Who We Are
The Boston Nanny Centre, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is co-owned by Barbara Chandra and her daughter, Laura Chandra. Barbara, a native of Wisconsin, graduated from Mount Mary College, and received her Master’s in Special Education from the University of the Philippines. Laura, born in Boston, graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received her Master’s degree in Financial Planning from Bentley University. Barbara has served on the executive board of the Alliance of Professional Nanny Agencies (APNA). Barbara is married with two grown children and three grandchildren. Laura lives in Newton with her son.
Placement Counselor Jennifer Russo is 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 Canton.
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.