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Emily Banks

Childcare Assistance From Extra Help Newcastle

Do you need your very own Mary Poppins?

Posted on: 24/03/2015   By: Emily Banks

I have been wanting to write a blog post on this for a while as it is a subject very close to my heart. As a lone parent to a soon to be three year old boy, I understand completely the need for reliable, quality childcare; not least because I used to be a nanny myself ...

Childcare Assistance From Extra Help Newcastle

When my son was born, my mum searched desperately for a home help service that would come in and just muck in with whatever it was that I needed.

She wanted to gift me 4 hours a week where I could choose to have a nap, or to shower alone (the ultimate luxury!) or they could just crack on with the housework so that I didn't scare the health visitor with my hovel!

There wasn't a service that she could find that could help me like this and I vowed then to try and incorporate this into Extra Help Newcastle. It would have made a world of difference to my life at a time when I was really quite vulnerable and stretched.

"The old saying goes that 'it takes a village to raise a child' and boy is that true!"

I am very lucky as my family is always on hand to help me with my little one, but I also have a variety of paid support - from cleaners to a Mothers Help - depending on my workload and what will best suit my family. I sometimes just need an extra pair of hands!

Extra Help Newcastle understands on a personal level, just how important it is that your little one is happy and content. If you have good childcare in place you can go to work, to the gym or just get on with other household tasks with a clear head and the security that your most precious person is in safe hands.

All of our home helpers have full DBS Disclosures, are fully referenced and have an abundance of experience and qualifications. There is not a single one of my team that I wouldn't trust my own child with and I measure that as the benchmark for our success.

So, if you need an extra pair of hands, help with the school run, a few hours off to go to lunch or cover while you work then we can help! In addition to this, we can also arrange:

  • Last minute cover should your regular childcare be unavailable.

  • Childcare support at events like weddings.

  • Gift packages for new mums of cleaning/sleep cover/making up bottles, washing etc.

  • Before/after school pick-ups and drop offs.

Call Newcastle Extra Help on 0845 375 1626 or click here to ping me an email and let's find your perfect Mary Poppins!

Until next time ...


More about Emily Banks ...


Emily runs the franchise for Extra Help Newcastle and Hexham. She joined the company in August 2014. Emily has spent many years working as a Nanny, specialising in multiple births and children with behavioural problems and has also been a respite carer for young adults with learning difficulties. She later worked in event Management and sales, organising and motivating large teams of people and dealing with all of the paperwork that that entails!


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