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Teresa’s advice for improving the sleep of our 13 months old, breastfed infant improved everyone’s sleep and quality of life. Our daughter went from waking 3-4 times per night to sleeping through the night, her daytime appetite improved, and Teresa also had great suggestions on day routine – feeding/activities etc. She is approachable, understanding, pragmatic, reassuring and patient. Just what a sleep deprived parent needs!
We have used Teresa and Nanny Options twice now for a nanny share arrangement with our neighbours. Candidates are always well prepared and vetted incredibly well to ensure they would suit our family’s needs. Great communication during the process and also after subsequent postings. There is great peace of mind knowing there are legal contracts in place to protect both the family and nanny. Highly recommend.
“We consulted Teresa to get guidance on the best way to approach toilet training with our little girl, our first child, aged 3.
Teresa’s approach really stood to us, and it made a huge difference having someone as professional and as understanding as Teresa checking in regularly to help us on the journey.
Having that reassurance and the little tips all along the way, Teresa’s wealth of experience was invaluable. With so much conflicting advice out there, I would highly recommend this to any parent in doubt or feeling a little nervous about starting the process.
We ended up with a happy toddler, confident in her newfound ability to use the big girl toilet.
“After months of broken and very little sleep with our 13-month-old, we finally took a leap of faith and reached out to Teresa after hearing about her successful experience with children’s sleeping routines.
We had created a couple of bad habits ourselves in her sleep routine and struggled with what else to try to put a good routine into place, we really needed help with getting her to go to sleep by herself at the night and staying in her own cot for the duration of the night… and staying sound asleep!
After a couple of changes to her daytime routine and sticking to the suggestions that Teresa made to help with the bedtime routine, we now have a happy little girl who can settle herself to sleep in the evening and sleeps right through till the morning. The difference it has made in our family is beyond words! Teresa guided us patiently through each day and her help through the difficult nights at the start was second to none.
We are so glad we got in touch with Theresa and would recommend her and the team anytime!
Thank you so much Teresa”
“I just want to say thanks so much to Teresa and Nanny Options for everything, you both have been so accommodating and really easy to talk to.
I’m so glad I found this agency to take the next step in my career as a nanny.”
“It has been a year now working with such an amazing family. They are very honest, they always appreciate my work, I’m very spoiled there.
I had covid in March last year, I was very sick for a month, they supported me and helped me at this hard time.
I would like to say thank you for placing me with such a wonderful family.
I wish all the best for Teresa and Nanny Options.”
“I have two boys, age 4 and 18 months that have been sleep trained when they were a few months old.
But I started a bad habit when the little one got sick recently and I took him up to my bed in the middle of the night.
Little I knew then that this would lead to 1 – 2 months of sleep deprived nights! He would scream every night till I got him out of his cot to my bed to sleep.
Then the older one quickly followed to my bed as he thought it was unfair if only one could sleep in my bed.
I hardly slept for weeks, they were sleeping on me, kicking me in their sleep, snoring, waking up early and being cheeky.
I tried everything, putting a mattress in the little ones room to keep him in his room, climbing into his cot, nothing worked he would wake every night and would scream for at least two hours if I would not bring him into my bed.
That’s when I called Teresa.
She changed all around; we couldn’t believe it. We had a long chat over the phone, and she set some family rules with me and guided me through the steps after a few days properly examining his habits and patterns to work out what the problem was.
It only took three days and it all felt so effortless suddenly.
The boys are not just sleeping though again without waking nor coming out of their room, they also stay now till 7am in their rooms as we discussed with them.
I honestly don’t know why I hadn’t called Teresa earlier, sometimes you just need some professional help to give you the confidence and right tools as your kids can sense when there is weakness.
Teresa also helped us to toilet train our four-year-old son. Again, I assumed you just do that when they wake up with dry nappies, but we were far from that! And Teresa suggested to do it we did and again I am shocked how it worked as well.
I would recommend Teresa to anyone who needs help with their kids sleeping, boundaries, habits, behaviour, rules, eating, training or whatever is needed!
Her approach is consistent and firm, looking at the individual needs of your child and then addressing all without being too harsh either, which I love.”
“Teresa was such a huge help for us getting our daughter into a good routine in the day and night.
She had been waking up to five times a night and it seemed to only be getting worse. We had built up lots of bad habits trying to settle her. Teresa was amazing at helping us set up a proper routine in the day, helping our baby get better sleep during her naps and she also gave excellent advice on starting her on solids.
With all of this in place, we saw a huge improvement in Less than a week and slowly but surely she settled into a routine of sleeping from 7 to 7. Teresa checked in every day and was always on hand to offer any advice. I knew that I would never feel comfortable letting my baby cry and I never had to even address that as Teresa was so good at giving us the confidence to trust she could settle herself and that it would never lead to her being upset.
I’ve recommended Teresa to lots of new mum friends, I think she’s invaluable and would work with her again in a heartbeat.”
Ruth, UK. 2021
“To say I was feeling overwhelmed would be an understatement! I was 3 months into life with my second baby and I was falling apart until I met Teresa! Our little bundle of joy was having terrible issues which resulted in her crying relentlessly for hours and cluster feeding around the clock.
We had been back and forth between doctors who had told us it was colic or reflux or unexplained behaviour. We were pulling our hair out and we just could not figure out what was wrong. I was referred to Teresa by a friend who had worked with her and from the get-go she was brilliant!
