Adele Aitchison

Founder & CEO


Adele is a healthy ageing specialist with an MSc in Gerontology and Ageing from King’s College. Prior to starting GrandNanny in 2020, Adele spent 9 years working in Advertising. It was during this time that she realised the need for better wraparound childcare to support working parents. She is also a Trustee of Which? charity Research Institute for Disabled Consumers where she is helping to increase age-inclusivity in product and service design.

Growing up, Adele’s Mum ran a nursery from her home where older women from the local community were employed as ‘Aunties’ – a formative experience that has helped to inspire GrandNanny’s development.

Elisabeth Schloemmer

Head of Operations


Liz is a digital project specialist, having worked with global companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Legal & General and Pension Insurance Corporation. She has an MA in Digital Asset Management from King’s College and has launched multiple B2C and B2B applications and websites. 

Liz is passionate about providing high quality childcare and has extensive personal experience looking after young children in family settings.

Clare Page

Content & Marketing Lead


Clare brings more than 12 year’s marketing  experience across corporate and social network, web and professional services start ups.

As a Mum of 3 she also knows a thing or two about the struggle to find top quality, long-term childcare.

Nicola O'Neill

Recruitment & Sales Lead


Previously GM and part of the Sales/Development team for one of UK’s largest entertainment chains, Nicola is a true customer champion who loves providing excellent service.

Prior to joining the GrandNanny team, Nicola employed an older neighbour in her community to take care of her son – so she believes in the GrandNanny model and can’t wait for more people to benefit from childcare partnerships with local neighbours.

Bobbi DEelmadge

Outreach & Recruitment Executive


Prior to joining the GrandNanny team, Bobbi worked in Events. She’s a brilliant people person with an eye for detail. 



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Our Advisors

We have an amazing team of advisors who are experts in Safeguarding, Technology, Ageing and Childcare. We also have parents and Grandnannies in our advisory group to make sure we’re listening to what you need. We will be growing this group and our board. Please get in touch if you’re interested in advising Grandnanny.


Director, United For All Ages


Stephen Burke is director and co-founder of United for All Ages, a national social enterprise and ‘think-do’ tank that promotes intergenerational interaction and supports projects bringing older and younger people together. Previously he was chief executive of two national care charities, leader of a London borough and on the board of several NHS trusts. Currently he is a trustee and chair of several national and local organisations working in care, housing, families and ageing.   

Rebecca Hull

Chief Operating Officer, Manifesto


Rebecca heads up Operations for Manifesto. Delivering digital experiences across a wide range of platforms and disciplines, she has helped it grow from a 3-person team to an oversubscribed IPO. She’s committed to creating great experiences for clients and passionate about diverse, inclusive and stimulating workplaces. She’s also a parent and knows a thing or two about the importance of reliable childcare! Rebecca will lend her expertise to ensuring we deliver a world-class experience for all our stakeholders. 


Safeguarding Consultant

Ella is a qualified BACP accredited person-centred and gestalt therapist, as well as an NSPCC accredited safeguarding trainer. Ella provides safeguarding and child protection training and consultancy to organisations nationally and internationally. She has over 15 years experience within safeguarding and education and provides innovative, engaging and up to date training sessions on a variety of subjects. Ella previously held the position as Director of Safeguarding for a large Multi Academy Trust. Ella’s background in counselling aids her ability to effectively support organisations with wellbeing, mental health support and supervision for staff, children and families.

Konrad laker

GP Registrar, special interest Geriatrics


Konrad is a medical doctor training to be a GP in central London with a special interest in Geriatrics.

Every day, Konrad sees how a support network and a sense of purpose are crucial to maintaining health and is struck by how many older people lack meaningful social interaction.

Following the birth of his first daughter – with all grandparents living abroad – he realised how complex childcare can be.