The Hotel Nanny’s top tips for a family holiday


Our London hotels' nanny shares her expert tips and tricks for a perfect family holiday.


31st May 2019

Red Carnation Hotels

Based on her own experiences of staying at luxury hotels with her husband and her six-month-old daughter, Angela launched a carefully vetted, first-rate nannying service, which prioritises the children’s happiness and wellbeing above all else. The Hotel Nanny offers families at each of Red Carnation Hotels’ London hotels an exacting standard of professional childcare. Its expertly trained nannies accompany young guests on fun days out in the city, while parents enjoy time alone, safe in the knowledge that their little ones are in great hands. Here, Angela tells us how guests travelling with small children can enjoy an unforgettable family break.

What can parents do before going away to ensure a stress-free trip?

“Booking one of our nannies in advance is an easy way to put minds at ease. When we confirm the booking with the parents, we send them a short biography and a picture of the nanny we have matched them with. Little ones and their parents can both see this, meaning they know who they are going to have prior to their holiday.”

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Who are The Hotel Nannies?

“Everyone we employ is very experienced and comes with wonderful references. What’s great about The Hotel Nanny team is that we’ve all worked together for a long time, so we’ve formed a close-knit group. I would leave my own children with every single nanny we have on our books. All our nannies wear a uniform and arrive with a traditional wicker basket filled with books and crafts. Children get excited as soon as they see these. It’s a great ice-breaker.”

How can children get the most from their time in London?

“Depending on their ages and preferences, children can either go for walks and picnics in the park or do some sightseeing. Feeding the ducks and riding on the big, red buses is always popular with youngsters. Nothing beats sitting right at the top and watching the British capital’s best attractions fly past. Older kids might request to go to the cinema or one of the city’s major attractions, like the London Dungeon. For babies and tiny ones, we deliver the highest calibre of care and follow a bath and bedtime routine that the parents have approved.”

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What can parents do to ensure everyone enjoys the holiday?

“Parents who use The Hotel Nanny’s services are guaranteed plenty of moments en famille, as well as alone time with each other. For many, this means enjoying adult activities such as touring the city’s incredible art galleries and museums, where younger guests would be bored within minutes. Others choose to unwind with a massage or a restorative spa treatment. When night falls, couples can kick back and enjoy a cocktail at the city’s chicest bars or enjoy a visit to the opera. Whatever London activities the parents choose to enjoy, they can count on quality, uninterrupted time together, while their children are either having a blast with their nanny, or tucked up safe and sound, asleep in bed.”

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Call on The Hotel Nanny’s faultless childcare while staying at any of Red Carnation Hotels’ London Hotels.

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