Welcome to North Star Newborns!


There is a feeling you get when you leave your kids with someone you trust with your whole heart. It’s a feeling that you just know your children are safe and being loved, and it feels so incredibly reassuring and calming. I felt that with Ellen immediately.
-Kacky K.


Passion.  It is written everywhere, find your passion and you will find happiness! My personal passion of caring for newborns and young children is a source of deep joy for me. It has led to North Star Newborns, a service providing one on one care for newborns and infants up to 12 months of age. Many years of experience, both personally with my three children and two grandchildren, and professionally with over four families has provided me with a wealth of experience to provide loving care.

Trust. Every couple that is seeking care for their infant should have the gift of complete trust in whomever is caring for their most precious possession. When parents, especially mothers, need the help of providing their newborn or infant with warmth, love, an easy, slow pace and one on one attention, we offer to be there for her as she cares for her family.

Security.  The family is the source of human security. There are times when the family needs the support of another to offer this to their baby so they may all feel safe, both mother and child. When loving and professional care can provide security that goes beyond ‘child-care,’ a reassuring calm can be felt by parents and infants, by mothers and children, by the whole family.


Our background:

Ellen Marie Roeser, Founder and Owner of North Star Newborns.

I am a 57 year old healthy and active mother of three, grandmother of two and resident of Maple Grove, MN. When my last child left for college, I accepted a nanny position with a family in Plymouth and they are still very dear to me. I still nanny for them on an as-needed basis when their two other wonderful nannies need to be away. As a grandmother I have rediscovered my true calling: providing the best care for not only the newborn, but supporting the family as well.

  • CPR Certified
  • Completed all Dona required reading and workshops on infant care
  • Current Member of the International Nanny Association
  • Six plus years as a professional nanny
  • Past La Leche League Member and Leader
  • Current member of Newborn Care Specialist Association which promotes higher standards of care through ongoing education in newborn care.

Anna Maria Jude

North Star Newborns is happy to announce another newborn/infant nanny joining our excellent staff! We welcome Anna Maria Jude ~ mother of ten, and grandmother of five. Anna Maria and her husband Peter are extraordinary parents. Anna Maria brings with her the experience, trust, and gentleness your baby needs.

Anna Maria has always been drawn to the miraculous gift of new life. It is second nature to her to care for little ones both having come from a large family and raising one herself. She is thoroughly enjoying her ten children and five grandchildren. She is fascinated in the way a child discovers the world around them and thrives through love, trust, touch, observation, as well as verbal and playful interaction. Anna Maria continues to explore the social and emotional development of children while raising a child with special needs and appreciates the opportunity to learn from many medical professionals. Anna Maria is looking forward to supporting mothers in life’s most important work – the care of their children.

Hannah Marie Struck, RN

Hannah is currently a Labor, Delivery, Recovery & Postpartum skilled nurse working in  Labor and Delivery at United hospital in St. Paul.  Hannah has a strong passion in guiding mothers and families with their experience in the miracle of birth.  That passion carries over into working with newborns.  Hannah is, “incredibly excited to get started” with North Star Newborns.

Hannah is experienced in providing safe and compassionate care.  She is a strong advocate for breastfeeding and helping mothers with infant latch, position, pumping, and feeding a newborn.  She is also an educator of newborn care and changes in life with parenthood.

  • Minnesota Licensed Registered Nurse
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Provider
  • Basic Life Saving (BLS) & First Aid Certified

Jenna Farley

Jenna has a Bachelors degree in Child Psychology and Masters degree in Human Services: Marriage and Family Therapy. She is certified in child and adult CPR and First Aid and has completed 30 hours of postpartum doula training through DONA.

Jenna lived abroad in Honduras for 5 years and volunteered at an orphanage of 500 children during the first year of her stay. She learned the Spanish language while there and is bilingual.

Jenna’s passion and heart has always been to work for and serve families. She has done full-time nanny work for a total of 5 years, and this has included work with infant twins and an infant singlet beginning at two weeks of age. While volunteering for 13 months at the orphanage, she worked mainly with children ages 1-4 and was surrounded by children of all ages. She has also worked as a caseworker for families in domestic infant adoption for 3.5 years. As a postpartum doula, she has worked with 6 different families in varying capacities during the “4th trimester” following birth. Additionally, she has worked in education for a total of 3.5 years and in mental health counseling for a total of nearly 2 years. The infant care journey is her next step in supporting parents, children, and families!


Nicole Anderson Jude

Nicole assists with all things “business”, and keeps everything running smoothly.  Nicole is a wonderful mother, expecting her third baby in June.  Nicole is a great resource since she understands clearly what our clients need.  Nicole also works part time for Lakes Sotheby’s Realty in Wayzata.

We make a great team, and are ready to serve you and your family!


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