Channel 5 are coming to Surrey as a toddler expert hopes to help some of the most badly behaved toddlers in Britain.

The television company Avalon are scouting for the parents of toddlers in Surrey for their new show, which will pit child behaviour expert and nanny Laura Amies with some of the most badly behaved toddlers in the land "to help struggling parents regain control and restore harmony to their homes."

A spokesperson for Avalon said that the concept for the show was built on the back of a YouGov poll which revealed that nearly half of all British parents of over 4,000 respondents have been embarrassed by their toddler’s behaviour when out in public.

The show will see Ms Amies "take on any issue from tantrums to biting, picky eaters, non-sleepers and potty-training woes, and promises to give parents the tools to take back control of their children," the spokesperson said.

Ms Amies reportedly holds qualifications in child psychology and development and started her career in nurseries and schools before moving into one-on-one care with toddlers showing behavioural issues.

She also worked as a nanny across London for seven years.

Surrey Comet: Laura Amies. Image: AvalonLaura Amies. Image: Avalon

"I believe a child should never be written off as being inherently naughty, there’s always a way to positively affect a child’s behaviour.

"In today’s modern world, parents can be led to believe that certain behaviours arise due to the fact that their child’s nutritional, emotional or even spiritual needs aren’t being met – when actually, a good dollop of common sense is often the best approach," Ms Amies said.

The behaviour expert added that she was looking forward to sharing some of the skills she had learnt during her career with prospective parents, including those in Surrey, and described it as a "incredible opportunity":

"I hope to share my techniques in a way that inspires the parents I’ll be working with - and those watching at home - with the confidence to adopt positive, sensible approaches themselves.

"Knowing that families could enjoy more time spent together, instead of in conflict is very motivating. As a child-carer I have an incredible opportunity to help not just one or two children but many and I am determined to do just that!"

If you have a toddler needing some extra guidance, you can contact the team making the programme at:, call 0207 598 7267 or text: 07399 364 652 giving your contact details and a brief outline of the issues.

Filming will take place between mid-June to end to mid-September.