About Us

About Us

For working parents, school holidays can be a childcare nightmare. I know, because my daughter Minnie started school in September 2014 and I performed a juggling act of favours, play dates, help from my mum and, frankly, got through Reception on a wing and a prayer.

There has to be an easier way, I thought. Which is when I hit upon the idea for Student Nannies, a service created for working parents by working parents, in a bid to make the juggle between being a parent and having a career just a little bit less of a struggle. If we can make life less stressful for parents and students we will be cockahoop. You can meet everyone involved below…

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    TRACEY BLAKE
    TRACEY BLAKE
    MUM OF MINNIE AND MONTY

    I live in Buckinghamshire with my partner James and our children Minnie, 6, and Monty, 3. I have been a national newspaper journalist for the past 10 years. I love being a mum and having an exciting career, but it isn’t half a challenge juggling them both sometimes!

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    Kim Colley
    Kim Colley
    MUM OF Charlie

    I live in St Albans with my husband Andrew and our son Charlie, 6. I’m a freelance art director and right now I’m struggling with getting up and leaving the house at 6am so that I can dash back from London to be there for school pick-up. Suffice it to say that I am always in a rush!

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    DAVID MARSHALL
    DAVID MARSHALL
    DAD TO EDWARD AND JOSEPH

    I’m dad to Edward, 7, and Joseph, 6. We live in Buckinghamshire with my wife Jacqui, three feisty guinea pigs and three goldfish. I’m a lawyer but juggling a conventional law job proved tricky with young children (hence why we set up Student Nannies!). Now I work from home and am proud to be part of something that helps other families with the work and childcare challenge.

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    Sarah Brown
    Sarah Brown
    MUM OF GEORGIA-ROSE AND LOLA

    I live in Buckinghamshire with my husband Kevin and our girls, Georgia-Rose, 4, and Lola, 2. I’ve worked in marketing for 18 years in the media and entertainment industry but I’m currently a full-time mum who enjoys helping with community projects and teaching my girls Spanish when I get a spare minute!