Who We Are
The Boston Nanny Centre, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is co-owned by Barbara Chandra and Sylvia Greenbaum. Barbara, a native of Wisconsin, graduated from Mount Mary College, and received her Master’s in Special Education from the University of the Philippines. Sylvia, born in Boston, graduated from Brandeis University and received her Master’s degree in Special Education from Boston University. Barbara and Sylvia both have many years of practical experience in the fields of general and special education. Barbara has served on the executive board of the Alliance of Professional Nanny Agencies (APNA). Both Barbara and Sylvia are married, each with two grown children and young grandchildren.
Placement Counselors Jennifer Russo, Alicia Mazzarini, and Laura Chandra are the driving force behind BNC’s daily operations. Jennifer joined the agency in June of 2006, after working as a nanny and residential counselor. A native of Rhode Island, Jennifer attended Colby College, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish. From there, she moved to the Boston area to attend Tufts University, earning her Master’s degree in Child Development. Jennifer currently lives in North Reading with her husband, dog, and two cats. Alicia Mazzarini joined the Boston Nanny Centre team in September 2008 after being successfully placed through the agency as a full-time nanny in 2006. Alicia attended Westfield State College and graduated in 2005 with her B.A. in Psychology and previously worked as a teacher at a daycare for 6 years. She lives in Framingham with her husband, and their young daughter. Laura Chandra started at Boston Nanny Centre in September 2016 and is the daughter of owner Barbara. She came back to the office after obtaining her M.S. in Financial Planning and spending a decade in the financial field. She lives in Newton with her son.
We are often asked what makes the Boston Nanny Centre special. We firmly believe in working with you individually. We are unique in that sense. We focus on each nanny/family’s specific needs, hopes, experience and strengths. We present only those families and nannies we feel will meet your requirements, thus making your search flow smoothly. Once a match is made, we continue to be a supportive resource for you, ensuring a positive experience for all involved. We are also unique in having no application fee, a 30 day trial period to assure that both the nanny and the family feel comfortable with their decision, and a 6 month replacement policy.
Please peruse our website to learn more about our requirements for nannies, our recommendations for families, and general information about our services.