Meet the team

The Norland Agency and Alumni team work closely with clients, getting to know exactly what they are looking for, their job requirements and their preferences, in addition to offering alumni support and services to the Norlander network. This ensures that the Agency is in the best position to find the perfect Norland Nanny or Maternity Nurse for your family.

  • Alison Deft

    Agency and Alumni Manager

    Alison joined the Agency in 2016 as an Agency Consultant, before becoming Agency Manager in 2018. She works alongside the other consultants, registering positions and placing Norlanders in roles across the UK and internationally. Alison has a degree in Business and Management and enjoys getting to work closely with both families and nannies within her role. She is an active member of Girlguiding UK, running a local Brownie unit and volunteers for the NSPCC at various events throughout the year. 

  • Sallyann Slade

    Agency Consultant

    Sallyann is an Agency Consultant and has been with Norland since 2011. Within this role, Sallyann has placed Norland Nannies all over the UK, Europe and internationally, in many various positions with different types of families. Sallyann resides in Bath with her family and enjoys caring for their horses and dog, often spending a lot of time outdoors with her daughter eventing. 

  • Sally Gardener-Wollen

    Agency Consultant

    Sally joined the Norland Agency in 2017, originally as Hannah’s maternity cover, and has since been appointed as a permanent Agency Consultant. With a background in recruitment, Sally works with Norland’s clients to ensure families are provided with quality Norland candidates to offer the care and support to fit with the family’s needs. Outside of work, Sally is an animal lover and country girl at heart, with her family owning an equestrian yard in a small village in Gloucestershire. 

  • Hannah Cowler

    Agency Consultant

    Hannah joined Norland in 2014. She places Norland Nannies and Norland Maternity Nurses in positions all over the world. She now works part-time on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays so that she can spend time with her little boy. Sally Gardener-Wollen covers for Hannah on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. Hannah enjoys spending time with her family and enjoys running and spinning in her spare time. 

  • Francesca Yallop

    Agency Resourcer

    Francesca is the newest member of the Agency team, having joined in 2018. As Agency Resourcer, her role is to liaise with Norlanders to make sure their checks and clearances are up-to-date. Francesca has a degree in Psychology and is CIPD Level 7 qualified, with a background in HR and Recruitment within the NHS and Higher Education sector. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling in the countryside near her home and is an avid reader.