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Tiffany Green, Founder

NouNou Nanny

Nounou Nanny is a nanny placement service committed to finding the perfect childcare fit for every client family. Their in-depth, step-by-step process is led by experienced consultants who assist with the important task of hiring a childcare provider. Whether seasonal or full- or part-time, clients receive quality care from experienced professional sitters and nannies.

Q: How have you mentored or inspired others who are following in your footsteps?

A: I spend a lot of time speaking with women who are committed to childcare as their lifelong career. I truly enjoy giving them industry advice, from guidance on starting their own agency to pursuing more specialized childcare. I also encourage our nannies to work with different types of families, so they are well-rounded and equipped to serve a broader range of clients. Lastly, I continually stress the importance of actively listening and providing recommendations instead of simply applying blanket solutions to every challenge.

Q: What has been an unexpected surprise in your work?

A: A year after I opened my business, Covid-19 hit. It left nannies, much like educators across the country, scrambling to find adaptive ways to meet the needs of their clients during the pandemic. I have been pleasantly surprised by the creativity and inventiveness shown by our nannies to keep kids engaged, specifically when it comes to “Covid babies.” They may not have had the opportunity to be socialized in the same ways as children born before the pandemic. They’ve been so imaginative in their approaches, using toys, games and developmental exercises to help children reach and exceed milestones, despite lacking as much social exposure.

Q: If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self?

A: Know your worth. Some people might not consider nanny work as important as other careers. Your natural-born skills as a caregiver and your ability to connect with people are invaluable, especially in this industry.