Dear families and candidates,
We understand your family and home are the most important thing. At Little Ones we help you to find the best possible care for them. It’s that simple.
Our ethos is to provide the highest level of service, placing candidates whose skills offer benefits to a child’s early language development and education. Our housekeepers help keep your home, homely, organised and of course immaculate.
Below you will find details about our team. Your consultant at Little Ones will be there whenever you need them.
Vanessa Cook, CEO and Founder of Little Ones.
Nicholas Bowen – Associate Director
Wenjing Li – Senior Consultant, Chinese and Asian Language Nanny and Nanny Housekeeper Placements
Wenjing specialises in the placement of Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese speaking), Japanese and other Asian language nannies and housekeepers including Nepalese and Filipino candidates. Wenjing comes to Little Ones with a double master degree from The University of Nottingham.
Patricia Cervera – Senior Consultant, Spanish; Portuguese Nanny and Live Out Nanny Housekeeper Placements
Originally from Spain, Patricia specialises in Portuguese and Spanish speaking live out nanny and nanny-housekeeper placements. Graduated in Translation & Interpreting, Patricia studied in Spain, Denmark and Canada. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and is improving her French and Portuguese at Little Ones. Patricia has also experience as a Primary School Spanish Teacher in the UK and understand very well raising children in a bilingual environment as her family is Spanish/British. Patricia always ensures providing her clients with the best service and is passionate about finding the right matches for our families.
Tom Morrison - Senior Consultant, English Live Out Nanny and International Placements
Tom specialises in full time live out English speaking nannies and Overseas placements. Originally from Cambridge, he graduated from Sheffield Business School with an upper second class honors degree in Business and Marketing. He has previously worked in one of the world’s largest recruitment companies and since joining Little Ones has developed his knowledge and used his past experience to help a large variety of families.
Mary Fernandez – Directors Assistant and Social Media Manager
Mary manages Little Ones busy Social Media desk and is also assistant to Little Ones Directors.
Cristina Linares – Bilingual Consultant, Live In Spanish and Portuguese Nanny Placements
Cristina specialises in placing Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian nannies across London and the UK. She joined Little Ones in 2012 after relocating from Madrid where she qualified as a Lawyer at the Alfonso X El Sabio University. In the past she has studied at various International Schools. She prides herself on her consultative approach to recruitment and being able to advise families not only on the market conditions and nanny expectations but also on what may be best for their family. She relocated to London in order to experience a new challenge and utilise her English skills in a professional environment. Alongside a great interest in fashion, Cristina is passionate about travelling and experiencing other cultures across the globe.
Natalie Harmon-Tatton – Consultant, German and English Nanny Placements
Natalie joined Little Ones in 2013 and has previous recruitment experience working for the world’s largest corporate recruitment organisation. Prior to this she worked for a private government funded school for children aged 11+ struggling with the national curriculum, after graduating from the University of Exeter with a degree in German and Sociology. Whilst studying at Exeter, she spent a year living in Frankfurt, Germany and has a huge interest in the foreign culture and traditions. Little Ones has given her the opportunity to combine her passion for childcare and her knowledge of the recruitment industry to provide the best possible service in finding you a nanny.
Tony Buckley - Consultant, House Managers and Housekeeper Placements
Tony specialises in Housekeeper positions and Housekeeper/Nanny positions. He has vast experience interviewing and placing candidates from the Philippines, Europe and South America. Originally from the Cotswold area Tony studied Procurement at Cheltenham College. He moved to New Zealand for 1 year working as a Procurement Officer and travelled for a further year meeting various people from different cultures and backgrounds. This has given Tony a great ability to understand his candidates who are from various backgrounds ensuring that they’ll be a perfect match for the family homes of our clients
Sonia Mateos – Senior Consultant, French and Arabic Nanny and Nanny Housekeeper Placements
After graduating with a Masters in Marketing and Management in a Business School in Paris, Sonia began her career at a leading national finance bank and has worked for more than 11 years in the financial field. Here at Little Ones, Sonia specialises in French and Arabic speaking, live-in and live-out Nannies. As a mother of 2, she understands very well parents needs and would be absolutely delighted to help you find the perfect nanny for your little ones. In private she loves spending time with her family, travelling especially in Asia and cooking French and Asian dishes.
Pierre Desdevises – Bilingual Consultant, French Live Out Nanny Placements
Pierre specialises in the recruitment of French speaking Nannies and Nanny Housekeepers. Originally from Nantes in France Pierre graduated from a business school in Paris , Since then he’d gained experience working in Vietnam for the French embassy, in France to promote and develop martial arts , and lately in London where he was deeply involved on recruiting for the Olympics. Pierre also holds 2 degrees in childcare (BAFA and BEES).
Elena Zatsarnaya – Consultant, Russian Language and Afterschool Placements
Elena specialises in Russian-speaking and Eastern European nanny and nanny-housekeeper placements. Originally from Kaliningrad – the only Russian Baltic Sea port – Elena has Masters in Informational Technology in Kaliningrad and studied Business Management in London. She is passionate about childcare and will find the best possible candidates for our clients.
Lara Muller – Bilingual Consultant
Lara specialises in placing German, Dutch, Swedish and Danish speaking nannies both live in, live out and part time. Having grown up in Holland, Lara is half German half British and moved to England for her studies. Lara speaks English, German and Dutch fluently.
Alice – Bilingual Consultant, Italian Nanny and Nanny Housekeeper Placements
Alice specialises in Italian speaking nanny placements. Originally from Padua, a beautiful Italian city close to Venice, Alice studied the Science of Education and Training, specialising in Psyco-Pedagogy. She has professional experience as an educator and recruiter, and is extremely enthusiastic about helping our families find the best bilingual nanny to educate and care for their children.
Ionna – Bilingual Consultant, Greek Nanny Placements
If you are a family in need or candidate seeking a domestic position – we hope you decide to give Little Ones Bilingual Nanny and Nanny Housekeeper Agency a call. www.littleoneslondon.co.uk