FOUNDER & CEO | GRETA SCHRAER
Faithfully serving in the childcare industry for over 20 years, as a professional nanny, youth minister, nanny community director and nanny placement agency owner and mother, Greta invests her heart and values in every relationship she shares. She began working with children at age 12, after becoming a Red Cross Certified Babysitter, and has loved it ever since. Her positive spirit, natural leadership, and simple admiration for children, has left her a treasured member of many families.
While working as a nanny for young triplet boys, Greta began meeting more and more nannies during their adventures around Cincinnati. In 2009, after seeing a common desire to connect and being introduced to the ‘nanny world’ at her first INA conference, Greta began gathering professional, career nannies together in Cincinnati for the first time. Offering training, playdates and peer support CincyNanny began as a nanny community. In 2015, Greta founded CincyNanny LLC, an elite placement agency. She expanded beyond supporting community and training to also connect families and career nannies for employment.
Greta lives out her core values of integrity, loyalty, innovation, collaboration & purpose through her work. Tangibly, this looks like requiring legal pay and thorough screening, sharing strong communication and efficient processes, providing excellent training, creative events, mentoring leaders and sharing her unique voice and purpose within the nanny industry. Greta’s entrepreneurial drive, and high standards for care have led her to be a national leader in the professional nanny world.
In May of 2010, Greta was the recipient of the International Nanny Association’s Nanny of the Year award. She has volunteered on several committees and has served on Board of Directors for a cumulative 7 years, currently seated as 1st VP of the association. She has also received and INA Service Award Pin for her years of service as a professional nanny. Greta has shared her experiences and wisdom writing for the national website, Regarding Nannies, as well as articles for the INAVision.
Leading with integrity, Greta has a heart to elevate the nanny industry overall, while empowering all women in the workforce. Providing excellent jobs for nannies, excellent support for mothers managing both family and career and ultimately enriching the lives of children.
Greta is married to the love of her life, Doug, and they have 2 sweet boys, Isaac and Luke. In her free time. Greta is a life-long learner, adores travel, theology, accomplishing organization and creative projects, teaching swing dance, as well as managing projects for her church. She thinks there is nothing better than the warmth of a sleeping baby, the sound of a rainstorm, a walk on the beach with her husband, or a full-bodied cabernet.
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“Greta has shown herself to be a great leader amongst her peers as well as those who are older than she. She is looked up to with great respect and honor. She has proven herself to be a person with outstanding leadership skills which are above many I have known. Her heart’s desire to serve others, no matter what their situation, is incredibly commendable.” ~ Dale C.
“Her impact on both of our children as a positive, loving role model was very clear from the beginning. Greta’s faith and positive energy created an atmosphere of confidence and mutual respect that our children continue to demonstrate today.” ~ Patrick W.
“Greta Schraer was not only my first babysitter but one of my most important childhood role models. The impact that she had on me when I was growing up was priceless…. the title nanny doesn’t really give the depth of our relationship justice.” ~ Blair H.
“She is a professional in every respect of the word. She belongs to and participates in national nanny organizations. She has taken the time and initiative to found CincyNanny, a group dedicated to improving the quality of employment for nannies, improving the quality and skills of nannies, providing support and information for nannies, and providing social network of play dates and nights out for the area nannies… She is tireless in her dedication to our family and her profession.” ~ JoAnn M.