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:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again 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 the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO4 3FA.

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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.