When you have a newborn, it can be difficult to entrust your precious bundle into someone else's care. But a night out, or a night off nighttime feeding, might be just the tonic you need to put a spring in your step after an exhausting pregnancy, birth and first few weeks. There is lots of help out there in many different options. These are our recommendations.
Long-established, respected agency offering all kinds of help, for families in South West and South East London.
One of the UK's top agencies for nannies, maternity nurses etc. Also 31 Asquith nurseries in London.
Specialists in international, short- and long-term solutions.
Long-established, highly efficient agency offering short/long-term nannies, overseas nannies and more.
Babysitting agencies with strict screening process. New app makes booking super easy.
The Maternity Nurse Company
Maternity nurses and also nannies.
The maternity arm of Nannyworld, who also have O&P nannies.
All sorts of nannying options.
Nannies 4 Nights
Night nannies, babysitters and maternity nurses.
Nappy Valley Nannies
Nanny agencies now extends to whole of London, not just Nappy Valley.
Night Owl Nannies
Night nanny specialists.
Uniformed, traditional nannies.
One World Nannies
Specialise in New Zealand nannies.
French-speaking nanny agency.
Night nannies and maternity nurses.
Efficient, easy-to-book vetted babysitting service.
Highly recommended agency for one-off or regular night nannies for newborns and teaching older babies to sleep.
Sleep guru, and author or Gentle Sleep Solutions, Andrea Grace, has a practice in Harley Street.
Nanny agency, where all nannies have studied Primary Teaching or Early Years' Education for at least three years.
St Pancras Recruitment
French-speaking nanny agency; fabulous website, which feature potential candidates.
Well-established maternity nurses and nanny agency.
Infant Sleep Consultant
Baby sleep guru Katie Palmer is a former nanny and maternity nurse. Phone and overnight services available.