Over the past 23 years, Stanford Park Nannies has touched the lives of thousands of Bay Area families and household staff, creating a rich history and strong relationships along the way.
Daryl Camarillo opened her first nanny agency, Huntington Nannies, in Pasadena, California in 1990. After successfully serving Southern California as an agency owner, she and her family returned home to the Bay Area. Daryl and business partner Maggie Berkshire founded Stanford Park Nannies in 1997. Throughout their long history, Stanford Park Nannies has propelled the industry forward, educated those in the community, and maintained the highest standards within their agency.
In an effort to establish industry standards, Daryl became a founding member of the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies in 1993. She served on the APNA board of directors from 2005 to 2013, including her position as president from 2010 to 2012. During her time on the board of APNA, she was responsible for maintaining industry standards, creating new vetting processes and standards for agencies to apply for APNA membership, refining standards around candidate vetting, and educating those in the industry about tax and labor law compliance. In 2010, she also served on a committee to create an ethics complaint process (similar to the Better Business Bureau). Additionally, in 2013, Daryl created the APNA Honors Awards as a way to recognize agencies who demonstrate exemplary performance in the areas of service, community, and innovation.
While in the San Francisco Bay Area, Daryl continued to share her experience by speaking at numerous INA and APNA conferences. She educated parents about all aspects of the nanny hiring process at organizations such as Good Samaritan, the Parents Club of Palo Alto/Menlo Park, and Stanford Children’s Health. Additionally, Stanford Park Nannies has developed many low-cost nanny trainings over the years. They participated in National Nanny Training Day by hosting their own local event from 2012 to 2017 and in 2019. Topics for these trainings have included nutrition, communication, service, creative expression through art, emotional intelligence, toilet learning, special needs, and setting boundaries.
In April 2020, Daryl stepped down from day-to-day operations at SPN and we welcomed a new chapter with Rimma Hisen stepping in as CEO. With the transition coming during the COVID-19 pandemic, our team stepped up with resilience and dexterity to continue upholding the standards upon which our company was built.
Throughout the years, Stanford Park Nannies has found that their long-term retention rate and overall success can be attributed to their method of closely understanding the needs of both families and job seekers alike. They were designed as a boutique agency so as to specialize in a hands-on, personalized approach. True to SPN’s core values, they have maintained a small team of dedicated staff, which allows them to deliver service at the highest level.
Stanford Park Nannies creates a close partnership with families and candidates to deliver the highest quality service. For over 20 years, we have tailored our approach to establish solid, lasting matches. The security, personalized support, and expert guidance provided throughout the hiring process is unique and unparalleled. Our methodology works! In fact, 90% of Stanford Park Nannies' long-term placements continue after the first year.