NEW YORK CITY - Annabelle Corke
A founder of Heyday, Annabelle has spent 15 years working in the childcare industry in New York City. Originally from the UK, Annabell has been influenced by the traditional British style of child-rearing with a modern twist. A graduate of New York University, her work as a nanny, teacher & mentor prior to starting Heyday has given her firsthand insight into the many things a child experiences growing up in New York City and the importance of positive adult influences. Annabelle believes a child’s individuality should be celebrated and that the relationships we form in childhood impact us greatly for the rest of our lives. A good nanny should be an "instrument of inspiration" for the whole family. A highly intuitive person by nature, Annabelle uses her strong interpersonal skills, love of children and years of working with parents to match people on a fundamental level.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - Angela Smiley
Angela studied child psychology at UNLV, and has spent the last 14 years dedicated to humanitarian efforts, working for various nonprofits, and running youth programs in New York and California. Angela was a professional nanny in Manhattan for five years, and was recruited and placed by Heyday. She was welcomed into a family where she was blessed to participate in the nurturing and development of their little ones. Having been previously recruited by other agencies, it was instantly clear that not all nanny services are created equal. Upon returning home to Southern California, Angela recognized the need for a nanny recruitment service with integrity and personalized attention.
Angela is a passionate advocate of the Arts, and believes in their profound educational and emotional impact on children. Her experiences with children and families, combined with her compassionate nature and intuition, give her a unique perspective in understanding the needs of both nanny and family. Choosing a nanny will be one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Angela considers it an honor to join you on that journey.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Ryan Lafrenz
Former corporate consultant turned award-winning infant apparel manufacturer, Ryan Lafrenz has been immersed in all things child since the birth of his first baby in 2011 (and another in 2012). His understanding of the challenges in being a working parent while still wanting a nurturing, supportive and learning environment for his own children makes him uniquely qualified to help find the perfect fit in a nanny. Having recruited his family's childcare providers and also worked as a stay-at-home dad while running his company, Ryan understands both sides of this complex, yet incredibly rewarding, relationship. He looks forward to helping your find the best fit for the most important people in your life.