Founded by a surgeon and a nanny, for busy families everywhere

Dr Rachael Coates was a mum in need of some support. Sarah Heward was a nanny who had been put in vulnerable positions as a young self-employed worker.

They found some magic when they worked together, and set about creating the most flexible, supportive, affordable childcare, for families whose lives and needs don't necessarily fit neatly into 9am-5pm. 

Our aim is to provide childcare that is suitable for modern day living, which allows parents to get back to enjoying their family, whilst also providing career guidance, opportunities, training and a community for nannies. And so, UNA was born!

We provide:

  • 24/7 flexible childcare
  • Emergency cover, for when plans change
  • Safe and experienced DBS checked nannies
  • Support for homeschooling
  • Virtual online nanny sessions
  • Cover for holidays, and weekends away - our nannies can stay overnight at your home, or come away with you!


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Making sure your childcare provision is safe

Hi everyone! My name is Sarah and I am the founder of UNA, formerly known as The Northern Nanny. 
Today, I'm going to share with you through this blog a little bit about safety and what to be looking out for when you're trying...

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Who is UNA, and what can you expect from our nannies?

Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Heward, and I am the managing director and co-founder of UNA, formally known as the Northern Nanny.  Today's blog is basically going to be shedding some light on the mysteries of finding out which childcare is right for you...

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Introducing UNA - our relaunch, and our plans for the future

Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Heward, and I am the managing director and co-founder of UNA, formerly known as the Northern Nanny. If you're reading this, thanks for taking the time out of your day to enjoy our message and to hear us out...

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