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!
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.
Compared to other agencies Morningside presented a higher caliber of candidate.
I trust Morningside Nannies & their research into their nannies more than any of the other seven agencies we talked with. The checks are reliable and the quality of nannies was superb. The process of finding a nanny was handled quite professionally.
Objective and professional with an obvious personal touch, small but important comments about each person.
Morningside Nannies was outstanding. The process was stress free and the caliber of applicants was far superior to that of other agencies. Morningside Nannies was thorough in their review and timely presentation of candidates.
I described the person I wanted and that’s what you found for me. Thank you.
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 only sent me nannies that fit my needs. I felt that I wasn’t sent the resume of everyone on file.
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.
Tia has a strong background in human resources and recruiting which makes her a perfect fit for our nanny coordinator role at Morningside Nannies. With extensive experience in candidate screening, interviewing and on-boarding, she brings an excellent skill-set and personality to our team.
Tia has held roles as a senior recruiting coordinator and human resources assistant, as well as an executive assistant. She is a stepmom to three children who range in ages from 8 to 21.
When she’s not working she enjoys singing, cooking and spending time outdoors with her family. Tia used to sing professionally and even tried out for American Idol!
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.