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Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency and why? In the beginning.......

Posted on 28 November 2017
Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency and why? In the beginning.......

My name is Sarah Parkin and I am always interested in hearing how people get started in running their own business and why? What is it that makes people take that leap of faith? My journey into the world of business came by accident, totally unexpected but the best kind of accident to have happened to me. As time has moved on, so has my journey and I would like to share some of that journey with you. Why? Because I like to share, and I like to give people a good understanding of what can be achieved. Believing in yourself is very hard to do sometimes and I am certainly starting to accept this. 

In the beginning.....

Kids Deserve the Best began on 1st December 2008 because there was a need for a continuation of service after the sad demise of a reputable North East Nanny Agency where I had been employed.

So what next for me?? Find a new job, but doing what? I loved my job - working with families and the nannies, it is the job in which I have felt most happy, especially when I am able to give someone good news. I was then faced with the prospect of having to explain to the families and nannies I was working with that the support was no longer available.....  Definitely not feeling comfortable with giving disappointing news without a solution, this led to the best option for everyone – taking the business on and running it in my way as my own venture!

What a result - the perfect job for me and a continuation of support for those that need it, being able to do things my way, being as helpful as I wanted to be and going that extra mile to provide families and nannies across the North East with the advice and support to suit. 

Hello Kids Deserve the Best!!!

However, I wanted things to be different. I wanted to be able to help with any family needs, ranging from finding the perfect Nanny, helping with interview questions, offering support with Nanny contracts, Ofsted Registration advice, providing Emergency Childcare and babysitting services as well as growing the Wedding Day Childcare services. 

In addition, support for nannies was going to be improved, better flexibility over meeting times and meeting places, CV and interview support, sourcing of any training needs, such as first aid and common core skills. Processing DBS checks and signposting to nanny insurance options and supporting with best practice ideas, whilst providing an avenue for nannies to network and support with each other. 

I also wanted Kids Deserve the Best to link with and work with other child and friendly businesses, supporting each other and I am delighted to say I have met some fabulous people through various Network groups, attendance of business exhibitions and through social media.

I am delighted to see that the majority of families and nannies are contacting Kids Deserve the Best because they have been recommended to do so by someone else. A word of mouth recommendation means a lot to me and really makes me smile – it also tells me I must be doing something right!

So.... Then what happened…..

 

 

By Sarah Parkin

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Sarah Parkin runs Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency, providing support to families with their childcare requirements including wedding day childcare, babysitting and emergency childcare. Area of coverage includes the following regions across the North East of England, Gosforth, Great Park, Jesmond, Heaton, Killingworth, Shiremoor, Longbenton, Holystone, Forest Hall, Morpeth, Cramlington, Ashington, Blyth, Ponteland, Kingston Park, Westerhope, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, Monkseaton, Wallsend, South Shields, Tynedale, Hexham, Prudhoe, Stocksfield, Corbridge, Consett, Rowlands Gill, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Washington, Sunderland, Durham, Wearside, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland.