I am a single dad with two beautiful boys, now aged 6 and 8. I love them so much and NOTHINGin my life is more important to me than my boys.


I am also a businessman with my own business and over one hundred staff, which takes a lot of my time, on top of that, I am the Co-Chair of the school Governors, and am heavily involved in my boys school.


What is critical to me, is that my sons are well looked after when I am at work, and in this respectI need help. Initially after my first son was born in 2012, I used only the national nanny agencies.


I recently come across Penny Ormerod of the Northern Nanny agency. I only wish I had found Penny earlier, she is just what I had been looking for.  Attentive, available always, knowledgeable,with real empathy. Penny has been there for me from the first day we came into contact with each other  


In business, what I look for, in essence, is an excellent service, and in Penny, I have found it, totally. With so many constraints on my time, it is critical that I have the support of an excellent nanny agency. I come across a lot of businesses in my work, and do not often give testimonials, but I have been bowled over by Penny’sprofessionalism. Nothing is too much trouble for her. She is always there for me when I need advice. I rate her very highly indeed. WITHOUT ANY HESITATION, I would recommend Penny to anyone wishing to employ a Nanny. Further, if you are a nanny looking for an agency to represent you, you need look no further in my opinion. Her access to the best nannies available is unrivalled and you will not find a better person to represent you.


S Taylor
Manchester – Nov 2020

I went to Penny as a new Nanny and needed lots of help and advice from her, Penny gave me lots of support which was on a personal level which helped me grow in confidence. I went for a interview with her for the agency and she put me forward for a nanny vacancy straight away and helped me meet the new family, I now work with a lovely family who have made me feel like a member of their family and it is all thanks to the support and information from Penny

Alice Hewitt – Chorley, Lancashire

I found Penny’s agency though a friend. Penny invited me for an interview and worked with me to find a family who were right for me, given my many years experience. A very lovely women who is passionate about what she does! She set me up with my current family and matched us up perfectly. Couldn’t recommend her more!

Sarah Louise – Chorley, Lancashire

If you and your partner have busy jobs and kids like us then you will know that feeling of being torn of how to juggle family life and wanting while you are not there that your children are nurtured, secure and happy. In our nanny journey we were really lucky to start with and a local contact was our first nanny for nearly 3 years and became part of our family. Then she left and we had a really bad run which made me re- consider whether I should be pushing with my career or take a step back as we had a disaster after that someone who was- not reliable, letting our youngest sleep for too long and just did not care. We had to get someone to help as an emergency who was great but already had travel plans by this point our kids had three different people looking after them in the within 6 months which was really de-stabilising for everyone – them and us.

At this point I got in contact with the Northern Nanny Agency and my contact here was Penny Ormerod and to be honest I was probably a bit of a jaded customer and not very enthusiastic- asking too many questions and raising lots of concerns as I was really frustrated about going through the selection process again– and felt very apprehensive about introducing the boys to another person who would leave in a short space of time.

Luckily Penny persevere with me and helped with finding a Nanny/PA and managed in a short space of time to get a few candidates to come for interview, and put them through a pre-selection process. Giving us advice on questions to ask and also organizing the interviews at convenient times around our long hours and discussing the pros and cons of the candidates after the interview. In all she got three candidates, who would all make excellent nanny/pa for families and were really strong candidates, which indicated she knew exactly what we were looking for. The lady we settled on we just got the feeling straight away, and it is just a feeling that she would be a match for our family not something you can write down the ‘why’. Even though it is a short time she has made us feel stable as a family again and made be not feel guilty for being a very hard working mum. She does so many little extra things that only a mum would appreciate – when the boys go swimming she puts the swimming gear in the washing machine, bleaching the toilet before we get home- if you have two boys you will know what mean, does little photo adventure book so we can see what fun they have been having. It is like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and we are so happy as a family and I have Penny and the Northern Nanny agency to thank for that.

I hope this lady stays for a very long time and that I do not need to contact Penny again but if I did need a new nanny/pa or a friend or colleague I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Mrs RH – Parbold

We were very nervous about employing a nanny for the first time but Penny was extremely helpful throughout the process. We felt she listened and understood completely what we wanted from a nanny. After meeting a number of suitable pre vetted candidates we found Alice who had been a godsend! We only wish we had done this sooner! Many thanks for all your help.


