Dear Nanny Seeker,
We have employed Betty Chirino since our daughter was two weeks old for the past 2.5 years who is now about to start preschool. Betty has been wonderful to us and our daughter.
Since our daughter was two weeks old, Betty took great care of her tending to all of her needs very carefully. She is very attentive and warm, the perfect mix of professionalism with a personal touch. Our daughter thrives under her care and lights up every morning she sees her (and cries when she leaves!). As parents, employing Betty gave us the comfort we needed in leaving our daughter every day as we knew she was very well taken care of. She was always very considerate to follow our wishes regarding her daily schedule (food, nap, bath, reading books etc.) while additionally, going beyond that to make sure her needs were met. As she has grown, Betty has sought out additional activities for her that she might enjoy or might be good for her development. While we didn’t need it for our daughter, she also has a car and has experience driving kids to activities, the zoo, etc.
Betty is a native Spanish speaker, but also speaks perfect English, which was an added benefit as our daughter gained exposure to the Spanish language and can understand and speak some words. However, we are able to fully communicate easily with her in English. Furthermore, she has made our lives easier by doing additional tasks and being flexible with hours as we have needed her. She not only cooked for the baby, but also cleaned, did laundry while she was sleeping and ran minor errands for us. She has a very strong work ethic and will go above the standard. This helps a lot for parents with busy schedules!
We recommend Betty without hesitation to any family looking for a nanny. Her preferred schedule is M-Thursday, but she is flexible. We will miss her and hope she proves as valuable to another family as she was to ours.
Please contact us with any questions! Also feel free to contact Betty directly at 415.596.6082.
Nina and James (parents to Kaia, Grandi, and James, Kindergarten)