November 10, 2015

Former teacher and lifelong childcare professional, Michelle Harvey, 51, from Maldon, has launched international childcare agency, Harmony at Home, in Essex.

Michelle, who began her career as a nanny before opening her own pre-school and then moving into teaching, bought the Essex franchise of Harmony at Home in the summer after making the break from teaching and deciding to start her own business.

The Essex franchise is the latest addition to the Harmony at Home portfolio, which was launched by childcare entrepreneur and Norland nanny Frankie Gray in 2004. The agency will now provide a range of childcare services, consultancy and training to parents across the entire county.

On launching her own childcare business Michelle comments: “Having enjoyed a career in childcare at every stage of the process, from being a nanny and owning a pre-school to teaching it as a subject, I understand what works for both the children and the parents. As the owner of Harmony at Home I want to provide parents throughout Essex with the highest standards of childcare, leave them in no doubt that they’ve made the right choice when it comes to selecting a nanny and add value to the lives of children up and down the county.”

Michelle, who has three children, is also well known for supporting a local charity and has taken groups of students over to India in order to support Novi Survat – an Indian charity, based in Goa, that supports underprivileged children. Through her charity work Michelle has also supported families living in India’s slums and provided essential supplies to children with HIV.

Having participated in parachute jumps, half-marathons and sponsored walks for Novi Survat, Michelle has raised £15,000 and even presented a brand new minibus to the charity earlier this year.

Frankie Gray, Harmony at Home’s founding director, adds: “To be a Harmony at Home franchisee there is a strict set of criteria that needs to be met in order to establish that the person is genuinely childcare focussed. Michelle not only met the criteria but she absolutely blew it away with her wealth of experience and her passion for upholding first-class childcare standards. I’m delighted that she’s part of the Harmony at Home stable and confident that under her guidance, Harmony at Home will play an integral role in delivering outstanding childcare throughout Essex.”

For more information contact Michelle on 01245 381353, email or visit


About Harmony at Home
Harmony at Home is a premier nanny and childcare agency. Founded by Norland-trained nanny and mother, Frankie Gray, it has been providing high quality childcare services for parents in London, the UK and internationally since 2004.

From nannies and maternity nurses to more specialised help, such as the mobile crèche and parent consultancy, Harmony at Home provides the right childcare for families, whatever their requirements.

Harmony at Home understands the importance and peace of mind that comes with parents knowing that their children are happy and secure. That’s why it always takes time to carefully match a nanny or child carer who is the perfect fit for the family.

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