National Nanny Recognition Week

| September 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Family7The Chicago Moms knows how important all of our families’ needs are, so when TCM friend and supporter Erin Krex, of First Class Care invited us to join in the festivities of National Nanny Recognition Week, we could not wait to introduce Erin to you!

TCM:Tell us about First Class Care, Inc.
Erin:First Class Care was established in 2006 because I was frustrated with the nanny search process in Chicago. I was a new mom and needed an agency who would help me figure out my needs and hold my hand through the process. I could not find this, so I eventually created it myself!

We specialize in Nannies, Housekeepers, House Managers, Babysitters, Chefs and Personal Assistants. We feel childcare is a very important part to a families needs but with all the additional services we offer we can really take the stress away.We are an award winning agency locally and nationally. We screen our candidates hard and expect the very best of them from the day they walk in our office.

TCM:How did you find your way to baby planning and mommy concierge?
Erin:I found my clients were coming to me with all kinds of needs and questions. Because customer service is our top priority our clients know that if we do not know the answer we will get it for them. This lead me to want to learn everything I could about baby planning and how I could support my clients even more, so I became a Certified Baby Planner. We often get questions like who is the best pediatrician in the city? What is the best stroller for 2 kids? Who is the best caterer for a shower? And the biggest – How do I prepare for this baby?

TCM:Our children are our most important jewels, tell us how you put parents at ease?
Erin:Searching for a nanny is stressful. When parents find out I am a working mom with domestic help it puts them at ease as I always say if I wouldn’t want them in my house I am not sending them to yours. We also are an open book and send the families everything we have on the candidates from day 1. They see the candidates full profile, references and eventually the background checks, CPR cards and Dr physicals. We do not want any mom having a dought in her mind that she was thourough in her search.

TCM:Domestic placement, house organizing, chefs- tell us about how you make life easier?
Erin:Families often come to us first for a nanny and then add on more and more employees. They see how wonderful it is to be able to deligate some stuff so they can spend more quality time as a family. Many times we have working moms who call and say they need a wife! They need someone to go grocery shopping, do the laundry, organize the house, buy the birthday party gift for the weekend and more. This allows them to come home after work and focus on whats important – family!

TCM:Tell us about National Nanny Recognition Week
Erin:NNRW 2013 is September 22 – 28th.NNRW was created in 1998 to recognize and celebrate nannies across the country.
NNRW is a week during which families, businesses, and the media will be encouraged to focus on the positive aspects of the nanny profession, the important role nannies play in the lives of the families and the wonderful contribution they make in the lives of the children they care for. First Class Care is excited to celebrate all the Chicago nannies by throwing a huge party Sept 24th at Kohl Children’s Museum.Event Details: Chicago Nanny Eventbrite

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