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Sep 15

Shout Out to Happy Kids from Luxury Travel Magazine

Luxury Retreats Magazine published a fabulous article on Happy Kids Maui and our services.

Reimagining Your Hawaii Family Vacation with Happy Kids Maui

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Anyone who has traveled with children knows that a family vacation can turn into ‘the vacation you need a vacation from’!

Happy Kids can help by ensuring your trip includes alone time with your spouse, a night out for dinner, or the ability to do that one activity the kids are too young to participate in. 

Stephanie Cleary, from Vancouver tells us, “Our children would rather spend the evening exploring with Jacqui than dining with us! I guess I can’t say I blame them. We’ve been able to play with them all day in the sun, and then head out for “grown-up” dinners each night, knowing they are enjoying their own adventures with your wonderful Jacqui.” 

Happy Kids has recently introduced the ‘Luxury Package’ for families who want a nanny and a personal assistant. This package can include stocking the condo with favorite snacks, restaurant reservations, spa reservations, and of course, childcare. 

“There is no reason you should feel stressed on your vacation,” owner Kelly Lightfoot says, “Have one of our professionals fly with your family or island hop with you.” Anything is possible in the world of luxury nannies. Making the most of vacation days is the way to go in this fast paced world. 

Corporations are getting in on the childcare benefits as well. Last year, while their employees participated in a mandatory seminar, Happy Kids took care of the children of Edward Jones. Business professionals who get travel perks want to bring their families when possible. Agencies, like Happy Kids, make this happen. Group rates and activities give parents peace of mind that their children are being engaged, personally and creatively. Founded on Maui in 1991, Happy Kids Maui is the premier nanny agency serving the Hawaiian Islands. This independently owned organization is licensed, bonded and insured. Owner Kelly Lightfoot, Maui resident, personally interviews every nanny who comes through the Happy Kids door. “I talk to the gals, listen to them speak. Background checks and driving abstracts can tell you a lot about a person. But staying in touch with the nannies and knowing what’s happening in their lives makes all the difference.” Each nanny has been thoroughly background screened, has first aid and CPR certifications and comes to all sits with age appropriate toys and games.

So the next time you visit the Hawaiian islands, let Happy Kids coordinate your childcare so you can make the most of your trip.

Happy Kids owner Kelly Lightfoot answers our questions:

Where is Happy Kids located?

Happy Kids offer nannies on Maui, Oahu and Kauai. Our nannies are available to meet you at any U.S. city and fly with your family to Hawaii. They can island hop in order to create continuity of care for your children.

How much does a nanny cost?

It depends on how many children there are and how far in advance the booking is made. Services are affordable for families vacationing in every budget. Happy Kids does not have any agency or membership fees.

Can the same nanny be with my children for the whole vacation?

Definitely! The more advance notice you give, the more likely it is that Happy Kids will be able to secure a nanny with open availability for the duration of the stay.

Can Happy Kids watch children with special needs?

Absolutely! Nannies are hired with a variety of specialties. Nannies that have experience with children, who are on the autism spectrum, as well as severe disabilities, are available upon request. Nannies also specialize in infants and twins.

Can Happy Kids provide a bi-lingual nanny or one that will tutor?

Anything is possible! Just ask when making your reservation. Our roster of nannies changes periodically and there may be one that can fill these types of specific requests.

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