When it comes to child care, finding a trusted professional can provide great comfort and relief for parents.
Bayly Silverman, owner of Your Happy Nest Nanny & Babysitting Agency, understands this better than most.
“I have a unique perspective as a mom who also has experience as a nanny,” she said.
Born and raised in Mount Pleasant, Silverman attended college in Asheville, North Carolina, then moved to Atlanta, where she worked as a nanny for many years. She also met her husband, Alan, in Atlanta, and, when she was pregnant with their first child in 2012, she decided to start her own business. Through hard work and quality service, Silverman was able to build Your Happy Nest while also staying at home with her baby.
In early 2015, the young family moved back to Mount Pleasant when she was pregnant with her second daughter.
“I always felt like I wanted to raise my family in Charleston,” she said, since her parents and other relatives still live here.
The agency has grown quickly in the past two years, and, currently, there are locations in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia.; Mount Pleasant; and Cincinnati. The Atlanta branch even serves as the official baby-sitting agency for the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks.
Silverman wears many hats — from fully vetting nannies and meeting each one in person to maintaining an online presence through social media — and works to ensure her business runs efficiently. She also knows the importance of finding the right nanny for each family.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is making a good connection between the family and the nanny, and they both feel excited about the placement,” she said.
Whether it’s a working mom looking for a full-time nanny or a family on vacation looking for a baby sitter, Your Happy Nest can help fulfill a range of child care needs.