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"We love The Nanny Connection! We moved from Toledo and had no friends or support system to help us when we needed a sitter. It was such a relief knowing that we had quality, background checked, trained sitters to babysit our kids. Thanks!"
- Tori from Akron
Personal message from Melissa:
Our family has moved twice to new cities where we knew few people and had few child care resources. We understand how nervous you may be to trust a stranger in your home with your children.
New families are pleasantly surprised at how easy our team is to work with, and how professional our nannies and sitters are.
We constantly strive to improve your experience with your feedback. Please share your experiences with us,
so that we can take better care of you. Thank you!
The agency owner and Director is Melissa Ridler. She has a bachelors degree from Kent State University in Family Studies with an emphasis in Child Care and is a devout mother of two young children. Throughout her career, Melissa has worked with children and families in variety of child care and social service environments. Her experience includes teaching children in an accredited day care center, caring for pregnant and parenting teens (along with their young children) in a residential treatment facility. She also assisted families participating in a Head Start program to find parenting, medical and employment resources in their communities. Melissa is passionate about the child care field and understands that, when you cannot be with them yourself, finding quality care for your children is essential.
Bill Ridler is the Director of Sales & Marketing. He has been facilitating the tremendous growth we've experienced at the Nanny Connection. You may speak with him regarding any number of topics, such as expansion & business development, payroll, contracts, event planning and other child-care arrangements.
Rachel Gallagher is our Recruiting and Screening Coordinator, but also a key contact with many of our families for placements. Prior to working with the Nanny Connection, Rachel worked in various fields handling Project Management, Sourcing, Event Coordination among others. Rachel has been with the Nanny Connection since 2010 in various babysitting settings, she has a true passion for working with children. Outside of the agency, she enjoys traveling & backpacking with her husband & their dog!
Courtney Dudeck is our On Call Coordinator, working with both our families and caregivers regarding our babysitting, temp and event care jobs. She started with The Nanny Connection as a brand ambassador in 2016 and settled into her current role last year. She has been babysitting and nannying since 12 years old (over 20 years), and is currently in school for Occupational Therapy, hoping to work in pediatrics! She loves working with children, has 4 children of her own, loves reading, traveling with family and her dog, Luna!
The Nanny Connection opened its doors in Hudson,Ohio in 2004 with the goal of finding
qualified local nannies for local families needing full or part time child care. Since then, our
services have expanded to include an on call babysitting service and summer nanny placements, as well as a la carte background screening, event childcare and, back-up care.
We are passionate to provide a superior service for all your childcare needs.
The Nanny Connection is one of thelargest nanny placementagencies inOhio
and is a proud member of the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA).