Nicole has been active in our On-Call pool since the beginning of 2012 and has also been placed in numerous part-time positions. One family Nicole has worked consistently with says, “Nicole is absolutely wonderful. She has such a positive personality and attitude about everything. The kids absolutely enjoy her and can’t wait until she returns. We feel very lucky to have Nicole in our lives.” Read more »
Shannon Peters is our May Nanny of the Month! Shannon has been working with Annie’s Nannies for a little over nine years and is one of our most beloved On-Call nannies. Many families comment on her kindness and warmth, as well as the feeling of ease they feel whenever Shannon watches their children. One family commented the first time they had Shannon, “She was great. She was calm, let us know when she had questions, and managed our kids’ varied needs beautifully.”
When asked to recall a funny encounter with a child, Shannon remembered the following conversation with a young girl:
Girl: “When are you coming to play again?”
Shannon: “Maybe the next time your parents go out to dinner.”
Girl: “Ok, I will tell them to go to dinner tomorrow.”
We don’t know what we’d do without you, Shannon!
Congratulations to Kristine Bragg, Annie’s Nannies April Nanny of the Month! Kristine joined Annie’s Nannies temp team in February. Kristine Bragg is a nanny with varied experience and has a history of teaching and working with kids of all ages. She earned her BS in Sport Science at WWU. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking and photography. More recently Kristine spent a year in Argentina teaching English.
Recently Kristine had this funny interaction with a 6 year old girl: “This doll is Princess Aurora and this one is Prince Phillip. It’s time for them to get married, but I can’t watch them kissing so you can do the ceremony while I close my eyes!”
Congrats to Kristine and thanks for all you do!!
Her regular family had these kind words to say: “Genessa is a wonderful nanny. All of Genessa’s actions with our child are done with love, patience, and understanding. She is conscientious, trustworthy, and responsible. Our daughter looks forward to her arrival each day.”
Our On-Call families don’t hesitate to share her praises either! One family commented, “Genessa has worked out really well. She is very competent, knowledgeable (how to handle a 3 year old and expectations for a 3 year old), confident, and outgoing. [Our son] has really taken to her.”
This month’s winner is a graduate of Northwest Nanny Institute, has 10 years of Nanny experience, and is also an accomplished vocalist! Congratulations to Julie Hales on being chosen this month! Julie was placed in a long-term job in 2013 with an ANI family. The family recently had this to say about Julie:
“In her time with us, Julie has been incredibly dedicated to taking care of our daughter, Rose. She approaches every day with a plan for activities and learning opportunities, whether it is reading together, singing songs, attending story time, making art, doing mat / tummy time etc. Julie also keeps us updated on how the day went through a journal and pictures and it helps us feel connected even when we can’t be there. Julie exudes positivity and just loves being around children – she connected instantly with our daughter and they have the most amazing time together. I feel really secure and happy knowing that Rose is with her every day. We feel so lucky to have her as our nanny and as a part of our family! We don’t know what we would do without her!”
When asked about a funny thing a child has said to her recently, she responded, “Remy told me he want to take an airplane to preschool in France every day, because that is where his grandparents live!”
Congrats Julie! Thank you for all you do every day!
Congratulations to Dolores Schuh, our December Nanny of the Month! Dolores has been a nanny for over 14 years! Her special talents include: astounding toilet trainer,
turn a chore into a game-maker, advanced puzzle putter-togetherer, board game losing skills developer, extraordinary Cinderella, award winning Tin Man, homework enthusiast and motivator, and lover of children of all ages. We placed Dolores this fall and her nanny family loves her. Way to go Dolores!
When asked what her favorite holiday activity with children is, Dolores responded:
“My favorite holiday activity to do with children is to explore downtown Seattle. We take the Metro bus downtown and ride the carousel. When we’ve exhausted all the animals on the carousel, we take the monorail to Seattle Center and sit in the food court, eat our sack lunch and enjoy the entertainment. While we’re there, we also check out the giant model train display. Seattle center is nicely decorated for the holidays and there’s so much to see, explore and discuss. When we’re finished exploring, we return home on the bus.”
Congratulations to Shannon Worthy for being chosen our October Nanny of the Month!! We placed Shannon this fall in an infant nanny-share. Her families noted that: “Her patience and intuitions about the best way to care for S have consistently been in-line with what we hoped for in a nanny, so I never worry about S when I am at work,” and “She is great with A and very easy to work with from our perspective. A always gives a big smile when she sees her first thing in the morning, which makes leaving that much easier for me!”
Shannon has been a nanny for over 13 years, and has had many long-term relationships with families. She is what we call a baby expert, having worked with multiples and infants alike.
She has worked in On-Call, Short-Term and Long-Term positions with children of all ages. Lately, Jen has been especially active in our On-Call pool and the positive feedback keeps rolling in! One family gratefully commented, “Jen was fantastic! Our daughter loved her right away…the two of them were busy playing at the table when we left for dinner…she was too busy to even give us a kiss goodbye! I also appreciated that Jen was very comfortable with our crazy crew of animals.” Read more »
Kathryn Hillman was chosen as August’s Nanny of Month. Kathryn has been part of our on call pool since early June 2013 and from the get go, we knew she would be an all-star! She presents herself in a professional way and the kids she looks after absolutely adore her!
One of her early clients said “Kathryn was great! She immediately understood that my little one might cry when I left and did what she could to distract her (she would definitely have cried!) She was also very firm with my 7 year old (who later informed me he was not exactly cooperative!) and I was impressed with that.”
When asked about a favorite funny moment working with kids, Kathryn said: “I was looking for something to prepare for dinner for the kids I was watching the other night, and the 4 year old chimed in and said ‘Well, Mommy lets us have pancakes and chocolate chips sometimes usually a lot of the time. We can have those.’
I replied, ‘Hmm…really? I’m sure. That sounds delicious. Your Mommy is very nice.’
She says, ‘She is, but don’t tell her we ate them.’
Needless to say, we didn’t eat chocolate-chipped-pancakes for dinner this time around.”
Thank-you for all your wonderful work Kathryn! We’re lucky to have you!
Our July Nanny of the Month is Alyssa Gilbert! Alyssa joined our On-Call pool in June of 2012 and has also been working consistently for an ANI family part-time since December. This family says, “Alyssa has been wonderful. She is punctual, reliable, so helpful, and great with the kids. Thanks so much for finding her – she is amazing!” A regular On-Call family Alyssa works with commented early on that “Alyssa was wonderful – a real life-saver this past week. We would like for her to be at the top of our babysitting list!”
When asked to recall something funny a child said to her, Alyssa remembered when a boy she cares for asked her if she was a teenager. When she answered no, he asked her if she was an adult. When she replied yes, he told her that she doesn’t look like one! Alyssa says, “That made my day!”