On behalf of our family, I would like to thank you and all of the amazing Cardinal caregivers who made Mike’s life so enjoyable here at our farm. We knew when Mike decided to come live with us that there would be certain challenges. We were busy with running our farm and business and raising children and finishing the construction of our home. But we had the space and accessibility to accommodate Mike and knew he would love to be out in the fresh air of the country, participating in our hectic life. But we weren’t sure how we would be able to look after his daily care and health needs, especially overnight.
Immediately upon meeting you Moyra, I knew you would be able to support us. But nevertheless, we were amazed at the quality of the workers you sent us. They were very professional but also endlessly patient, compassionate and intuitive. As time wore on, we got to know several of your team very well and really looked forward to them arriving and “taking over”, knowing Mike would be in good hands.
Losing one’s ability to do the basic things we take for granted – getting dressed, using the toilet, walking, reaching for things on the shelf – must be very demoralizing for an elderly person. Mike had a very “go get’em” outlook on life and tried to ignore his limitations in order to maintain his dignity, and the caregivers were very empathetic to that and treated him with great respect. As a result, Mike was able to carry on as normally as possible, often getting the workers to laugh with his dry sense of humour!
Please pass along to Mike’s caregivers our tremendous gratitude for their often unheralded but amazing work. We couldn’t have done it without them.
Congratulations on 32 years. Hard to believe it has been so long. I got my first job with Cardinal Nannies in August of 1985. I worked for an awesome family in Ajax for three years before it was time to move on. Through the years I have worked for over 10 families and had a hand in raising over 25 children with the help of Moyra and Cardinal Nannies.
Three years ago my daughter also decided to become a nanny and has been matched with a great family in Whitby.
Moyra has always been there for me. Congratulations on the amazing job you do!
This is the first time I have required this type of service in my home to care for my toddler. To be honest, I wasn’t too sure how comfortable I would feel having someone I didn’t know come into my home and take over for me when I was unable to care for my own child, and I didn’t know how my daughter would react to a stranger. But, really, it took less than 20 minutes for all of us to feel right at home.”
Its very difficult to sum up an amazing organization in just a few short words. Cardinal Nannies has been an amazing experience for me. As a nanny, I am privileged to be a part of a family that knows Cardinal Nannies has the highest standards and expectations of all their employees. I can honestly say that for the first time in my life, when the alarm wakes me up, I am thrilled to start another day, which is truly a blessing. All of this would not be possible without Cardinal Nannies and Companions. I feel like part of a team that has all the same ideals and values as a family. I work for a family that has two little boys, ages 2 and 4, and what I have gained from spending time with them is more then I could ever give. I believe children have more to teach us then we believe they have to learn, and the world through a child’s eyes is that of wonder and awe. Thank you Cardinal Nannies for supporting me and my dreams to work with children, and congratulations on more than 32 years of making a difference in peoples lives.
~ Michelle Robbins a.k.a. “Nanny Shell”
Thanks very much. It’s been a good experience working with you. You are proactive, pleasant, professional and get to the bottom of things. I would recommend your service to anyone who’s in need.
We found Cardinal Nannies very helpful. Moyra is very insightful, and matched us up with a nanny who blended into our family perfectly. We did investigate other agencies, some who didn’t charge a fee to the family; however, Cardinal was recommended by a friend, and we felt better about paying a fee, rather than using an agency who charges the nannies a fee. We also appreciated that we could interview the nanny candidates in person. Moyra is very respectful of the nannies, the families and the process. Her approach is caring and refreshing.
There are no words to describe what a blessing you all are who came to our family’s aid; prompt, kind, compassionate, willing, professional, eager, wonderful women who not only listen to the needs of the clients, but also to the needs of the family. You should stand tall and proud. Being a Nurse, I have struggled through the system and several different agencies, but you are exceptional and truly unique. Your workmanship, time management, flexibility, and belief in the human spirit exceeds all.
Be proud of the work you do, and know, without you, many families would be lost and clients would suffer. Keep up the great job! You gave my Mother back dignity, pride and the worthiness she so richly deserved.
Our eternal gratitude.
Thanks for following up with us after our nanny started. She has been EXCELLENT and so far we are very happy. She has really made our lives easier and has a GREAT attitude. Our son adores her too, which is the most important thing. Also, each day I’ve come home, the house gets cleaner, and trust me, it was a disaster to start with!
I feel like we were very, very lucky that she was available and we managed to hook up. Sometimes the universe works in amazing ways. 🙂 I hope she stays with us, as I don’t want her going anywhere anytime soon. Thanks again, Shelley