What others are saying about West Coast Nannies...
My husband and I were referred to West Coast Nannies by another parent that previously used the agency. I'm so glad we listened to her! Finding a nanny while working full-time and trying to keep up with two kids was just impossible for our family. Working with Nicola has been an amazing experience. She was great at communicating with us, and really understood what worked best for our family. We also appreciated her coming to meet with us on a weekday evening while the kids were sleeping. Our wonderful nanny has been with us for a couple months now and we couldn't be happier!
- Savi W., Seattle
I applied for a nanny position with West Coast Nannies and was very pleased with how professional, kind and organized Nicola was throughout the whole process. She replied quickly to all correspondence and I could tell that she works hard for both the family and the child care provider to make sure it is a great fit. You can be very confident that Nicola will work hard to find the best suitable candidate for the needs of your family. The interview process was quite thorough and I appreciated that she took the time to know my strengths and background and make sure I was set up for success. I would highly recommend her services for families looking for childcare services and for those looking for employment as a nanny!
- Angela B., Lake Stevens
Working with Nicola has been a breath of fresh air as she has been extremely personable and professional! Nicola is organized, kind, friendly, flexible and showed a true passion for finding the right match for the family involved and myself as a nanny. She was promptly available to answer any and all of my questions and offer advice within lightning speed. I would highly recommend her services to anyone, it will be one of the best decisions you will make for your children or your career!
- Hayley O., Redmond
We pretty much hit the jackpot when we found Nicola Church to be our daughter's Nanny. She was always punctual and professional. She was incredibly patient and extremely helpful as I fumbled to navigate the whole Household Employer Payroll/tax confusion and juggling two sets of parents in our nanny share. She kept daily logs of the kids, their in's and outs, so to speak, so we always knew what kind of day our kiddos were having. She knows EVERY cool place to take a toddler and I swear I was so jealous of my daughter some days! The places she gets to go! I never felt concerned for my daughter's safety on their adventures, she can wrangle two running toddlers with ease. She has a gentle way with children. Watching her with my daughter has helped me be a better parent. I can only imagine that, based on her professionalism, organization, positive nature and endless patience and energy, Nicola Church would bring a Nanny Employment Agency to the next level! Any future nanny I hire will certainly be through her!
- Sydney H., Seattle
Hiring Nicola was the best thing for our family! When I was heading back to work and needed care for our 6 month old - we lucked out when we found and hired Nicola. From our first interaction I knew she was the right person for us. Why do I say that? Professional, organized, sound judgment, communication - these are the qualities that we liked and saw throughout our time working with Nikki. In the beginning she helped us get set up to make everything legal, get taxes taken out, develop and sign a contract and set up our play space for age appropriate fun and learning. She was extremely organized keeping a daily log with crucial info, expenses, hours and a great monthly neighborhood activity calendar that even my mom friends wanted copies of. She asked lots of questions and listened closely to what we were looking for in a nanny to make sure she was a good fit for us and as we moved forward to ensure she understood and was in line with our parenting philosophy. She brought up issues to us in a timely and professional manner - things as small as picky eating to needing to revise and update our contract. She always showed such good judgment and we often turned to her for her opinion with how to support his learning, creativity, communication and social development. I often bragged to others regarding how lucky we were to have Nicola on our team - and that is exactly how we felt - she was part of our son's team and we trusted her more than anyone else with our son.
- Breelyn Y., Seward Park
I recently applied for a nanny position through West Coast Nannies. Although, the job had already been filled, Nicola reviewed my resume and interviewed me for other openings. During the interview process she listened carefully to the kind of employment opportunity I was looking for and the type of family I felt would be the best fit for my personality; as well as match my childcare philosophy. Within two weeks I had a group interview with two families needing a nanny share in West Seattle. I was offered the job and delighted to accept. I have never felt so comfortable and content with the families and children I work for. My employers are warm and welcoming and we are able to share open communication about the kids and their growths, challenges, needs, and schedules. I am so thankful to Nicola and West Coast Nannies for the opportunity. The reason I am so happy with my job is directly due to the fact that Nicola genuinely cared about matching the family to the right person in a mutually beneficial placement. She did everything She said she was going to do and has periodically checked in with myself as well as my employers to ensure our satisfaction. I would sincerely recommend West Coast Nannies to anyone looking for a job or career in nannying or a family looking for a wonderful nanny.
- Ashley M. , Seattle
Nicola (owner of West Coast Nannies) is an incredibly thoughtful, kind, and intuitive person. She helped me to find my dream job that completely matched my personality and the desires of the families I will be working with. She has a wealth of experience and professionalism that was very reassuring as far as answering questions and general guidance go. Not only that, but the entire process from start (interview) to finish (she's available to help long after the initial placement) was conducted thoughtfully and thoroughly. I would absolutely recommend her service to any one looking to start a nannying career, or families looking to find the perfect fit for their needs in childcare. It's easier than you think!
- Tess R., Seattle