Amy started Genuine Nannies in 2007 from a simple idea, she wanted to improve the way families and nannies were matched in the community.

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In Her Own Words:

At first it was a labor of love, threading together my experience as a professional nanny for 8 years, a corporate recruiter and later a mother to two beautiful boys.  I saw a need for a matching service that took a more caring and personalized approach.

Being a new mother of two boys and living in the city, I needed help.  I tried community list serves, local mothers groups for referrals and even sites which promised a match through their database but what I found was a disconnect.  The experience I was having was frustrating and time consuming and I knew there was a better way to have a more personal experience and to connect and engage with my Bay Area community as a new mom. 

Then I thought of my experiences working through some of the larger Bay Area nanny agencies.  Finally I blended my career as a recruiter to create Genuine Nannies in 2007.   It started with the simple idea that there could be something better than a list serve or rigid corporate agency but a community of trusted caregivers.  Infusing compassion for both sides of the search, I found my dream career. 

I don't like to think of Genuine Nannies as a Nanny Agency , I like to think of it as helping people to find each other.  Simply put it's Matchmaking at the core!  This 11 year labor of love has evolved over the years into a beautiful array of deep and meaningful connections to date.

Have you ever met someone and known right away that you want to find a way to work together? 

Marie and I met each other in February 2016, strangely enough around Valentine's Day!  A few years later and we are working with each other hand in hand to create something we feel is pretty special, a true GN community! 

Marie is an intricate part of what makes Genuine Nannies so unique.  She is our in-house Nanny Guru!  She recruits, vets and mentors all of our nannies so that they are ready to be a part of our team and eventually yours.  She also works with a handful of families because to be great at what you do, it takes understanding the full process.

We work together to make sure your experience runs as smoothly as possible, each focusing on our part of the matching process.

Genuine Nannies saved my life! After a long and tiring search for a trusted care giver for my infant daughter. They have a great instinct for hiring amazing nanny’s and know the qualities of a genuine caregiver.
— Melissa M.

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Amy Osborn, Founder


Hi, my name is Amy Osborn. I am a Bay Area native and grew up in Cupertino.  I moved to San Diego where I met my husband and began our family.  We have been married for over 12 years and we have two children.  Cole, the oldest, is now 11 years old and Holden is 9 years old.  We lived in SF for about 4 years before moving out to Walnut Creek.  We also have a rescue pup named Ozzy who delights in chasing squires and going on every single school drop off!

When I'm not busy placing nannies I'm spending time with my family enjoying the outdoors, yoga and swimming.  I have 4 siblings who are 10-20 years younger than me and am lucky enough to live near by them as they are starting to follow in their big sisters footsteps and start their own families.  



Marie Mouat, Recruitment & Placement Specialist


Hi families and nannies! My name is Marie. Like Amy, I am also a Bay Area native.

I am blessed to be the mother to a busy three year old daughter named Mia. Together, we enjoy swimming, painting, reading and going on fun adventures! I am a former professional nanny with 11 years experience.  In 2015 I started a Nanny Blog called "The Nanny Love." That was a great experience for me and it lead me to find Genuine Nannies! Now I work with both nannies and families to help with the matchmaking process. I absolutely love what I do and can not imagine doing anything different. 

I am an advocate for the nanny profession and dedicate my time to helping nanny and family partnership grow!