Expert Service

First-hand experience of nearly two decades in the industry, combined with academic educational background that keeps up-to-date with the latest research. Thaty's work has a solid track record of success and these classes are based on real RESULTS!

Nurturing Full Potential

What does "giving your best" mean when it comes to raising your children? Here you will meet other like-minded parents and caregivers who aren't okay with "The kids will grow up just fine" attitude! Instead, they are committed to unlock and foster their child's full potential.

Award Winning

Thaty has received recognition from The City of Cambridge, The Boston - and National - Association for the Education of the Young Child, Notables USA and has been featured on The BBC, TheNY Times, Boston Globe, and more.

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Meet Thaty!

About me

Thaty is the Founder and CEO of CARETHATYCS – a parenting and childcare education company and the creator of the Meaningful Parenting Approach aka MPTree. She has co-raised several incredibly brilliant children and taught and served hundreds of families and nannies for over a decade in the Boston area.  She is a renowned educator and has received several awards for her work in the community.
 
Thaty has been interviewed by The Conversation on BBC, recognized by The City of Cambridge, The National and the Boston Association for the Education of the Young Child and The Brazilian Community Heritage Foundation just to name a few. Thaty is a licensed educator, radio host, board director, community leader, organizer and above all,  successful, highly sought, Newborn Care Specialist!
 
Thaty is a certified Happiest Baby on the Block Educator, Advanced Newborn Care Specialist, Mediator, and Mediator Coach for the nation’s first Domestic Worker/Employer Mediation Project, as well as Master Certified Parent and Family Coach. She holds a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies (majoring in Early Childhood Education), a Master of Education, and a Master of Management in Leadership and Coaching. 

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Speaking

  • Delegating Your Greatest Treasure
  • The Myth of the Stay-Home-Mom
  • Leaving Your Legacy & Keeping Your Identity
  • Domestic Work
  • The Role of a Nanny
  • Community Leadership
  • Community Organizing
  • Au Pair Advocacy
  • Labor Movement in the USA
  • Know Your Rights for Domestic Workers
  • Domestic Workers Law Compliance
  • Federal Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
  • Professional Portfolio
  • Job Hunting
  • Finding the Right Fit
  • Optimizing Your Online Profile (Linked In, Care, Sittercity)
  • Marketing and Branding
  • MA Domestic Workers Rights
  • Working with Diverse Families
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Household Management
  • How to become an Employer of Choice and attract the best talent
  • How and where to find the perfect nanny to your family needs
  • Childcare options: Daycare, In-home Daycare, House Manager, Private Nanny, Nannyshare, Au Pair, Mother’s Helper – What is the best option to your family
  • Complying with the law: MA Domestic Workers Rights for Employers
  • Childcare philosophies and family values: How will you raise your children?
  • Brainy Babies – Fostering Healthy Brain Development
  • Special Needs – Working with Gifted Children
  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Language and Literacy Development
  • Fostering Math Learning in the Early Years
  • Recognizing Teachable Moments
  • Homeschooling
  • Puppets and Story-Telling
  • Fostering  Grow Mindsets
  • A Brief Overview of Different Childcare Philosophies
    • and much more.

Why Thaty?

There are several resources for new parents out there but none of them focus on the big picture, on the three-year journey ahead which is the foundation and indicator of success for the years to follow.  There is also no shortage of “experts” who after just a few years in the field, decided they were ready to leave the caregiving side and start a business to consult with parents and nannies. General advice also fails to take your child and family’s unique needs into consideration. Thaty is a Master Educator who has combined experience working as a teacher, educational consultant, coach, and parent educator on top of working closely with thousands of families in the in-home childcare industry, co-raising over two dozen children who are the ultimate testimony of her work. She remains on the ground, active in all of her roles – as a caregiver, educator, advocate, and community leader – continuing to accrue vast experience and ongoing knowledge and insight from the field. Read more about Thaty’s accolades here.

“If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting. I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I’d take more hikes and fly more kites. I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. I’d do more hugging and less tugging.”

― Diane Loomans

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Engaging The Nanny Community

Testimonials

"As soon as we met you, we knew you were the perfect person to care for Kavi. We are in awe of your knowledge, your wisdom, you playfulness, your patience, your warmth,and your wit, not to mention your commitment to dupporting other nannies, fighting for domestic workers’ rights, and working for justice in so many ways. We don’t know how you do it! You have made us better parents and been such an important figure in Kavi’s life. We can’t believe it’s already been nine months! Thank you for everything, and make sure to always keep in touch!"

— Private family in Cambridge, MA

"I just wanted to tell you in writing how much you helped me. You were an incredibly calm and welcome constant in my life when things were going off the tracks. The comfort you provided to me and my children was unparalleled...and having a full night of sleep with a newborn and toddler was a game changer. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. You are an amazing soul."

