Whether you are a Mum or Dad looking for any kind of childcare, or a Nanny looking for work – we can help you!

We are a privately owned nanny agency, established in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire. We cover all of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

We have two additional branches covering the other Home Counties and The Midlands.

Please contact the local branch to speak to your friendly and extremely knowledgeable Nanny Consultant.

For The Chalfonts, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Amersham, Bucks, Herts and Middx – speak to Amanda.

For Maidenhead, Reading, Bracknell, Ascot, Berkshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire – speak to Dee.

For Cheltenham, Gloucester, Worcester, Cirencester, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire – speak to Emma.

All our contact details including office numbers, mobile numbers and email addresses can be found at the bottom of this page.

We look forward to helping you and hope you will find lots more information that will help you on our site.

Everything we do is focused on
your child’s well-being

Why choose us?

We have been recruiting nannies and childcare staff since 1990. There’s nothing we don’t know when it comes to recruiting child carers.


We are consistently recommended by Doctors, Midwives, Health Visitors and Clinics.


There is NO REGISTRATION FEE to search for staff through us and NO FORM FILLING – just one simple phone call into the office and we can take all your requirements from you there and then.


We have a huge selection of staff to choose from – the vast majority having qualified locally and having been with us since the day they left college!


You need it? We will find it for you – Full Time Nannies, Part Time Nannies, Mother’s Helps, Weekend Nannies, Overnight Nannies, Babysitters, Wedding & Event Nannies, Before & After School Sitters – all either temporary or permanent.

We pride ourselves on being very quick to deal with your requirements. You register a job with us; we know all the
right questions to ask and can give you as much guidance as you need – and you will have suitable
candidates arriving in your inbox usually within the hour – at the very latest 2 hours!

Our Fees

For permanent nanny recruitment we charge a flat rate.

Full & Part-time Nanny Recruitment – 4 x the net weekly salary – paid on completion of the recruitment process. Minimum Fee £500.00.

Or allow us to work with you one to one by signing our sole agency agreement and the rate is reduced to 3 x the net weekly salary.

We do not charge any kind of registration fees or VAT.

Need Nursery Staff?

If you are looking for nursery staff,
we are the Agency to come to!

Most childcare agencies specialise in Nannies alone, but here at Daisychain we have ALWAYS recruited childcare staff into nurseries as well as families! We deal with nurseries on a daily basis and would love to add you to our long list of satisfied nursery clients.


Katie Quin is our national nursery chain consultant and her contact details can be found on our contact page


We recruit for nurseries – literally dozens of individuals, small chains and large chain nurseries are recruiting both temporary and permanent nursery staff through us every single week.


We currently supply nurseries throughout Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Berkshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. You can understand why we consider ourselves the experts! We have a constantly being re-stocked supply of:


  • NVQ 1, 2, 3 & 4 Nursery Nurses
  • Room Leaders ~ Supervisors
  • Deputy Managers – Managers

Also carefully selected Trainees – only ones who we feel will take full advantage of training and are focused on a career in childcare.


We have well established relationships with the local colleges – each year we gain access to the newly qualified nursery nurses and place the majority in local, reputable nurseries.


We offer a good guarantee period and a free replacement if things aren’t working out within the first 8 weeks.


One call into the office will set the ball rolling – we will either have the right person for you immediately or we will begin sourcing them for you!


And remember – it costs you NOTHING to interview candidates – a fee only becomes payable when we find you exactly the right person.


And our fee of 10% of the first year’s annual salary per nursery placement means we are a VERY affordable option.


Looking for a job in childcare? We need you!

Here is what you get when you come to Daisychain and join our friendly, busy and popular agency:

  • The friendliest agency around – don’t just take our word for it: “The experienced team at Daisychain Nannies show commitment and care ensuring a good match between applicant and placement.” Claire, Amersham. Successfully placed twice by Daisychain.
  • We can come to you! We will try very hard to interview you at a time that suits you and is near your home or work.
  • We can arrange to see you in the early evening and at weekends, if that makes it easier for you.
  • We regularly interview in the Chalfonts, Amersham, Chesham, Chorleywood, Wendover, Marlow, Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor and Reading, Thame, Oxford, Bicester and all the major towns in our areas.
  • Its quick and easy – just email your cv to the email address on the specific job quoting the job reference. We will contact you and take you through the very easy next steps
  • We are constantly recruiting either qualified or experienced Nannies and Nursery Assistants. Also for nurseries we need Room Leaders, Deputies and Managers.
  • If you have no qualifications but are determined to work with children and are prepared to accept training in a nursery – still contact us.
  • A long term relationship. We look after our girls (and the occasional much-welcomed boy!) and a huge amount of our nannies have been with us for 15 years plus. Once you are a Daisychain Nanny we will endeavour to guide your career, assist you with salary negotiations & contracts, help steer you in the right direction and we will look after you every step of the way.
  • We will help you with your CV and your interview technique – offering one to one sessions for those who feel they need it – all for free.

parent reviews

We are one of the UKs leading Nanny Agencies,
here’s just a small sample of what our clients are saying.

  • I was recommend Daisychain by my Midwife and then I heard good things about them at NCT group meetings. They seem to be known round here as THE agency to go to.

