the summer holidays abroad carrying out research into educational projects for children, whilst teaching English as a foreign language to groups of children, aged 5-10 years. Katie has always genuinely enjoyed the company of and caring for children and her interest in child development and teaching has developed naturally, alongside these experiences. After graduating, Katie saw that being a nanny/governess/tutor combines all her interests in childcare, education, travel and the English language, and also suits her personality down to the ground. She gained extensive experience as an Au Pair, in London, and then in Portugal as a Nanny/Governess and a Teaching Assistant and Tutor at a private British school – where she completed an ESL/EAL course and focused her skills and experience on supporting the linguistic, social and academic development of young children learning English as a second language.
Katie enjoys spending her free time reading, socializing with friends and spending time outdoors, close to nature. She loves the arts and crafts, water sports (she is a strong swimmer), dance and music. Katie is fluent in Portuguese and, as a true anthropologist, she loves to travel and learn about different cultures – which is evident from my choices in location on my CV. Katie is looking for her next long- term role and is available for at least 12 months.