About Pumpkins

Pumpkins Nanny Agency was established in 2010 by Jane Shabani and Claire O’Connell who now run the Hertfordshire, and founding, branch.

Jane Shabani
Jane has 20 years experience in nannying, mothers help and maternity positions. Whilst studying a Business Studies degree Jane au paired for families over the summer breaks and her love for caring for children grew.

Jane has worked for a range of families across Hertfordshire and London, from new mums needing support, to professionals, to high profile parents.

She lived in both North and South London for many years.

She now lives in Hertford with her husband and two children.

Claire O’Connell
Claire qualified in Childcare in 1997 and in Child Psychology in 2006.

Claire started her career in private daycare nurseries, moving into nannying where she stayed happily for 10 years caring for children from newborn to 8 years.

Claire has always been based between North West London and Hertfordshire,  and now lives in Welwyn Garden City with her husband and two young sons.

Sam Howarth
Sam Howarth runs our Watford branch which opened in 2017.

Sam has worked in childcare since 2008, starting her career in nursery settings before moving into nannying.
Sam qualified in childcare in 2012 and has a wealth of knowledge with children aged 1-14 years.
She is a keen cub leader for her local cub pack.

Sam has grown up in the Watford and lives there now with her Husband. She has excellent knowledge and understanding of the local and surrounding areas.

Phone: 07954 853119
Email: mail@pumpkinsofwatford.co.uk
Address: 38 Fern Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 0HT