Kate is a master of her art; compared to the several baby nurses that we engaged at the beginning through childcare agencies in Boston, Kate stands head and shoulders above the rest.

— E. Hirscherscher

Founder & Chairwoman Kate Hall, PCD

Bluebirds Founder Kate HallBorn and raised in England, Kate Hall has been involved with early child development since gaining her degree in the Froebel method of Early Education at the University of Birmingham (UK).

After emigrating to the United States with her husband to raise three children in Sudbury, MA, Kate operated a successful in-home day-care for fifteen years.

In 1991 Kate began consulting with expectant parents and working directly with families of newborn twins to bring healthy and productive sleep to the entire family. Since then, the company has carefully cultivated our philosophy and training to offer help, advice and assistance to hundreds of families from North America, Europe and Asia.

In addition to developing the expectations and standards that have become the cornerstone of The Bluebirds, Kate also operates "Nests" in Florida and Cape Cod. Consultations with Kate are available for all Bluebirds clients and a limited number of consultations are reserved for families who need a consultation rather than the full services offered by The Bluebirds. If your group or conference is interested in having Kate as a speaker, please contact us via email by clicking here.

 

Erin O'Shea

Training Manager & Lactation Companion

Training Manager Erin 'SheaErin O'Shea has been involved in childcare for over 20 years and joined The Bluebirds in 1992 shortly after the company was founded. Erin's vast knowledge, stemming from her many years of experience has made her an invaluable member of The Bluebirds as well as a unique reference source for our clients. Within The Bluebirds, the saying is "if Erin doesn't know the answer, the question hasn't been asked yet!

It is no surprise that with her vast knowledge that Erin serves as the internal and external trainer for The Bluebirds, responsible for orientation and training of new associates as well as training new nannies for clients. Erin also serves as the resident expert on breast feeding and is completing her Doula certification to assist her with helping post partum mothers in developing increased breast feeding skills.

 

 

Sarah Childers, PCD

Senior Manager

Senior Manager Sarah ChildersSarah Childers has worked at The Bluebirds for many years and specializes in sleep training as well as acting as the departmental manager for our associates. A certified doula, Sarah has experience organizing and presenting training sessions internallty and extrernally.

In addition to working directly with clients, Sarah is often found in client's homes working alongside exisiting bluebirds to train associates in new methods, discuss individual cases, and ensuring that the high standards associated with our company are continually being upheld.

 

 

 

Deborah Giovanella, PCD

Community Liaison Manager

Community Liaison Manager Deborah GiovanellaThe Bluebirds are an active member in the Sustainable Business Network of Boston, a group of business leaders committed to changing the way the world does business. At The Bluebirds, we take this seriously and nobody is more committed and dedicated to this goal than Deborah Giovanella.

A regular bluebird as well as a certified doula, Deborah is not only Kate Hall's extra right hand but organizes the charitable and community events that ensure we continue to be a socially responsible company.

Deborah has also attended the homebirth midwifery school program and has a handle on the mechanics of birth and other issues around birth, as the birth affects the postpartum experience. In her spare time she has displayed birth/postpartum related art quilts at the regional Partners in Perinatal Health Conference since 2005, and was selected with the commission to create their art quilt conference banner.

Whether working in the office, directly with clients, or helping to frame the charitable efforts of our company, Deborah is an additional liaison for clients and often her calm, soothing voice is the first one a prospective client will hear when they call The Bluebirds.

 

Kari Hall

Senior Manager

Senior Manager Kari HallKari Hall grew up in Seattle and has lived on the West Coast and in Europe before moving to Boston to join The Bluebirds.

A highly regarded and prolific graphic designer, Kari brings a sense of free flowing design to The Bluebirds and ensures that our clients are able to enjoy special perks such as Bluebirds Graduation Diplomas for your baby book.

Kari also spends time working as a bluebird and focusing on the needs of singleton mothers as well as new product evaluation

 

 

Christopher Hall

Managing Director

Managing Director Christopher HallUntil recently, when anyone spoke about a "Boston Manny", it was assumed that your were speaking of a baseball player. In Bluebird's parlance however, it means you are speaking about one of the handful of male nannies in the country.

Although Chris' main position is the day-to-day running of the company, when he joined the Bluebirds in 2006, he immersed himself in the culture and training of a 21st century nanny, training extensively with senior members of staff before being allowed to work alone with clients. Chris credits The Bluebirds for not simply making him into an effective "Manny" but also a better parent.

A former professional soccer referee in England, Chris heads the management team and works with husbands and fathers during seminars to provide greater insight into how men can best support and care for their postpartum partners and newborn infants.