About Us

Meet The Owner

Grapevine Placement Agency, the new name for Napa Valley Nannies, was established in order to raise the bar in the nanny industry. Having been a nanny for several years in the Napa Valley I personally encountered the dismal lack of screening performed by other nanny agencies. These agencies, which had come highly recommended, failed to perform even the most remedial task that any “professional” service should. I was shocked and appalled to find that no background checks were performed. Even more worrisome was the fact that my references where not verified. Throughout this process, I realized that something had to be done. Someone had to create an agency that families could trust to create a safe environment for a family’s most valuable asset…their children.

During the years that followed, I had the pleasure of working as a nanny with many wonderful families. After talking with my employers, other nannies, my own family and friends, I realized I had an opportunity to create an agency that would give parents and children a better alternative for quality in home child care. I started a service which provides families with high-end customer service, quality nanny candidates and most importantly nannies that are properly screened with extensive background checks and verified references.

Your child’s safety and well-being is priceless. Therefore, choosing the right Nanny Agency is an essential decision for all families. I assure you that Grapevine Placement Agency conducts extensive background investigations on all candidates. This is done by checking and verifying all personal records throughout the United States. My priority is not only my client’s needs, but also the well-being of the children.

In 2001, my vision became a reality. I put my plan in motion and created a nanny service that would effectively and professionally assist families with the most important decision they have to make as parents. During this time I received several offers to partner with investors, but decided it would be best to pursue my goals on my own. I wanted to ensure my clients that my company would have my full direction. Napa Valley Nannies was born! I began working with clients in order to fulfill their desire to find loving, caring, experienced individuals to care for their children and maintain a safe household. Napa Valley Nannies quickly became the largest nanny placement service in the Napa Valley.

While creating my vision, I graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. My schooling has afforded me the opportunity to utilize my education in administrating a highly professional and successful business.

In October of 2003, our services expanded by acquiring Napa Valley Travel’n Tots! These services are ideal for families who are vacationing or relocating anywhere in the North Bay. Travel’n Tots provides a vast array of baby equipment rentals & necessities for families with travelin’ tots. In order to ensure the safety of the children, all our equipment is completely safe, sanitized and thoroughly checked with a complete inventory of top-of-the-line baby/toddler rental equipment.

In 2005 Napa Valley Nannies changed its name to Grapevine Placement Agency. We are now a full service domestic placement agency. We now not only refer qualified child care, but also provide a vast array of new features including household managers, housekeepers and more.

Grapevine Placement Agency continues to grow, yet we strive to maintain the same small business persona that allows all are clients to have access to our personnel on a 24 hour basis. I will never lose the hands on approach and intimate relationships that I have been able to create with my clients. This is what has allowed my company to excel. My personal goal is to ensure that my clients are educated, comfortable and content throughout the entire process. My staff and I walk you through the process, answering any questions and offering you our professional insight and encouragement. We strive to ensure that our clientele are satisfied. My staff and I are always thanked for our prompt, professional service and attention to detail!

It has been my pleasure introducing you to Grapevine Placement Agency and I look forward to hearing from you and your family!



Monin F. Martin
Founder & Owner
Grapevine Placement Agency & Travel’n Tots