Compared to other agencies Morningside presented a higher caliber of candidate.
Originally, I tried to find a nanny on my own and it took me much, much longer and only half of them spoke English. I had to do my own background checks. Morningside Nannies made it much easier, faster and more efficient.
I liked the fact that you screened the candidates before sending them to us, rather than sending the candidate to me before I knew anything about them, like happened with (name withheld), your competition.
Morningside Nannies blew the others away!
We’ve placed ads in newspapers on two occasions and have gone through an Au Pair program twice. This has been our best experience by far!
Morningside Nannies only sent me nannies that fit my needs. I felt that I wasn’t sent the resume of everyone on file.
I have used two other agencies, both were difficult to work with and did not live up to their promises and Morningside Nannies did.
Morningside was by far the best as compared to the other services we used!
Morningside Nannies was far more professional and focused than the other agencies. They listened to my request and responded promptly. I feel very fortunate to have such superb childcare and appreciate the luxury of returning to work with-out worry. Many thanks go to Morningside Nannies for that.
Objective and professional with an obvious personal touch, small but important comments about each person.
As president of Morningside Nannies, Ken’s focus is helping Houston-based parents find the right childcare provider for their family.
Ken holds a master’s in business leadership from Upper Iowa University and multiple bachelor degrees from Grand View College. With a background in owning and operating companies dedicated to helping people find the right services for their families and a passion for seeing that children cared for by nannies receive the best possible care by the most qualified care providers, Ken is dedicated to helping parents make educated and informed childcare choices for their family.
When he’s not in the Morningside Nannies office, Ken enjoys spending time with his three children and his wife, Jolene, and developing new software to better help parents find and manage their household employees.
Michelle LaRowe brings to Morningside Nannies more than 18 years of nanny industry experience. An International Nanny Association credentialed nanny and Nanny of the Year award recipient, Michelle has authored several parenting books including Nanny to the Rescue! and Working Mom’s 411. Michelle has also served as executive director of the International Nanny Association and is a national speaker empowering parents and nannies to be the best they can be.
Michelle is passionate about quality in-home childcare and ensuring that children cared for by nannies receive the best possible care. Michelle enjoys putting her best advice to practice raising her two young children, Abigail and Luke.
Rachel Lawrence has over a decade of experience in the in-home childcare industry. She has worked as a nanny, has operated her own small town nanny placement agency, and as a working mom, she is also a nanny employer. Most recently Rachel served as the operations manager for the International Nanny Association.
Rachel is a big proponent of developing and adhering to high industry standards. She has held membership in the International Nanny Association and has served on the board of directors of the International association. She has also attended industry conferences, including those put on by the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies and the International Nanny Association. In 2008 Rachel was awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by a partnership of regional and national Small Business Associations.
When she’s not working, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, including making playful messes with her young children Quinn and twins Emery and Grey.
Amanda has several years of childcare experience working as both a full-time nanny and center-based childcare worker. A mom herself, she is passionate about quality childcare and enjoys ensuring that the nannies Morningside Nannies represents provide the highest level of quality care. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son at the zoo, going for walks and swimming.