About Us



Since our inception in January 1998 as Mary Poppins Professional Au Pair College, we have grown and adjusted to accommodate the changing needs of our clients and candidates. First operating only as a training facility for professional au pairs/nannies, we were soon inundated with requests from families looking to employ our students during and after their training.

Mary Poppins Recruitment started placing in the Western Cape in 1999 and almost 20 years later we are still considered one the preferred recruitment agencies for quality childcare professionals and are regularly complimented on the calibre of our candidates, our professionalism, honesty and integrity.

In 2008 we ceased all training and decided to focus on the development of our client base in the Middle East instead. Most recently, Europe and Russia has also requested candidates with EU passports from South Africa and we are quite excited about this new development.

For nearly 20 years we have successfully matched many families and childcare professionals locally and abroad and looking forward to the next 20!