2013 Nanny of the Year™
Joanne Barrow of Valley Cottage, NY
Read Joanne's Acceptance Speech
Joanne feels honored to have given her working life to helping families raise children for the last 22 years. She has cared for a family struggling to overcome the loss of their mom, children whose parents were in the middle of a divorce, and helped a busy single mom adopt, care for, and connect with her children. Joanne moved here from England when she was just 20 years old through an Au Pair program and has become a true professional American nanny.
Joanne was nominated by Faith Popcorn and Glenn Kaufman who had this to say about her: "My daughter was 3 years old when she [was adopted from China] and had never heard a word of English. Though play and everyday activities Joanne worked tirelessly with her to develop a command of the English language. Joanne was instrumental in helping her adjust to the monumental transition" commented Faith. "She has a work ethic and proactive nature as great as any I have witnessed, and both her time management and organizational skills make the countless tasks, decisions, actions, needs, and challenges of a typical day and substantial projects seem virtually effortless. She anticipates and assesses situations with a level of thoughtfulness and decisiveness required to take the nanny role to a level beyond the highest of expectations" added Glen.