(Oct. 11, 2015 – Seattle) –– The Association of Premier Nanny Agencies, a national non-profit that helps set the bar for safe professional service in the nanny industry, has bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award to Seattle’s Annie Davis, founder of Annie’s Nannies, Incorporated.
“I started my business in 1984. In the last 31 years, my staff has done a wonderful job helping thousands of our families find a nanny for their children. These women make me so proud and happy,” says Davis. “They offer integrity and compassion in finding a nanny the perfect position and the family the perfect nanny. My staff deserves this award and I will be sharing it with them, as well as a nice bottle of champagne!”
….Jasmine Giles! We’ve worked with Jasmine since 2012 placing her in long-term, short-term, and on-call positions. She is an all around sweetheart and we are happy to have her on our team. Her newest long-term family says she’s already part of the family!
When asked something funny a child recently said to her, Jasmine had this to say:
“We are teaching the 2.5 year old I nanny to blow on her food to cool it down if it’s hot. The meal came out and she said “Jazzy make sure you blow first” After I did to cool down her food she said, “Good job Jazzy!” I love how she is learning and told me good job like I always tell her!”
Congratulations Jasmine and Thank you!
Our next highly-regarded First Aid, CPR, HIV and Blood-born Pathogens Class is scheduled for Saturday May 30th!
Here’s what you need to know:
This isn’t only for ANI Nannies, pass this on to any of your nanny friends!
We’re excited to see you there on Saturday May 30th!
Congratulations to Jordan Monasmith, our Nanny of the Month for March! Jordan is a permanent nanny who came to us in July of last year. We were excited about her variety of experience working with children. Jordan had recently worked as a children’s speech therapist in the Bremerton School District when she came to us and previously as a nanny and preschool teacher.
We found a great family for Jordan who is absolutely over the top about her. Mom shared that,” Jordan is amazing! She’s everything we wanted in a nanny”.
Jordan’s favorite quote from her charges is when the little sister (4yrs) was talking about her older brother (7 yrs); she said “Well, I think my brother can do it, he can already read AND crack an egg!”
In her spare time you will find Jordan loving her dog Tank who is a 9 month old Frug, spending time with friends and attempting DIY projects.
Growing up as the second eldest of ten children, working with kids has been part and parcel of Shoshana’s whole life. Part of what makes her so special is the dedication she shows to her charges and the way she treats them as if they were part of her own family.
This has not gone unnoticed by the family we placed Shoshana with in November 2014; they recently sent us an email out of the blue telling us how much they love her!
“When we found out that our twins were due to be delivered very early and would have some complex medical needs (home oxygen and feeding issues) we were very anxious about how we were going to find someone to care for them when I returned to work. Shoshana and your agency have been an absolute blessing.
Shoshana is one of the most remarkable people I have ever met. Not only has she expertly managed our girls’ medical needs, which in my mind is above and beyond the standard nanny job description, she has been incredibly flexible and has stepped in on several scheduling emergencies. On one occasion she stepped in and was at our house at 5:45am on only 10 hours’ notice. This was on a day that she is not usually scheduled to work but I was called in for a shift in the ICU and my husband was out of town.
When I returned from work 14 hours later, the girls were sleeping soundly, the house was immaculate, all of the cooking and laundry was completed and these were not even tasks that were in the job description that we had agreed upon! She replied simply that she wanted me to be able to have a restful night before going to work the next day. This is only one small example of how extraordinarily kind and hardworking Shoshana is. Every week she finds some new way to make our lives easier in addition to caring for and loving our little girls. I always feel a sense of pride when I am meeting with my friends and discussing work life balance/child care because we truly have found a gem.”
With this commendation, we couldn’t not make Shoshana our February Nanny of the Month! Congratulations!
We want to congratulate Jackie Ralston on being voted Annie’s Nannies 2014 Nanny of the Year!
Jackie joined ANI last summer, and quickly became one of our most requested temp nannies. She was awarded Nanny of the Month in October. In addition to being a fabulous nanny, Jackie also has a parent-coaching business where she teaches new parents all kinds of skills. The family that ANI placed her with had this to say:
“Jackie joined our family in November of 2014. She has jumped in with both feet, integrating herself seamlessly with our family which includes two pre-teen boys. Jackie has a firm, unflappable demeanor and a marvelous way of moving things along that need to get done without you even realizing she’s the force behind the movement. She jumps from rhythmic writing, to Nerf gun battles, and then off to after school events. She is truly dedicated and tireless. We have one child involved in a number of therapies and she has learned all of the techniques involved, and her follow through and guidance has been instrumental in making the therapies effective for him. Teachers, coaches and therapists have all commented on how wonderful our nanny is. We entirely agree. I feel very fortunate to have Jackie as a part of our household, and am so proud that she was awarded Nanny of the Year.”
Congratulations Jackie! Thank you for all you do everyday!
There is LOTS of conflicting information out there at the moment regarding the way that nanny health insurance can be handled with the changes brought by the Affordable Care Act. We are keeping in close contact with Breedlove & Associates to figure out how to advise our clients and nannies. Unfortunately, as of today we are in limbo on how the new Affordable Care Act will affect the way families have been handling helping their nanny with health insurance. Read more »
Come join ANI as we celebrate the holidays and spread some cheer.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 17th from 2:30-4:30pm
WHAT: Hot cocoa & cookies! Socializing & cheer!
WHO: Our nannies & their charges, our families & their children!
DONATE: Please bring an item(s) to donate to our WestSide Baby donation drive (see details below)
Annie’s Nannies feels strongly about supporting the community we live in. This December we will be collecting items for WestSide Baby. WestSide Baby is a nonprofit organization that collects previously owned items for children and babies and distributes them free of charge to King County families in need. The item most needed is diapers, but they collect everything children and babies may need. If you would like to help us with our drive here are the details:
WHAT: (most needed)
WHERE: Please bring items to Annie’s Nannies’ office in West Seattle any time or during our Holiday Open House on 12/17 (6041 California AVE SW Suite 105, Seattle 98136)
OR click here for a list of drop-off sites near you. Let us know if you take items directly to WestSide Baby!
WHEN: Please donate items by December 17th, for distribution by the holidays.
Thank you from the Annie’s Nannies Team!
-Annie, Suzanne, Teah, Jenny, Fleur, Stacey, and Autumn