Teresa noticed that our LO had a tongue tie (something 2 doctors had missed). She also recommended that we start considering an allergy as the issue. We soon discovered out that our LO was allergic to cow’s milk. Teresa worked with us relentlessly, checking in everyday for over 3 months until we got her feeding correctly and into a normal routine where she napped during the day and slept through the night. Our little girl is so happy all the time now, she is like a new baby.
Teresa is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. It was such a relief to know that we were finally getting to the bottom of things and making progress. I cannot recommend her enough; my only regret is that I did not contact her much earlier.”
“Having followed a routine to good effect for the first 4-5 months with our son, we contacted Teresa in desperation when his sleep became extremely challenging over a few weeks and at its worst he was waking every 45 minutes from 7am to 7pm.
Working with Teresa over a six week period we went from feeding twice a night, bouncing / breast feeding to sleep/drowsy and multiple wakes per night to no night feeds, putting our son down awake and walking out of the room and sleeping generally 11.5 hours at night.
We still have to go into him some nights but we now feel confident again in doing so and have been taught how to manage wakes without feeding / rocking.
Teresa called daily and throughout the process made sure to look after both mum and baby and worked within my limits at a time when I was completely sleep deprived.
Teresa has a fountain of knowledge and the whole process taught us so much about every aspect of caring for our baby. She also guided us through transitioning from breast to bottle and with the weaning process.
We are very thankful Teresa was recommended to us and we have already recommended her to a few other parents.”
Pam & Padraic
“Our 3 year old daughter struggled during a period of change at home (including me returning to work & a new Montessori class), this resulted in a combination of sleepless nights and excessive tantrums/ challenging behavior during the day.
We struggled for a few weeks trying to solve the issues ourselves but after reaching breaking point I contacted Teresa……. what a relief it was too, from our first call we get immediate support and advice to tackle the issues we were facing.Teresa turned our lives around (the three year olds behaviour was affecting the whole family) within a matter of days.
The tools Teresa equipped us with got our daughter back to sleeping through the night, lessened the tantrums and improved her behavior in montessori. These are approaches that will remain part of our family for the long term and I am just sorry that I did not make contact with Teresa earlier…… even before we faced the particularly challenging times.
I think parenting small children is hard and to have Teresa’s wealth of experience and knowledge tailored to your family’s requirements is priceless! I can honestly say that the support we received from Teresa has changed the way I parent and I can see the benefits and positive affect this is having on my daughter’s behaviour on a daily basis.”
“Our son was born last May and we had a difficult time (little to no sleep every night) for about 4 months until we got in touch with Teresa.
Teresa was fantastic and gave us so much advice, direction and time. Teresa guided us on our son’s routine and in particular his sleeping and eating routine and habits.
She gave us a tremendous structure for him along with so many helpful tips and much needed encouragement.
Our son now sleeps for 10 – 11 hours almost every night. We don’t know ourselves. We are most grateful to Teresa.
Our one regret is that we didn’t get in touch with Teresa earlier! Happy Family”
“I have recommended Teresa to ALL my friends. She got our 9 month old to take a bottle and sleep through the night. Best money we ever spent!
“Being a parent, let alone a first-time parent, can certainly be fear inducing. You love your baby more than anything in the world but are also not sure what routines and steps need to be taken to make them as happy as you are. This is where Teresa comes in.
My children are 4 and 5 years old and to this day I follow the routine that Teresa thought me in the first month of their lives and can guarantee that they thrive on the certainly of it. Teresa is always on the other end of the phone to answer, very willingly, any question or concern you might have as they continue to grow and challenge you!
Most importantly Teresa makes you feel empowered as a parent and I couldn’t recommend her any more highly.”
“Teresa gave us the gift of sleep and her legacy lives on in our 2 children who consistently sleep 7-7. We cannot thank Teresa enough.
We were at our wits end when we reached out to Teresa with both our children, our first little boy had very bad wind and as a consequence was feeding and crying most of the night. As new parents we didn’t know what we were doing and how the day and night fed into each other. Teresa’s expertise, support and advice was invaluable to us. Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect but were blown away by the dedication Teresa provided to us and to getting our son into the right routine during the day which meant he slept well at night. After we introduced Teresa’s schedule, we noticed a difference immediately in not only sleeping patterns but his mood during the day. Teresa followed up with us daily until we were in a consistent pattern and this support was just what we needed as new parents. It helped build our confidence, dissolve our worries and we were able to enjoy our time with our son and being parents.
Our second baby had some feeding issues and we needed Teresa as she was feeding mostly at night. Again, Teresa spent time understanding the current situation with our daughter and identifying her issues and providing personalised solutions. Teresa’s expertise goes beyond just l As exhausted parents with a toddler and a newborn – the solid expert advice that you know will work is priceless. Teresa talked us through it step by step until we had our daughter stretching at night and then finally sleeping through the night. These improvements impacted our daily lives as a family and we cannot thank Teresa enough for this, we feel so lucky to have come across her.”
“We cannot thank Teresa enough for all her help.
Our 12-month old had awful anxiety at bedtime, we had done our best with sleep training books etc but whatever we did seemed to increase her distress. Teresa came to our home and changed this completely. Teresa is practical, empathetic and kind. After following her advice, bedtime is now a lovely and calm experience. Teresa has such a wealth of experience and knowledge and is fully committed to her families ensuring to check-in with them as much as necessary. It is such a comfort to have her support.
