Angela Hovey

Angela is the managing director of the company

Angela is a Norland Nanny who spent an interesting early career in the UK as a nanny and later South Africa where she started up a nursery. She spent six years working in recruitment before taking over Occasional and Permanent Nannies in 1984. She has subsequently added Domestic Solutions and Maternity Solutions to her portfolio and has led them from strength to strength ever since.

Angela enjoys driving on the M40, heli-skiing and diving for pirate gold in the Caribbean.

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Tonya Illing

Tonya deals with all temporary nanny and maternity nurse placements in the UK and abroad.

After leaving her family’s farm in South Africa at eighteen, Tonya spent seven years as an international nanny before joining our ranks as a receptionist in 2002. She soon made herself indispensable and is now one of the best known names in the business, as well as the cog that keeps our office turning.

Tonya is a foodie, loves going on curious tours around the city and her specialist subject is London Public Transport.

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Sarah Hankinson

Originally from Cheshire, Sarah moved to London 4 years ago to pursue her Nanny career whilst also studying for her Law degree.

Joining our team recently, Sarah is your go to for all live in and overseas nanny positions – she has an excellent grasp on world times zones – so is fab at arranging interviews for you!

Sarah is always telling us about the best podcasts to listen to, and in her spare time enjoys Pilates and discovering new London restaurants.

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Cassie Macoun

Cassie deals with the daily nanny and domestic staffing desk.

Cassie is our newest recruit; she is originally from Sydney where she studied a Bachelor of Education before moving to the UK in 2015 to continue her career in childcare.  She joined our team in autumn 2017 and has kept us amused with her love of tea-cup pigs ever since, already starting a petition to get one as the office pet.

Cassie enjoys magic tricks, comedy shows and is our resident linguist, often demonstrating her profound skills at differentiating local British dialects.

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Paula Costa

Paula joined the team in January 2019 as our recruitment administrator and receptionist. She is generally the first person you will speak to when calling in, and I am sure you will find her very enthusiastic, thoughtful and extremely helpful.

Paula is originally from Brazil (yes sunshine!) where she studied a Bachelor of Education before moving to London in 2014. She was eager to progress in her career in childcare where she worked for the past 10 years both in San Paolo and London prior to joining us. Her organisational skills and proactive approach have made our lives so much easier ever since.

Paula is our TV wizard – advising us all on the best TV programmes and series to watch; and enjoys exploring the Surrey countryside at the weekends and spending time with her nephew and niece.

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