About us

In 1991, I set up Chameleon Nursery in North London, which went on to become one of the most successful private nurseries in the area. Prior to starting the nursery, I undertook many months of extensive research to find out exactly what was missing in other nurseries, and what we could offer which would make us the most sought after. The resulting ethos of the nursery was quite simple; recruit the highest quality staff.

Deciding to build on the extensive recruitment experience I had enjoyed whilst running the nursery, I felt that starting an employment agency was an obvious next step after selling the nursery in late 2006. I embarked on the same level of robust research to find out what other agencies offered and what we could offer that parents and children needed that would make us the ‘go to’ agency. As part of my research, I took employment myself as a nanny, to help give me insider knowledge of exactly what demands are placed on a nanny’s shoulders and what it takes to be a good nanny and employee.

I found there was a gap in the market for a refreshing take on a nanny agency, one that places the client’s needs as a top priority and offers a complete bespoke service to parents and thus Sugar & Spice was born. Using our extensive experience in the childcare industry, we can source the highest calibre of childcarer for you to welcome into your family. I have brought a very robust legacy of recruitment with me to Sugar & Spice and as part of our quality commitment to our clients, every childcarer registering with our agency will be interviewed personally by me, ensuring that only the very best get through to registration and will be offered to you for consideration and interview.

I hope that you will allow us the privilege of finding your children the best possible childcarer.

Helen Schermuly