Let us find the right Childcare Staff for you

We know that most parents are already overwhelmed and finding the right person to look after your children can, understandably, feel like a daunting task. Our priority is to ensure we understand the families we work with, their unique challenges and what they need and want from childcare.

For over 25 years, our Childcare and Education recruitment experts have dedicated themselves to finding the very best childcare for each one of our families and the Greycoat Lumleys name has become synonymous with the highest standards of private childcare both across the UK - including Scotland - and globally.

Every child is different and every family is different. Our Nannies, Maternity nurses, Governesses and childcare experts all have a recent DBS check, but in addition they come to us with exemplary references and we ensure we get to know each of them personally - wherever you are in the world. In addition to private childcare, we also find pastoral staff for the UK's leading independent schools.

From the very start of your baby's life, through the important pre-school years, to school-age and beyond, we can provide a range of childcare options to suit your family's lifestyle - from permanent, full-time live-in nannies to part time and weekend nannies to emergency childcare for when the unexpected inevitably happens. And whatever type of childcare is right for you, you can be assured of the same superior level of care.

London, UK & International reach

Our agency's reach is truly international and as well as placing Nannies successfully in London and across the UK, our reputation travels as we make successful placements across Europe, throughout the Middle East and around the world.

Our aim is to take the stress out of finding childcare and make this an enjoyable process for you and your family. Whatever your childcare needs or just for an initial reassuring chat, contact us today!

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