Trustworthy, kind, caring and experienced: my sister referred me to this organization. I needed a qualified daycare provider for my child who was ill with a stomach virus at the very last minute (6 AM that day). Child Care Companions Nannies answered my call and had a caring, experienced nanny at my door by 8:30 AM. I was able to make my appointment knowing that my child was taken care of. The caregiver not only cared for my child, but also ensured that he did his make up homework. WONDERFUL caregivers.
Posted: 10/25/2008 • Last edited: 9/16/2009 • Link to this review
I was a little weary about going with a nanny agency, as I have heard some horror stories from other nannies about the agencies in this area. Let me just say that I was extremely happy to learn that there is a nanny referral service in San Diego that actually cares about the nannies and the families. This service is Child Care Companions. I have been an art teacher working with children for over 20 years. On occasion, I will work short term assignments for extra income. While taking care of my children, I am able to teach them the passion of art at the same time. Annemargaret, the founder of Child Care Companions, is very personal and keeps in touch with the clients and the candidates. Knowing that she takes the time to meet with everyone in person, gives me confidence that she knows what she is talking about when it comes to a job being offered. The families that use Child Care Companions are great. I am thrilled with Child Care Companions and would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a position with a new family!!!!
Posted: 3/13/2008 • Last edited: 3/16/2008 • Link to this review
After reading all the previous reviews, I couldn't agree more: Child Care Companions offers a great service! I'd like to emphasis how impressed I am at the individual time and attention that Annemargaret invests to get to know her clients. It is precisely this reason coupled with her careful screening that has resulted in so many successful family-nanny matches. Its great to know that there are still people out there offering professional services with personal attention. A rare trait in today's busy world. Thank you!
Posted: 1/10/2008 • Link to this review
Child Care Companions is a business that every town needs. Annemargaret conducts personal interviews with both nannies and families to ensure a cohesive match. She takes the time to get to know each personality and needs of both the family and the nanny before she makes a placement. By doing this she is able to bring together the needs of both sides making a win-win situation. If you want a win-win situation for your family - Annemargaret and Child Care Companions is your ticket to success.
Posted: 12/10/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I have extensive qualifications and experience (19 years) of caring for children aged 0-18 years, including children with special needs (autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, severe learning difficulties and medical needs). Due to the family relocating to a new town, I was in need of a new position. When it came to looking for a new family, I was quite hesitant to go with an agency. After doing some research, I found Child Care Companions. Anne is amazing. She took the time to get to know me personally. This made me feel comfortable with my decision to register with the agency. She managed to help me find a wonderful family. I am looking forward to working in my new home for years to come. If anyone is looking for personalized service, Child Care Companions is the one to use.
Posted: 12/04/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
AnnMargaret went to amazing lengths to find us the best and most qualified nanny. I was impressed with her search techniques and her ability to find the perfect match for our family. I highly recommend Child Care Companions for finding your new nanny.
Posted: 9/03/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Annemargaret is a true jem of a resource! As a previous nanny, I can attest to her professionalism, her personalized service, and her genuine concern for each family and nanny. You are in good hands with Annemargaret!
Posted: 9/01/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Annemargaret has been wonderful. She found me what I call "my second home." I have been with my family for almost two years now. I feel safe, secured and so welcomed. She has done an excellent job in finding the right match. Thank you!
Posted: 8/30/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Annemargaret came to my home and really got to know us and our needs before she even tried to match us up with a nanny. The first candidate she sent was perfect, and she's been with us for 2.5 years now. When our nanny needed a medical leave, Annemargaret again found us a perfect temporary nanny. We are impressed by Child Care Companions and will use them if we ever need another nanny. Their prices are reasonable too.
After relocating from another state, starting a new job with a 12-14 hour day I really needed help in finding a person I could trust, my then 18 month old daughter. I called the agency with my dilemma, I received the job offer that Friday evening, by Saturday that same week the agency located two very qualified candidates. They were so good that my husband and I debated that Sat. evening on which one to hire! That Monday I flew to Dallas for my first day on the job. Erin, was the perfect nanny for our daughter. I believe the successful match was attributed to the agency's ability to really listen and understand my family's needs.
We hired the first nanny that interviewed with us! She was very qualified and dependable. This agency does a great job of screening nannys and makes it effortless to find the right match for your family. Our nanny watches the children and also educates them. I have recommended child care companions to many of our friends who have all found great long term nannies.
Thank you for your invaluable help. Our nanny is a dream. The personalized service we received is outstanding. This service is a great value for the money spent. KUDZU!
Posted: 4/14/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Thanks to Anne at Child Care Companions, I was able to meet my dream family. We get along wonderfully. I really couldn't be happier and I feel so blessed to be with them. Thanks for helping me find the best family in the world. It is wonderful to have such a great job!
Posted: 4/14/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I have bad service with this company.
Posted: 4/06/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
When placing nannies, Child Care Companions takes the time to select competent team players who understand the development of the whole child. To work with our families, a potential candidate must have a steady, long-term relationship in the Child Development field. Other qualifications include: ECE units, excellent references (that are not relatives and have known the person for at least two years), neg. TB, clean DMV, be willing to be in the Trustline (http://www.trustline.org) Registry (FBI, DOJ and Child Abuse Index Check). The needs of childcare are taken seriously. The early years of a child's life are the most impressionable, so we take our time selecting a "rare" star to refer. As a result, schools as well as families trust us. Each family or nanny has a personal relationship with us and agrees with our sense of ethics. Our candidates are as selective as our wonderful clients. Any concerns are addressed prior to beginning. We take pride with our triad and wish only the best for our families and the nannies we place.
Child Care Companions is absolutely amazing. She took the time we needed to meet with us personally. We have the best nanny because of her. I highly recommend anyone use this service.
Posted: 3/11/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Thank you for your remarks. It is a pleasure to work with the clients. I look forward to meeting them in person. That part is the most fun.
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