GRETA SCHRAER | PLACEMENT SPECIALIST, CEO + FOUNDER
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 served on the INA Board of Directors for a cumulative 9 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’ aAward and received her 15-year INA Service Award Pin in 2020. After being accepted as a member of the Association of Premiere Nanny Agencies in 2020, Greta was recipient of the ‘Rising Star’ award, an APNA Honor, in 2021 amongst her mentors and peers – exemplary and proven nanny agencies.
Greta has a heart to elevate the nanny industry overall, while empowering all women in the workforce. 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 her best friend Doug, and they have two school-age boys. Greta is a life-long learner, adores travel, theology, living simply, organization & creative projects, teaching swing dance and strives to #moveeveryday toward whole health. She thinks there is nothing better than the warmth of a sleeping baby, the sound of a rainstorm, a walk on the beach 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 | ONBOARDING SPECIALIST + COMMUNITY DIRECTOR
Sarah is an INA Credentialed Nanny and has worked in the nanny industry as nanny/house manager for eleven years.
In both 2020 and 2021, she had the honor of being one of the top 5 nominees for the 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 2017.
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 both locally and nationally is what lead Sarah to her 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. Sarah is also the ambassador for the INA’s Minnesota chapter, as well as a co-founder of the Twin Cities Nanny Education Collective.
Sarah brings her wonderful experience as a nanny and active community member to the agency work. Sarah supports the candidate process, helps to interview, coach and 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 exploring the Twin Cities with her partner Michael, watching a good spooky movie with her long-haired black cat Minerva, and creating crafty works of art through embroidery and crocheting.
JORDAN KINGSLEY| RECRUITING + MARKETING SPECIALIST
Jordan is momma to two littles under the age of two and an expert on all things administrative and marketing related. Jordan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Affairs (think Leslie Knope) and has over six years of administrative and marketing experience in non-profit and corporate settings. Her professional experience includes roles as a Director of Sales + Brand Growth, Communications Manager and Executive Assistant. She is a gifted writer, content creator, and loves a completed “to-do” list. Jordan has always adored children, from babysitting to volunteering in the church preschool and nursery. She even “tried to be a nanny” once, but quickly learned that her care for the family was met with an unfair wage and illegal pay. That experience drew her to the magic of CincyNanny when her best friend became an active member of our Nanny Panel.
In 2021, Jordan decided to leave her full-time gig to be a work at home mom. She desires to fill her home with kindness and create extraordinary joy in the ordinary moments of each day. As a stay at home mother of two, Jordan knows how much work caring for children full-time requires. She recognizes what an invaluable asset a nanny is to a family. She believes the home is a sacred space and those we entrust in it should not be taken for granted. Her respect for the work is ultimately what led her to apply to CincyNanny.
In her role with the agency, Jordan supports the candidate process by screening and recruiting applicants as well as overseeing our marketing efforts and managing special projects. Jordan is a creative, organized, “take the bull by the horns” kind of gal who is passionate about supporting strong leaders and empowering others through her talents. We are completely thrilled to have her on our team!
Jordan enjoys nothing more than sharing a warm cup of coffee in the morning with her husband and high school sweetheart, Jacob. She appreciates a good board game and loves hosting friends and family in her home. She is very active in her church, loves true crime podcasts, and thinks Cincinnati is the best city on the planet.
MEET THE 2023 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, each for the 2nd year! The Nanny Panel is co-led by Sarah Foster and Greta Schraer.
Morgan is a nanny of 10+ 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 children and loves to help them reach their goals. She feels that teaching inclusion is very important when working with children. Morgan is an advocate for making people and children feel seen, heard, and valued within the community. When she’s not nannying she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, volunteering at her church, spending time with her family, playing with her dogs, tending to her house plants, crafting, and all things coffee! Morgan is excited to be serving for a 3rd year on nanny panel. She 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 continue 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.
Ursula has been a nanny for 10+ years. She specializes in infants and multiples (the more, the merrier). She uses her background in art and theater to fill her nanny days full of activities that help her nanny children learn, grow, and develop into well-rounded tiny humans with a love for learning, a curiosity for life, and a big imagination. She is excited to join the Nanny Panel to meet and help new nannies bloom in their careers. Ursula is very involved in community theater in the Cincinnati area, and in her spare time, she loves getting lost in a good book or spending time with her family, friends, and, of course, her cat, Rue.
In her 28th year of nannying, she can’t ever imagine herself in a different career. Denise is looking forward to continuing on Nanny Panel and growing her skills and making new nanny friends! In her free time, she loves to hang out with her friends and family, and spend time caring for her 5 dogs.
Robin has been a nanny since 2003, she just reached her 20th year as a nanny! She cannot imagine choosing any other career. She values that she gets to love, encourage, support, and grow with each new family. Being an integral part of the family’s lives and knowing that THEY chose her is amazing to her. She is excited to join the Nanny Panel and looks forward to working closely with others to pull together amazing events and further build our community. In her free time, Robin enjoys time with friends and family, reading, and baking with her son.
Missy started her nanny career over 29 years ago in the suburbs of Chicago. She has worked in Wisconsin and now Cincinnati. Missy grew up helping her mom run an in-home daycare while helping raise her special needs brother into adulthood as his guardian. Missy has a passion for being as helpful as she can be, not only with childcare and development but with household needs. Missy looks forward to working with fellow nannies in the area because she believes the community together has been so helpful in her own career. Missy’s hobbies include carpentry, painting, and DIY crafting. All adding a little extra something for her nanny families.
Layla has been a nanny for two and a half years. In this time, she has found a passion for working with multiples and large sibling groups. She finds that nannying is the most rewarding part of her life and thoroughly looks forward to every aspect of her future career. Layla is very excited to join the Nanny Panel and to make an impact in our community. When she’s not nannying, Layla enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping, and curling up with a good book.
Daleina has been a nanny for several wonderful families throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for the last 4+ years. She loves staying in contact with all her previous families so she can continue being involved and watching the kiddos grow. She’s looking forward to being a part of the Nanny Panel so that she can help grow a community that has offered her so much throughout the years. In her free time, Daleina likes to read and write. Last year, she formed a nanny book club and is currently writing her first romance novel.