Lacey Ware
CEO & Founder
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First time mother, former career nanny, and entrepreneur Lacey Ware is the founder of Kindred.  In addition to receiving her Masters of Public Health from the University of Kentucky (GO CATS!), Lacey was a well-respected nanny for more than 10 years in the Bluegrass.  Now a mother herself, she understands even more the importance of finding someone you can trust who will help provide the best care for your little ones. Being both a nanny herself and owning a nanny agency, Lacey realized there was a great need for families and nannies to connect with one another.   Her love of community and helping others connect sparked the idea for a nanny agency that was available both online and on a one-on-one basis. She has taken her experience and expertise and created Kindred – a place for families and nannies to connect!  Lacey is the “go-to”for childcare in the Bluegrass and is excited to be helping families and childcare providers in her community.


My passion is helping people, specifically families and childcare providers looking for the perfect fit. My favorite part of being in this industry is when a family finds a childcare provider who becomes an extension of their family.”

Lacey Ware, CEO & Founder


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Site Director
Louisville, KY

Jesse Blevins, our Louisville Site Director, discovered she had a passion for caring for little ones at a young age. “I started off with helping in the church Nursery on my mom’s days to volunteer and then took every opportunity to work with kids from then on.” She has extensive experience both nannying and tutoring and spends a large part of her free time finding fun, new ways to engage children through play. “While taking child development classes, I realized that I related really strongly with the Montessori philosophy and I’ve since made a conscious effort to teach children through play and every day activities while working to foster a sense of independence.”

Her mother and stepfather moved to Louisville in 2013 and she’s fallen in love with the city since. When the opportunity arose to call Louisville home while making a difference in the lives of families and childcare providers with Kindred, she jumped at the chance.





Hannah Smith
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Madison County, KY

Hannah’s background and passion is in the field of Culinary Arts.  She also loves being a nanny and had a calling to work with children while she was attending culinary school.   Hannah met Lacey four years ago when she was applying as a nanny and has since then worked with several families both in the Lexington and Richmond area.

Hannah was born and raised in Irvine, Kentucky, and comes from a large family background with several younger cousins. For the first 13 years of her life she was the youngest in her family until her brother was born.  She loves being an older sister and has enjoyed helping raise her little brother.

Hannah moved to Richmond, KY in 2010 and has gained great deal of appreciation for Madison County. She’s looking forward to bringing a new perspective on childcare and becoming a part of the local business community.  As the Site Director of Madison County, Hannah is most excited to provide great in-home childcare to good families in her community.