Chiltern Nanny Conference and Nanny of the Year Award 2013

nanny2013On Saturday 18th May 2013, Eden Nannies & Maternity once again co-sponsored this excellent conference, which year on year increases awareness and raises the profile of professional nannies in the UK.
Two of our consultants, Katie Wilson, Nanny Team Manager and Millie Salmon, Live-in Consultant (and an ex-Chiltern student herself!) did a wonderful job manning the Eden stand, talking to nanny delegates throughout the day.
Our Marketing and Business Development Director, Alex Peto-Dias, was also on hand to chat to the nannies and during the afternoon session, spoke to the conference audience on the subject of ‘Why Clients Use Nanny Agencies to Find a Nanny’ (still the most popular choice of families – 60% choosing to do so).
The final part of the conference was to meet the 5 finalists of the Nanny of the Year Award, hear a little about their nanny career to date and for Chris Lawrence, Chiltern’s Principal, to announce the winner.

The Nanny of the Year Finalists for 2013 were: Sian Hoggart, Katy Byng, Becky Meehan, Paula Vekony and Gemma Dickinson.

The winner was finally announced as Paula Vekony with Sian Hoggart 2nd and Gemma Dickinson in 3rd.

Eden were pleased to sponsor the 4th Prize this year (John Lewis vouchers) and in fact we had to split the prize as it was a tie to 4th place for Katy Byng and Becky Meehan (please see photo attached of Alex with the winners).

Katie Wilson summed up the day:

“Fantastic day in the perfect setting of Chiltern College. The main guest speaker Dr Kay Mathieson was engaging and inspiring. It was great to see so many professional nannies taking a keen interest in their profession supporting the challenge that is to become ‘The Nanny Of The Year’!”

We look forward to next year…