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Inaugural KiwiOz Nanny of the Year Awards

Inaugural KiwiOz Nanny of the Year Awards

International nanny recruitment agency, KiwiOz Childcare, has announced the winner of its inaugural, New Zealand Nanny of the Year competition.

Twenty three year old Jenna Sissons, a fully qualified nanny with additional qualifications in sign language, water safety, self-defence and CPR, was recently awarded the title at a ceremony at Auckland’s Westhaven Waterfront.

Jenna was first choice (out of 15 finalists) for judges Amanda Shribman – Ashton Warner Nanny Academy, and Natalie Cutler-Welsh – Go To Girl, Social Media and Networking. She was commended by her employers Magda and Kevin Biggar (TV Presenter), for her outstanding professionalism in her full-time role looking after their two young children.

Jenna received a prize package valued at $1,000 which included a selection of gifts from the award sponsors and a $500 shopping voucher.

Lisa Bentley, founder of KiwiOz Childcare, says introducing an award for nannies is a great incentive and motivator for a job which is often overlooked in the busy run up to the end of the school year and Christmas. “Nannies are nominated by their employers, so it’s a wonderful way of recognising the invaluable job they do. Jenna is a fantastic example of just how capable, qualified and dedicated our nannies are.”

Lisa, says the award, which she plans to grow next year, also helps raise the profile of nannies as a realistic and affordable childcare option for all types of busy families.

KiwiOz research shows that more and more families are using nannies as their preferred childcare option, particularly where they have two or more children under five years.

The two runners up were, Jody Bradfield, and Nicole Mann – both Auckland-based.

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