Hilton Head Nannies
Trusted by Families 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 last 14 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 January 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 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 Assistant to the President and Office Manager
Meet Jennifer (Jen) Turner, the Assistant to the President and soon to be full-time office manager. Jennifer has been an integral part of our on-call team of nannies and was recently promoted to the administration team. She will be assisting with answering the phones, setting up appointments and prescreening applicants before they are introduced to Jennie for an interview.
Jennifer is married to her beloved husband of 18 years. They have two amazing boys, ages 16 and 12. The family shares their home and hearts with two dogs, a Golden Retriever and a Golden Doodle. The family moved to the Lowcountry in 2014 and Jennifer says, "We still wake up and say to each other that we cannot believe we get to live here!" They attend Lowcountry Community Church, where Jennifer has also served as a volunteer in nursery. In her free time, she enjoys playing pickleball, paddle boarding and enjoying our local beaches.
A graduate of Northern Virginia Community College, Jennifer has served as a nanny for local families, an on-call nanny for Hilton Head Nannies, a substitute teacher, a mortgage processer and a banking account specialist. When asked what she loves about working with Hilton Head Nannies, she says that she loves the opportunity to work with children, the incredible team of Hilton Head Nannies and that she loves the flexibility. Most of all, she enjoys having the opportunity to serve and impact families. She looks forward to building relationships our clients that will last for years to come.