Our Commitment

Apex Social Group commits to providing high-quality, in-home childcare solutions to make that decision much easier.  Apex verifies each  candidate to ensure they meet all regulatory standards, as well as the standards families expect.

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By hiring a Care Professional through Apex Social Group, families know they have a dependable, experienced team to help create an environment to meet family’s unique  needs and goals. Our reliable Care Professionals understand how to work with children with developmental disabilities and prioritize child safety and individual needs. Apex upholds non-negotiable standards of excellence to ensure each child receives superior care, and families can trust our Care Professionals to maintain confidentiality, positive relationships, and commitment. 

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Our Mission

Children in Goggles and their Childcare Provider Playing with a Toy Windmill

Our Company History

Our Child Care Professionals are Trained Through the Apex Social Academy, and we're recommended by the VeryWell Family Board
Our Partners \ Affiliates Include Autism Speaks, The German Red Cross and Bridge USA

Founded in 2008, Apex Social has provided top-tier childcare to families with children of all abilities. Newborns, Twinns, Toddlers Pre-school, K-12 and 18+. Especially parents with children with developmental needs need educated support. Apex Social offers a boutique style service experience that goes beyond the typical nanny agency. Since its inception, Apex Social has placed over 2,000 Care Professionals for a 1-2 year placement. These young people were hand picked by our team after a 12- 24 month process of working with them to really ensure they are ready for a year abroad. 

Over the last years, the labor market not just in the US but in Germany as well for nurses, teachers and therapist are all going in the same direction. Not enough talent for to many open jobs. In many areas a ration of 2:1 or 3:1. Two or Three open positions and only one worker.  This young healthcare professionals are high in demand in their home country. Pay increases because of it. We are able to attract them because of our reputation with the Universities, Colleges and vocational schools and the support and security we provide during their year abroad.  

After a long recruiting process we are partnering with each family to match them with the Care Professional most suited to their specific needs and supporting them both in their journey. Our Care Professionals have accumulated over 6.5 million hours of service in family homes at a 95% host family satisfaction rate, making Apex Social Group stand out when it comes to providing safe, skilled childcare for families with special developmental needs.

Apex Social Founder Susan and her Family at the Beach

A Letter from Susan:

Dear Host Family,

As a working mom with three children, a demanding career as VP at PIMCO, an asset management firm in Newport Beach, CA, and no local family support, I personally understand the challenges that families face looking for high quality childcare. Not only is it time consuming, it’s also a very difficult and emotional process to navigate alone.

In 2005, after the birth of my first child, Klaus, I struggled to find childcare that fit my family’s needs. I knew I needed live-in childcare and I wanted to have German culture and language for my children but was disenchanted with the available childcare options. Daycares were inflexible, nannies did not meet my cultural needs, and au pairs were usually 18-year-old high school students and did not have significant experience, so that was not an option for me. 

After extensive research, I decided to start recruiting my own international childcare providers from Germany. Special people that 1) had chosen a career working with children and 2) had the attitude and personality traits that made them a great fit to work in our home.  

I wanted to combine the best of all worlds, the cultural exchange and family-like component of the Au Pair option, the experience of a Nanny, and the professional training of pediatric healthcare or early childcare educator, so the person would have a career track that fits with what I needed them for most—providing excellent care for my children in my home. In return, I was ready to provide them with an amazing year or two with my family in California. A year they will never forget in their life. We took them everywhere. On weekend trips, on vacations, on business trips and they worked their hours in a new location, so we as parents still could work and have babies. 

Not only were my children safe, but also loved, and well cared for by my international live-in care professionals. They gave me the peace of mind that allowed me to go back to work without worry. My children are now bilingual and many of our amazing German Care Professionals are still part of our family and come to visit frequently. This year in the US was a very impactful time in each of our Care Professionals’ life and it changed how they view the world because they experienced it firsthand. This experience formed my desire to create something meaningful. Something I can pour my heart into and help all we serve to reach their full potential. Children, Care Professionals, and parents. Apex Social Group was born. Now, many years later, I am very fulfilled that my unmet need created the opportunity for the vision of a global organization that helps thousands of people..

