The Northern Nanny and Housekeeping Agency is home to some of the most qualified individuals in the industry when it comes to Nannies and Household Staff.

Nanny and Housekeeping services for high-profile families as well as VIP family services are our specialities, with experience of happily matching many staff with their perfect clients. Personal referrals have been essential to the development of both our reputation and our ongoing success. Word of mouth can work both ways obviously, so we are proud that our hard work and expertise does not go unnoticed. Our clients are thrilled with the staff we select for them.
We have never failed to satisfy or even go above and beyond the requirements of the families. The children and families come first, and through our processes we get to know our clients. It’s only then that we can know which nanny or housekeeper will be the best fit for them.
In order to maintain a safe, secure agency and service to our clients, examination of references and certificates in great detail ensures our candidates are legitimate. All of our staff have the appropriate clearance to work with children and have established trust either through previous posts with us or for other agencies. The references and evidence of time served and duties undertaken are paramount to us. 
Every candidate is subjected to a personal interview. As well as getting to know our client families, we want a close working relationship with our staff. They are the ambassadors of The Northern Nanny and Housekeeping Agency and as such we want them to be happy and give the best impression of us as possible. 

Assistance with interviews and contracts will be provided if needed – having worked with many clients over the years who are looking for their first nanny, we remove the stress. We will support you in finalising the legal contract of employment, and be a conduit between you and your soon to be employees. 

Having been a nanny for over 25 years, our founder and managing director Penny Ormerod fully understands the finer points of hiring a nanny, housekeeper or other member of household staff. The Northern Nanny and Housekeeping Agency provides a bespoke high level of service, to match you with the best possible fit.

After placement we stay in touch regularly, to offer advice and support wherever needed. We provide ongoing support for both the client and your staff, ensuring that the connection is right for everyone involved. 



Penny Hickey

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.

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. 



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

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

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