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, 8, and Monty, 5. After 12 years as a national newspaper journalist I’m now a full-time entrepreneur, living and breathing Student Nannies! I love horses, movie night with the kids and cosmopolitans.

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    Kim Colley
    Kim Colley
    MUM OF Charlie

    I live in St Albans with my husband Andrew and our son Charlie, 8. 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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    Sarah Brown
    Sarah Brown
    MUM OF GEORGIA-ROSE AND LOLA

    I live and work in Buckinghamshire with my husband Kevin and our girls, Georgia-Rose, 5, and Lola, 3. I’ve worked in marketing for 18 years in the media and entertainment industry. I enjoy living in the Chilterns, helping with local community projects like Blue Door Cinema (with my husband) and teaching my girls Spanish when I get a spare minute!

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    James Pinniger
    James Pinniger
    DAD OF MINNIE AND MONTY

    I’m Tracey’s other half and dad to Minnie and Monty. I commute into London every day. I can be seen tearing through Marylebone on a Tuesday afternoon when it’s my turn to get home early for school and nursery pick-up, bath and bed-time.