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White House Nannies, Inc. was founded in 1985 by Barbara G. Kline.

As a working mother, Barbara experienced first hand the difficulties of finding quality childcare in Washington DC. After being held up at gun point one too many times, she sold her first business on Capitol Hill and decided to start White House Nannies. Fifteen years ago, her husband, formerly in the real estate business, joined her to make WHN a family-owned and operated business. During the early years of White House Nannies, the Klines employed both live-in and live-out nannies to help care for their two children. They learned a lot about nanny placements which they are now able to share with their clients.

Today, with thousands of successful matches to its credit, White House Nannies has set the gold standard for childcare in the Washington DC metro area.

Barbara is a current board member of the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) and her agency has been awarded APNA’s agency of the Year. She is also a current member and former board member of the International Nanny Association (INA). As an active participant in these organizations, she subscribes to their codes of conduct and ethical standards.

Barbara is a highly regarded industry spokesperson whom other agency owners from across the country count on for helping set the highest standards of professional excellence. She has been asked to serve as the key note speaker for industry conferences. She has also been featured as a leading nanny expert on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, CNN, NPR (All Things Considered) and on Fox as “Power Person of the Week.”

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