The Three Day Nanny is a popular Channel 4 show starring the ‘Three Day Nanny’ – Kathryn Mewes, but many of us have wondered whether the Three Day Nanny is a mum herself?
Kathryn Mewes is a Norland nanny – that means that she was trained at the prestigious Norland College in Bath, where celebrities and aristocracy alike have sourced nannies for generations. Kathryn wasn’t a mum when she first started filming the Three Day Nanny, but she gave birth to her first child, Harriet, in 2016, and now has a second.
Speaking to the Telegraph, she said that the experience had been a steep learning curve – and within days of giving birth to her first child, she had herself hired a nanny. She said: “Someone else trained my baby to sleep while I walked around the block with the dog, sobbing with guilt and frustration.”
The premise of the show involves Kathryn descending on a family with poorly behaved children. Over the course of just three days, she is inevitably able to help the family maintain better discipline and enjoy a more peaceful life together, by implementing routines and dishing out discipline.
She says that she found it easier to impose discipline before she was a parent herself: “It’s all very well telling parents to behave in certain ways, but I realise now that life gets in the way,”
“I’m not sure I’d have the strength to leave a child to cry and I don’t know how long I could let them tantrum without stepping in to soothe them.”
Kathryn would make the perfect celebrity guest or speaker at any kind of parent-focused event, like a conference or show, or as a famous face to promote childcare-related products. If you’re interested in hiring the Three Day Nanny for an event you’re planning, contact booking agency MN2S to find out more.