group of clasped hands

Working With Families and Nannies as a Team

decorative scrollAbout Us

We are Melissa and Alanna; best friends, mothers, and former nannies. It has long been our philosophy, that the best kind of care to provide is the kind that leaves parents saying, “I don’t have to worry when my kids are with you.” It is because of this philosophy, and our personal understanding of its importance, that Kindred Families was born.

melissa | Nanny Agency | About Kindred Families | Walnut Creek CA | Denver CO

Melissa Sanve


I am Melissa, a life-long Bay Area resident, currently living in the East Bay with my amazing son, Donovan. I have more than twenty years experience working as a nanny/family assistant, and large family daycare owner. In addition to working with families in a childcare capacity, I am also a two-time surrogate, having gestationally carried baby girls for two amazing families.

Connecting with families and becoming an extension of their lives is truly a passion of mine. Being entrusted with the care and carrying of other people’s children is a profound honor that I consider to be one of the biggest privileges of my life. I am thrilled to now have the opportunity to serve families and nannies in search of a fulfilling connection.

alanna | Nanny Agency | About Kindred Families | Walnut Creek CA | Denver CO

Alanna Snyder

Placement Coordinator

I am Alanna, a Bay Area native, currently residing in Denver with my husband, Chris, and our two young sons. I have always had an extraordinary enthusiasm for helping others. Working as a career nanny for over two decades, I have had the opportunity to be an integral part in young children’s lives, while also helping parents feel they could trust someone wholeheartedly with their little ones.​

After becoming a mom, I knew that I wanted to apply all the experience and knowledge I have gained in this profession to helping families find their perfect nanny. Facilitating the special bond between a nanny and the family that chooses them is a true passion of mine.