Teresa will definitely be our first port of call going forward, I cannot recommend her enough”
John, Fiona and Emily O’Donoghue.
“Teresa was a Godsend for our family! Recommended by a friend, she visited us for a consultation and afterwards was always available on the phone for any advice whenever we had a question or concern. Teresa is a real professional who will put your mind at ease and help you to sort out a routine for your baby, fix any night sleep/daytime nap issues, give you advice about behavioural patterns of your child and spot things that you missed and much much more. I would highly recommend Teresa and Nanny options to everyone with young children for any professional advice and support!”
Olga, Ava and Ian
“We were nearly at our wits end with our 10-month-old daughter. We found it impossible to get her into a routine and her sleeping schedule was terrible, she would constantly wake during the night and so she was unsettled and tired during the day. We contacted Teresa of Nanny Options for help. We cannot recommend her enough. She is deeply knowledgeable with all aspects of babies and children in general. She met with us and kept in contact every day until the new routine was perfect and was always on hand for any worries, we had throughout implementing the new routine and improved diet.
Due to her invaluable advice and helpfulness our daughter now sleeps in her own room all night and has a wonderful routine overall. She is now a happy, bouncy baby. Teresa also gave me extremely helpful advice for parenting my 8-year-old son. She has changed our whole family’s lives and we cannot thank her enough.”
“Our little boy just under two was always a good sleeper, went to sleep on his own and slept from 7pm until 7am. On his return to creche post lockdown this all changed. He would not sleep on his own, which involves us lying on the floor with him, he woke several times a night which also involved lying on the floor and he wake up time was 5am. We needed help, badly.
We contacted Teresa based on a recommendation from a friend. She visited us and met our little boy and spent time understanding us a family and our home. In a few weeks, we made huge improvements based on Teresa’s recommendations for us. She contacted us daily to help us through the entire process. We now have a 2-year-old that is sleeping for 11 hours a night and goes to sleep on his own and wakes at a normal morning time. We cannot thank Teresa enough.”
“Teresa was retained by my wife and I as a Maternity Nurse for both of our children and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Teresa joined us for a period of six weeks when our eldest daughter was one month old. After the six-week period, our daughter was in a sensibly structured daytime routine and was sleeping for 12 hours every night. Teresa joined us again when our son was two weeks old and by the time, he was six weeks old, he was in a similar routine to our daughter and was sleeping for an uninterrupted period of 12 hours per night.
Teresa has an extraordinary talent with children. She understands their needs and has developed a routine which ensures they are always happy, well nurtured and rested.
In addition to assisting us as a Maternity Nurse, Teresa has also acted as a consultant for us in relation to the children from time to time. She is an expert on childcare and has provided us with invaluable support on toilet training, feeding and discipline and is always available if we have a problem, we need her advice on.
Teresa also recruited our present nanny who has been with us for two years. Teresa interviewed several candidates for us and successfully matched us with somebody who has exactly the same philosophies as us. Although not the most obvious candidate for us at the interview stage, the nanny has been a perfect addition to our family, and it was Teresa who assured us she would be an ideal fit for us.
I would regard Teresa as a person who has expert skills in childcare and who shows an extremely professional approach in carrying out her duties and would have no hesitation in recommending her to a future employer.”
“This is to state that Ms. Teresa Boardman was employed by me through Nanny solutions as a Maternity Night Nurse.
While in my employment Ms. Boardman’s attendance, trustworthiness, safety & hygiene procedures when caring for the baby and overall knowledge was excellent. She is an extremely kind and caring individual and I would have no hesitation in welcoming her back to care for my children.
She has now left my employment to pursue her career elsewhere and I wish her well for the future.”
“Maternity Nurse Teresa saved our family and marriage. Our two-year-old son had not slept through the night for two years and we were still on newborn feeding hours through the night. Which led to an occasionally fun kid but mostly tired and angry. He has had reflux since a baby so he would often get sick during the night. Because of this he never learnt how to get to sleep by himself. I had tried all different methods, but nothing worked.
While I was nervous at the start about a total stranger staying in a room with my precious baby the thought of a FULL night’s sleep made me book Teresa for five nights. Once I met and talked to her, I relaxed and felt total confidence in her.
Within two undramatic nights she had him sleeping through the night!!! A miracle lady!! But more amazing still was his reaction to her in the morning over family breakfast. He happily played around and ‘chatted’ to her while I was expecting him to avoid the ‘meanie’ who was keeping him in his cot. It just proved to me again how calm and warm she must be towards him while teaching him to sleep.
But our ‘miracle lady’ didn’t stop there… there was more. At night when he went to bed Teresa would sit with my husband and myself and talk through how we were managing with all our children. She gave amazing tips and helpful suggestions. The following night she would ask how her tips worked and how we can improve on them.
She really gave our whole family a new start. It is a month later now and my son is still sleeping from 7.30 pm to 7/8am with a two-hour nap at lunch. He is like a new child. Such fun to be around. I now find myself full of energy and having genuine fun with my kids instead of faking it and trying to catch sleep through the day.
