Morgan shares her experience within the US, how awesome Kerryn is and why she will only use Peaceful Learning moving forward.
Sally and Fede share what its like to use Peaceful Learning nanny agency to find the best care for their daughter and also share what it's like for the nannies who register with the agency as well.
Hear what it's like for a nanny to register with Peaceful Learning, the relationships that are built and the trust and respect that is shared.
‘Lara and her agency have made a huge difference for us. The quality of nannies who came to us have been 5 stars, on top of knowing they would care for our child with the same respectful parenting philosophy as ours. I can not recommend Peaceful Learning highly enough!’ -Laure
'I've been wanting to reach out to you for a while and express my thankfulness. We absolutely LOVE [our nanny]. She is part of our family. I rave about your services to many, as all the parents have echoed how incredible [our nanny] is with the kids. Hope you have a beautiful holiday!' -Morgan
‘Lara is the best! I would recommend her agency to anyone looking for a RIE/Pikler or Montessori nanny.’ -Alisa
‘It’s been such an interesting process hiring a nanny - I’m actually glad we took our time as it has helped crystallise for us the kind of person we want to have this relationship with. [Your nanny’s] particular energy, poise and observant reflectiveness are everything we could have hoped for. I hope some of my mum-friends flow your way, I would be surprised if they didn’t!’ -Sally D.
'Lara and her team are responsive, childcentered and caring. Lara is dedicated to finding the right nanny for the right family, following a consistent childcare philosophy. Her nannies absolutely adore her because in interviews they consistently say it's the first time that they have come across an agency that shares a philosophy that's all about affection and respect for the child, which always results in the very best outcomes for the longterm. At the moment Peaceful Learning is a secret gem, but it won't be secret long as words gets around and that's a good thing for nannies, parents and most importantly the children they nurture.' -Father to 2 boys, Notting Hill
'And so much thanks to you for offering the best to families that are looking for kind and gentle caregivers.' -Amanda
‘Lastly, I want to thank you SO much for all of your hard work and dedication in our search. You have been amazing and the candidates have all been so well qualified. I will certainly pass your info along to other parent-friends.’ Mum of twins, San Francisco
‘Thank you Lara. I really like the high quality candidates you send us. It is a relief to find an agency singing from the same hymn sheet!’ -Mother, NW3.
‘You were wonderful to work with, I will definitely reach out again' -Mother, LA
‘I do have to say Lara I am very happy to be working with you on this as I feel you “get” the search.’ Mum in Chelsea
‘Thank you so much. You've offered so much patience and support through this process and I really appreciate it. I apologize I’ve been completely overwhelmed with what is going on with my daughter, and it has made me more emotional than usual…I really appreciate your help and understanding very, very much…’ A mother in need of a nanny!
‘We’re just thrilled. Thank you for facilitating this all so thoughtfully and artfully!’ -Mile End mum
“A year ago, as I was looking to return to work, I went through all the usual online agencies, local forums and nursery visits. After interviewing many people who found it unusual to treat babies and toddlers with respect, we were starting to lose hope when I was introduced to Peaceful Learning. Thanks to Lara and her wonderful team we found a nanny who had the calm and respectful approach we were looking for, and it came naturally for her to treat our daughter like a whole person. Both nannies we've worked with fitted right into our family and nanny-share arrangement and we couldn't be more grateful.” -Maru
‘I'm honestly so glad I found you guys, the kind of families you attract are all just so conscientious and parent with such clear purpose and I love that! You really are above and beyond any of the other agencies by a country mile!!!
‘I am so blessed to have found your company and to be able to work through you. I believe you have a very special niche and I can definitely see the difference between your company and other nanny agencies. I really am grateful.’- Caroline, Montessori Nanny
"What I love about Peaceful Learning and that seems so different from other nanny agencies I've interviewed with, is you seem to really care about who I am and the work I do with children. Even your emails to me seem more warm compared to other agencies. It feels exciting to work with you" -Sasha
'Thank you very much for your time to check in with me. I am very HAPPY to work with [this family]. They are very open minded, kind and harmonious people and very helpful. I feel lucky to work with them. I hope this partnership will continue in a wonderful way and this bond will never be lost. I would like to thank you again for your time, care and support, I really appreciate it!' -Fatma, holistic nanny
Thank you for all your help and I will 100% recommend you to any nannies I know or families I may meet looking to hire.’
-Angela, Montessori Nanny
Thank you. You're amazing for the hours you put in! -Kirstin, Montessori nanny
'I want to let you know that you are always in my thoughts and that I am truly grateful that you have given me this opportunity. I learn so much about myself. I am pushing my own boundaries. Thank you for your hard work and your agency! I am honoured to be part of the Peaceful Learning family.' -HNW Montessori nanny
‘I appreciate receiving information about professional development. You make it feel like a career rather than just a job.’ -Career nanny
‘You’re the first agency where I actually enjoyed filling out the application form and I felt like you were really asking about me.’ -Carmen, holistic nanny
'I’m really delighted to hear Peaceful Learning is growing the way it is, both for you and for the world in general! It is wonderful its reach can now bring more alternative perspective to more families, and more love to more children here and abroad. What a wonderful legacy for your life!’
-Lana, Steiner nanny
'Love, Love, Love absolutely everything about Peaceful Learning. Responsive, caring, beautiful approach. Fast turnaround both with matches and communication. Diane goes above and beyond in her kind and sensitive supporting role and was always around to guide me or just be a sensitive listening ear, (we had a good laugh too 😆) Necane has great interview skills and put me at ease immediately and Lara, the CEO is just so thorough, relaxed but professional in her approach . This agency really are second to none and just have a fantastic ethos. I always knew how I wanted to be represented but could never find an agency out there who really understood how I wanted to work, what Post/family I was looking for and actually listen with integrity. Peaceful Learning do 💯 Thank you PL to the whole team' -Louise
‘As a career nanny and former teacher, Peaceful Learning provides opportunities for me to grow as a practitioner through their relevant training and thought provoking emails. Her emphasis on further development and growth as a practitioner is one of the many reasons why I have chosen to stay registered with the agency.’
‘Lara has provided supportive contact throughout my interactions with her, and has always been available to answer questions when needed.’
I don’t feel like someone on the books. I feel like my well-being and further education are important and valued with this agency.’-Samantha- RIE® inspired nanny
"Thanks again for your support and understanding during the trial process. I really appreciate being able to reach out to you and receive a meaningful response :) Many agencies don’t offer that, and it’s actually really important. We (nannies) all still have a genuine and legitimate need to feel “heard and understood” when things are hard." -Danielle, USA
‘Out of the many agencies I signed with, you always made sure I had a shot at a position, and gave me a reply as to why not! I really appreciate that!’ -Tatiana
'Necane has been nothing but loving and supportive from the second we started speaking. Her passion for meaningful childcare is evident in the way she lights up when speaking about nannying, children and the agency. She made sure I was supported throughout the entire process and found a family that broadened my horizons within childcare. She continually checks in on me, offering a cheerful perspective and a listening ear. She's motivated, responsive, and incredibly encouraging. Her dedication to Peaceful Learning and childcare is contagious and I am so thankful to have worked with her! You are very fortunate to have such an awesome employee!
Peaceful Learning has been everything I needed after moving to London. I have such a passion for early childhood development but after moving to London, never felt my passion was reflected in one specific place. Peaceful Learning exemplifies what it means to value the whole family, from what is best for the parents to the perfect parenting style for the children. I'm thanking my lucky stars to have stumbled across Peaceful Learning and hope continue working with wholesome, supportive people.
Thanks so much for all you guys do x' -Jillian, UK
'And for sure Peaceful Learning was nothing more than great support in hard times' -Karin
Thank you for considering Peaceful Learning as your agency to find the best care for your child. As you are probably aware, there are hundreds of agencies out there that could potentially help you with your search however, we are the ONLY worldwide agency that takes into consideration the nurturing and development of the whole child. Making sure that your child is supported not only mentally and physically but also emotionally and spiritually too. We have the biggest resource of nannies that use methods in line with our ethos including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf Steiner, RIE, Pikler, NVC, Aware Parenting, nannies that support and understand gentle and attachment parenting, the choice of home schooling, forest school and nature play. Nannies that also use yoga, meditation and mindfulness in their practice.
When I started this agency, I had a vision where everyone is treated with trust and respect, starting with my leadership, trickling through my team and nannies, which will then lead, most importantly, to you and your children.
I have specifically chosen my team, hand-picked, so I know they all have an understanding and passion for providing the highest quality carers for your children. Every team member has either a background in teaching with Montessori, Reggio or RIE and have had experience working inside homes as nannies or are also parents raising their children with respectful/ gentle/ attachment care.
Within the agency, we have years and years of experience from every angle, knowing what it's like to be in your shoes AND your nanny’s so that everyone feels seen and heard.
We commit to searching far and wide to find what it is that you are looking for, no search is off limits. We may suggest tweaking it here and there to attract candidates that you are looking for however, we will go above and beyond your average agency to go in search of that perfect person for your family. We have screened thousands of potential nannies so we have a pretty good idea from the get go whether someone is up to the high standards that we have in place. We make sure to find out exactly HOW they will interact with your precious ones so we feel confident in putting them forward to you. As well as this, we also make sure that they are safe to be with your children through police and reference checks from previous employers and additional questions that we ask in the interview process.
We take finding the right person for your children seriously, this is why we only take on a limited amount of families at a time. This way, we have the space to search high and low for the right nanny, where we can really listen to what it is that you need and pin point these attributes in potential candidates. We may send through 2 or perhaps 10 profiles, either way, these candidates will be the final select few that meet the expectations of the agency after hours of searching, screening and interviewing nannies and are in line with what it is that you are looking for.
We will always make sure that you are supported the whole way from registration to the contract stage and beyond. If this is your first time hiring a nanny, no worries, we’ve got all the information you need to guide you through the interviewing, trialling and hiring process.
We look forward to placing a Peaceful Learning nanny in your home!
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