Letchworth, Hertfordshire United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 19, 2011 -- Choosing a holiday that will be relaxing as well as enjoyable can be a headache for families with young children. Some hotels and resorts offer children's clubs, crèches and babysitting services, but these often limit the choice of destination, and do not always live up to expectations.
Furthermore, these services come at a price. Hotel crèche services, ( often a 'hidden' cost,) are around £250 per week, per child. These can be excellent, providing your children are happy to be left with unfamiliar people in an unfamiliar environment. Babysitting Services are very convenient if provided by the Hotel or Resort, but you can expect to pay £25 per hour (per child).
There is, however, an alternative, that until now, has not been widely affordable or available. A modern-day holiday childcare service offered by a new company - My Travelling Nanny. The unique, flexible service offers three different Travelling Nanny types, ranging from Student Nannies, to Teacher Nannies (including swimming instructors and sports coaches), as well as Qualified Nannies.
My Travelling Nanny offers Holiday Nannies for as little as £270 per week - the equivalent of booking a hotel babysitter for 3 evenings out. But your Travelling Nanny is not only your resident babysitter. She will travel with you, helping to entertain the children and thereby getting to know them even before you have reached your holiday destination.
The rest is plain sailing. You have an extra pair of hands and eyes when you need them - someone else to help do the suncreaming, spend endless hours in the pool, rock the pram, sing Humpty Dumpty or wipe sticky fingers. This means you can potentially give each child some quality time, with your own Nanny on board to take care of the others. And you might actually, as parents, get some breathing space, which is what holidays are all about, as well as family fun.
Having your own personal Nanny can open new doors: villa holidays can become realistic possibilities, instead of "dreams" for the future, when the children have grown up. You can have our own routine, and your own private space. And if you holiday with other families, you could consider sharing a Nanny, to cut costs.