It took Betty 20 seconds to convince me that she was the perfect nanny. Tall and blond-haired, she has a relaxed, beaming smile and knows how to make everything fun for a little kid. Time to brush your teeth? She shakes her hands and does a pantomimed teeth-brushing dance. Bath time? She pumps her arms up and down in a going-to-the-tub march. Betty was the perfect match for my expanding family with the right credentials and the right experience.
We began researching nannies shortly after my second baby was born. I met with several candidates, all of whom had good references and seemed fine with the baby. Still, I was not sure how to judge them. Should I hire the one who seemed to be the most fun? The most experienced? A native speaker or a local? Should the nanny have a college degree? An educational background?
We had no idea. There are many resources for nannies on the internet but where to start and how to make the best choice? This led me to Kids in Greece.
Kids in Greece is the first and only locally based childcare provider in Greece. The agency is led by Katia Koumantou an Education professional and a Greek mother of two. Katia’s holds a Master’s in Education and has more than 20 years of experience in schools around the UK and Greece. Besides her university degree and teaching career, Katia has spent many years in recruiting professional nannies and finding the best fit for families who visit Greece, live here or are planning to move to this sunny country. She has brought up her own children in the UK and spent her summers in Greece with them. Katia has the clearest insight on how things work in Greece and what a (foreign) family needs here. With her years in education and recruiting, Katia offers a wealth of experience in the professional childcare providing services. Kids in Greece is the oldest and most respectful provider in Greece. Katia’s reputation has relied on the quality of the nannies and her personal commitment to finding the best match for each family.
All of Kids in Greece nannies have at least two years’ experience and must hold a University degree in Early Years. Some a CACHE level 3 certificate, NNEB or equivalent. Kids in Greece work with nursery nurses, teachers and teaching assistants, special needs nannies, social workers, nurses, tutors and language teachers. All nannies are personally vetted and interviewed by Katia and background, criminal record and references are checked thoroughly.
Kids in Greece is the only company in Greece offering premium and transparent childcare and educational services with years of experience in the market. Having first-hand experience with Katia and Kids in Greece, I guarantee you that Kids in Greece will find the best nanny for your family!
Celeste Tat, Family Travel & Lifestyle Writer for Family Experiences Blog.