Today we’d like to introduce you to Katherine Hartman.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
If there has been anything in my life that has been consistent, it is the love and joy children bring me. I could not imagine all life without them. Ever since I was little, I babysat for all of the neighbors, became a nanny in college, and just never stopped. I had this idea that I had to go to college to get a corporate American job, that is what success meant to me…at the time. I have been a Nanny for many years. When I started my job with my current family, I did not expect it to be the match that it has become. A couple of years into the job I knew they would be my last family and I would go on to a new chapter of my life. I will never meet another family like them. The thought of not being their nanny brings tears to my eyes. I’m so attached to their children; on a level, I’ve never experienced in all my years of being a Nanny. This love I feel for them and the way they have treated me has been a huge factor in starting this agency. I want families and nannies to experience this as I have.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
In regards to starting my nanny agency- it has been a relatively smooth road. I know that building trust in my community takes time, and I’m 100% all-in in doing so. I’m passionate about it, I love what I do and I think when you are passionate about something it comes more naturally. I’ve had wonderful mentors along the way, and I definitely could not have done this without them. I think seeking that guidance and support made the road much smoother. Life as a nanny had its challenges, as with any career you have.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Hunny Nanny Agency is a neighborhood childcare agency. We provide the support families deserve, by implementing a highly personalized placement process + ongoing support for our clients and nannies. Hunny focuses on matching caregivers through personality study and behavioral perspectives. We utilize childcare assessments, personality tests, short answer questions, and reference reports in our placements.
Katherine started this agency to help families find the safest, most nurturing childcare. By combining her extensive background in psychology, teaching, and childcare, Katherine has created a process, unlike any agency. Her process is tedious, ensuring only the top candidates make it to the next level. Hunny will incorporate specifically designed assessments to ensure long-term matches. Coming from being a Professional Nanny herself, her expectations for exceptional childcare are set high.
So maybe we end by discussing what matters most to you and why?
Happiness! It is so important to me that in whatever I do, I remain happy. The moment something doesn’t make me genuinely happy anymore is the time I need to reevaluate how to fix that. My family also is the most important thing to me. Everything I do has the end goal of creating a better life or future for my family. My husband, Mark, and I plan to have more children, and I hope to create something great for them one day. I want to show my daughter how to be a strong, independent, person. I want her to feel empowered, by involving her in Hunny, and creating it alongside of her has been a really great experience to share with her.
- Part-time Nanny Referral starts at $2100
- A full-time Nanny Referral starts at $2700
- Sitter Service starts at $15
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- Website: hunnynannyagency.com
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