After being highly recommended by a friend, we had Katie look after our second child George one to two days a week from when he was just six weeks old. It was so hard leaving him at such a young age, but owning my own business meant that I had to return to work sooner than I had hoped, however, having Katie care for him made it so much easier as I could relax knowing and trusting that he was in such good, responsible hands.
Not only is Katie very confident with children, she also has a very calm, kind and relaxed nature but on the flip side, she also has a great sense of energy and fun – she always arrived with a bubbly manner and was quick to make George giggle. In fact, over the time she nannied for us, he got to love her so much that we started nicknaming her “his girlfriend” as his little face would light up as soon as we opened the door to her in the morning. Our toddler loved her also which was an added bonus in the morning while we frantically got ready to leave for work/creche.
She really is a super nanny – on “Katie days” George ate, drank and slept better than ever and the house was always immaculate by the time we got home which was an added bonus although never a requirement. Am pretty sure she has magic powers! I really couldn’t recommend Katie highly enough – it’s not ideal being parted from your wee ones at such a young age, but when you have someone like Katie caring and loving them, it makes it that much easier.