GRETA SCHRAER | FOUNDER & CEO
With over 20 years in the child care industry, and a Masters Degree in Theology, Greta has always felt a call to care for the next generation. She has worked as a professional nanny, youth minister, nanny community director and nanny placement agency owner.
While working as a professional nanny for young triplet boys, Greta began meeting more and more career nannies during their adventures around Cincinnati. After seeing a common desire to connect and being introduced to the ‘nanny world’ at her first INA conference, in 2009 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 done the right way.
Greta’s entrepreneurial drive, and high standards for care have led her to be a national leader in the professional nanny world. She has served on the INA Board of Directors for a cumulative 7 years and is an INA Credentialed Nanny. In May of 2010, Greta was the recipient of the International Nanny Association’s Nanny of the Year award and received her 15-year INA Service Award Pin cumulative in 2020.
Greta has a heart to elevate the nanny industry overall, while empowering all women in the workforce. By providing excellent jobs for nannies and excellent support for mothers managing both family and career, ultimately, to enrich the lives of children.
Greta is married to the love of her life, Doug, and they have two school-age boys. Greta is a life-long learner, adores travel, theology, accomplishing organization and creative projects, teaching swing dance, and 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.
Red Cross Certified Babysitter at Age 12.
“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.
Award-winning | Nanny of the Year
“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.
“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.
10 Years in Youth Ministry
“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.
Professional mom of two school-aged boys, Greta now seeks quality and safe care for her own children. The safety of her boys and ALL children is at the forefront of any personal or placement search. Thorough screening is worth the investment; we are protectors.
SARAH FOSTER | RECRUITING ASSISTANT
Sarah is an INA Credentialed Nanny and has worked in the nanny industry for nine years. In 2020, she had the honor of being a nominee for the 2020 International Nanny Association’s Nanny of the Year award. Sarah has been involved with CincyNanny since 2016, and has been serving on the Nanny Panel since 2018.
Her career has led her to work with several families, but her heart and specialty lie in caring for families with multiple children (typically 4+ children.) Sarah’s nanny style, (or nanny magic, as she likes to say) brings a touch of whimsy to her families. Her days with the kids are filled with crafts, singing, dancing, and a symphony of laughter. Sarah loves being a nanny because she can play a part in teaching children emotional intelligence, empathy, awareness, and kindness. Her goals and hopes are that through her efforts, she can help raise a kinder, more accepting generation.
The pursuit of unity and fellowship within the nanny community is what lead Sarah to her volunteer role as Community Director for CincyNanny. She believes that having a supportive community is imperative to success within the industry, and she wants to provide that support for all other local nannies. Sarah also co-leads the Nanny Panel in organizing social and professional development opportunities for local nannies.
In 2020, Sarah was hired as our Recruiting Assistant bringing her wonderful experience as a nanny and active community member to the agency work. Sarah supports the candidate process, helps to recruit, screen candidates, check references and prepare nanny profiles. Her warmth, attention to detail and sincere compassion make her such an asset to our staff!
In her free time, Sarah enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons, hanging out with her long-haired black cat, Minerva, and all things Harry Potter.
MEET THE 2022 NANNY PANEL!
This group of local nanny leaders volunteers for a 1-year term. They serve to create and execute events as well as support and guide the professional community overall. Their work includes monthly meetings, creating and planning, hosting events, and supporting nannies in our community. Get to know the ladies who are leading the way, this year. The Nanny Panel is co-led by Sarah Foster and Greta Schraer.
Morgan is a nanny of 5+ years. She loves what she does and says it’s such a rewarding field to be in. Morgan grew up in a family where she was the oldest of 8 children. She love big families, and says they are so fun! She believes in helping children grow up to be independent and well rounded individuals. Morgan has a passion for special needs kiddos and loves to help them reach their goals. She feels that teaching inclusion is very important when working with children. When she’s not nannying she enjoys being outdoors, traveling with he husband, spending time with her dogs, tending to her house plants, crafting, and all things coffee!
Morgan is looking forward to helping the CincyNanny community grow even more this year.
Maria has been working as a nanny for 35+ years and has maintained connections with the families through the years. This past summer she discovered the CincyNanny group and is excited for her first year on the panel. She hopes to help other nannies out there feel valuable and be able to share her experiences. When she isn’t nannying or spending time with her five adult children and grandson, you can find her sewing, crafting, and baking.
In her 26th year of nannying, she can’t ever imagine myself in a different career. Denise is looking forward to being a part of CincyNanny Panel and growing her skills and making new nanny friends! In her free time, I love to hang out with my friends and family, and spend time caring for my 5 dogs.
Amber is a nanny/household manager for a wonderful family in the Anderson area. Amber has been a nanny for about 25 years and has watched many of her nanny kids grow up! She is new to the nanny panel this year and is so excited to learn from all the talented nannies on the panel, meet new nannies and to help the nanny community grow in any way she can. She’s always trying to reach out to nannies who don’t know about our great community because she was without a nanny family for a long time before she found cincynanny. Amber says she has learned so much from the nannies she has met through cincynanny and wants to give back to her nanny community. In her free time Amber loves to camp, hike or go anywhere with water especially Coney Island in the summer
Santana has been in the childcare industry the past 10 years, and a professional nanny the past 5 years. She loves working with children aged infant-preschool and individuals with disabilities. She provides an environment that encourages learning through play, nature and worldly experiences. She always has an open ear to those who want to share their successes/challenges, to give advice when asked, and to be there as a supportive friend. When Santana has a minute to spare you’ll fine her binging tv, adventuring outside and hanging out with her sister’s family
Chelsea nannied for 10 years before having her first child in 2020 and switching to a stay at home mom. She has worked both in LA and Cincinnati in this wonderful career. She am currently a mom to a 19 month old and about to have baby number 2 any day. She is also the proud cat mom to three cats. In her free time, She knits, reads and bakes. She is an active member of her neighborhood book club and is always looking for her next favorite book.