I will always be thankful for Teresa’s help”
“Our daughter was 14 months old and we had the following problems with her:
(1) We could not get her to sleep before 10pm
(2) We could only get her to sleep by pushing her in her pram and then transferring her to her cot when she was asleep
(3) She was still sleeping in our room
(4) At approx. midnight each night she would wake and cry to get into our bed
(5) We let her in, and she would cry, roll and continuously wake up in our bed all night – with none of us sleeping properly
(6) We were still giving her a bottle in the middle of the night
(7) We were all exhausted each morning
Teresa met with us for an initial consultation and she felt that it would take three to four nights to get her sleeping through the night in her own room.
Teresa noted (and we agreed) that the lack of a routine was the main problem. She also noted that our bedroom was too cold, and she was not wearing enough clothes in bed. She also recommended a bath before bed.
On the first night Teresa wrote out a routine for us. I put our daughter to bed the first night and Teresa observed her throughout the night. She was put to bed at 8pm and did not wake until 7am the next morning – I could not believe it. The same thing happened the second night. We did not need Teresa for a third night. We have had no problems since. Our daughter is in far better form now that she is in a routine. She goes to bed at 8pm every night and wakes at about 7am.
I would absolutely 100% recommend Teresa’s services and my only regret is that we did not ask her to come to us earlier.”
“To Whom it may concern,
We first met Teresa Boardman in early 2009 when she successfully sleeps trained our than 10-month eldest son who had developed poor sleeping habits, waking hourly, partly as a result of reflux. Since then Teresa has been a continued support to our family of now three children. Teresa has helped us establish good sleep and eating baby routines and has provided us with advice on other aspects as the children have grown older. She has incredible knowledge of children and has been of huge assistance to us over the years.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Teresa and we have done so on many occasions to friends who have always been pleased with her results.”
“I met Teresa in January 2010 after she was recommended to us and our family have known her since.
She worked with us throughout 2010 when our first daughter was born and again in 2011/2012 after our second daughter was born. From the moment my husband and I met Teresa we found her caring, understanding, kind, hearted, generous and loving towards our children.
She has the most amazing amount of knowledge regarding everything to do with children and no questions is too small, she will always have the right advice at any time of the day or night that it is needed. She is the modern-day Mary Poppins with amazing experience of working with babies and children and she always knows what to do, which is great for first time parents.
She helped us understand and introduce appropriate routine into our family and 3 years later our children sleep from 8pm-8am. Most importantly of all, two daughters have loved Teresa from the beginning, and both still share a very close bond.
Any Family is lucky to have Teresa be a part of their lives and she comes with highest recommendation.”
“Teresa is a true professional and has been a rock for us throughout all the stages of development. She always offers positive and practical solutions and is a pleasure to work with. I cant recommend her highly enough.”
Dr. Katherine Mulrooney
“Teresa looked after our two kids – who are now 10 and 8 – when they were babies. We can still hardly believe what an effect she had, since she trained them both to sleep for 12 hours a night from when they were only 6 weeks old! Since then, she has been a guiding hand watching out for them, providing us with parenting advice and ensuring they always have terrific minders from private teachers to nannies. Teresa is truly a super nanny and we are just grateful she is part of our lives.”
“Teresa’s excellent ability to source the perfect nanny has meant that my family has returned to her whenever we need someone to care and look after our two girls.
She always puts the emphasis on catering for a family’s exact needs; be they practical like great cooking, driving or flexibility in hours or more emotional like loving babies or being attuned to the different needs of our very different daughters.
It is no surprise then to learn she is now 30 years in the childcare world.
Teresa goes the extra mile for her clients, and we wish her continued success for the next 30 years!”
With every best wish,
“Teresa has been a god send to our family. I was always sceptical about working with a sleep coach as it seemed it was all done remotely/over the phone and I was concerned about trying to force a ‘one size fits all’ approach onto either of our children. However, after a glowing recommendation from a friend I decided to give her a call to try and help with our 3-year olds bedtime routine.
What is so great about Teresa is that she creates a bespoke solution based on your own child and family needs and you spend 2 hours chatting with her face to face to talk through the plan. She is then available over the phone as much as you require which is so reassuring. She very quickly turned around the sleep issues we had with our 3-year-old and I then asked her for help with our 7-month-old who was waking frequently in the night. I was nervous as she was such a happy baby and I didn’t want to make her sad or distressed but again Teresa worked with us gradually and we eased the baby into a new routine without forcing her to cry it out or feel in any way abandoned.
I just wish I’d known about Teresa earlier as it would have saved us many sleepless nights! If we decide to have a third baby, I will definitely use her again and avail of some of her other services such as maternity/night nurses as I would totally trust any programme that she recommends”
“I have known Teresa since 2013. Teresa has placed me in three Full time Nanny Positions and two part time Night Nanny positions in Ireland. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with all of the families. Teresa is always there to support me, and she has always found exactly what I need in a Nanny position.
Teresa is a kind, caring and professional lady who cares about her clients and candidates. I have huge respect for Teresa, and I would highly recommend Nanny Options for both families and nannies. Teresa has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of childcare, she is a truly inspirational lady.
Congratulations Teresa on 30 years of working with children.”
“Thank you, Teresa, for everything you did to help me find the perfect family match. I am one of the few blessed, who can truly say, “I love my job!”
Thank you for your generous support, time and guidance. I know you are always just a phone call away. Congrats on 30 years of being the best in the business!”