Sharon Furminger – Leeds

Well what can I say ……. Penny is warm, friendly and very approachable, she was amazing in helping me find the right nanny role in a very quick time. Penny was very responsive in questions I had. I am sure I will be very happy working with the family and I will be on hand for as long as they need me. I know that should I have any problems or concerns I can call or message Penny for advice. When looking for a new position Penny will be the first person I contact.  I can not recommend using The Northern Nanny Agency highly enough. Thank you Penny.



Lynne Grimmant – Crosby

I would recommend the agency 100 %. Penny has proved herself to be a well respected Nanny over many years. Confidentially and professionalism have been at the heart of her business. Her thorough selection process has always ensured perfect matches. Brilliant company.

Nikki Louise – Blackpool

Penny is absolutely lovely, she was so supportive in helping me find the right nanny role. After 7 months I am still really happy working with the family that she found for me and I plan to stay with them for the long term. However, I know that should I ever have any problems or concerns I can turn to Penny for advice and if I find myself looking for a new role Penny would be the first person I turn to. I would highly recommend using The Northern Nanny Agency to any of my fellow nannies.


Norma Jolliffe – Wigan

Penny is a lovely lady, she was very helpful when I decided to change my career. She was thorough throughout the interview, requested the essential paperwork. Then put me forward for jobs that suited my experience. Now I have a job I love


Claire Marlor  – Clayton le Dale, Lancashire

The Northern Nanny Agency has been a great help when I was looking for a summer Nanny position. I wasn’t expecting such a prompt respond. After providing them all the documents required they have been really nice, polite and professional. I couldn’t have asked for a better agency. I got my first full time Nanny position and without Penny I wouldn’t have made it. Thumbs high and keep up the good job. All the best:) Happy Nanny Tina

Tina Vervhoc – London

Since being in contact with penny I have found her services excellent. She took time to get to know me, for her to be able to match me to a family which I would have a mutual partnership with. For me to be able to work to the best of my ability and the family to get the best out of me. When first meeting penny she told me to “stick with her and she would get my a job” and true to her word she has. I would highly recommend Penny and the Northern Nanny Agency!

Ashley Davies – Southport, Merseyside

The Northern nanny agency really took time and care to understand what our family needed from a nanny and matched us to the perfect candidate. I was not bombarded with random cvs as can happen with some agencies. Penny helped me to understand how I could make our family life run smoothly and I will forever be grateful for this insight. I recommend the Northern Nanny Agency wholeheartedly. It takes a more down to earth approach than many of the London and international agencies and seeks out the candidates you really are looking for rather than trying to push you into employing whoever is easily available.

Rebecca Bettany – London

Working with Penny has been amazing. Penny spent a lot of time getting to know my family before selecting the nannies for interview.

We now have a fantastic nanny that is part of our family and we look forward to many years of happiness with her. Thank you!

Joanne Lawlor – Ormskirk, Lancashire

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 Rayton – Preston, 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

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!!!!


The Northern Nanny Agency, i just can’t reccomend enough!

Penny is absolutely lovely, from our first contact in me applying for a role to getting the job and giving support with the contract and settling in she has been noting but professional.

I will certainly be recommending The Northern Nanny Agency!

Thankyou for everything

Shelton Hindley – Glossop, Derbyshire

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 callibre of nannies came through my front door. Every nanny that we interviewed spoke so highly of Penny she really does work hard to find everyone their perfect match. 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

I would describe the Northern Nanny Agency as a bespoke agency that delivers a gold standard that is a cut above the rest. My one word for it would be “quality”. Penny helped my family find exactly what we were looking for, i couldn’t be happier with the agency. Thankyou!

Dr Katie Baillie – Bispham

Thanks so much for finding me my “unicorn” family, from the moment i contacted you to register through to the interviews and starting my first day you were trustworthy, supportive, knowledgeable and always at the end of a phone. I am very grateful…..THANKYOU!!!

Michelle – Southport