We are SO excited to present to you our winner of Nanny of the Year for 2017 - SASHA MILLAR!!!
Sasha is such a star, and we have loved seeing her grow, and of course the twins, over the last year and a half. Sasha is heavily involved with KiwiOz by regularly attending our events, which we very much appreciate and enjoy having her!
Sasha exhibits every quality that a KiwiOz Nanny should - she is proactive, fun, loving and for all those reason and more Sasha is most definitely deserving of this crown but also the prize on offer - a FREE Travel Talk Tour to either Morocco, Egypt or Turkey!
Now to the nomination, whilst we received many amazing nominations (some of which will be featured in upcoming blogs) it was the nomination from Sasha's nanny family outlining - really confirming what we already know - just how amazing she is, that was the pick of the bunch. It's a bit of a read, but worth it, we admit there may have been a few goose bumps and pulling of heart strings around the office when we read it.
So here goes;
Tell us why you recommend your Nanny. What does she do that is great with the kids? To help you? How is your life better?
Sasha came into our lives when my twins were only three months old and I can’t imagine our lives without her. They are now 20 months old and she’s already our Nanny of the Year, this year and every year! Being a single father is not easy and I simply cannot imagine being able to manage my new business as a theatre producer without her. Often my job requires me to be at the theatre in the evenings and at short notice, and knowing that she is there to be relied upon makes everything possible. She’s become part of the family and nothing is ever too much trouble. To say that Sasha is CONSTANTLY going above and beyond the call of duty is an understatement.
A recent example of this was the incredible support she have me as I was caring for my mum who had terminal cancer. Mum was taken into hospital two days before Christmas and her dying wish was to pass away at home. The hospital allowed her to come home on Christmas Eve which threw my plans for a Christmas with the twins at home in London up in the air. Sasha swung into action and came up to the Midlands (where my mum lived) to ensure that the twins were properly cared for over Christmas, allowing me to make the most of the time I had left with my mum who sadly died a couple of days later. As if things weren’t bad enough coping with my mum’s illness, my daughter Martha was taken into hospital with bronchitis on the same night that my mum passed away. Without blinking, Sasha took care of Martha and stayed with her all night in the hospital until I was able to join her. It was the worst night of my life and I was being pulled in so many directions with the only comfort being that I knew Sasha was there taking as much care of Martha as I would have.
In addition to the hard times, she’s amazing at the fun stuff too - playing with Martha and Barnaby, singing with them and filling their lives with joy and happiness. She takes Barnaby and Martha to ‘mud club’, she reads to them and has numerous other nanny friends and children round to play at my house. She has taught them to say ‘uppy’, when they need to be picked up, ‘snacks’ when they are still hungry, and ‘share’ (an essential part of vocab for any set of twins) and most importantly to love each other. My children were born 10 weeks premature but with the wonderful support, love and dedication to their development that Sasha continues to provide, they have blossomed into the most amazing individuals with truly incredible talents. Martha loves books and Sasha is constantly reading with her. Barnaby is a big fan of hoovers and balls, and Sasha is always playing with them both and encouraging their individual personalities.
Not only is Sasha the most incredible nanny but she is also a terrific housemate. When the kids go to bed we relax, hang out and collapse in front of the TV together. I love having her in my life and this goes someway to explaining what an extraordinary human being she is.
How incredible is that! We are absolutely blown away. Honestly Sasha, you are AMAZING!
We would like to give a special shout out to Travel Talk Tours for sponsoring this incredible competition and offering our Nanny of the Year - Sasha - with such an awesome prize! Stay tuned for some of the crazy deals they have coming up.
Good news is we are continuing our Nanny of the Month competition for 2018! So, if you think your KiwiOz Nanny deserves the recognition and monthly prize pack then get nominating.
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