Sara & Jake
Almer is truly one of a kind. This testimonial will not provide enough to describe how amazing she is. Almer took care of my 3 years old since he was 8 months old and my 1 year old since he was an infant. Almer’s tremendous skills created a loving and structured environment that fostered my son’s individual development. Being a pediatric speech-language pathologist I was very impressed with her knowledge on child development, health, and nutrition. She is always up to date on the latest research.Almer has a talent for creating activities and routines for each child’s needs. From strolling them to the beach, establishing sleep routines, to creating homemade motor activities. Almer not only cares for the children she takes care of, but also the parents. She is someone who we could call on at anytime for anything. In fact, we still call her for suggestions. I feel lucky to be able to say that Almer helped raised our sons and will always be a part of our family.
We were also fortunate enough to have Almer help us look for a nanny. Almer was very thorough and dedicated in helping us find a nanny that would meet our families individual needs. She extensively searched and interviewed potential candidates. She has vast questions that she asks the nanny and she guided us on what questions we could ask. We were not an easy client for Almer because our expectations were high after having her as our nanny. However, she was able to find us an amazing nanny who is a perfect fit for our family.
Almer has a great system in finding an amazing nanny. She seeks out potential candidates based on family’s personal needs and completes a pre- interview. This was very helpful for us because it allowed us to receive sufficient background information prior to us interviewing them. Almer also provided a very unique service of following up with us as well as the candidate once we hired her. She was willing to assist the nanny on a particular services or skill set she had expressed she wanted more guidance on (e.g., sleep training, nutrition, schedules). Almer gave us great suggestions on how to complete a thorough background check and writing a contract.
I couldn’t be more pleased with Almer and all her help in setting me up with my first nanny position. She was so sweet and knowledgable when we spoke, I felt good in transitioning from my daycare setting to a home setting. The family I work for now, has become my family! They are amazing! And I couldn’t be happier with the match! Thank you Almer!”
Karleen and Jared
As Almer’s boss for almost 3 years and now a life-long friend, I can attest that she is uniquely qualified to help you find your next nanny. While she was with our family, she proved to be an expert across many, MANY, different areas as it related to my child’s – health, wellness, milestones, food, breastfeeding, social, development, doctor visits, when to worry, (the list goes on and on) It showed me that when you find the right nanny, they aren’t just a hired employee but a true advocate for your family, both you and your child. Everyone deserves the special connection we cultivated with Almer, and she understand this better than anyone. We often laughed about the “nanny’s” at the park…..realizing that Almer felt more like a Mom than a nanny. It’s rare for someone to really empathize with both mom and nanny, so having her guide you through *what we know can be a very, very emotional process* of finding a nanny, should set you free from the anxiety and worry moms often feel (without knowing where to turn!) And if you’re like me, you may insist on continuing to have Almer in your life as a true friend after the work is done.
Bart and Natasha
Eight years ago our lives were radically altered, as that is the day when Almer, walked into our flat and interviewed to watch our newborn son. From that moment on I knew our son and then his younger brother would have exceptional care and love. But that, as they say is only the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to describing Almer! She is trustworthy, loving, has amazing energy, is a natural with her child rearing abilities, smart and dedicated to raising children with the love and attention they require.
Almer, watched our boys for 5 years, following us on our move to Sausalito, where due to one boy entering school, we decided it best to start a sharecare. In the share care we had other children be dropped off and Almer would watch them and then pick up our son at school, usually walking down 3 toddlers/infants and picking up the preschooler. Mornings at home, with the 3 toddlers, is where the babies had their own “Almer school,” drawing (scribbling), learning letters and numbers, and learning their colors and shapes (my now kindergartener is reading at second grade level!).
She could handle these duties and OH so much more – dishes, laundry, tidying up the house, no stone was left unturned. As time passed with Almer, we learned more about how she came to be “Supernanny” and her response was “Oh this is how my mother taught me!” She is the oldest of four, which only starts to explain her abilities. I have met her mother and see that her mother (a teacher) taught, Almer all of these child rearing abilities and taught Almer to do this with the love each child deserves.
When watching the four children (that we shared with) I am quite certain is the point in her life that she had found her calling of “Supernanny” and decided to start a business dedicated to properly teaching other women the right way to watch and care for young infants and toddlers. My wife and I encouraged, Almer, to pursue her dream, as a parent there is nothing more comforting knowing your child is cared for the right way “The Almer Way.”
When Almer asked us to write her a letter of recommendation, I jumped at the opportunity to say you will not meet a finer, more loving, honest human being on the planet, one whom my family is blessed to have in our life. Almer is now so much more than a nanny she has become part of our family forever.
Almer and find the right nanny are absolutely amazing! She helped me to find a wonderful position with the best family, and for that I am eternally grateful! Whether you are a family looking for a nanny or a nanny looking for a family, Almer is the person to contact! What I love best about her, is her dedication to BOTH the families and the nannies she works with. She truly cares about finding the very best match for both parties and making sure everyone is happy with the placement. Thank you Almer for all that you have done in helping me to find the perfect family to work for!