At Apex Social Group, I am personally involved with the recruitment of our childcare professionals. Unlike other agencies, Apex Social Group sources its candidates directly through our office in Germany allowing us to meet our applicants personally and ensure they meet our incredibly high standards and pass our intensive screening process.

Our long-term relationships with educational institutions like the first European Occupational Therapist School and the German Red Cross provide us with highly qualified and experienced professional caregivers.

Whether you need a Care Professional to care for your first baby, toddlers, twins, or a child with special needs, you can rely on us to provide your family with the same peace of mind that my family and hundreds of other Apex families have experienced in the last decade.

Today, Apex Social Group has grown into an international organization, connecting families throughout the U.S. and Australia with Care Professionals who are not only highly qualified, but also loving, engaged, and motivated to make a difference in children’s lives. I see how we make a difference every day, thanks to my most recent Care Professional (and all her predecessors!) who has not only positively, wonderfully, and irrevocably impacted the lives of my own amazing children, but also built a career for themselves including the learnings that they had during their 1-2 years with us in the US. Many work with me now on our team, to help empower others, to do the same. 

I invite you to watch these inspiring stories from parents like you, who kindly shared their Apex experience on video.

I wish you all the best and hope we can support you on your journey as CEO of Home Inc. 

Yours, Susan
https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanasay

Our Partners \ Affiliates Include Autism Speaks, The German Red Cross and Bridge USA

Our Team

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Susan

CEO & Founder
 
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Sarah

Executive Vice President

Apex Care & Development Team

German
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Stefanie

Director of Partnerships
German
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Virginia

ACD – Director of Apex Care & Development, Mid-Atlantic & Southeast
German
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Katarina

ACD – Director of Apex Care & Development Western US
German
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Debbie

ACD – Director of Apex Care & Development, NJ & SC
German
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Elli

ACD – Director of Apex Care & Development, New York and Connecticut
German
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Jane

ACD – Director of Apex Care & Development, San Francisco
German
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Leigh Ann

ACD – Director of Apex Care & Development, Boston, Rhode Island

Family Advising & Matching Team

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Nicole

Director of Family Advising & Matching
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Spring

Family Advising Associate
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Julie

Matching Specialist, BSN, RN
German
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Shannon

Matching Specialist
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Renée

Family Advisor
German
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Kristin

Family Advisor

Educational & Therapeutic Resources Team

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Amanda

Director, Educational & Therapeutic Resources, BCBA/LBA
German
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Viktoria

ETR Associate & Occupational Therapist
German
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Gaby

Apex Academy Trainer

Customer Care Team

German
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Ines

Onboarding Specialist & Occupational Therapist
German
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Kate

Director of Human Resources
German
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Petra

Customer Care Specialist
German
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Natascha

Onboarding Specialist

Apex Social Career Center

German
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Anke

Director Apex Social Career Center
German
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Franzi

Corporate Account Manager & Head of Alumni Relations
German
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Annika

Corporate Account Manager

Talent Development Team

German
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Denise

Director of Global Talent Development
German
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Anne

Success Coach
German
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Kyra

US Talent Recruiter
German
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Lydia

Success Coach & Speech Therapist
German
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Sina

Success Coach
German
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Vanessa

Success Coach

Marketing Team

German
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Anne

Digital Marketing Manager
German
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Anika

Marketing & Design Specialist

Partnerships

German
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Birgit

Director Partnerships DACH
German
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Milan

Partner Relations
German
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Wanda

Partner Manager

 

German
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Carina

Partner Manager
German
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Cora

Partner Manager

Enterprise Solutions & Technology Team

German
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Konstantin

Project Manager & Technical Support
German
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Marcus

Technical Support Specialist

Australia

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Susanne

Company Director, Australia
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