About Us


The Northern Nanny Agency is a high profile and very exclusive nanny and housekeeping agency. Based in the North West of England we offer a discreet and professional service. We specialise in providing exclusive childcare and housekeeping services to private households. Placing only the most experienced and accomplished nannies and housekeepers to families throughout the North.

As a working mum of two young children, I understand how difficult it is to juggle everything and create the perfect work/life/home balance.  I am here to ensure your family’s needs are met and I will do all I can to make sure your lives run as smoothly as possible. 

The Northern Nanny Agency was founded by Penny Ormerod, who has worked as a private nanny since 1994 and whose job has taken her all across the United Kingdom, to the United States, Dubai and beyond.

Throughout the years, she has worked with a number of families, all of whom have provided her with exemplary personal and professional references.

Penny has personal experience dealing with high-profile families as well as professional families. Her clients include professional sports people and high profile business executives. When it comes to any role, maintaining privacy and discretion is of the utmost importance. Penny has a strong awareness of the private staffing sector and thanks to her experience, professional reputation, and knowledge she has a unique perspective on the industry.  Additional factors that are highly sought by her clients are her enthusiasm, discretion and professionalism.

UK Nanny Finalist

We are thrilled to announce we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the UK Nanny awards in the Best Nanny Agency category! 

Nanny walking with child

Penny Ormerod

Managing Director

What sets Penny apart is her dedication to finding the perfect fit for families, whatever their requirements. Penny will scour her large resources, trusted practitioners and contacts that have been built over almost 30 years of trust, professionalism and reputation. It is because of this that the majority of  our work comes from personal recommendations from families we have worked with. Our wonderful clients recommend us to their friends and families, and we could not be happier or more proud. 

Selecting candidates from such a high quality pool of potential employees is the reason that Penny has clients returning when they are blessed with more children. Penny has the connections, the experience and the knowledge of the sector that few others have. Let Penny find your perfect match, whether a maternity nanny, nurse or housekeeper.  Leave your details or give us a call today.


Sophia - Northern Nanny & Housekeeping Agency Staff


I’m Sophia, the marketing manager for the Northern Nanny Agency. I am responsible for maintaining & evolving our brand, along with creating content to attract new clients and partnerships. One of my absolute favourite parts of the role is seeing the fantastic feedback from happy families we’ve helped!

Michelle - TNNAHA


I manage the recruitment admin side of the business. My main responsibilities are to handle the applicants and filter the best candidates through to Penny. 

1. Receive all cv’s from Penny for applications for new Nannies/housekeepers.
2. Contact Nannies for reference contact details, DBS certificates etc.
3. Check all DBS Certificates.
4. Make folders for each Nanny/Housekeeper so that all documents are in one place.
5. Contact all references by either telephone or email and ask them to fill in our reference form to establish key factors of their nanny/housekeepers roles when they were employed by them.
6. When all documents and reference forms are returned I then send the completed folders back to Penny.


Our Mission

It is our mission to provide the best service in matching the perfect professionals with families, to get the most positive and long term outcomes.


What our clients love about us

The quality of candidates that Penny sent me to interview was outstanding. Every nanny was extremely professional, we are very happy with our final decision. Our children settled straight away and the bond that our nanny has with them is beautiful. Thankyou for everything Penny. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you and your agency. You thoroughly deserve the success you have

Shelton Hindley

Glossop, Derbyshire

Choosing a nanny was a very daunting time for me as I had to go back to work very early, Penny came to my home, totally put me at ease and was extremely professional. Her skill at matching the perfect nanny to the right family is amazing!!!! Four years and two children later my nanny and I are still working together in a very happy home

Jessica Layton

Preston, Lancashire

I just wanted to say Thankyou for finding us our very own Mary Poppins. It is very easy to see that Penny works extremely hard on behalf of her nannies and the families, only the highest calibre of nannies came through my front door. Every nanny that we interviewed spoke so highly of Penny, too. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that Penny has got 20 years of nannying experience behind her or just that she is very intuitive but whatever it is she is amazing at her job!!!

Jennifer Naughton

St Helens, Merseyside

The Northern Nanny Agency was recommended to me by a colleague and since Penny has placed my nanny I have recommended her to many friends. Her expertise, knowledge and professionalism were outstanding

Rachel Wilson

Preston, Lancashire

Just a short note of appreciation. Your personal touch made all the difference when finding me the most wonderful house keeper

Olivia Hale

Liverpool, Merseyside

Finally……an agency that gets to know the clients needs and understands what they really want!!! I rate this agency over any other I have ever used over the years. Once you discover Penny you will never have to worry about childcare again!!!!

Susan Chambers

Chorley, Lancashire

From the very first phone call that I made to Penny I felt extremely comfortable and knew that she really wanted to help me.  She worked with me patiently until we found a Nanny/Housekeeper who was the perfect fit for my family.  Caroline has worked with my family now for over six months and we totally adore her.

Kerry Howard

Preston, Lancashire

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