Hilton Head Nannies
The Lowcountry's Gold Standard
for Childcare since 2007.
Meet The President
Meet Jennie Krogulski, Founder and President of Hilton Head Nannies, the woman who wears many hats and is the Director of Fun. Often, when you call our office, you may end up speaking directly with Jennie as she is very hands on in the day-to-day operation of Hilton Head Nannies. Jennie has been in the professional nanny industry for more than 2 decades and spent years traveling around the country working for families with a wide variety of needs as a professionally trained, career nanny. Jennie moved to beautiful Hilton Head Island to work for an amazing family in Sea Pines. It didn't take long for her to fall in love with the Lowcountry, the people here, and become well-established in the community she cares so much about. She is still very close with the family she moved here to work for (those children are now grown!) and has also become known as "Jen-Jen" to many other children in the area over the years. A significant health challenge required a slow down in pace as well as an early retirement from her full-time nanny career. Because of her love for the industry and her desire to stay in it, she founded Hilton Head Nannies in 2007 and a rewarding journey began. Over the years, Hilton Head Nannies has served many thousands of families, tens of thousands of children, and our team has built meaningful long-lasting relationships with our clientele. Jennie is a firm believer that Hilton Head Nannies is all about the people: the nannies, the children and the parents. They are family to her!
In addition to serving as a nanny, Jennie has worked as a dorm parent, elementary school teacher, missionary, parent coach, freelance writer, board of directors member for the Professional Nanny Association of Atlanta, founder and co-president of the former Association of Professional Nannies (APN) - a national educational group for nannies, children's church teacher, youth pastor, and Sunday school teacher. Jennie is active in the community and has volunteered her time in various ministries including senior citizen & shut-in outreach, homeless ministries, child advocacy organizations, a home for unwed mothers, and children's after school organizations. She has been a member of NAN (National Association of Nannies), INA (International Association of Nannies), and Christian Nannies, a group of women who come together to pray for and support one another in their roles as nannies. Jennie has been called on by national media regarding the vacation nanny industry and her expertise in it. She has worked locally and nationally with family court systems as a specially trained supervisor for parents who through court order cannot be left alone with their children. She has worked with Social Services, CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates), family therapists, child psychologists, and guardian-ad-litems. Jennie is also a founding partner of the business Hilton Head Companions, an in-home Senior Caregiving service dedicated to the same standards of love, compassion, professionalism and excellence that Hilton Head Nannies is known for. Hilton Head Companions will be launching in 2022.
Jennie has spent her life advocating for, nurturing and protecting children. This background and experience has aided her in choosing the very best nannies to join the Hilton Head Nannies team. She has personally provided care to over 900 children ranging in ages from premature newborn to teenagers and specializing in multiples, discipline and behavior modification issues, grieving children, children of divorcing parents, and special needs children. The Hilton Head Nannies' team is an extension of Jennie's calling on her life - serving families, caring for children and making safety the priority. She hand selects each nanny who serves on the team to ensure that the people representing her are the very best.
Hilton Head Nannies was the first and remains the only wholly locally owned and operated,
full-service childcare agency in the area. A portion of all of Hilton Head Nannies' profits is distributed to local and international charities that benefit children and families.
Meet The Administrative Assistant
Meet Courtney Snead - the Administrative Assistant for Hilton Head Nannies. In 2019, Courtney and her husband moved to the beautiful Lowcountry from Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys traveling with her husband and most of all spending quality time with friends and family.
Courtney is a graduate from Kennesaw State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health. She hopes to earn her Master's in Public Health with a focus on Epidemiology in the future. Courtney has a passion for serving her community. She is a member of the United States Army National Guard, where she has served since 2015, and holds the rank of Sergeant.
Courtney has many years of office administration experience. One of her proudest positions was her role as coordinator at Kids2Leaders where she helped serve over 1,000 Georgia children who have an incarcerated parent. She absolutely loves her position with Hilton Head Nannies and looks forward to continuing her work serving our families.
Meet The Lead Nanny Recruiter
Meet Ms. Arlene. Upon “retiring”, Arlene moved to the Lowcountry, and almost immediately became a valuable member of our on-call team of nannies. She was recently promoted to our administrative team. Arlene moved from Vermont seven years ago with her husband and two her cats, MamaJellyBean and BabyBear . Even though she misses the mountains and (believe it or not!) the snow, she loves going to the beach as well as hiking and kayaking throughout the beautiful Lowcountry. Most of all, she loves being close to her children, grandchildren, and the light of her life, her great grandson.
Arlene has her Bachelor of Science in English Education, her Master’s degree in Gifted and Talented Education, a post-Master’s Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision, and is still hard at work on her Doctoral dissertation. Although her career has been varied, it has always had a singular purpose, improving the lives of children through education. She was a high school teacher, served as an elementary and as a middle school principal, taught at the University of Miami and Westfield State University, was an Assistant Superintendent of Schools, worked on the streets in Miami as a gang/community mediator, and for five years was a reporter, writing for The Miami Herald, focusing, of course, on education.
When Arlene “retired” and moved to the Lowcountry in July of 2014, her teachers put pennies in a pot, guessing the date she would go back to working with children. Despite her loud protests, one of her fifth grade teachers won the pot; she only lasted being fully “retired” until October 17th! She began by substitute teaching and then took a position as an ESL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher at Bluffton Elementary. She especially loves the experience she has had working with the amazing team at Hilton Head Nannies. She says it is so rewarding to know that parents have the opportunity to enjoy some vacation
time to themselves while feeling secure that their children are having fun with an experienced and caring nanny! As a former administrator, she appreciates the extensive time and effort that Jennie puts in to choosing only the best people for her team, and she looks forward to helping Jennie continue that very important work.