Meet our nannies

Angie's story

Two children playAngie Ellis cares for two children aged 2 and 5 in Buckinghamshire and has been a nanny for the last six months. She has seven years' experience in childcare, having previously worked as a childminder.

"A typical day begins at 8am, when I organise breakfast and do the school run. We then go to playgroup or begin activities, such as stories or painting at home. During afternoon nap, I wash, iron and prepare dinner. I organise homework and activities for both children before I leave at 6pm.

"I don’t have to work to the EYFS. This doesn’t mean I don’t though – I concentrate on moving the children’s learning forward every day. Nannying is great because children have the reassurance and familiarity of their own home, so transitions are purely about building a trusting relationship with me. One of the most rewarding elements is watching children grow and develop.

"I can draw similarities in all childcare practitioners’ roles – essentially, you must be passionate about nurturing and helping children grow. I think the name change to PACEY is good, as it represents all practitioners, plus the training courses sound brilliant. It’s important to update our skills regularly to ensure we get the recognition we deserve.’

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