Meet Our Nannies 


Hi, I’m Judy!

Judy Courtland

I am fortunate to have been in this career for over 10 years. Children are my passion, and I take time and care to constantly develop fun new ways of connecting with them, and stimulating their emotional and mental growth. I am currently writing a series of children's books. I think story telling is an invaluable way of teaching and challenging children of all ages. I am certified in Child Nutrition, CPR and First Aid. I also have training in cognitive behavioral therapy. I grew up in a very large family and learned at a young age to mesh well with different personalities. This has benefited my work with children because it has given me the perspective of understanding and patience. I have experience in personal assisting, house management, dog training, home schooling, party planning, household repairs, princess parties, sewing, massage therapy, developmental and behavioral challenges, potty training, volunteer work and more. I've worked for the same family for over 8 years. They valued my excellent work ethics and willingness to help wherever it was needed. I am looking forward to finding a new family I can grow and connect with.



Hi, I'm Dora!Dora Valdez 2018 new 002

I’ve been a nanny for 23 years, and I have worked through Elizabeth Rose almost all that time! My last position was with one of their lovely families in Westwood. The family had one baby when I started in 2007, then had another 2 years later. I stayed with them for 10 years, helping with so many milestones in their lives, including teething, potty training and starting school. I made healthy food, organized the house and schedule, and ran errands for the family. In the position before that, I helped a family in West Hollywood for about 4 years, with their one baby boy. I taught him numbers and letters through games and music, and scheduled playdates as he got older. 

The agency would be happy to share my glowing references with you- please reach out! I love working with children, and can’t wait to start my next long-term position with a fantastic family.



Hi, I’m Paula!

Paula Crespi

I moved from Brazil to the US to pursue a career as a professional nanny and have been loving doing so for the past 12 years (and counting!). I specialize in working with children ages infant to age 5 years, and am skilled in handling multiple children. I’m happy to do light travel with a family, as well as prepare healthy baby food, help with scheduling, run errands and organizational projects. I’m CPR certified and I also completed all credits related to Infant and Toddler Development within the Child Development program at West LA College, in order to extend and improve my knowledge within the field. In the next few months, I’ll be looking for a great family to help and I can’t wait to be placed again with the awesome agency that is Elizabeth Rose!



Hi, my name is Kristen!

Kristen Tait

I am a caring, creative and engaging nanny with over ten years of professional childcare experience. I am passionate about children and am honored to be a positive influence in their development. I have experience working as a night nurse with newborns and infants, caring for the development of toddler and school aged children as well as mentoring pre-teen to teen. I also have experience with multiples as well as children who have special needs. I have traveled internationally with families as well as accompanied children solo on trips. I love coming up with creative and imaginative learning environments for children! In my free time I enjoy art, photography, music, horseback riding, skiing, swimming, hiking and travel. I look forward to meeting you!



Hi, my name is Lisa!

Lisa Klaus

I have 30 years of experience in nurturing happy and productive children, including 6 years as a nanny and 4 as a Lead Preschool Teacher. Babies and toddlers are my specialty! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, have worked with multiples, and am trained in CPR and First Aid. Being a nanny is an unparalleled task that I am passionate about; it is in caring for children that I find my full self-expression. As an educator, one of my strengths is in providing a variety of age-appropriate activities that promote self-esteem and creativity in children. Whether I am out running errands or spending one-on-one time with the children, I maintain the highest level of professional standards. The children are always my number one priority. I am able to remain calm under pressure and in dealing with a variety of personalities. I’m excited to start a new opportunity, and hope to hear from you soon.



Hi, I'm Andrea!

Andrea Hansen 1

I have been a nanny for seven years, with many prior years of experience working with children in other settings. I have a Bachelor’s Degree, including courses in Early Childhood Education/Development. I also have training in CPR and First Aid. I recently moved to Santa Monica from the Seattle area, and am loving it here! I'm looking for a long-term, full time nanny position. I enjoy creating a structured learning atmosphere, where young children learn about a new color, shape, number and letter each week, followed by a theme each month, such as modes of transportation, different occupations, etc. I also encourage sensory play, story time, music and art activities along with outdoor play each day. For older children I have experience with homework help, problem solving strategies, and time management skills. I love children and believe each child deserves a safe, healthy and fun environment to learn and grow into becoming a successful person. I hope to meet you soon!



Hi, I'm Brad!

Brad Wilson

I have been working with children, ages 3 to 15, for over 10 years, and in many capacities - a Manny, a camp counselor, a coach, a teacher, and athletic director. I can tutor most subjects and have excellent administrative as well as writing and grading skills. I LOVE Disney movies and singing their soundtracks. I also love being active by hiking, playing basketball and soccer, and swimming. Living a healthy and balanced lifestyle is important to me and is something I hope to teach your kids, while serving as an excellent role model for them.



Hi, my name is Karmelita!

Po Lavatai

I’ve been a Nanny/Housekeeper for 10+ years, and have a genuine love for children. I’m great at multitasking, happy to run errands, am a good cook and a safe driver. l work hard, am trustworthy, fun-loving, energetic, and enjoy working as part of a team or alone. Children’s safety is my top priority. I like reading, going to the library, taking children to the park, and doing arts and crafts. I love pets! I am a mom, but my children are all grown up and on their own. I’m eager to start working and hope to hear from you soon.




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