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Our nannies are professional.




Although Rent-A-Mum has records going back to 1970, the agency was established even earlier than this. It was originally set up in the early sixties by the expatriate owners of a maternity wear shop situated on historic Hollywood Road in Mid-levels. Their clientele would often ask about qualified English speaking professionals to care for their new babies.


Hence the owners recognised a need for qualified English speaking nannies and babysitters to work within the overseas communities in Hong Kong.



I've used Rent-a-Mum on multiple occasions as I needed to find somebody to take care of my 2 girls (ages 2 and 5) while I was working and when their usual nanny was away. I have been more than satisfied by the service provided! Shirley replied very quickly to my request by e-mail and always answered all my concerns and identified the best profile to suit my daugthers' ages. Shirley then sent me the CV of the suggested candidate and also gave me a bit of her background, which was really reassuring. 

I knew that I could trust the caregiver as soon as she arrived and that she would be able to handle the situation if my girls were upset in my absence, which was really important for me as I needed to have peach of mind while I was working. The caregivers that arrived were great! They took very good care of my girls, and I was so happy they didn't even cry when I left! I highly recommend Rent-a-Mum!

Mrs. Daurel 

We have been using the babysitting service provided by Shirley and her team at Rent-a-Mum since we arrived in Hong Kong from UK in the summer of 2016. At that point, my two sons were aged 11yrs and 9yrs. Being unsure whether or not we wished to employ a full-time helper, we still needed someone to be with the boys when we were out. Shirley has made sure we have consistently had the same sitters. Each of the three sitters we have had over the period to date has been delightful, engaging, reliable, punctual, interested in our boys and English speaking. 

The boys have been very comfortable being left with all of them and enjoyed their company. The service that Rent-a-Mum has provided for us has been very professional and efficient and also invaluable in making our transition from UK to Hong Kong so much easier and indeed our ongoing lives here. I couldn't recommend Shirley and her team highly enough.

Mrs. Holden


Thank you, for your support and excellent service! We know we can always rely on you.

Regards, Cathy Z.

Dear Shirley

I would really like to thank you for your help, at such a critical time for our family. Both nannies you sent us were excellent and I would strongly recommend your service to our friends and colleagues. 

Kind Regards,

J. Perry

We have been working with Rent-a-Mum for about a year and have had a great experience with the company. We initially registered with them because we needed the flexibility of a part time job to start our business, and working with Shirley & her team has done just that and more.


They have done an amazing job at matching us with the right families making sure both her clients and nannies are happy. We are thrilled with our experience here and highly recommend Rent-a-Mum.

Claire and Valia G

A big thank you to Rent-a-Mum! I would like to say thanks for all your help over the past 6 months. Working with you is one of my fondest memories of Hong Kong.

Thanks again!

xx Nic


We provide a free and confidential consultation to identify your family’s specific needs.

We provide a free and confidential consultation to identify your family’s specific needs.

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Research Agencies

We always suggest you research the background of any agency you are considering working with. You want to ensure that both you and your agent are on the same page in terms of what you are looking for and it is important that they have a solid track record as well as a good reputation.

Please call or email us to get the process started. We will provide a free and confidential consultation to identify your family’s specific needs.

Receive Profile

We will send you CVs of childcare professionals that we have personally vetted and whose experience align with the type of childcare you require.

Meet Candidates

For long-term positions, we suggest an informal meeting with each candidate to decide upon who best fits into your family dynamic before following-up with a second meeting in the family home with the rest of the family present.

Start Work

We will assist with all the necessary contracts and/or visa paperwork necessary for the assignment to begin, when applicable.

Provide Feedback

Rent-a-Mum wishes to stay in touch with you to receive feedback and to assist with any further childcare needs you may have.

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