We just want to say a big Thank you for all that you do.
Your guidance, constant support and expertise has helped us over the last two years to create an environment to support and understand our most precious little girl on her journey and her happiness. Your kindness and constant generosity have blown us away and you deserve every praise and credit.
You have instilled in us knowledge, compassion, and much needed sleep!!! Which we will be forever grateful for.
Wishing you continued success on your 30th anniversary and here’s to the next 30!”
Sheena, Jamie & Harper Heaslip
“Teresa is without a doubt an incredible person. She has a sense of babies and children which every mother would love to be handed!! She has been so kind and understanding in everything she has done for me and my family. She changed my life with her sleep training for my eldest.
Overall, she has a nature that never gives up! If I give her a challenge, she will see it through with me every single day until I have cracked it, always working with the parents which is so important.
I am forever grateful to her, and I wish her long and happy days of more success in her role. I would recommend her to the world! Well done Teresa!! You’re the best”
I just wanted to say congratulations on 30 years in the childcare business. I’ m sorry I can’t be there with you to celebrate.
We all know how hard it is to be a nanny and maternity nurse, and also how wonderful and rewarding the job is. I remember years back going in for a week or two to finish up a job you had already done and knowing every time that the hard work was already done, and I would have the easy bit. I liked that.
Then when you took over the agency, it was a whole new ball game. I know the long hours and the hard work you have put in to make it the huge success it is today. I only ever hear great things about the agency and you personally from all the people I work with. Everyone is full of praise for all the help and advise you give them.
I look forward to the future working with you. Have a drink for me (I said for me, not on me), and let’s say cheers to the next 30 years.”
“A year ago, I came to Teresa when I was searching for a new job, she found me a placement with a wonderful family. Nanny options has provided fantastic support and advice to me and I am so happy I made this my career.”
Many thanks, Laura Duggan
“It is with much enthusiasm that I am writing to recommend the agency and services of Nanny Options. I have worked with Teresa and the agency for four years as a nanny.
The Director Teresa Broadman who celebrates 30 Years of working as a children nanny, maternity nurse, sleep trainer, she is kind and patience, she is an expiration to all us nannies who are working with the agency.
With her experience, advice and knowledge, she does amazing job, she is always there for advice and support and is always on hand to help anyone.”
“I’ve used the services of Teresa Boardman firstly in 2010 when I was climbing the walls with my first child. I found Teresa to be a fountain of knowledge and gave me some great tips and support.
I would often ring Teresa out of the blue just to ask a quick question, as first-time mothers we all question ourselves and our abilities.
I had my second child in 2014 and also used Teresa’s services as she was my go-to person. I have so much respect and gratitude for Teresa her experience is fantastic. I highly recommend Teresa at Nanny Options and wish her and the team all the very best wishes for the future.”
Regards Thelma Tracy
“Huge Congratulations to you Teresa on reaching this milestone. From your beginnings working in Italy, then travelling worldwide and now with your own business at Nanny Options, you have helped so many families along the way.
Wishing you many more years of success with Nanny Options and your dedication to families and their wellbeing! Congratulations!”
“Teresa Boardman was a wonderful support to Dave and I as we navigated some sleep deprived months with our darling little Katie! She helped us implement a proper schedule. She said: I’ll call you every day, until we get this sorted. I’m not sure you’d get that type of service anywhere else.
Teresa clearly loves and understands children. She is always willing to give extra advice on nutrition and play and development. If I ever have a question, I know I can pick up the phone to Teresa and will get the benefit of her years of experience.
We also found the most wonderful nanny through Teresa. I know Teresa has a rigorous 7-page interview, so she really puts the candidates through their paces – but she is also looking for someone who is kind and caring. We could not be happier. So, Teresa, thank you for all your support. Keep doing what you are doing! Enjoy your celebrations.”
Teresa O ‘Flynn
“I have known Teresa for the last 6 years. Teresa has been an amazing support system whilst guiding me as a Nanny especially when I decided to return to nannying after having my own son. She has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of early childhood care, that I have been fortunate to avail of from time to time. She has supported and guided me in furthering my education as a Maternity Nurse caring for New Mothers and the care of their New-born.
Teresa has guided me whilst I have been setting up my Infant Massage Classes and has partnered with me on this venture. I would like to say a big thank you to you Teresa for all the support, care and guidance you have given me, and I am looking forward too many more years working together.”
Audrey McEntee (Littles & Me Infant Massage)
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Teresa now for nearly 12 years. Teresa has always been on the other end of a phone or email whenever I needed advice or to answer any question I may have. Teresa is as straight talking as you can be which I love. She is a wealth of knowledge and I value her advice on all matters greatly.
She has always looked out for me but never more so than the past year. At the start of 2019 I had emergency surgery which didn’t go very well. Teresa was one of the first people upon hearing i was in hospital to contact me to make sure i was ok. She even went as far to try and organise home help/nurses to come visit me at my home. She helped me when I had to resign from my job due to the surgery, checked in constantly, helped me secure part time work while I was looking for my next job. During the interviews my father passed away suddenly. Teresa was fantastic during such a difficult time for me. She let the family I was to start with know everything, so I didn’t have to worry and checked in on me and my family nearly every day including weekends. Her warmth and words of comfort meant so much to my family and I and I could never thank her enough.
