What’s the best gift you can give a new mum? Sleep. Me time. Help with the baby. Help around the house. Sleep.
Maybe this Christmas it’s time to think out of the box and give/receive the gift of help.
Because we all need a little help sometimes…
Little Poppins is a professional boutique nanny and babysitting agency consisting of an established team of 200+ career nannies, babysitters, overnight carers and mother’s helpers.
The agency was established in 2011 by Holly Auld, a mother of twin boys and professional nanny with 20+ years’ experience in Australia and overseas. Holly realised through her study in education and nannying experience that there was a great need for in-home support and decided to dedicate her professional life to easing the pressure on Adelaide families.
Little Poppins is now managed by Holly together with Deanna Hughes, who joined the company in 2015. Holly and Deanna’s approach to business is extremely personalised, from the placement of the most appropriate nanny to suit every families’ needs, to guarantee a direct line of communication with each and every client throughout the whole process.
We chatted to Holly from Little Poppins to find out more about this great local business:
What are some of the services parents can access through Little Poppins?
Little Poppins offers the ultimate in flexibility with a solution to every childcare need. Whether it be an ongoing nanny to care for your children on a regular basis, a short-term nanny to fill a ‘gap’ over a short time frame, an after school carer to pick up your children from school, a casual babysitter to cover the occasional night out, emergency care if your child is too unwell to go to childcare or school, a short-term live-in nanny while parents are travelling, overnight care for newborns, the list goes on!
All Little Poppins nannies have been personally interviewed and screened by us. All of our carers are required to have a Senior First Aid certificate, a DHS Working With Children Check, a Child Safe Training certificate and two childcare related references. Accordingly, all of our nannies, babysitters and mother’s helpers have experience in caring for children, have the relevant qualifications and are rigorously screened by us.
Tell us how Little Poppins started?
In my early 20’s, my love of children and desire to help families in raising wonderful, happy and kind children pulled me like a magnet towards nannying. I could see that often parents needed the support of an empathic, caring person to help them navigate juggling all the stresses of work, family and parenting, whilst still maintaining a life outside of parenthood! I began my nannying journey helping families who needed support, advice and sometimes also a break from their children! By providing these families with care for their children I realised it also helped their household to run smoothly and allowed them to be the best parents that they could be.
After living in the UK and working as a nanny for 3 years I returned to Adelaide and realised that there were a huge number of families who needed the support of nannies to provide themselves and their children with the healthy and happy ‘village’ in which they could grow. This prompted me to start my own nanny agency, Little Poppins, in 2011. Jump forward a few years, Little Poppins now has a team of over 200 nannies and supports thousands of Adelaide families.