Guess what?  They do exist!

Okay, okay, it was a choice actually between finding a Millionaire (so you needn’t have to go back to work), or a Mary Poppins.

Mommy Wellness soon discovered that finding a millionaire is like looking for a needle in a haystack, so we opted for the easy route and looked into the aspect of Nanny Services.

There are loads of them, offering a host of services and all aimed at making the working Mom’s life so much easier.

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, when many young Moms will be faced with the daunting thought of having to return to work.  Maybe we should have looked a little harder in the haystack! But hey ho, hey ho, it’s off to work you go!

 Let’s face it, it is one of the hardest decisions to make, when having to hand over your little one into someone else’s care.   And this is where Mary Poppins comes into the story.

Concern, sadness, worry and sometimes even guilt, tug at the heartstrings and choosing someone to take your place during your working day seems an almost impossible task.

So, Moms will obviously pull out every stop when it comes to handing their child over to someone that they can trust, who will have been carefully screened and referenced for security purposes.

Fortunately, as the phenomenon of Moms returning to work has become almost a norm, there are various options and choices available and many reputable Nanny Agencies, which provide well-qualified and nurturing Nannies.


By the way 

Whilst being pampered at any of the Mommy Wellness Day Spas, Moms and Dads can rest at ease that their little ones will be well cared for by one of our capable personnel.

The children will be kept busy with neurological and sensory integration activities and through play, attention is given to physical, perceptual and creative development. This service needs to be pre-booked when planning a pamper session at a Mommy Wellness Day Spa.


So, back to Nanny Services – What’s the first step? 

It is always a good idea firstly to think about your child.  Think about his or her temperament, personality and the way in which they handle change.

Does he or she have any special needs?  Then work out how these aspects will affect your working schedule and finances.

Remember, there is no right or wrong answer, as all families and routines are different.  Choosing the most suitable nanny to enhance your and your family’s lifestyle is most important.



As in all competitive businesses, every Nanny Service Agency has a different way of operating, striving to render the best and most professional services to their clients.

Mommy Wellness looked at the general way in which Agencies work (without including all bells and whistles which the individual Agencies offer).


This is generally how it works, (but not limited to):

A reputable Agency will always conduct careful screening and base their selection on prospective Nannies who display common sense, good judgement, patience and energy.

Obviously, this is a huge consideration, as the safety and security of your child is a top priority.

The choice of Nanny should include their ability to stimulate your child with toys, games and outdoor activities, not forgetting meal and rest times.

Depending on the negotiations with your new Nanny, some will even perform light housework and chores, particularly related to your child.  Ie. Laundry, bathing, etc.



Yes, it is going to be tough for the first few days, maybe even weeks.  Once settled and back in the swing of things, you will look back and think: “what was that all about”? 

Given the opportunity, children adapt far quicker than parents.

Mommy Wellness is sure that you will be pleasantly surprised!