About TLC

Over 20,000 families have relied on TLC since 1985. TLC for Kids is locally owned and operated by sisters Sharon (Miami) and Stephanie (St. Louis) Graff, both mothers of 2, and former nanny employers, who have dedicated their 28 years in business to helping families secure safe reliable, quality care for their loved ones.

Sharon Graff-Radell with her kids Stephanie Graff with her kids


TLC in St. Louis was one of the first nanny and child care agencies in the United States and introduced the first emergency and back-up care system in the US. Today TLC brings high quality service to St. Louis and Miami families and serves as a national model and consultant to agencies throughout North America.

The TLC office staff is comprised of parents, household employment experts, human resource professionals, and former child care providers. As pioneers of the in-home child care field, TLC's owners and staff have been active leaders in the International Nanny Association where they helped develop professional standards for nannies and nanny agencies.

Throughout the years they have developed specialized training programs for nannies and postpartum care providers. Due to their pioneering efforts in the in-home child care field and their longevity in the industry they have been called upon by local and national media, including the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and more as experts in their field for over 28 years.

All TLC nannies and sitters have been personally interviewed, background checked, reference checked, CPR and first aid certified and

Community Support

TLC is so grateful to have had so much support from the St. Louis community over the past 25 years. That in turn inspires us to support many local schools' fundraising and many area non-profits. Here is a list of just a few we have contributed to:

  • Art St. Louis
  • Autism Speaks
  • Big Brothers/ Big Sisters
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • Love U 2 Pieces
  • Nurses for Newborns
  • Our Little Haven
  • Post Dispatch's 100 Neediest Cases
  • SSDN (Southside Day Nursrey)
  • Mizzou Scholarship Fund
  • The Judevine Center
Here are some of the pre-schools and schools PTA efforts we support with TLC gift certificates
  • Chesterfield Montessori School
  • Clayton Child Center/ Clayton Academy
  • Cornerstone Center for Early Learning
  • Forsyth School
  • Ladue Early Childhood Center
  • Reed School (in Ladue)
  • St. Louis University Public Interest Law Group
  • Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
  • Visitation Academy
  • The Wilson School

Screening

TLC only represents experienced caregivers with verifiable, good references who are warm, sensitive and alert to the needs of children. Our extensive application and interview process allows TLC and parents to carefully view the caregivers' child care experience, education and work history, personal lifestyle and child care philosophy. Our child care questionnaires and oral interview questions help us to assess the caregiver's knowledge of early childhood development and their ability to make decisions concerning the safety of their charges.
The following items are also required:

  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Personal interview
  • Child care references
  • Police record checks
  • Minimum high school diploma
  • Child abuse and neglect checks
  • Insured automobile
  • 18 years or older
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Quarterly Continuing Education Classes

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Sharon Graff Radell Co-president, TLC For Kids Inc. Vice President, International Nanny Association with Nanny Stella of Nanny 911

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