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WE WELCOME YOU TO BE A MEMBER OF VIA THE VILLAGE SO YOU CAN:
Grow your childcare network. Search to grow your network through your own trusted connections.
Network with your community. Families can meet other families to meet up with for play dates, set up child care exchanges, kiddie car pooling, and to make new friends in your neighborhood. Nannies can also meet nannies near them to meet up with for play dates or find back up for your employers for when you are ill or take vacation time.
Get answers to parent and nanny related questions. Post a question on our community forum at any time and get answers from other members.
Interact with our blog. Post questions or comments to our blog articles. Or become a contributor to our blog yourself! Members can submit articles they wish to share. We learn from one another.
Download free nanny and nanny share contracts to be sure you are covering all your bases and protecting your relationships.
Emily Louange, a registered nurse, has been caregiving for two decades, including being a nanny herself for a short time.
She grew up in a small town in Michigan, where a sense of community was strong. When she became a mother in 2012, she found herself craving that kind of community once again, but in the urban area where she lived, it was not as easy to find for her new family. More specifically, they needed childcare, preferably recommended by someone they trusted, and also affordable. Nanny sharing was the answer—but there were no efficient platforms dedicated to setting up a share. She started a nanny-sharing Facebook group that organically grew into the thousands. She felt a strong calling to create a better tool to help families and nannies connect. Hence, Via The Village was born!
Emily would like to express gratitude to her own village for all the support and encouragement. Special thanks to her husband, Anthony Louange.
Bharat Walia began his career at CDW in technology sales primarily focusing on the datacenter and cloud, then moving to LinkedIn where he worked with the Executive Leadership to help implement social selling strategies to achieve their revenue targets. After LinkedIn, Bharat moved to Manhattan to work with an early stage startup called Mast Mobile to build their go-to-market strategy and business development efforts.
Currently he works with startups as a go-to-market Strategy consultant.
Additionally, Bharat serves on the Board of his alumni association at the University of Illinois Chicago and the Illinois Advisory Board of US Global Leadership Council.
In his free time, Bharat teaches meditation.
Kimberley Roberts has been a professional nanny for 17 years and has over 20 years of experience with children. She has worked as a kindergarten teacher, reading specialist, newborn care specialist, and caregiver. In 2014, she received the title “Mama,” and began to bring her son, Simon, to work with her.
Kimberley chose to be a part of Via The Village because she is a passionate advocate for nannies, and it is her desire to elevate the nanny profession through education, networking, and marketing.
As a mother, she knows the value of having a village to turn to for help, advice, camaraderie, and recommendations. As a nanny, Kimberley has often wished that there was a platform that offered these same resources to herself and her fellow nanny “colleagues.” At Via The Village, she is able to find BOTH!
Hiren has over 20 years of experience in technology industry designing, developing and managing software products and leading technical teams. He has held progressively responsible positions at Motorola, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and American Express before founding his own boutique software development firm, Infonius Solutions.
Hiren has helped organizations of various sizes in achieving their technology goals related to:
– Growing and managing outstanding technical teams
– Flexible and scalable system architecture designs including service-oriented architecture, microservices architecture, and event-driven architecture
– Design and development of cloud and mobile based software products
Hiren primarily works with startups on building products and providing technical mentorship. He has a keen interest in technology startups, AI, ML, and BigData.
Hiren spends his free time with wife Nikita and two young kids, Ria and Rudr. Hiren has also practiced a 10-day Vipassana meditation.
We are looking to grow our team! If you are interested in being a part of our mission to elevate the childcare industry and bring families and nannies the innovation they deserve, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know about your skills and talent. Looking forward to hearing from you!