In honor of National Nanny Recognition Week we gave YOU, the public an opportunity to give a shout out to your favorite nanny. The response was overwhelming! Thank You for these messages, and to all nannies – know you are appreciated, loved and respected by your sisterhood of nannies!
Thank you to all the nanny group leaders and moderators, both in-person and online. We nannies don’t have a water cooler to gather around to discuss job issues, and your work gives us that needed forum!
Thank you to Mary Clurman, who first opened up this world to me by somehow getting my name and sending me her nanny newsletter around 1991. Being able to connect with other nannies opened up a world of support and resources for me.
Thank you to all those who organize nanny conferences and National Nanny Training Day events, so nannies can meet and make those vital support connections, as well as learn new skills.
And thank you to the Regarding Nannies team, for creating this tradition of appreciation notes to nannies, who are so often the ones giving, giving, giving.
Nikki Ladd has been our nanny since my son was 6 months old. He is now 9 and a half and my daughter is 7 and a half. I thank God daily that we were lucky enough to find her and that she continues to be part of our family! Nikki is the ultimate professional nanny. She takes care of our little ones and is like a second mother to them when I am at work or out of town for work. She also takes care of our family, and I would not be able to function without her! Truly words cannot express what an amazing individual she is!
She from the beginning has taken a proactive approach to her responsibilities, looking for ways to help above and beyond the call of duty. She uses her creativity to put systems in place to help my children grow and develop. She is so warm, and my children light up every time they see her. She works so so hard. I see that and I hope she knows I never take her for granted.
Nikki organizes. She makes sure homework is done. She bakes cookies. She takes our little ones to the library and pool. She organizes play-dates. She tucks them in bed when we can we cannot. She packs lunches and snacks. And so much more!
So to Nikki we would say, “We love you! We can’t imagine life without you! We thank you for ALL that you do for us!” We have recently added a puppy, Memphis, to our family and he thanks her too.
Tom, Alice, Cole, age 9, Gwyneth, age 7, and Memphis, age 4.5 months, Ivester
I would like to celebrate the nannies of Worldwidenannies. I have owned WWN as we call it for many years now. I think each person that comes to the group for a long time, a short time or any time in-between brings a knowledge and expertise to all the other nannies. I celebrate each and every one of you for making WWN a successful FB nanny group that will continue to grow. Happy National Nanny Recognition day wwn ladies you rock!!!Carli – I cannot express how important your friendship has become to me. Our long talks and chats mean a lot. We may have never met in person but I feel like I know you and you me. Thanks for helping me with WWN. I hope you know how appreciated you are this week during NNRW and always as a friend. Jenn
Shout out to the awesome nannies in my local community even though it is really hard to write down a note to all of the amazing nannies I have in my circle! Jeez, I would have to have started in January!!!! So, since nap-time computer time is very tight, I will have to restrict the individual ones!
Not only are you a great nanny, but a fantastic mom.
-your favorite daughter xo
I’m so glad I met you and you are now such a great friend and huge part of my life! I can’t wait to (eventually) have this wedding with you there by my side! xo
I’m go glad you found our nanny group and have really become involved! I love your spunk! You are so fun to be around! The pictures you post of your nanny kids, you always have so much fun! xo
I am so glad I got to meet you through “our girls”. You’ve been a great connection and friend through my entire time with the girls. They still miss you! I hope you’re enjoying your new home!
Yeah, not sure I’ll ever get used to that new last name 😉 You’re such a joy to be around and you’re so great with your nanny kids! Thanks for some awesome play dates!
Sweet Jill, you are a joy to be around! You light up any room and always make me laugh! Thanks for always inviting and including everyone! xo
I really appreciate your friendship and support throughout the year.
Kitty you are an amazing Nanny to your older girls and always there to listen to my mad brain ideas. Thank youJill and Cecily although we live on different sides of the world you both take time to call and email. You both are fantastic Nannies and I am blessed to call you my friends.
Enjoy your special week.