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Our nannies are known for having strong backgrounds in education and child development. We refer Seattle nannies that are passionate about helping children learn and grow. Below you may browse a selection of nanny bios that represent the expertise found through Starling Agency.  


Madeline

  • Childcare Experience: 33 years
  • Experience with ages: Newborn – 15 years
  • Hours Available: Full-Time, Long-Term  
  • Education / Experience: Professional Nanny, Certified Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula, International Nanny Association Accreditation, Household Management, Experience with Multiples, Private Educator, Holds an MA in Child Psychology.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification: Current
  • Safe and Reliable Vehicle: Yes
  • About: This candidate is compassionate, conscientious, and playful. She has a passion for nurturing children’s constant curiosity, authenticity and sweetness. One of her greatest joys is helping encourage individuality and confidence. This candidate is highly capable of engaging your children with activities based on natural discovery, movement/exercise, and art. This candidate also takes great pride in following closely to a schedule, as well as maintaining an organized environment and completing daily household management tasks. In addition to her role as nanny, she is a postpartum doula and takes great pride in helping families transition into parenthood.

Stella

  • Childcare Experience: 10+ years
  • Experience with ages: Newborn – 10 years
  • Hours Available: Part-Time, Long-Term  
  • Education / Experience: Newborn Care Specialist, Professional Nanny, Household Management, Family Meal Planning, Credentialed through International Nanny Association, Childhood Nutrition certification, Trained in RIE, Love & Logic, Conscious Discipline, Positive Discipline, Car Seat Safety, Environmental Awareness, STEM, Sign Language, Experience with severe allergies, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and OCD.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification: Current
  • Safe and Reliable Vehicle: Yes
  • About: This candidate is passionate about working together to reinforce your parenting approach, discipline philosophy, and ethics. She incorporates music, singing, and dance into each day. She is enthusiastic about creating sensory experiences and opportunities for self expression. She strongly believes that consistency and compassion helps children thrive. She is eager to help children expand their skills and build confidence through classes such as sign language, foreign languages, music, gymnastics and dance. She loves to laugh and live in the moment with children. This candidate believes that being present and fully engaged is the most important part of being a nanny.

Veronica

  • Childcare Experience: 11 years
  • Experience with Ages: Infant – 18 years
  • Hours Available: Full-time, Long-term
  • Education / Experience: Professional Nanny, MA in Education Counseling, BA in Human Development and Child Study with Minors in Psychology and Music, Certified School Counselor, Elementary Paraprofessional, Advocate for Special Needs Students, Children’s Emotional Coaching, Extensive Experience with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Music and Drama Education, Classical Vocalist
  • Accomplishments: Outstanding Young Professional (2015), Pinnacle Honor Society (2011), Graduate Commencement Speaker (2011), Summa Cum Laude (2009), High Honors Deans List (2006-09), Leadership Award (2006-09), Honors House Plan (2006-07)
  • CPR/First Aid: Current 
  • About: In addition to being a professional nanny, this candidate has been a professional elementary counselor. As a counselor, she empowered and advocated for children. Other early childhood care positions include Children’s Drama Teacher, Children’s Music Teacher, Elementary School Counselor, Elementary Para-educator, and an Infant/Early Childhood Practicum at the Academy for Fine Arts and Early Childhood Learning. As a nanny, she understands the honor that comes with being welcomed into a family’s home to care for their pride and joy. She strives to go above and beyond to create a safe, nurturing, and engaging environment for a child to grow and thrive. She independently researches and plans activities that will promote social, cognitive, physical, and emotional development. 

Lylah

  • Childcare Experience: 9 years
  • Experience with ages: Infant – 5 years
  • Hours Available: Part-Time, Long-Term
  • Education / Experience: Professional Nanny, Lead Infant Teacher, Multiple Languages (Basic Japanese, American Sign Language, French), Doula Training, NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Accredited, Household Management, Experience with Sensory Processing Disorder, Organic Cooking, Healthy and Active Lifestyle, Awarded Superiors as a Solo Vocalist, Developed a private music program for early learners.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification: Current
  • Safe and Reliable Vehicle: Yes
  • About: For the past 5 years this candidate has worked as a lead infant teacher creating enriching lesson plans and activities. She has a passion for creating opportunities that nurture cognitive development and a sense of self. This candidate has also taught infant music, movement and play classes, as well as lead parent groups on these topics. In addition to her experience as an infant teacher, this candidate has worked as a private caregiver for ages 2.5 months-2 years. She is currently completing her Doula training with an emphasis in cognitive fetal development and Asian studies.

Laura

  • Childcare Experience: 14+ years
  • Experience with ages: Infant – 18 years
  • Hours Available: Part-Time, Long-Term  
  • Education / Experience: Professional Nanny, Registered Nurse, Degree in Psychology, Starlight Foundation Volunteer, Experience with Tourettes Syndrome, Aspergers Syndrome, Torticollis, Global Development Delay and Special Diets.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification: Current
  • Specialized Training Certifications: RN (Registered Nurse), BLS (Basic Life Support), HCA (Health Care Assistant), CNA (Certified Nurse’s Assistant), Professional Lifeguard Cert, Prevention of Disease Transmission, Oxygen Administration, AED, Professional Rescuer Cert.
  • Safe and Reliable Vehicle: Yes
  • About: This candidate is extremely bright, thoughtful, warm, and professional. Not only is she a professional nanny/household manager, but she is also an experienced health care provider. She is able to effortlessly balance professional dialogue with a great sense of humor. Her nanny experience includes maintaining several long term childcare positions, including working with high-profile and celebrity employers. This candidate is highly capable of engaging children in developmentally appropriate activities, encouraging responsible and positive behaviors, managing the organization of all child related appointments/events and completing child related household tasks. She genuinely enjoys helping families create a positive household atmosphere. Children enjoy her fun and energetic personality. 