    I was incredibly nervous about leaving my 3 month old daughter in the hands of a stranger but financially I had to go back to work and leave her. I was assured by Amanda that once I had met some of these wonderfully qualified and experienced nannies, all my fears would evaporate. I wasn't so sure!

    However I can hand on heart say she was right. I was quite demanding in what I wanted Amelia's new carer to have as regards qualifications and experience but Amanda lined up 5 nannies who in the end I had trouble choosing between. Ironically I felt I could have walked out the door and left any of them with my baby girl and she would have been in safer hands than mine. In the end it boiled down to two and we went with the girl Amanda guided us towards - all with valid reasons - ie she lived much closer than the other girl and had recently looked after a baby girl of exactly the same age.

    In conclusion, I would say to any other new mother, you can trust Daisychain. They really do know what they are talking about and I couldn't be happier with the service I received. And I really do walk out the door at 7am with not a care in the world - knowing Amelia is in safer hands than my own.

    Mrs D J - Chorleywood
    Mrs D J - Chorleywood
  • My introduction to the company was done in such a human way that it immediately made me feel that I have found the right people, who are going to help me to find my perfect job.

    And that is exactly what happened. From my first email to them to the last one I was treated with most respect and dignity. I was assigned the most wonderful lady who became a friend just going through with me on what is needed before you can become a good Nanny.

    Katie was so kind and understanding. She was a good listener and I immediately felt at ease discussing anything and asking questions, and she was willing and able to help me in all situations. I knew then that she was going to help me find the right job.

    I had no doubt in my mind that I was blessed to be dealing with Katie. The whole experience was made easy by the manner in which she handled everything that needed attention. I will have no qualm in introducing the company to my friends and family who might want to do nannying in the future.

    My experience with Daisychain Nannies Ltd. was just out of this world.

    Miss E M - Nanny for Cookham Dean family
    Miss E M - Nanny for Cookham Dean family
  • Katie Quin is by far, the most efficient, caring, trustworthy, kind, and hardworking Nanny Recruiter I have come across.

    This is my first baby, and I have naturally been very picky on who I chose to help me.

    I used 3 other professional nanny agencies before I fell across Katie at Daisychain, and I can honestly say, I dropped all 3 of them almost instantaneously to work exclusively with Katie after our second conversation as I had so much trust and faith in her.

    She understood my needs from literally day one, and in the end, it was such a hard decision for me to choose the right Nanny, as she had given me so many great ones to interview. I was spoilt for choice.

    But Katie ultimately helped me make my mind up in finding the perfect Nanny since she had really taken time out to understand me as a person too. Katie is a very special lady and has an incredibly natural gift in what she does.

    I hope you get to benefit and enjoy the results as much as we certainly did.

    Mrs V B, Marlow
    Mrs V B, Marlow



If you employ a nanny in the UK and you pay her more than the National Insurance and Tax thresholds the law requires you to:

– Register as an employer with HMRC.

– Keep a payroll record and provide payslips on her behalf.

– Pay Employee’s income Tax and National Insurance Contributions.

– Pay Employer’s National Insurance Contributions.

– Provide an annual summary of all these deductions and payment.

See this document (provided by Nannytax) for more details of your reponsibilities and how Nannytax could help you.

If you contact Nannytax please mention that you were informed about their company by Daisychain Nannies.

contact us

This is where you will find all the information you need to contact the right branch of Daisychain for you!

Amanda Thompson

For Chesham, Amersham, Little Chalfont, Chalfont St Giles & Peter, Gerrards Cross, Burnham, Beaconsfield, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Watford, Kings Langley, Hemel Hempstead, Tring, Berkhamsted, Wendover, Aylesbury, Princes Risborough, High Wycombe, Marlow, Bourne End, Stoke Poges, Farnham Royal, Denham, Great Missenden, Prestwood and all of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex:

Call her at the Office on 01494 956 162.

Or on her mobile on 07796 604 409.

Or email her at daisychainnannies@ymail.com

Dee Allgood

For Maidenhead, Windsor, Bracknell,  Sonning, Twyford, Sunningdale, Ascot, Caversham, Reading, Wokingham, Virginia Water, Camberley, Bray, Cookham & Cookham Dean, Eton, Hungerford, Newbury, Sandhurst, Slough, Sunninghill, Thatcham, Tilehurst, Wargrave, White Waltham, Winnersh, Woodley, Oxford, Bicester and all of Berkshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire:

Call her at the Office on 01628 674 993.

Or on her mobile on 07887 99 33 13.

Or email her at daisychainhomecounties@yahoo.com

Or for nursery nurses and nursery clients please contact Katie at daisychainnurseries@yahoo.com

Emma Curley

For Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Worcester, Evesham, Kiddiminster and all of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire:

Call her at the Office on 01386 751 788.

Or on her mobile on 07786 261 560.

Or email her at daisychaincotswolds@yahoo.com

Katie Quin

Katie is our National Nursery Chain Coordinator. Please contact her if you are looking to recruit into multiple nursery locations.

Call her at the Office on 01628 482 611.

Or on her mobile on 07968 975 649.

Or email her at daisychainnurseries@yahoo.com