Stephanie Graff and her sister, Sharon Graff-Radell, started TLC because they wanted families to have easy access to high caliber, one-on-one childcare when they need it most. “We offer peace of mind and take the stress away from busy families. Some of our clients use TLC three or more times a week and some only call us when their kids are sick, school is closed or their regular sitter can’t make it,” explains Stephanie Graff, TLC for Kids President.
Nowadays families may turn to online services to find nannies and sitters, but those are not always a safe or convenient way to find childcare. TLC offers a safer and more personal approach.
Families today don’t have time to comb through online matching services to find a needle in a haystack, then check references and run a background check to figure out if that one person will be available at 6 a.m. when their child is sick. TLC handles all of that for their clients.
The women who work in the TLC office understand the concerns of parents. They, too, have families, juggle children, work, etc. They make sure to get to know the preferences of the families they work with to quickly address their needs. Families don’t have to take the time to browse through random profiles. TLC’s recruiters personally interview and screen each candidate to facilitate the perfect match. “At TLC, we get to know our nannies and our clients so that when your family is in need, we will send an experienced caregiver who will give you the peace of mind you need,” Stephanie promises.
TLC not only locates caregivers for families, but also for daycares, preschools and religious organizations and special events.
“There is a misconception that it is expensive to use an agency. Using TLC will save you a lot of time and energy. For a $20 agency fee, an experienced, vetted caregiver will come to your home to care for your children. You make one call to TLC and we take care of the rest. It’s that simple,” Stephanie says.
TLC has recently since expanded to Florida where they service Miami, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg and Jacksonville. TLC can even provide its St. Louis members with a screened sitter when they vacation in one of these areas.
In addition to full and part-time nannies, temporary sitters and newborn care, TLC offers housekeepers, tutors, household managers, personal chefs, adult care, house sitters, pet sitters and even drivers. They also have qualified and experienced staff to take care for a range of special needs.
“From time to time, we do receive some unusual requests. Recently we had a family call us because they needed a caregiver to sit for 8 hours with their dog who was recovering from surgery. We have also cared for children at venues while their parents perform and recently, we had a client who requested someone to drive her son and his friends to a school dance and to the events afterwards,” Stephanie said. TLC’s mission has always been to help make life easier for families by providing excellent care. So whatever the need, they’d love to try and help. For more information on services, pricing, and to get started, you can visit the TLC website at tlcforkids.com or call and speak with them directly at 314-725-5660.
The school year has started. And, when kids go to school they start sharing germs!
Chances are sometime this school year your kids will have sore throats, runny noses, fevers, or the flu and will need to stay home. It is not easy for working parents to stay home from work when their child is sick.
In fact, A 2012 study by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital found that 50% of today’s work force is worried about finding sick child care.
TLC for Kids is here to help! TLC temporary caregivers are available to take care of sick kids who can’t go to school or daycare. If your school or daycare calls during the day and your child needs to come home let us know. We can try to send someone over within a few hours.
If you need help after hours our Emergency Service Coordinators Sarah and Debbie are available until 9:45 pm Sunday through Thursday and start working again at 6:30 am Monday through Friday.
All TLC for Kids caregivers have experience working with children and have been screened by our professional staff. Register with TLC at tlcforkids.com or call 314-725-5660 for the St. Louis, Mo. office and 305-256-5905 for the Florida office.