When Anna is not busy working her matchmaking magic, you can probably find her at the dog park with her sweet rescue pup or on a hike with her husband of 4 years. Almost every weekend Anna and her husband like to try out new local trails, and usually drag their little dog along too! She also spends lots of time with her husband’s family and two precious little nieces who live in Nashville as well. Anna’s family also lives in Nashville and she especially loves visits with her grandfather. He has been a huge inspiration in her life and has always encouraged any and all endeavors she has embarked on since a young age. It is largely because of his love and guidance that she decided to follow her dreams and dedicate her work to children as well as take the leap to launch her own business. Anna also loves the opportunity to reconnect with families she once nannied for. She loves when those families reach out to her to babysit because it is a chance to unplug and spend quality time with the children she has grown to love so much.
Our mission is to take the the stress and time out of finding a nanny for your family. Whether you are a new or experienced parent, you have probably faced the nerve-wracking task of finding quality childcare that fits seamlessly into your home. We understand that parents are busy juggling a million responsibilities and cannot always be with their children every second as they wish. You just don’t have hours of your precious time to dedicate to searching, screening, and interviewing from a giant pool of nannies. Ask any parent that has been through the process of searching for and vetting nannies on their own, and they will tell you it is overwhelming! We are skilled at this process and love making it as seamless as possible for our families. Our mission is to provide nannies that will be the next best thing to having you there with your children. We promise to eliminate stress from the process by taking over all the behind the scenes work. You can have peace of mind knowing that experts are busy finding exactly what you need while giving you your time back in the process.
THE APPLE TO BETSY STORY
As a nanny, you have a behind the scenes look at what families need and what they are looking for. For Anna, it became apparent that quality childcare is a huge need in the Nashville area and one that can cause a great deal of stress for parents. While out and about her her nanny kids, Anna was always meeting other nannies; some were wonderful and others who were less enthusiastic about their positions. Some nannies would take any opportunity to scroll on their phone, while others were actively engaged and present. This posed a troubling question: Who is your nanny when no one is watching? After speaking with nannies of all levels, it became easy for Anna to quickly distinguish the red flags that would later help her in her work as a nanny placement specialist for Apple to Betsy Nanny Agency.
On occasion, families that she knew would reach out asking if she knew of anyone looking for a nanny position. These families were often frantic and on a time crunch to find childcare. That can put a family at risk of settling for a sub-par nanny due to desperation and limited options. With the knowledge and insight she had gained as a professional nanny, Anna knew she had the capabilities to dedicate herself to serving families with a perspective that not many have. She decided to take the intimate experiences she had with families and turn it into a business where she could help by hand picking nannies that would have the character that every parent hopes to find. Thus, Apple to Betsy was born. It has been a joy to work with so many families to find their perfect match. Seeing the relief and gratitude that parents feel when they finally find “the one” is what continues to drive us and makes all the work we do worth while.