— Private family in Belmont, MA

"I cannot speak highly enough about Thaty. She was an asset to our growing family in a time of great change in our house and continues to be a valued part of our life as a babysitter and friend. Thaty has a true gift in her ability to teach and care for children and both of our children thrive under Thaty's care. Any family would be lucky to have Thaty as a caregiver and I will be pleased to serve as a further reference to sing Thaty's praises if necessary or desired."

— Private family in Cambridge, MA

"Thaty is a remarkable teacher and a gifted caregiver. I was lucky to have had her help during our children's earliest months. She is equally skilled with infants and toddlers and her calm enthusiasm brought a great sense of peace into our home during several chaotic years of early child rearing. I cannot recommend Thaty highly enough and would be more than happy to provide any level of detail as a reference. My very best to Thaty as an educator and nanny!"

— Private family in Cambridge, MA

"Wonderful experience! Tati was responsive to a week’s notice, a great communicator, and jumped right in to wrangle two toddlers into bedtime. She came prepared with a kit including toys and a notebook to write down routines/habits. The boys instantly took to her warm personality and that was very comforting. Thank you for all!!!"

— Private family in Medford, MA

"Thaty was wonderful, we are so glad that we picked her to take care of our little one. She knows what she is doing; she is very attentive and focused on the baby and on the baby only. She left us notes of the feeding, how he acted, how he slept and so forth. I would definitely recommend her to my friends. Thank you all."

— Private family in Boston, MA

"Thaty was a great babysitter. We came from Switzerland with our 8 month baby for a couple of days to Boston. We had a bit of apprehension on how our son would react to a foreign person in a foreign country and in a foreign hotel environment. Thaty did a great job from the beginning. Our son did accept her upfront and we could leave the room in confidence. When we came back, our son was very enthusiastic and laughing with Thaty, as they would know each other since a long time. Thaty is very friendly, and one can feel that she really loves babys and knows how to handle them. She is also very professional, and had a lot of very good questions on what to do to best help our son on topics like food, sleep and play. We highly recommend Thaty as a babysitter and would take her any time back, should we be in Boston again.

— Visiting family in Boston, MA

"I can't say enough about what an amazing job she did and what a wonderful person she is. As first time parents we were very nervous and of course had a lot of questions about what we were getting ourselves into! Tatiane quickly calmed our nerves with her kindness and wealth of experience with children. Looking back, I'm not sure how we could have done it without her. She was extremely helpful in every aspect of raising our baby, from sleeping and feeding to walking and talking. Tatiane did a great job communicating with us and documenting all the events that would happen. It is very evident that she takes a lot of pride in what she does. She is extremely well organized, always punctual, and very thorough. It was a pleasure having her around. She does not get rattled and has a very calming presence. To this day, our son, now 2 1/2 constantly talks about Tatiane. His eyes light up every time he hears her name and especially when he gets to see her! It is clear that she had a lasting and positive impact with him. She was a very big part of our lives at a very important time and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. It is without hesitation that I recommend Tatiane for any position involving the care and education of children. We miss her and will be forever grateful for all of the outstanding work she did for our family."

— Private family in Medford, MA

"Thaty cared for our 9.5 month old son expertly. She came prepared with appropriate toys and books. Thaty eased into getting acquainted with Miles slowly and he appreciated the extra time to get to know her. When things were tough (Miles was hungry and crying) Thaty knew to let me know to come upstairs to breast feed him. She put him to sleep soundly. She patiently sat in the dark room while he snored away. Our child woke up in a great mood the next morning thanks to the wonderful care he received the night before."

— Visiting family in Boston, MA

"Thaty has been with our family for 3 years and our daughter has flourished under Thaty’s wise and loving care. Thaty is an amazing mix of knowledge and kindness. She is constantly learning and sharing applicable resources with us. But it’s not just her knowledge that makes Thaty outstanding. It’s her demeanor, both with parents and children. She is kind, but firm with our daughter when necessary. She is also skilled at helping us navigate our child?s changing needs over the past three years. Thaty got her on a schedule and helped us adjust as it became clear to her that our daughter was ready for a particular change (dropping from 2 naps to 1, falling asleep independently, potty training, learning to share) she always communicated about what she did during the day and how our daughter acted as a result. She coaches us, and makes us better parents even when she is not around. She is a true gem and will be an incredible asset to any family!"

— Private family in Somerville, MA

"Just a few lines to let you know it was great having Tatiane taking care of the kids. It was the first time I left my children with a nanny but I went confident and had fun because Tatiana showed professionalism and reliability to look after both the baby and the princess. Thanks Tatiane!!"

— Traveling family in Boston, MA