Citing stringent background checks and insistence upon maintaining the old-fashioned practice of visiting each new client at home, the The Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) voted Menlo Park’s Stanford Park Nannies their 2013 Agency of the Year. “Stanford Park Nannies epitomizes our profession. They care deeply about their clients and nannies and work consistently to provide service that is above and beyond,” said APNA president Ginger Swift.
“There are no federal guidelines for businesses that place nannies and most people don’t understand that the low-cost background checks offered by many online services are not thorough enough,” said Menlo Park resident Daryl Camarillo, who co-owns Stanford Park Nannies along with Maggie Berkshire.
Throughout its 20-plus years of service, the local nanny agency has helped establish industry best practices and worked to exceed them by having its contracts, policies and procedures reviewed by peers and legal experts. It offers individual counsel and group training to nannies on emerging childcare issues and topics such as nutrition, communication, child discipline, parenting styles, CPR and first aid, as well as creative art and education techniques.
“We pride ourselves on constantly evaluating our responsibilities to incorporate the best of old and new business and household staffing practices,” said Daryl. “We know what we do is working because 90% of the long-term nannies we place are asked to stay beyond their first year.”
Photo of Daryl Camarillo (left) with nanny Myriam Ennes at a recent Nanny Training Day, showing artwork created from found art