British nanny legally changes her name to Mary Poppins

British nanny legally changes her name to Mary Poppins

 

A British nanny has legally changed her name to Mary Poppins by Deed Poll after being likened to the character by clients throughout her career. Emma Davenport, who has been a nanny since she was 18 years old and often dresses up as Mary Poppins, decided to change her name after seeing that Mary Poppins was voted the second most popular fictional character who parents would want to care for their children. 

 

A British nanny has legally changed her name to Mary Poppins by Deed Poll, after seeing on childcare networking platform, Childcare.co.uk, that Mary Poppins was voted the second most popular fictional character who parents would want to care for their children. 

 

Emma Davenport of Lancashire, is a professional Ofsted registered nanny who has a BTEC National diploma in Social Care and has worked as a nanny since she was 18 years old. Emma’s mother fostered children throughout her childhood, so she knew early on that she wanted to work with children, and also spent four years working with children as part of the cruise staff on a cruise ship. Emma has a 6 year old daughter of her own who also loves the Mary Poppins film.

 

Last week, Emma legally changed her name to Mary Poppins by Deed Poll after seeing on Childcare.co.uk, where she advertises her childcare services, that Mary Poppins was voted the second most popular fictional character by parents who use the site. 

 

Mrs Poppins, formerly Davenport, regularly dresses up as Mary Poppins for the children she cares for, and has even been called the modern day Mary Poppins by a number of her clients throughout her career. Mary thinks it’s on account of her cheery disposition and uncanny resemblance to the popular character.  

 

You can view Mary’s Childcare.co.uk profile at: https://www.childcare.co.uk/marypoppins  

 

Excitement about Mary Poppins has been growing steadily since the announcement that actress Emily Blunt will play the quintessential nanny in a sequel to the 1964 classic, due in cinemas in 2018. 

 

Mary Poppins, full-time nanny said,

 

“I’ve always been told by my clients and the children I care for, that I look and act like Mary Poppins, which is wonderful because she’s one of my favourite Disney characters and someone I certainly aspire to be like professionally!

 

“When I saw that Mary Poppins was voted the second most popular fictional character by parents on Childcare.co.uk, I was thrilled! She's the best! I joked with my husband about changing my name to Mary Poppins for the children I work with. I dress up as Mary anyway for them at parties and they and their parents call me Mary, so when he responded with why not, the children would love it and it might give me an edge, I decided to do a bit of research. 

 

“I applied for the name change via deed poll and hey presto! I'm now Mrs Mary Poppins. My own little girl is so excited and keeps saying "mummy is Mary!" and my nanny children think I'm definitely Mary Poppins now!”

 

Richard Conway, CEO and founder of Childcare.co.uk said,

 

“Mary contacted us last week to notify us that she’d changed her name to Mary Poppins, and asked whether she could update her profile to reflect her new name. Of course we think it’s a wonderful idea and fully encourage her to embrace her new identity professionally!

 

“With an already glowing reputation as a top-class nanny, we’re sure that the name change will only make Mrs Poppins even more popular amongst parents and children.”

 

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