Teresa, I hope you have a fantastic and well-deserved party. Here’s to many more years of fantastic work.”
“I have been so fortunate to work with Theresa’s agency for the past 7 years. Through this time, I have met some amazing families. Theresa has been a huge support in my career, and she is always there with her words of wisdom and great advice.
Theresa has such an amazing way with children and the agency which she has created has been a huge success. Congratulations on such an achievement celebrating 30 years in business and wishing you many more years.”
“My 6 month old son was a very unsettled baby who suffered from Colic, Reflux and had no fixed sleeping pattern.
Most of my days began at 3am with a crying baby (and Mother!).
I tried a few ‘sleep specialists’ who left me more confused after leaving than I was before they arrived.
Our Paediatrician highly recommended Teresa Boardman and it was the best referral we were ever given.
Within an hour of having Teresa to our house I had clear direction through simple and straightforward advice.
I implemented Teresa’s new regime and after a couple of days, our son was a different child, a child who was settled and slept through the night.
I cannot recommend Teresa enough and feel so lucky to have found her when we needed her most.”
Michelle Connor, Ranelagh, Dublin.
“We are a family of 4: twins now aged 6, a 2 year old and a 9 month old…life is busy.
We have used Teresa Boardman and her services on many occasions over the last years.
She has helped us in many aspects of family life:
From getting our twins to sleep successfully throughout the night at 8 months (it was bliss and never thought it possible!)
To advising us on toddler tantrums and how to deal with them (was literally tearing my hair out!)
To advising us on an eating and sleeping schedules for different stages of baby’s development.
We have also used the Night Nurse Service for our babies when they were home from hospital. Which was a life saver for us and meant we could get some well-deserved shut eye knowing. Baby was in the best capable hands. They were fantastic at establishing a bedtime routine, helping us to get baby through the night as well as making bottles, sterilising etc.
I would highly recommend Teresa and her staff, they are professional, 100% trustworthy, friendly, approachable and very flexible.
I know I can call them at any time with a problem and they are there to help.”
Mary, Templeogue: Family of 4
“We have known Teresa since 2009 when she acted as a sleep trainer for our first child. Six weeks later, our daughter was sleeping soundly 12 hours each night and has done so ever since. Teresa performed the same magic with our second child. Teresa is a highly skilled and experienced maternity consultant. She continues to provide us with expert advice from time to time and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
We have used Nanny Options to recruit a number of people over the years and have always dealt directly with Teresa. She always manages to find the perfect person to fit into our family. The candidates she presents for interview are polished and suitably qualified for the advertised position. The only challenge for us when working with Nanny Options has been choosing between so many excellent candidates.”
“We first heard about Nanny Options through family friends shortly after our twins arrived. The only regret is that we didn’t hear about it sooner. Teresa provided us with night nurse services for about five weeks from when the twins were 5 weeks old. For three or four nights a week we were able to get a full night’s sleep which gave us a chance to recharge our batteries and continue with our own lives. The big advantage though was the routine that Teresa helped us develop. She advised against going down the strict boot camp approach and instead helped us find a routine that fitted into our lives and yet gave the babies everything that they needed.
The other great thing about Teresa is that she is always on hand to give advice or help out if needed. Nanny Options have now found us a great Nanny and our twins are thriving. I cannot recommend Teresa and Nanny Options highly enough.”
F & L.
“I came to Teresa after I’d finished up my Montessori Placement after completing my FETAC. I’d never considered a career as a nanny. Teresa placed me with an amazing family that I have been placed with for our over two years. I love my job and am proud to call it my career!”
Roisin, Co. Dublin
“Teresa placed me with a lovely family three years ago and unfortunately, the position came to an end when the youngest started secondary school. I contacted Nanny Options and Teresa was able to find me another full time placement. I couldn’t be happier in my new position. If I ever have a query regarding the children, I always know that I have Nanny Options to fall back on.”
Karen, Co. Limerick
“Nanny Options kept me on their babysitting list while I was studying for my level 7. I was so grateful to have some extra work coming in, and it gave me experience while allowing me to work for some lovely children, of which I still keep in contact with!”
Ana, Co. Dublin
“I called Nanny Options upon recommendation from a friend when my 8 month old stopped sleeping through the night. I found great structure and advice from Teresa at Nanny Options. Thank you Teresa!”
The Cahill Family, Co. Wicklow
“I’ve been dealing with Teresa Boardman of Nanny Options for nearly 5 years, since the birth of my first child. I now have 3 children and she is, in my opinion, the best person to go to. I have been able to rely on them to help me find a childminder which is not easy. Due to the personal approach she takes, she is able to find a person that is suited to each family’s different circumstance and has never let me down. In addition to that, the advice she gives works. Be it from day time naps to bed time routine – none of which I would have had a clue about – it all works. She’s professional, thorough, incredibly experienced but above all, she takes a personal interest in you and your children which means the world when you are struggling with your new baby. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nanny Options.”
“We have a 13 month old boy called Jack, who hasn’t slept probably for the last 7 month. We couldn’t cope with it any more so we called on Teresa from Nappy Options.
How she has changed our life’s, in just 7 days! I can’t explain how amazing it is. I’m so gratefully and cannot recommend her enough. On top of helping me in the right way she called me every day and helped with anything I was struggling with and gave me the best advice, as he also had a bad head. Everything Teresa put in place has worked like a dream, where I and my husband are now able to sleep in the same bed again with also getting a full night sleep.
