Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why did you decide to create Nanny Counsel?
A: I have been a nanny for quite some time and have worked for a variety of families. Through my experiences, I have learned what it means to have a healthy nanny-family relationship and a non-healthy one. The nanny industry is unlike any other because it is both professional and personal. Furthermore, there is no HR Department advocating for nannies to ensure they are being employed legally and fairly. My goal was to create a place where nannies AND parents could find informative articles to help educate them on nanny laws and industry standards. Sadly, there actually isn't that much information out there pertaining to nanny standards, so I sought out to create a place where parents and nannies could easily find everything they need in order to have a healthy, longterm nanny-family relationship.
Q: As a parent, why would I want to hire you? Are you going to speak to me in the same tone as your articles?
This is a valid question, however, not something any parent (or nanny) should worry about. I am a professional and conduct myself as such when working with clients. You could speak with any of my former nanny families, and they will all attest to my professionalism -- especially when it comes to dealing with conflict and sensitive topics. My most recent nanny family hired me after Nanny Counsel existed, so they read my articles, and still proceeded with hiring me -- because I am professional. Also keep in mind, I don't take it easy on the nannies either -- just take a look at our Entitled Nannies article. Plus, Nanny Counsel articles are written with a specific tone for a reason. Read the next question to find out why :)
Q: Why are your articles so snarky?
A: Nanny Counsel articles are definitely blunt, sassy, and at times, even snarky. It's important to remember that these articles are written with nannies in mind. We are writing what almost every nanny is thinking, but can't say -- which is why Nanny Counsel has garnered such a large nanny following. Nanny Counsel is relevant and relatable -- we don't sugarcoat and we keep it very real. Are the articles a good example of how a nanny should speak to their employer when they have an issue? Absolutely not. But they are a good way to relate to nannies, validate their feelings, and empower them to professionally stand up for themselves. The articles are also a great way to give parents a glimpse inside a nanny's mind. The reason Nanny Counsel is so popular is because it's relatable -- that means many nannies have felt or thought exactly what our articles touch on. Parents should use these articles as an opportunity to educate themselves and relate to their nanny on a more authentic level. The goal is for parents to put themselves their nanny's shoes for just a moment, and hopefully see them in a different light.
Q: What exactly is your educational background and how are you qualified?
A: I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Florida State University and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in Marriages and Families from Pepperdine University. I have 12+ years of professional nanny experience including working as a part-time nanny, a full-time nanny, a live-in nanny, a high profile nanny, a traveling nanny, a baby nurse, a personal assistant, and a household manager. I know the ins and outs of the nanny industry and I can spot a nanny or a family being taken advantage of from a mile away. I know how to effectively communicate with parents & nannies not only because of my many years as a nanny, but also because of my background in Clinical Psychology.
Q: Where are you located?
A: I am located in Nashville but the majority of my nanny experience comes from my years spent living in Los Angeles.
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