Nanny of the Year

Nanny Options is proud to announce that as of January 2015, we will be introducing our “Nanny of the Year” Competition. The “Nanny of the Year” Competition was created to give praise and acknowledgement to the amazing nannies within our agency and to highlight their many efforts and achievements over the years.

To enter your nanny, or nominate a nanny, the nanny must be currently registered and working under a placement made by Nanny Options in either Ireland or overseas.

At Nanny Options, we are looking for the professional Nanny that is passionate about their role with children. To nominate your nanny, please fill out the entry form below.

Judging for the competition will feature a panel consisting of:

Teresa Boardman, director of Nanny Options with over 25 years’ experience in the field as a Nanny, Maternity Nurse, Sleep Trainer and Recruitment Consultant. Teresa has a scope of experience developed from her work abroad as a maternity nurse. Upon returning to Ireland, Teresa has built up a wealth of experience in the field of Sleep Training. She recently served on the panel for the National Parenting Product Guide 2014 for Easy Parenting, and has been a contributor for several media, radio, and television outlets.

Ita Linnane, has over 35 years’ experience in midwifery and as a maternity nurse. Ita has been employed by dozens of family around Dublin.

Maria Menton, director of Corporate Style, and mum of 8 year old twins. Maria has been employing nannies over the years and knows what it takes to find successful candidates as she has managed to balance both family and working life by employing a Nanny. 

Kathy Berry, who has 20 years’ experience as a nanny. Kathy is an excellent example of a top notch nanny who is always looking to further her knowledge within the field of Childcare.

Karen Higgins, Senior Childcare Professional, with over nineteen years’ experience in Psychology of Child Development, Management of the Early Years Settings, Childcare/Montessori Teaching, Lecturing and Teacher Training, and the organisation and management of the Early Years Training programmes. She is also chairperson of the Association of Childhood Professionals and a member of the Dublin City Childcare Committee.

Nanny Options - Nanny of the Year - 2015

The winner of ‘Nanny of the Year’ will receive a facial from a select Spa, official ‘Nanny of the Year’ Award, and flowers. 

We will also be featuring a new nanny on our website each month to tell our clients and candidates about our fabulous nannies, their tips and tricks, and what makes them an asset to the families of Nanny Options.


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Nanny Options is proud to announce the winners of the “Nanny of the Year 2017” Competition as Natasha Cuddy and Sarah O’Connor. The “Nanny of the Year” Competition was created to give praise and acknowledgement to the amazing nannies within our agency and to highlight their many efforts and achievements over the year.

We had fantastic feedback from all the families who nominated their respective nannies, and the most difficult task in assessing all applicants and choosing the winners.

Natasha and Sarah stood out for their energy, dedication, creativity and enthusiasm for their families and the children they have the privilege of looking after. We had the pleasure of meeting the girls for brunch and presenting them with their awards. We would like to thank the families and the judges for their input and again huge congratulations to the girls.

Nanny of the Year 2017

Nanny Nominated: Sarah O’Connor

“I am Nominating my Nanny because: Sarah started with our family over a year ago. She listened carefully to us on her first day and literally hit the ground running since then. We have not once had to ask her to do something twice or correct her in how she does anything. She has shown incredible initiative -such as concern for whether our daughter has lactose intolerance and has taken practical steps to assess and control it, such as organizing blood tests and switching her milk until we get a resolution. She has also enrolled my daughter into ballet and swimming classes. She always has the house kept calm and in order and our daughters are always extremely well cared for by Sarah. Sarah has a wonderful ability to maintain discipline but in a loving way. She makes a great effort with their meals and I am always delighted to see her cooking fish and providing the girls with plenty of fruit and veg. When she has time, she takes them to the zoo, Airfield, Imaginosity, etc. She organizes play dates and brings them to the park regularly in suitable weather. I am nominating Sarah because I think she deserves to be given an accolade and for her hard work to be appreciated.”

Nanny Nominated: Natasha Cuddy

“I am Nominating my Nanny because: Natasha has been such an important addition to our family. Our son absolutely loves her and so do we!
She’s so easy to have around the house, she interacts brilliantly with our son and all we hear is them both laughing and chatting happily. She is amazingly organized and you never have to worry about anything. She’s really easy going and there is a lovely calm atmosphere in the house. We are so fond of her as are our various family members and we hope that she will stay with us for many years to come. Thank you so much Teresa for placing her with us.”

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Nanny Options is an International Irish Childcare Agency based in Dublin. We provide Experienced and Professional Nannies, Maternity Nurses, Babysitters, Special Events Nannies, Housekeepers, Tutors, Sleep Training, Parenting Classes and First Aid Courses. Our Director, Teresa Boardman who has 30+ years’ knowledge is committed to providing you and your family with a quality service. She has gained a broad experience of children within different family setups.

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