Giulia Baldisserri Benko started working as a babysitter when she was 14 years old. She is now thirty-five, has twelve years’ experience under her belt working as a professional Nanny across Italy, Spain, London and Berlin, during which she had the pleasure of caring for a total of thirteen children and their families.

She founded Extra Arms in 2015 and thoroughly enjoys her new role as a carer not only of children and families, but also of Nannies. She hopes Extra Arms will grow to become a community of carers and families that support each other, share knowledge, resources and the fight for quality of care and fair working conditions.



Valeria Benko is co-founder and indispensable complex-problem solver for Extra Arms. Her keen eye for detail, research abilities and knowledge of German, English, Spanish,  Italian and French mean that she is able to step in and help the team tackle all new challenges in informed, efficient ways.

From GDPR compliance, through finding and implementing software solutions for our everyday needs, to ensuring we are up to date with regulations during a pandemic, she’s the one who makes it possible for us to keep this show on the road.