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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Taking the leap: Name/title suggestions?

Alright, it's official.
I'm doing it.

I'm pegging myself as a personal nanny agent.
So I've given myself until the beginning of 2012 to get set-up and started.  Meaning that in the next 2 1/2 months I will be putting together a website, possibly transferring this blog over to Wordpress (any advice would be appreciated), filing for a business license, designing business cards and spreading the word to build up a client base.

I would LOVE any input, advice, anything at all because my reason for doing this is really for you, the community of Nashville (and surrounding area).  As a nanny who has worked this job for 12 years and who has dealt with every type of family, child and situation I am aware of the need for a Christian agent who can help both sides get through the first daunting task of finding a nanny/family.

I am so excited to see where this goes and watch as we build a better nanny/family support base here and continue to make it possible for parents to have in-home help. Help that can come in with an understanding of the unique schedule and routine an artist family has and the need for a pinch hitter, care-taker.  

I'll keep you all updated on the progress as I work on writing out tip and info pages, interview advice, create applications, etc.

In the meantime.....I need suggestions on what to call this!!!  What would catch your attention? What is fitting for a personal nanny agent....not a strict agency full of regulation and rules, but someone whose sole purpose is to help you relax and find the best fit for you and leave it in your hands from there?


  1. Kelsey, This is so exciting!!! What about The Handy Nanny Agent? Or The Handy Nanny Agency? Just going off of your blog name. I'm not the most creative when it comes to stuff like this. Sorry! I'm praying for you and this new adventure. God is in this.. :) I'm excited to see what HE does!!

  2. Ok Kels, I was brainstorming on names while walking Bode and here are a few: Musicians Nanny Placement of Nashville; Nanny; Nannies of Nashville; Nannies @ Nashville;

  3. Nashville Nanny Agency; Nannies R Us; Musicians Nanny Source of Nashville; Nashville Nanny Source; Personal Nanny Placement Services. That's all I have right now but I'll keep thinking.

  4. I'm still undecided on this, BUT I am keeping the idea of just going with the name I already have. It's unique and seems to catch people's attention. Can't decide if it's too long though?

  5. HAHA I like Nannies R Us!!! Only problem is I'm trying to steer away from the whole "nanny agency" thing. Seems to take away the personal touch that people are looking for. hmmm I'll have to think on some of these....good ideas

  6. Wow, I'm SO excited about this. :)

  7. OK, so this isn't really what you're planning at all (so excited for you btw) but I came across this article in the Washington Post this morning and thought you might find it interesting nonetheless.
    Good luck!

  8. I just came across your blog! we have a lot in common-I'm a nanny & briefly ran a nanny agency myself. I'll be praying you have success!


  9. Hey! I just came across your blog and am secretly praying you will see this as I am starting a nanny referral agency in my town and could use some advice. I would greatly appreciate it :)