It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for me and my family. Jack sleeping all night is already improving life for him and our family.
Thanks you for everything Teresa. Our hero!”
“We contacted Teresa in May as we were experiencing sleep issues with our 2-year-old. From the start, Teresa put our minds at rest and assured us that she could help and that our problems were fixable. She has so many years of sleep training experience that she hasn’t heard anything that would put her off! She advised us on the changes we needed to make to our routine and she gave us the tools to train our little boy to stop waking during the night. Her support during the whole process was fantastic. She checked in with us every day for weeks afterwards. I couldn’t recommend Teresa enough to family and friends and wish I had have contacted her sooner! Thanks Teresa”
“Teresa was a life saver for me when I rang her when my second child was, at 10 weeks, still very unsettled for naps and especially in the evenings.
Teresa is a great listener and was able to instinctively get a feel for the issues and implemented a plan to help my daughter settle. I felt she was “in the trenches” with me as we implemented the routine and within a week from meeting Teresa my daughter was sleeping through the night and thankfully has been a great sleeper since! Teresa’s help was invaluable. We have also used Teresa to recruit nannies for our children and she is always very responsive and has gotten to know our needs as a family.”
Thank you Teresa!
“Since the birth of our daughter, we would have been completely lost without the services from Nanny Options. Teresa and her team have helped us so much in getting our daughter into a routine and to even recently getting her to sleep through the night (including soother weaning) when I went back to work. Each maternity nurse has first class experience and the confidence to make recommendations to alter our routine, to have a more contented baby. All the maternity nurses are also screened very heavily by Teresa that I have every confidence and no worries with any of the candidates sent our way. I would highly recommend Nanny Options and we most certainly will continue to use their services and again as we grow our family.”
“I couldn’t be happier with my experience with Nanny Options. As a first-time parent, it was such a comfort to be able to have Teresa come to the house before having the baby to talk through the essentials and what to expect once the baby arrives it was particularly good for my husband and it eased some of our nerves. Once the baby arrived it was great to be able to use the maternity nurses who were of such high standard and helped us get baby into a routine and gave us a much-needed break in early days. Teresa always on hand and there isn’t a question about babies she doesn’t have an answer to. I couldn’t recommend Teresa and her team more.”
“I cannot recommend Teresa enough, after 8 months of not a single night sleep we decided it was time to do something about it. Teresa came around and meet our son and spent a few hours getting to know him and tailored a new routine specifically for him, with a few tweaks here and there our son was sleeping through the night within a few weeks, and still till this day if we ever have a setback I know I can pick up the phone to Teresa who will talk me through what I should be doing and what might be happening with our son. Next time round I will be calling Teresa a lot earlier! She has been so incredibly helpful and reassuring and her priority is what is best for your baby and will always put them first.”
“Teresa was the first person I called when we found out we were having twins. She was fantastic from that very first call, giving us great advise and tips. Once the twins were here Teresa was an amazing support, giving us the chance to sleep, which meant we could manage the daytime and enjoy our new arrivals. She was fantastic at answering all my questions as a new mum and as a result made me feel comfortable and confident looking after two small babies. She got them into a great routine and sleeping through the night in no time. She has remained in touch with us providing further advise with all different stages, she has so much experience and is so helpful we can’t recommend her enough!”
“Contacting Nanny Options was the best decision we have made this year! We received excellent advice and help from Teresa and Kelly. We were very sleep deprived after a long six months but within 3 days Kelly had our little baby sleeping from 7-7 and most importantly, very content and happy. Kelly was so helpful, kind and gave valuable practical advice for our little family. She went above and beyond to help us and we saw results very quickly. It is an amazing service, very professional and well run. We would highly recommend this service and consider it extremely worthwhile.”
“Teresa is a miracle worker, her tips and plan and routine completely transformed all our lives. Our little girl just didn’t sleep and within days of Teresa’s routine she was a sleeping beauty. I would highly recommend Teresa to anyone. She is kind and understanding and always available for a call to go through any questions you may have. Once we followed the routine outlined by Teresa our little one was sleeping for 1.5 hours in the afternoon and 12 hours undisturbed at night which I didn’t think was possible. I can’t thank her enough. Don’t think about it just go ahead and book her in!”
“Many of my friends spoke about Teresa and how amazing she was before I even became pregnant so when my 4 month old baby completely changed and was waking every two hours I called on Teresa. This was the best referral I have ever received !! Literally within 5 days of implementing a simple and flexible routine my baby was sleeping through the night. Teresa’s methods are practical logical and easy to implement. I literally swear by Teresa’s methods and she has given me so much confidence in parenting especially around tricky things like weaning! Following her advice we have found family life so much easier and we literally cannot recommend Teresa enough, we count ourselves so lucky to have found her!”
“We contacted Teresa in June as we were experiencing sleep issues with our baby we had moved house, gone on holiday and she was having a growth spurt we were pulling our hair out as our baby was unsettled during the day and most especially at night ( because she was hungry ). Teresa put our minds at ease and assured us that she could help thank god. She advised us on the changes we needed to make to our routine. She gave us the tools to train our baby to stop waking, and gave us amazing advice on how to get our baby settled into our new home. She was utterly amazing and her support during the whole process was fantastic. She checked in with us for weeks afterwards. I couldn’t recommend Teresa enough she was a lifesaver in our eyes. Thank you Teresa !”
