I launched Olive.You.Nanny in 2005 in Chicago. Prior to opening Olive.You.Nanny, I was a professional nanny for 10 years in San Francisco, Denver and Chicago. My goal for starting Olive.You.Nanny was to make a personal connection with both the families we work with and the nannies. We pride ourselves on making long lasting relationships and to put our families at ease in the process. Everyone who works for the company has been a nanny, has a background in education or counseling and has years of experience in this industry. In this journey I have since had 3 kiddos and now live in Austin.
Thanks to all the families and nannies I have had the pleasure of working with, this company has grown through a lot of dedication and many amazing clients!
Jamie Ozkan, Placement Provider and Office Manager of Olive You Nanny is passionate about finding nurturing, loving, and reliable help for some of Chicago's busiest and most discerning clientele. As a former professional nanny for over 15 years, now expectant mother, and wife Jamie knows what it takes to be and how to find the highest quality professionals that you can trust to provide Very Important People - like you - the very best for you and your family.
Nannying has always been one of Claire's joys and passions. Ever since she was little she has dreamed of having a family of her own. Ten years ago she took her first job as a nanny, and was fortunate to continue nannying through her college years as she completed her undergraduate studies in psychology. Today, she is blessed to turn her childhood passion into a career as a Placement Provider at Olive.You.Nanny. As a nanny, she understands that compatibility is essential between the nanny and the family. She is thrilled to use her experience in helping nannies and families in the matchmaking process!
Andrea started nannying in college. After graduating from DePaul University with her degree in Elementary Education, she turned to nannying full time. Since then, she got married and has three kids of her own. Having three kids in two years has taught her how important good help is for your family. Her past employment as a nanny mixed with being a mom allows her to value the perspectives on both sides, helping find that perfect placement.
Alex grew up in the city of Chicago and began babysitting at a young age. She was the go-to neighborhood babysitter in high school and began her first nanny job while at DePaul University. During college, she also tutored underprivileged youth preparing to take the GED. It didn't take Alex long to realize that working with kids was her passion and she turned nannying into a full-time career. Now she is passionate about helping families find wonderful nannies. Her degree in Sociology helps her match a family with a nanny that is compatible with their parenting style. She realizes how difficult it can be to find a nanny, which is why she's so motivated to help nannies and families come together to find that perfect fit!
Jessica has always had a passion for working with children and families. As the oldest of six kids, she can't really remember a time she wasn't helping take care of kids! She had regular summer babysitting jobs all through high school and after becoming certified as a massage therapist, she made the decision to follow her passion as a professional nanny. As a mom to three kiddos, she understands the importance of finding the best fit for your family and is committed to facilitating a seamless experience from start to finish.
Jessica’s passion for working with children started when she worked as the infant child care teacher of a local child care center. She was also a nanny during her summers in college and the first few summers of her teaching career. After teaching Family and Consumer Sciences for a few years, she turned to nannying full time. Her love and excitement for working with children has continued as she is still a part time nanny for 2 wonderful children. Now, she has expanded her desire to help families and nannies come together for a long lasting relationship!