Find the Perfect Support for your Family

At Mum’s the Word our candidates are all personally interviewed and vetted, so that we can find the right nanny or domestic help for your family’s needs.

Find the Perfect Support for your Family

At Mum’s the Word our candidates are all personally interviewed and vetted, so that we can find the right nanny or domestic help for your family’s needs.


Personally Interviewed Candidates


Discretion and Confidentiality


Focus on You and Your Children's Needs


Full Security Clearance and Reference Checks

What can we do for YOU?

You are a busy parent who just can’t be in two places at once! But it’s a big deal trusting the care of your children to someone else, whether it’s for an evening or every day while you work. We get that, we’ve been there too.

So now you have a problem. You want to be thorough and find the best, the most trustworthy, the person that best suits your family values but GOSH that takes a lot of time! Time you just don’t have right now…

It’s fine, let us do the hard work. Our tried and tested process helps us to quickly understand your requirements, find the right match and sort out the security clearances, the contract and the paperwork. And if we can’t find someone who’s right for you, you pay nothing.

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About Mum's the Word

Drawing on many years’ experience as a professional nanny and raising two beautiful children, Mum’s the Word ™ was launched in 1999 by Emma Kavanagh.

Mum’s The Word™ is now well-known as a friendly, well established and family run Nanny agency that, along with a specialist Au Pair division, also provides child care services and nanny jobs in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, GloucestershireHampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, South Wales, SurreySussexWiltshire as well as the Rest of the UK and Overseas. We also work in London and the surrounding area with the best nanny jobs in North London, East London, West London, Central London and South London.

Client Reviews of Mum's the Word

When I was looking for childcare for my little one, I knew Liz from Mum’s-the-Word Essex would be the best person to ask. She has an extensive list of contacts in the county and really took the time to listen to what it is that I wanted for my child. I have been matched with a woman that my child adores and I have no qualms leaving him with her. Both she and Liz are always approachable, responsive and professional. It is clear that they have a passion for child care and development and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend both to friends

Amy T-G


We found our nanny through Cheryl at your Kensington and Chelsea branch (Central & North London) and she was amazing! It’s been a year since then, and we all love our nanny, thank you!

Pamela B


We found our live in mother’s help through Emma. She really understood the brief and was very proactive in finding someone for us quickly. I was very impressed.

Anoushka F


Frequently Asked Questions

The Mum’s the Word team are on hand to answer any questions you might have, whether you are looking for a job as a Nanny or are looking to recruit that special person to support your family.

Please do contact us with any questions you have – in the meantime, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we get here.

What kind of clients do you work with?

Mum’s the Word help individuals and families from all kind of backgrounds, with professional discretion always assured both for clients and candidates.

What is your turn around time?

It really depends upon what you’re looking for but in the majority of cases we probably already know the perfect nanny or domestic help to suit your needs the first time we speak to you. We will agree a timescale with you when we take the brief for the role and will work as quickly as we can to find the perfect person for you without cutting corners.

I just need someone to cover one evening, can you help?

Yes! We have found trusted nannies and childminders for anything from covering one single event to several years in-post.

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