THE STORY BEHIND NANNIES BEYOND
Founder, Lois Allon has been recruiting for the childcare sector for nearly 17 years. With a background in city recruitment, she launched an au pair agency in 2005 shortly after her second child was born. Lois had no support as both sets of grandparents were living abroad and her experience as an employer was so incredibly positive that she felt every young growing family could benefit from the support of someone special to help look after their children.
Lois recognised that many families needed more substantial childcare and help around their home, and the au pair agency developed into a highly reputable nanny agency recruiting full time and part time nannies, live-in nannies, housekeepers and even extended to companions for elderly.
After almost 10 years running the business, Lois decided to scale back and focus on a niche area of only live-in nannies and so, Nannies Beyond was born.
WHO IS LOIS?
Lois is passionate about helping people. She loves helping families to find the perfect solution for their childcare. She loves helping nannies find their perfect job working with children. She loves connecting people.
Having had 3 children in the short space of 3.5 years, Lois couldn’t have got through the early years without live-in help. Lois truly understands a family’s needs – as a busy professional mum she can empathise with her clients and is able to offer advice and support from her own experience and from years of working with many families.
Lois grew up in South Africa and immigrated to Australia before settling in London 21 years ago. Settling into a new country and adapting to a new culture can be challenging and Lois gets that it’s not always easy for nannies moving from abroad or from a different part of the UK. Lois helps girls to settle into their new families and will often introduce nannies to other lovely nannies she has placed in the area.
Lois’ love for helping people extends beyond her business. When she is not interviewing nannies or talking to families, Lois volunteers in her community. She runs the kitchen for a homeless shelter over the harsh winter months and often pops into a refugee asylum seekers centre, again rolling her sleeves up in the kitchen cooking up a storm.
More than anything Lois is very passionate about maintaining a work-life balance and to delivering an exemplary service to her clients. She does it with passion and gusto.
Give Lois a call on 020 8087 2969