It’s a Jolly Holiday with The Hotel Nanny

With the average age for first time mothers now over 30, some parents may not wish to sacrifice their previously enjoyed luxury holiday breaks, just because there is a welcome new addition to the family.

If you’re used to spoiling yourself with a spot of fine-dining, a shopping spree or a round of golf while on holiday, there’s no reason why this should stop now, after all, it’s your holiday too.

Alternatively you could be heading off to an important conference and seeking childcare while you discuss important business decisions.

That’s the idea behind The Hotel Nanny, a bespoke childcare service, now available to families staying at Wivenhoe House. It’s a partnership arrangement as The Hotel Nanny only works with select hotels in the UK, providing carefully selected and trained nannies for families taking a break.

Children enjoy games, story times and exploring while you can be out and about, confident that your young ones are having fun. Or you can relax over an excellent dinner while a Hotel Nanny takes over at bedtime.

The Hotel Nanny Managing Director Angela Roach explained the concept: “We wanted to take out all those uncertainties and variables and produce a consistent, predictable, reliable and impressive framework to guarantee customer trust and translate strongly our impeccable care philosophy.

This trust equally gave our hotel partners the conviction to bring childcare in to the middle of their marketing and service engagement with their family guests as we had similarly taken out the uncertainties and variables which led hotels to keep childcare as a periphery service.”

The Hotel Nanny contact details


find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here into PARK ROAD
The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex, but PARK ROAD leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.