About A New England Nanny
We give you peace of mind!
Founded in 1991 by household employment expert Guy Maddalone, A New England Nanny continues to be the leading provider of in-home child care and household employment services in upstate New York.
With a rigorous candidate screening process and personalized service for each family, A New England Nanny has successfully placed thousands of nannies, housekeepers, elder care providers and other household employees.
As the only fully insured and licensed agency in the Capital District, A New England Nanny upholds the strictest standards of the International Nanny Association and the Alliance of Professional Nanny Agencies.
We also support industry organizations such as the Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council.
Our Key Staff
Melissa Schoonmaker, Agency Director
Following her studies in Human Services at Hudson Valley Community College, Melissa began her career with A New England Nanny in 1997. She has been very fortunate to have worked with hundreds of the finest on-call and full-time nannies, babysitters, housekeepers, and other types of household professionals over the years. Melissa has had the pleasure of meeting and working with so many wonderful families to help find them right person that fits their individual needs. Each family has been unique and Melissa has thoroughly enjoyed developing a trusting relationship with each and every one of them to provide advice and guidance throughout their search and during their employment relationship.
Melissa’s dedication to the household employment industry was recognized in 2017 when she received her 20-year Service Award Pin from the International Nanny Association.
Melissa prides herself on the referrals she receives from happy clients and nannies alike. As a result, Melissa is able to offer unparalleled professional services to families and local companies across the Capital Region.
Debra Medina, Assistant Director
Debra joined A New England Nanny in 2007 and brought with her with an extensive background in customer service, as well as previous employment by a household in Westchester County as a live-in nanny/household Manager.
Debra primarily runs our temporary program which includes recruiting, hiring, screening, and ultimately staffing out to households, schools, daycares, hotels with babysitters, senior care companions, housekeepers, and more. She also provides on-call coverage for our corporate clients, providing those families with backup child or senior care so they are able to meet their work obligations. Debra has spearheaded our Conference and Event services, providing child care to groups large or small at the location of their choice.
Deb lives with her daughter in Saratoga County, along with their Chihuahua named Zoe and two parrots, Rio and Sunny.
Jennifer Meyer, Recruiter
Jennifer started her career as a nanny with A New England Nanny in early 2005, while attending classes at SUNY. She graduated with Dean’s List honors while being double matriculated for Business Administration, and Small Business Start Up.
After successfully obtaining her degrees, she ventured into the business world where she worked her way up to the position of Human Resource Director for a local manufacturing plant, all the while continuing her employ as a nanny with the agency.
In 2016, it was decided that Jennifer’s experience recruiting, onboarding and staffing would be an asset to A New England Nanny, and she was brought on as the Recruiter for the agency.