Phone 022 139 6886

About us



Alana Portsmouth 

Consultant & Founder

Hi I am Alana, I am the founder of The Nanny Consultants (our consultancy for parents.)

I gained a Certificate in Early Childhood Education through AUT with intentions to gain my degree, however life took a different turn and I spent my valuable time and energy working.

I was a nanny both privately and publicly for 15 years in New Zealand and overseas, during my time as a nanny I nannied for over 30 children ranging in age from newborn through to teenagers, including multiples. I absolutely loved nannying, and having such an important role in the life of young children. I also worked briefly in early childhood centres in both New Zealand and Australia as a casual employee.

Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, out for walks, skiing, photography, spending time with my family and going out for coffee and lunches!

I really look forward to helping you along your journey!


Regan our Rotorua consultant

Sarah McAlpine

Co-Founder & Consultant

Hi my name is Sarah. I have been in the childcare industry for 19 years. Originally from the UK I completed a BTEC National Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Nursery Nursing) and worked as a private nanny for families. I immigrated to New Zealand in 2003 and upgraded to the NZ Diploma in ECE whilst working as an Early Childhood Educator. I was promoted to Centre Director and have held that role in New Zealand and Australia for 7 years, before relocating back to NZ. I am passionate about providing quality care to all children and supporting ECE services and families to find their own passionate, qualified and hard working childcare professional.

I am married to Aaron and we have two children. In my free time I enjoy art including drawing and painting, I'm passionate about health, wellbeing and fitness, and I enjoy going out for meals with friends and family.