“Having relocated to Dublin from London, we had a very small network and no family support on hand to help with our first born, Hugh. At four months, Hugh was waking every hour throughout the night and wouldn’t sleep during the day unless he was being wheeled around in his pram.
The week before Christmas I was exhausted and at my wits end so got in touch with Teresa at Nanny Options having received a recommendation.
Teresa was on hand immediately and came to the house for a detailed consultation and to meet Hugh, only days before Christmas. She quickly took control of the situation and provided clear, practical solutions to our issues.
By following her directions, Hugh was sleeping through the night within three days – we were gob smacked!!
Teresa’s advice and support has been invaluable with regular follow up calls to monitor Hugh’s progress. We would not hesitate to recommend Nanny Options and we will definitely use their services again.”
Camilla Corry, Sandymount
“We approached Teresa after 10 months of sleepless nights and early wakes. She immediately put us at ease with her easy manner and obvious knowledge. After revewing our daily diary she devised a schedule to tackle the specific issues. Within 3-4 days our little girl was sleeping much better and we had a plan of action in the event that she regressed for any reason.
Teresa took the time to fully discuss our routine and identify where we could improve. Her daily follow-up calls provided the (much needed) support to Mum to ensure that all issues were dealt with minimum fuss and maximum return. That support is invaluable to an already tired Mum and it is of such comfort to know that Teresa is on the end of the line if we need her going forward.”
We highly recommend!
“Our little boy was born with a few health complications, so we had a tricky start in and out of hospital. However it really went downhill at 3 months when his silent reflux really became problematic and he refused to nap during the day. After weeks and weeks of no sleep, he was just constantly cranky and we had hours of screaming every day. We tried everything we could to settle him and trawled through internet sites looking for answers but we were really overwhelmed and lost.
We heard about Teresa’s Sleep Consultancy through a friend and it was a real turning point. It was amazing to have someone with experience who knew what they were talking about and could give us direction and a plan for our little boy. She was even able to recommend health care providers to help us with his medical issues as we waiting months and months for appointments and unsure of which path to take.
Having someone to give us a bit of guidance on the tough days and redirection when needed was a lifesaver and very reassuring.
It took a bit of work but once we established a routine that suited our little boy and sorted a few medical issues he completely changed. His bubbly, easy-going, happy and a little bit crazy personality really started to shine. We are so grateful to Teresa for getting us to a good place, where we’re able to enjoy our little boy and feel confident that we’re able to meet his needs. We also know that we’ve got someone to contact when things get difficult or his sleep pattern changes for that extra bit of guidance. We now have a gorgeous, happy, adventurous and thriving little boy, who has been sleeping through the night since he was 4 ½ months, is now taking regular naps during the day (which did take a bit longer – he still doesn’t want to miss out on anything). The biggest change has been to us as a couple, we’ve really grown in confidence and don’t have that worry and anxiety when he gets upset. We know what to do and know that we’re meeting all his needs.
We can’t thank you Teresa enough for all the help.”
John and Dee.
“Myself and my husband couldn’t believe our luck when our son began sleeping through at just 8 weeks old, just like our daughter had 3 years earlier. However what we didn’t expect was that at 20 weeks he suddenly seemed to lose that ability. He began waking initially once a night and then as time progressed multiple times a night. He was an easy baby to soothe back to sleep a kiss on the forehead and an ounce or two of milk and he would resettle without even lifting him, so for a long time I didn’t believe our situation required a sleep trainer thinking that compared to other parents who paced the floor for hours it was not really a problem. However broken sleep is broken sleep and when he was almost 10 months old we eventually decided it was not an issue that we were resolving ourselves and we called Teresa. In hindsight my biggest regret is that we didn’t call her sooner.
Teresa came to our home within a week of our first contact and patiently listened to our experiences. She put a simple plan in place and was always on hand with support. The ability to reach out to Teresa to run a query by her at any stage was very comforting not to mention hugely valuable. It was a very gentle intervention that did not require inflicting hours of crying on our little boy but rather small tweaks to our daytime routine and the way we reacted to him during the night. Teresa’s plan was flexible enough to allow changes to the routine such as weekends a way – we put that to the test only 5 days in! With minimal disruption Teresa had our little boy sleeping through in under a week. We are so grateful for her skill. She made it seem so easy to solve what was becoming a mounting problem. Two months on and all four of us are still sleeping soundly through the night – thank you Teresa”
Gill & Gordon, (Shankill)
“Teresa is incredible. She is so professional and knowledgable about everything babies and toddlers and has completely changed things for us.
She really cares about what she does.
I am so glad I met her!!”
“To my beloved Teresa, a huge Thank You for your advice and brilliant work done with Keona knowing all the hard circumstances at time. You were not only our Sleep Trainer but also my friend with all the supportive advice given.
I would definitely recommend you.”
Brisilda and Keona Libofsha
“We are back from our trip to Canada and the USA and I wanted to tell you that we followed all the advice you gave us and Davi was absolutely great during the whole trip and also once we returned to Dublin!
Thank you once again for all your support and sharing your precious knowledge with us. We wouldn’t be able to survive (no kidding at all) without you in our lives!”