Co-Founders Caroline Malkin and Rosalind Prather have made their mark on the local childcare industry and are thrilled to be the leading, local childcare experts. As former nannies themselves, they understand the importance of finding care you can trust and are passionate about enhancing the quality of in-home child care. From the earliest stages of development, both partners have shared a commitment to creating a company that reflects the highest standards in the industry, meets the needs of families in our community and provides superior, personalized service.
Rosalind keeps the creative juices flowing, is obsessed with creating an awesome experience for both families and nannies and is constantly seeking to take TC to new heights. She serves as the Director of Sales and Marketing and the Client Relations Director for both the Tucson and Southlake Locations. An industry leader and successful “momtrepreneur,” Rosalind has helped grow Trusting Connections from a small 2-woman operation in Tucson, Arizona to a growing agency of over 75 employees and oversaw the agency’s expansion into the Southlake market. Most importantly, she the proud mother of two girls and has a deep understanding of the joys and struggles of family life and parenting. Rosalind has been a speaker for the International Nanny Association and the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies’ annual conferences. She has also made appearances on News 4 KVOA in Tucson as a local child care expert. She is married to Bryan, her cowboy and true soulmate and considers family life and motherhood her greatest joy.
Caroline truly makes it all happen. She is TC’s Flex Director for both the Tucson and Southlake locations and in this capacity she manages Trusting Connection’s exceptional team of child care professionals. She is also Tucson’s resident “matchmaker” and provides parents with support, guidance and personalized child care solutions and skillfully connects families with compatible nannies. Caroline has received formal training as a Certified Postpartum Doula and brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to our agency, especially regarding newborn care. She is actively involved with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and was even given their “Member of the Year” award. She is also on the Pima Community College Foundation Board and the International Nanny Association Board of Directors. When she’s not traveling for work or behind a desk working tirelessly for our families, you can find Caroline enjoying her UA season football tickets by cheering on the Wildcats, wining and dining in a trendy downtown restaurant or just laying low with her second half, Austin.
Flex Director & Placement Coordinator
Sabrina is Trusting Connections’ longest-standing employee. She is a motivated and enthusiastic recruiter with several years of experience working with children and in higher education. After years of working in the childcare industry, Sabrina applied to work as a flex nanny for Trusting Connections shortly after they opened in Tucson in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since! After working for four years as a flex nanny at our Tucson location, Sabrina was promoted and moved to our second location in Southlake, TX, where she is now the resident placement coordinator and assistant flex director, as well as our recruiter for both of our locations. Sabrina has grown passionate about matching talented and knowledgeable childcare providers with their dream careers.
Sabrina is also a professional harpist who has performed internationally on several occasions and has a Master’s degree in music education from the University of Arizona. In her spare time, Sabrina enjoys traveling, cooking, and yoga.
As the newest addition to the TC team, Jamie pairs families with the best nannies in her role as Scheduling Assistant. A ten year veteran in the child care industry, Jamie understands that every family’s needs are unique. She works tirelessly to coordinate and schedule TC nannies with our families.
Jamie is a Texas native and a University of North Texas alum (Go Mean Green!) In her spare time Jamie enjoys traveling, cooking, and playing with her German Shepherds, Mishka and Panzer.
Katie is a recent transplant to the Tucson area from Sacramento, CA. She started with TC as a flex nanny in May of 2017. Before her move Katie worked in the insurance industry but longed to utilize her degree and she saw her move as a great opportunity to do just that. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara; her degree is in Sociology with a focus in Child Development and Social Work. As our Admin Assistant, Katie makes the world go round and knows all the ins and outs of our agency. In her free time she enjoys crafting, listening to music, playing with her fur baby Jasper, trying to do CrossFit, and traveling with her husband.
Kaity is serving as our Recruiter and Marketing Assistant. She will be helping new nannies find their dream jobs, and will be assisting in spreading the word about Trusting Connections. Kaity has been working with children for several years. Before joining our team, in early 2017, she was a nanny for a family in Missouri for three years. She also volunteered to care for three-year-olds in Vacation Bible School at churches in her hometown. In December 2016, Kaity graduated from Baylor University. She majored in Health Science Studies and minored in Leadership, and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. Throughout her life Kaity has been very involved in swim team and music. She has played violin since she was three-years old. During her free time, she likes to workout and watch baseball.
Natalie is excited to be a new member of the Trusting Connections team in the billing department. Her attention to detail and organizational skills will serve the agency and its clients well. Natalie started her career in Elementary Education in 2003 and worked in Education for 6 years. Since that time she has been a full-time mother to her 3 children, and now 4 foster babies. When she is not knee-deep in children, she enjoys spending time with her husband and extended family, shopping at Target (alone!), hiking and eating delicious food.
Ashley started with TC as a Flex Nanny and eventually joined our office staff. She is Rosalind and Caroline’s right-hand woman and an indispensable member of our team. As a graduate of University of Arizona’s Animal Science – Equine Program she was prepared to wear the many hats that being a part of the TC office team had to offer, including General Handy Woman. She feels blessed to experience all the various aspects of life with TC!
When not nannying, running office errands, assisting a staff member or fixing something in the office, you can find her chasing after her cousins and nieces, spending time with her horse Zip & dogs Cinder & Bear or coaching volleyball. If you can’t find her, chances are she’s on Apache Lake, out in the mountains hunting or at some rodeo finding her future husband!
Trusting Connections employs a talented team of nannies, babysitters, newborn care specialists, doulas, personal assistants and other family care professionals who serve the temporary or occasional care needs of our Flex members. Our nannies are experienced with newborns, multiples and special needs and can provide overnight/extended care, sick care or emergency back-up care. Trusting Connections nannies must pass our extensive screening process. We are happy to answer any questions you have about our team!
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Trusting Connections is a market leader and industry innovator committed to raising standards of excellence.
We connect families with exceptional nannies, sitters and other family care professionals.
We are all about families -providing exceptional, personalized care and superior customer service. We also serve as a trusted resource for parents as local, childcare experts.
We know we are nothing without our nannies and we treat them accordingly. We are committed to educating, supporting and advocating for our nannies while offering a safe, fun and professional work environment.
We are committed to keeping families and nannies informed regarding current legal issues surrounding our industry. Our unique model of agency-employed nannies ensures that both our clients and our employees are protected. It isn’t the cheapest or most popular approach, but we believe it’s the right one.
We love reinventing the wheel. We value innovation, doing it bigger and better and being relentless in our pursuit of excellence.
We feel blessed and believe in giving whenever we can. We are especially passionate about contributing to causes that strengthen families and offer support to parents and children.
We believe amazing things happen when all minds are on deck. From our nannies to our Directors, everyone has a voice that can change and influence our agency.