A few more chirps about Chirp

alyce desrosiers, lcsw

Chirp’s founder, Alyce Desrosiers, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and brings over 20 years of clinical experience working with families and children to the nanny-hiring process. This combination of education, training, research and personal experience and intuition has helped her succeed in supporting hundreds of families hire their best-fit nanny since the early 90’s.

In addition to starting Chirp (formerly Desrosiers & Associates LLC) Alyce has assisted in the startup of a successful Bay Area childcare center for parents working non traditional hours, facilitated numerous workshops, authored two books on hiring a nanny and written a plethora of articles covering a range of issues about the nanny hiring process and idiosyncrasies of the nanny/parent/child relationship.

What Alyce has to say: “Care by nanny is an unlicensed and unregulated market! Literally anyone can say they want to care for children. Along the way you will meet many excellent nannies, and along the way you may meet nannies that should never be caring for children. I use my experience, training and judgment to help you weed-out the worrisome from the good. I will ask meaningful questions to help us know better who you would want to care for your children. This is a process we go through together in order to find you the best-fit nanny for your family.”


Chirp provides a wide range of services, from big to small, for our clients. That being said, there is no way to apply a one-size-fits-all price tag to the personalized work we provide. Please call us or email us for a free
consultation. Once we have a better understanding of the kind of work you’d like us to provide, we’ll outline the investment involved in helping your family resolve the situation at hand and acheive the desired outcome.


Here are a list of wonderful, spectacular people who we are honored to work with in supporting families, nannies and children:

Breedlove & Associates
Child’s Light Pediatrics
Day One Center
Elliot and Company
International Nanny Association
Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Parent’s Place
Miss Go To Girl
Natural Resources
Newborn Connections, California Pacific Medical Center
Peekadoodle Kids Place
Recess Urban Recreation
The Parent Center
Zero to Three