Nannies From The Heart is Austin’s most personalized nanny agency. Our goal: To give you peace of mind and save you valuable time.
Main Line: 512-302-1998
Fax Line: 877-571-0054
(sitting-related emergencies 773-7267)
Our clients benefit from a full staff carrying a multitude of real life experiences, such as investigative research, communications, human resources and most importantly, experience as mothers and professional nannies. We understand the need for caring and professional help.
"Dear Rebecca, We want to thank you for helping us find such an incredible nanny and babysitters when she was unavailable. We don’t know what would have gotten us through the two months of bed rest without your help. Thank you for all of the great personal attention you gave. It meant so much." -- Testimonial from Rhonda
Responsibilities: Interview nannies and family clients to achieve the ultimate match between the two. All my life I have been matching people with people…It is my gift.
About Rebecca: As a women entrepreneur, mother of two and wife, I am passionate about helping provide life balance in other women’s lives. While pregnant with my first child, I began a search for a nanny but wanted a more personal touch in the services I received. As a former nanny, and an expecting mother, I felt I could fill a niche in providing caring and thoughtful support. At that time, I approached a local nanny agency owner who was looking for a life change, and before I knew it, I had acquired the agency and began the long process of refining and shaping it into the Nannies from the Heart of today. In the last several years I have discovered that I have a true knack for providing people with the tools to find nurturing care for their little loved ones, and thus, create more balance in their lives. I love to see families smile—and relax a bit—as their visions of the perfect nanny unfold and are realized.
I have always been fascinated watching children and how they learn, and I took child development coursework in college, so I found it natural to work as a nanny. I spent several years off and on working for families, caring for children from infants to elementary school age. Nanny work just clicked with me and I found myself able to quickly connect to the needs of not only the children, but also the parents. During that time, I also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and learned a lot about children that weren’t so lucky to have capable and loving parents. I then became a Student Special Events Coordinator at Austin Community College, where I worked hand-in-hand with young students in creating club events and worked with them to create a student government. Later, I took my event planning skills and put them to work as a "Commute Solutions Program Developer” at AMD. Commute Solutions programs promoted ridesharing (carpooling and vanpooling) transit and bicycling for employees to find an alternative to driving alone to work every day. After starting Nannies from the Heart, I became involved in several area communities for women entrepreneurs. (See the resources page for a glimpse of many of the women I work and network with.) I find my own strength in working with and learning from many of these powerful moms and business owners. A couple worth noting include the Austin Personal Renewal Groups and Big Fish Nation.
Placement Specialist for Sitting, Events and Hotels
Responsibilities: All sitting placements
About Wendy: I am 10 and 12 years older than my sisters, so I have grown up raising kids! After earning my teaching certificate from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State), I taught middle school for three years in Round Rock ISD. Not one to idly twiddle my thumbs in my down time, I also took on the challenge of running my school's after school and summer program for two years. Once baby Emily came along in 2002, I knew that I wanted to be home with my daughter and was fortunate enough to continue running the after school program with Emily strapped to my back as the unofficial program mascot!
When Emily was just 2 years old, I met Rebecca D'Amico and convinced her that I could handle checking references and coordinating background checks for all nanny candidates. As a mother, I understood the importance of this task and relished the opportunity. I gradually began taking on more tasks with Nannies from the Heart, and now is the official Placement Specialist for all babysitting requests, as well as hotel and special event sitting jobs. In the meantime, our family has grown with the addition of John in January 2010.
As a working mom of two active kids, I understand the spinning plates we all keep in the air! Let me take one of those spinning plates off of your load by sending you an amazing babysitter that can provide you with some much needed time alone. I truly enjoy building relationships with families and nannies, and look forward to working with you!
Responsibilities: Administrative and Placement Support