Jess

  • Childcare Experience: 20 years
  • Experience with ages: Newborn – 12 years
  • Hours Available: Full-time, long term
  • Education / Experience: Early Childhood/K-8 Educator, Training in Developmental Techniques such as 1-2-3 Magic, Love and Logic, Emotion Coaching, Positive Discipline, Experience with Special Needs including Calming Interventions and Special Diets, Art, Yoga, Organic Cooking, Household Management.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification: Current
  • Safe and Reliable Vehicle: Yes
  • About: This candidate is a highly experienced professional nanny and educator. Her long term knowledge as a live-in/out nanny and educator make her a dynamic candidate. She enjoys the unique and rewarding opportunities that childcare offers. She is passionate about nurturing children’s wonder while acknowledging the importance of building skills that will help them succeed in life beyond childhood. Her kindness, sense of humor, and adventurous spirit make her an ideal companion for your child. She is highly capable of filling your child’s days with activities such as exploring local parks, arts and crafts, science experiments, library story times, reading, writing stories, and participating in community events. In addition to a regular schedule, she is also available for occasional weeknight/weekend hours.

Annie

  • Childcare Experience: 17+ years
  • Experience with ages: Infant – School age
  • Hours Available: Part-Time, Long-term
  • Education / Experience: Professional Nanny Experience, MA in Education, K-8 Para-Educator and Substitute Teacher, Whole/Organic Cooking.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification: Current
  • Safe and Reliable Vehicle: Yes
  • About: This candidate is experienced with a wide range of ages and adores working with children. She is highly capable of engaging children through enriching games/projects, outdoor activities, and creative play. In addition to working with children, she will provide a great deal of positive support to the whole family. This candidate has experience managing the organization of all child related appointments/events, as well as proactively completing household tasks. Her personality is down-to-earth, energetic, and open. Her light-hearted sense of humor makes her a great match for an upbeat family.

Marie

  • Childcare Experience: 35 years
  • Experience with ages: Infant – Teenage
  • Hours Available: Full-Time, Long-Term
  • Education / Experience: 20 Years Experience as Elementary Educator, Experience with a Range of High Risk Children, Organic Cooking, Artistic/Creative, Child-Friendly Yoga and Relaxation, Experience Teaching Calm Coping Strategies.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification: Current
  • Safe and Reliable Vehicle: Yes
  • About: This candidate has a passion for nurturing children’s constant curiosity, authenticity, humor, and kindness. Her personality is gentle, humorous, consistent, and adventurous. She is highly capable of creating an environment based on positive reinforcement methods. This candidate will fill your child’s days with activities based on natural discovery such as kitchen science, creative projects with natural materials, movement/exercise. This candidate is also available to work evening and weekend hours in addition to regular weekly hours.

Erin

  • Childcare Experience: 8 years
  • Experience with ages: Newborn – 16 years
  • Hours Available: Part-Time, Long-Term
  • Education / Experience: Professional Nanny, Personal Assistant, Mentor, Private Chef, Experience with Special Dietary Needs, Experience with Learning Disabilities, Organization, Event Planning, Artistic Activities.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification: Current
  • Safe and Reliable Vehicle: Yes
  • About: This candidate brings so many positive qualities to the table. Not only is she a professional nanny, but she is also a professional chef with an Associates of Science Degree in Culinary Arts, Nutrition and International Baking and Pastry. This candidate enjoys helping families build a positive household atmosphere. Children enjoy her fun and energetic personality. She loves engaging children in games, creative projects, outdoor activities, play dates, and assisting with homework.  She is confident, reliable, relaxed, responsible and committed to excellence with any task presented to her.

Nora

  • Childcare Experience: 13 years
  • Experience with ages: 6 months – Teenage
  • Hours Available: Part-Time, Long-Term
  • Education / Experience: Experience Teaching Preschool, Trained in Reggio Emilia Approach, ABA Behavior Therapy and Intervention, Extensive Experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Art Education, Precision Teaching and Fluency Based Instruction, Experience Reinforcing IPP/IEP/504 Objectives.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification: Current
  • Safe and Reliable Vehicle: Yes
  • About: This candidate is highly capable of assisting a family looking for a nanny with special needs qualifications and expertise. She is experienced in providing support through positive problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, play, and self-help/advocacy skills. In addition, this candidate is capable of monitoring growth and adjusting methods to ensure meeting educational and behavioral objectives. This candidate applies positive reinforcement, as well non-coercive replacement and prevention methods to maximize appropriate and desired behaviors to help your child develop.

Dylan

  • Childcare Experience: 7 years
  • Experience with ages: 2 – 10 years
  • Hours Available: Full-Time, Long-Term
  • Education / Experience: STARS Training, Raw Cooking, Lead Preschool Teacher, Private Tutor, Children’s Book Author, BA in Biology, 2 years as Special Olympics Coach, Experience with Special Needs including Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification: Current
  • Safe and Reliable Vehicle: Yes
  • About: This candidate is kind, funny, and confident. He is highly capable of providing children with a positive and creative environment in which to foster happiness and growth. He firmly believes in positive reinforcement and open communication. This childcare provider is able to fill your child’s days with outdoor activities, as well as provide academic supports. Adding to his many qualifications, this candidate is currently working towards a master’s degree in Special Education. This candidate would be an excellent fit for a family seeking active and engaged childcare involving a male role model.

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