Sleep Fairy Godmothers

Sleep Fairies

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Oh yes! We have them too!

Our lovely Sleep Fairy Godmothers provide practical support, experience and understanding. Their role is to assist parents in taking care of their baby, other siblings and household management.

Our Sleep Fairy Godmothers are mature mothers from a variety of social, cultural and often professional backgrounds, hand-picked by us for their godmother- like qualities and warm family-orientated personalities. They are in high demand because of their experience, adaptability and flexibility to multi task as proxy parents, nannies, night nannies, housekeepers and cooks. They have considerable childcare and life experience and are highly valued for their maturity, knowledge, skills and heaps of common sense. They often work alongside a maternity nurse helping with new born babies and are frequently asked to stay on with the family once the maternity nurse has finished her contract.

All our Sleep Fairy Godmothers will have Paediatric First Aid Certificates, enhanced CRB Certificates, have impeccable references and go through our stringent screening and interview process before we register, select and introduce them to you. Once you have chosen your Sleep Fairy Godmother, we recommend that you discuss the terms and conditions directly with her and agree which of the following tasks are to be included in your final agreement:


Assisting you with your baby
Night Nanny (so you can have a good night’s sleep)
Proxy parenting
Nanny to other siblings
Sterilising bottles and equipment
Washing baby’s clothes and bedding
Making up feeds
Nursery duties
Preparing meals for you/your family
Making tea and coffee for you
Shopping
Housework
School runs
Helping with homework
Being there for you as a friendly helper
Baby Sitting

This may be an affordable and flexible alternative for families needing practical help and support with their babies and other children, as you can opt for less than 16 hours per week to suit your requirements. Call us at Sleep Fairies for an informal chat if you would like a Sleep Fairy Godmother or would like to become one.