About Us

Paula Cornwell

Paula Cornwell, owner of Town and Country Nannies. A nanny agency providing first class childcare in Essex and Hertfordshire.I’m Paula Cornwell, the Managing Director of Town and Country Nannies, and I’m passionate about excellence in childcare. Wherever you live, we aim to provide first class childcare and first class service, every step of the way.

I know that nothing is more important than giving your children the very best possible care, and I take childcare very seriously. When I moved into childcare recruitment I found that other agencies didn’t share my high standards and concern for quality, safety, and matching the right nanny with the right family; that’s why I set up Town and Country Nannies in January 2012.

How did I come to set up my own nanny agency? Well, I worked for many years in child protection, and know more than most about the importance of taking great care of children. As a working mother I employed a number of nannies to look after my own daughter, so I know just how you feel when entrusting your precious children to someone else. Overall the experience was so positive for us that my daughter went on to train as a nanny at the prestigious Chiltern College, and I moved into childcare recruitment (via a couple of other equally interesting careers!).

Town and Country Nannies brings together all of my professional and personal experience and expertise as well as my own incredibly high standards, to provide our clients with the very best nannies. My staff (who are trained by me) and I personally meet, vet and interview all of our nannies. All qualifications, references and DBS checks are double-checked to give you the highest level of confidence in our nannies. Most important, we take great care to spend time with both you and the nannies we are interviewing on your behalf, to ensure that we secure you the perfect person to look after your family.

Nothing is more important than taking great care of your children; that’s why I personally ensure that we have only the very best nannies on our books.

Natalie Monk

Paula Cornwell, owner of Town and Country Nannies. A nanny agency providing first class childcare in Essex and Hertfordshire.Natalie first trained as a nanny in 2007 gaining her BTEC Level 3 in Early Years, then working in a nursery setting for 1 year as a good career foundation.

Natalie secured her first nanny position in 2008, and has worked with many professional families, and VIP families as a live out and live-in nanny, with the opportunity of private jet, helicopter and chartered yacht travel with her charges.

In 2012 Natalie completed The NEST course in Postnatal care / Non-Medical Maternity Nursing Diploma, and is now a fully qualified maternity nurse. She has used this knowledge working with newborns and babies.

Natalie began her career in recruitment with Town & Country Nannies in 2015 and is now a highly regarded recruitment consultant working with nannies and families in Essex and Hertfordshire.

David Cornwell

David Cornwell, director of Town and Country Nannies. A nanny agency providing first class childcare in Essex and Hertfordshire.David has a Banking background having spent nearly 40 years with the Westminster Bank, National Westminster Bank and The Royal Bank of Scotland.

His career has taken him from cashiering in a local branch to corporate and international banking, both in the UK and abroad, and finally into IT where his extensive knowledge of banking and its processes enabled him to lead teams thorough the millennium and mergers and finally into Internet Banking.

He has supported Town and Country Nannies Ltd since its inception, being a Director with responsibilities for both Finance and General Administration.