Mission and Philosophy
Our mission is to find New York’s best caretakers and match them to your family’s individual needs. We understand that your child’s care requirements change as they grow. That’s why we place mannies and nannies that compliment your child’s emotional and physical stage in development.
We believe in building engaging relationships between caretaker and child. The role of the caregiver is to supplement and build upon the foundations set by parents.
We believe in treating children with respect to foster respect.
We believe in uncovering the lessons behind each experience.
We believe that caregivers should be warm, open, and compassionate.
We believe in instilling self-worth and confidence.
We believe in building predictable and stable environments for children.
We believe that caregivers should engage children in activities that challenge them while also being there to support, encourage, and help them if necessary.
Meet Alie & Anna
Alie graduated from the University of Vermont with her degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus in Women and Gender Studies in 2012. Upon moving back to New York, Alie established Brooklyn Manny and Nanny while working as a part-time nanny in Brooklyn Heights. Parallel to her career as a nanny, Alie has had a vibrant career in the hospitality industry opening her own vegetarian and vegan bar in 2019. Both careers have re-enforced each other, giving her a very unique and whole understanding of household staff from both a service industry and developmental perspective. Since it’s inception in 2013, Brooklyn Manny and Nanny has helped over 500 Brooklyn and Manhattan families on their nanny and household staff searches.
Anna got her start working with Brooklyn Manny and Nanny in 2017 as a nanny recruiter and since has grown to become a partner in the duo led business. Anna has studied Early Childhood Education at TCNJ while working as a nanny and preschool teacher in Princeton, New Jersey. Anna has committed herself to bettering communities both in the United States and abroad. Notably, she volunteered in both an orphanage and school in Kenya and raised funds for Young People in Recovery, a non-profit dedicated to supporting youth seeking addiction recovery. When she’s not busy running the nanny empire, Anna enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and travel.