Waving hello from us all.
Hi, I’m Clare (Emmy’s Mummy). I live in Essex with my husband Paul, Emmy (born February 2010) and Harry (born October 2012), our dog Barney.
I am a fully qualified Nanny and have looked after children as a Nanny for over 14 years. This was my dream job, one I gave my all to and never hated going into for even a day. Over the course of 14 years I cared for children in 3 families full time seeing those children grow from babies to you adults.
This was a job I loved so much that I returned to when Emmy was just 3 months old, she came to work with me which worked perfectly as she had built-in playmates.
I left my very last family when Emmy was around a year old and co-owed a Nanny/Babysitting agency with my former boss.
After having Harry I didn’t return, owning that type of business didn’t fit in with 2 young children. I am still my own boss however and am now self-employed as a Blogger, Social Media consultant and Freelance writer.
Paul works locally with his Dad and they own their own Architect company Building Design Consultants
He loves reading and history, always with his head in a book, the latest gadget in his hand and spouting facts at me in our quiet time in the evenings (I must admit that I do switch off as I’m not really into history)
Paul has a medical condition called Fibromyalgia, he was diagnosed in January 2011, he manages the condition well but there are days it is much harder and tougher than others.
Emmy is a fun bubbly, bright and FULL of energy. She loves everything and is always happy, laughing and joking.
She especially likes being as loud as possible, climbing on everything & jumping in muddy puddles. She can also be quiet at times too – she loves dolls, building bricks, various TV programmes and adores arts and crafts, reading and writing.
Her best friend apart from Mummy (and Daddy) is her little Brother and while they do fight as all siblings do, they really do get on brilliantly and she is a wonderful big sister.
One of Emmy’s favourite all time things to do at the moment is arts and crafts, as soon as she wakes up she will ask to paint, stick, draw or play with her Play Doh – the messier the better as far as she is concerned.
She has just started in Year 2 and absolutely loves school, she is keen to please her teachers and it working really hard at gaining her pen licence this year.
Harry is far too like his Sister. He learnt to climb at an early age, runs everywhere and is into EVERYTHING.
You really need eyes in the back of your head with him.
His all time favourite thing is LEGO and PLAYMOBIL
He loves anything he isn’t allowed and kicks up a complete fuss when he can’t have it.
Very independent from a very young age – he certainly keeps us on our toes. He is now in Nursery and although doesn’t like being away from Mummy he is loving spending time with his friends, although not so much having to do as he is told.
He is learning to ride his bike without stabilisers as he wants to be like his big sister and is a whizz on his scooter.
Barney is our 13 year old Border Collie – a rescue dog – left tied up to a bus stop a week before Christmas. He was only 6 months old at the time, under weight but perfect.
He fast became a loved member of our family and goes everywhere with us, he is amazing with the children and friendly to all. He spends a lot of time asleep now due to his age however give him a ball and he will play for hours.