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Hilton Head Nannies 

The Lowcountry's Gold Standard  

 for Childcare since 2007.

To receive the fastest response, please send any appointment or inquiry emails to Staff@HiltonHeadNannies.com. This ensures that your messages are promptly received by the on-duty staff.

Meet The President

Meet Jennie Krogulski, the Founder and President of Hilton Head Nannies. Jennie is deeply involved in the day-to-day operations and often personally answers calls to the office. With over two decades of experience in the professional nanny industry, Jennie has traveled across the country working with families with diverse needs. Her journey brought her to Hilton Head Island, where she quickly fell in love with the Lowcountry and became a respected member of the community.
 

Jennie initially moved to Hilton Head to work for a family in Sea Pines, a relationship that remains strong even as the children have grown. Known affectionately as "Jen-Jen" by many local children, Jennie faced a significant health challenge that led her to retire from her full-time nanny career. However, her passion for the industry led her to establish Hilton Head Nannies in 2007. Since then, the agency has served thousands of families and built lasting relationships with its clients.
 

Jennie believes that Hilton Head Nannies is all about the people: the nannies, the children, and the parents, who she considers her extended family. Beyond her work as a nanny, Jennie has held various roles including dorm parent, elementary school teacher, missionary, parent coach, freelance writer, board member of the Professional Nanny Association of Atlanta, children's church teacher, youth pastor, and Sunday school teacher. Her community involvement includes volunteering with senior citizen outreach, homeless ministries, child advocacy organizations, a home for unwed mothers, and children's after-school programs.
 

Jennie has been a member of several professional organizations, including APNA (Association of Premier Nanny Agencies), NAN (National Association of Nannies), INA (International Association of Nannies), and Christian Nannies. She has also been consulted by national media regarding the vacation nanny industry and has worked as a specially trained supervisor for parents in family court systems. Jennie is also a founding partner of Hilton Head Companions, an in-home senior caregiving service set to launch in 2025, which upholds the same standards of love, compassion, professionalism, and excellence as Hilton Head Nannies.
 

Jennie's life has been dedicated to advocating for, nurturing, and protecting children. Her extensive background and experience enable her to select the best nannies for the Hilton Head Nannies team. Jennie has personally cared for over 900 children, specializing in areas such as multiples, discipline and behavior modification, grieving children, children of divorcing parents, and special needs children. She hand-selects each nanny who joins the registry to ensure that Hilton Head Nannies provides the highest quality care. Hilton Head Nannies is the first and only locally owned and operated full-service childcare agency in the area. 

Hilton Head Nannies exists to give. A significant portion of our profits is donated to local, national and international charities benefiting children and families. This includes the international sponsorship of 16 children (and growing), providing them with food, clothing, clean water, schooling, medical care, and support to help their communities become self-sufficient. Hilton Head Nannies currently sponsors children in Kenya, Ethiopia, Burundi, Cambodia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Uganda, Bolivia, and Tanzania. 

Meet the Executive Administrative Assistant 
and Lead Recruiter

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Lucinda Hudgins

Meet Lucinda Hudgins, the Executive Assistant and Lead Recruiter for Hilton Head Nannies. Lucinda and her husband relocated to Bluffton from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they lived for 24 years. There, they owned and operated the longest-running specialty natural food store and cafe, employing hundreds of students and collaborating with many international exchange students. This experience allowed Lucinda to mentor numerous young people and form lasting relationships. She has cherished being part of their lives, especially enjoying seeing them start families of their own.
 

Lucinda is also a Certified Instructor and National Trainer for the International Network for Children and Families. In this role, she facilitated training programs and provided support for thousands of parents, educators, and health professionals for over a decade, creating the largest network of trained professionals in the country. Lucinda is a proud mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother of seven. In her free time, she enjoys being near the water, traveling, and continuously learning new things.

Meet the Reservation Specialist

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Coco Jozic

Meet Coco Jozic, the Administrative Assistant at Hilton Head Nannies. Coco has a strong background in working with children and holds a Master of Early Childhood Education degree from the University of South Carolina. She spent ten years as the Director of PlayCare, a well-loved, church-based preschool in Bluffton. Before moving to the Lowcountry in 2011, Coco taught at a Montessori school and launched a Pre-K program for a public school.
 

Coco and her husband have two teenage children who are active in sports. In her free time, she enjoys attending her children's games, going to the beach, and being outdoors. She truly loves living in the Lowcountry and being a part of the community.

Meet Our Client Care Specialist 

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Meet Grace Van Devender. Before relocating to Hilton Head Island from Colorado, Grace ran a successful business as a hairstylist. Her love for working with children led her to roles in preschools and child ministry. Three years ago, she moved to the Lowcountry, where she now serves as a hairstylist for weddings and enjoys working with Hilton Head Nannies. Grace loves living on Hilton Head Island, where she finds beauty all around her.

Grace Van Devender

Meet the Social Media Manager

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Penny Gary

Meet Penny Gary, the Social Media Manager for Hilton Head Nannies. With 39 years in the childcare industry and 30 years of full-time professional nanny experience, Penny brings a wealth of expertise to her role. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Relations, is a trained Newborn Care Specialist, and is a Credentialed Nanny through the International Nanny Association. Penny is highly skilled in working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and teenagers. She also has experience managing special dietary needs for children with food sensitivities and allergies. In her free time, Penny enjoys crafting, reading, walking on the beach, and playing with her pets.

Availability 

Our caregivers are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We recommend that you make your reservations in advance of your trip in order to ensure availability. We will always strive to fill last minute appointment requests when possible. 
 

Office Hours 

Monday 9 am-5 pm
Tuesday 9 am-5 pm

Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm

Thursday 9 am - 5 pm

Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Weekends & Holidays: Closed, Online Appts Accepted As Available 
*Online Reservations will be processed during office hours unless it is an immediate need in which we make every effort to process immediately.

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