Jo Frost

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Joanne Frost
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Joanne Frost
Born Joanne A. Frost
(1971-06-27) 27 June 1971 (age 43)
London, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Nanny, television personality
Years active 1989–present (nanny)
2004–present (TV personality)
Known for Supernanny
Official website

Joanne "Jo" Frost (born 27 June 1971) is an English nanny and television personality. She was the central figure of the reality television program Supernanny. She has written three books on childcare and began her work experience in 1989. Since April 2014, she has fronted ITV tabloid show Jo Frost: Family Matters.


Frost was born in London, England, in 1971[1][2] to an English father and a Gibraltarian mother.

Frost and her partner of 3 years, location coordinator Darrin Jackson, live together in Orange County, California.[3]

Frost has 22 years' experience in the field of childcare,[4] working as a nanny in Britain and the United States, including work with families on the television series Supernanny, which is shown in 49 countries. Frost's books are Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children,[2] Ask Supernanny: What Every Parent Wants to Know, and Jo Frost's Confident Baby Care. Her childcare approach focuses on maintaining consistent adult authority, while creating a safe and peaceful environment. She introduced parents to "the naughty step",[4] a variation on the "time-out" method. She suggests solutions for behavioural issues such as adherence to bed time, meal time conduct, behaviour in public, sibling rivalry, and anger management.

In 2010, Frost presented a new show titled Jo Frost Extreme Parental Guidance on Channel 4. The British international format rights are distributed by DRG.

On 5 March 2010 Frost appeared on Alan Carr: Chatty Man, talking about her personal life.

In November 2010, after almost 9 years of helping other families, ABC announced the end of Supernanny in the USA. A new version, not featuring Jo Frost, aired on Lifetime in the US from 2011 to 2013.

In 2011 she worked on a second series of Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance for Channel 4 in the UK. The first episode of the second series was aired on Channel 4 at 8 pm on 6 July 2011.[5]

Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost premiered 28 May 2013, on TLC with a one hour episode and six episodes scheduled for the first season.[6]

Since 18 April 2014, she has hosted Family Matters,[7] a new family talk show for ITV.



  1. ^ The Independent, Jo Frost: Nanny state 8 September 2007. Accessed 23 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Allmovie biography". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  3. ^ Philby, Charlotte (10 March 2013). "Jo Frost: 'I've had some real head-on situations with the fathers'". The Independent. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Aitkenhead, Decca (2006-07-22). "'You've been very, very naughty'". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  5. ^ Raeside, Julia; Robinson, John; O'Neill, Phelim; Hodgkinson, Will (2011-07-05). "The Guardian's TV Highlights — Jul 6th". London. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  6. ^ "America's Favorite Nanny Returns in All-New TLC Series "Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost"". The Futon Critic. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
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