ABOUT US

Necessary Nannies is an Idaho-grown and Treasure Valley-based business established in 2005. The vision was to establish a personal nanny and caregiver referral and placement service for the families of the Treasure Valley and beyond.  Sixteen years later, this purpose remains!  While technology has impacted most businesses and the way that individuals reach out to local services and friends, at Necessary Nannies we maintain that the most sincere and meaningful relationships begin in person.  We endeavor to meet each family and each nanny or caregiver candidate face-to-face to establish a working relationship together.

Necessary Nannies is committed to service. We are dedicated to supporting families, family values and childcare providers. 

MEET THE TEAM

ESTHER UNGER 

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Esther knew her calling to be a mom and build things by age five.  At just 12 years old, Esther had a two-page resume of families she often babysat and nannied for in the summer- eventually turning her mom’s basement into a daycare. Her love for Boise was deep so she decided to submerse herself in her community, donating time and resources to local organizations such as the Sanctuary, local retirement homes, and later in life fostering and rehoming dogs in need. 

 

Esther graduated college at the University of Idaho, pursuing Art & Architecture. It was here that she met her dear friend, and now business partner, Jessica. Esther graduated in Construction & Design early after learning her mom had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Without hesitation, she made her way home to be her mom’s caregiver. The idea of pursuing a career in her degree now seemed like someone else’s dream, as she came to see that her real calling was caregiving; it brought her immeasurable joy. 

 

Since then, Esther has been a professional nanny for 10+ years until becoming a mom herself. Through extreme adversity, including raising two young girls on her own, Esther designed a life that allowed her to provide for her family while also being home with them. After exhaustive searches and learning of the heavy financial burden childcare would impose on her family, she quickly saw the opportunity she was being presented with. Her effortless ability to provide love and care for others was the precise solution to being home with her girls. Esther finds extraordinary fulfillment in working with both families and nannies, being given the privilege to play such a pivotal role in successfully pairing a family with a nanny.

JESSICA BOUTEN

Jessica spent most of her childhood growing up in a small town located just outside of Boise, Idaho. She truly loved all things Idaho had to offer as a child - nature, hiking, and camping.

Since the age of eight she had a passion to become an architect after falling in love with helping her family do many DIY projects at home. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Idaho, where she earned her Masters in Architecture and Minor in Interior Design. Fun Fact: The University of Idaho Architecture program is where she met Esther, life-long friend and co-owner of Necessary Nannies! 

Post college, Jessica relocated to Spokane, WA for a career in the Architecture industry, where she worked for over ten years. During that time, she had two children of her own, which opened her eyes to the challenge of finding reliable and trustworthy childcare, as well as the importance of the child development curriculum. 

 

Despite loving the architecture industry, she realized that her passion started to change over the years, so she decided to switch gears and use all of the knowledge she has gained as a mom, navigating her own childcare challenges, into Necessary Nannies. As odd as it might sound, she knew her past career experience of creating a strong, viable and long-lasting connection between an owner and contractor in the construction industry would transition easily to the role of connecting families with their forever nanny! Jessica's goal is to ensure our client families and nannies / caregivers are aligned in their goals for childcare. 

Besides her commitment to creating the perfect family-nanny connection, Jessica is a fitness enthusiast, who just recently fulfilled a personal goal of earning her Personal Trainer Certification. When not in the gym, you can find Jessica enjoying local parks, hiking trails and coffee shops with her family. 

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(208) 631.2544   |   hello@necessarynannies.com

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