Our Story

Jeff Buursma


BA Business Finance, MA Educational Ministry

Jeff’s first job out of college was working for RDV Corporation – supporting the DeVos family on many different levels. This would lead him to develop a vision for supporting local families with the high level of service he was trained in at RDV.

While serving as a church youth pastor for twelve years in Grand Rapids, Jeff gained valuable insights into the needs of families and witnessed how adults who have a passion to invest in children can serve as a great asset to busy families.

Northlight Nannies was born in early 2011 out of Jeff’s desire to help families thrive by building a bridge between families with childcare needs and dynamic adults who see childcare as more than just a job. Jeff works to train and support the nannies so that they care for children in a way that encourages growth and development while complementing the work and values system of the parents.

Northlight Nannies has grown well over these last few years and we are excited to have a vibrant team of nannies in place to serve our families.

Kristin Buursma

Nanny Support/Marketing

BA Business

While working at Visiting Angels of West Michigan, an elder-care services provider, Kristin saw the great chemistry that occurred when the right caregiver was matched with a family needing support. She enjoyed helping families care for their aged family members by sending them a trusted caregiver to meet their needs.

Kristin helped start Northlight Nannies with a desire to bring that same chemistry to a childcare service. While many agencies provide elder care in Grand Rapids, she recognized the need for a new and unique service to support busy families with young children.

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