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About Wendy


I have been passionate about infant and toddler care since I was a child myself. I started out at the age of 9 as a mother’s helper with a 9 month old and 3 year old. Soon I was babysitting for a wide network of clientele found through word of mouth and my mother’s preschool students. By high school I was working as a “nanny” after school and full time summers.

At the age of 18 I chose nannying as a career and never looked back. Over the course of the next 15 years I worked with more than 14 families providing full time nanny care and countless other families providing part time, babysitting and respite care.

In 2017 I decided to take my career another step forward and started my second career as a newborn care specialist. I devoted countless hours (and dollars!) to taking the highest sought out trainings to develop myself as one of the top in my field. I completed my Elite™ Newborn Care Specialist training in 2018 through Newborn Care Solutions and completed my Master® Newborn Care Specialist training in November of 2019! I achieved my official CACHE NCS international certification in 2018. In 2021 I was honored to be nominated for and selected for the esteemed award of International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year (NOTY™), a career goal of mine for well over a decade!


Over the course of my Newborn Care Specialist work I realized another My favorite part of the “job” is working alongside new parents, answering questions and guiding them through the ins and outs of all things newborn, infant and toddler. I also revisited an old idea, years in the works, of working alongside other nannies and caregivers to promote professionalism in an industry that often doesn’t receive the credit it is due.


Out of these ideas came Nanny Consults, a collaborative company working with both sides of the Early Childhood Caregiving Industry. I strive to offer support and guidance to both families and their caregivers, promoting the industry and helping us all reach our greatest potential.

I am so excited to take this step and I thank you all for walking alongside me!


Wendy Sjaardema

CEO & Master® Newborn Care Specialist


2021 International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year (NOTY™)

CACHE Certified Newborn Care Specialist

Master® Newborn Care Specialist

Elite™ Newborn Care Specialist

International Nanny Association Member

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Educated in multiple Sleep Training methods


  • Multiples

  • Early Term / Low Birthweight

  • Preemie Training

  • Tethered Oral Ties (TOTS: Tongue, Lip and Buccal)

  • Torticollis

  • Reflux Experience

  • Tandem Feeding

  • SNOO

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • Breastmilk storage

  • Postpartum Anxiety

  • Postpartum Depression

  • Swaddling

  • Nursery Preparation and Planning

  • Sleep Conditioning

  • Sleep Training

  • Infant Laundry

  • Oxygen 

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