About Us

Village Nannies is a small, owner- run business, focused on placing nannies with families. We pride ourselves on the close relationship we develop with the families we work with, and take great care in making sure that we really understand the needs and expectations of the families before we begin recruiting the perfect nanny. We therefore prefer to discuss our client’s requirements on the phone, rather than by email, as this gives us a better understanding of what they are looking for.

With combined experience of more than 50 years of teaching, parenting and business ownership, Village Nannies is well positioned to advise you in the selection of a suitable candidate to care for your most precious possession - your children - based on your specific needs, home and family.

Tania: Owner

I am a well-qualified ECD (early childhood development) teacher with 25 years very varied experience in many parts of the world.

My daughter was born in 2000 in Australia, and after moving back to South Africa in January 2001, I ran a playschool in my home, for 12 children aged between 18 months and 3 years, until 2006.

I started Village Nannies at the end of 2003, and since then I have focused on finding the perfect nannies for families.


I have 10 years pre-school teaching experience, and have run a small home-based business, which gave me the opportunity to be with my son until he started at school.

I then managed and coached at a children's fun gym for 5 years.

I joined Village Nannies in early 2008 and am passionate about finding the right nanny for the families we work with and take great delight in matching nannies to families.


I have two small boys and have been a stay-at-home mom for most of their early years. I worked for an au pair agency for 1 and a half years and I have employed my own nanny for my children. I therefore have some experience working with, and looking for, the best nannies.

I joined Village Nannies in Sept 2016 and, while talking to potential candidates on the phone, I always think about whether I would feel happy to employ them for my family.