Below is an interview with Helen, owner of The Southern Sitters & Nannies.
Tell us about The Southern Sitters & Nannies
Southern Sitters & Nannies is your trusted source for childcare solutions that exceed your family’s expectations. We are Atlanta’s boutique nanny, newborn care specialist and babysitter placement agency. We specialize in consulting with families and professional childcare providers. Our goal is to make the process of finding top notch care an enjoyable, stress-free experience by saving the time that is required by parents to recruit, pre-screen and schedule childcare.
Through our extensive screening and interview process, we personally match your family with reliable, experienced, and educated childcare providers. We represent well qualified babysitters and nannies with various skills, backgrounds and talents in order to match your family’s individual needs. Southern Sitters & Nannies looks for childcare providers who will not only make safety a priority but will also engage your children in fun-filled activities. Our nannies and babysitters have a passion for supporting your child’s growth and development.
When did this business start up and why?
In 2009 I saw the need for families to have assistance in finding and scheduling reliable safe and well qualified nannies, babysitters and newborn care specialists.
What need are you filling for the market?
Saving families time by recruiting, interviewing and placing childcare providers in homes.
What’s your favorite thing about running a business?
Very rewarding to provide families with the best match and care for their children and to find jobs for nannies with quality families.
What’s your least favorite thing about running a business?
I’m a former nanny myself, of 16+ years. In your opinion, what makes a great nanny/sitter?
A great nanny has a genuine passion for spending time with children. They are reliable, patient, resourceful, creative, educated, and able to multi-task. They keep a child’s safety in mind and are able to respond in an emergency. They understand how to be a great role model.
*This interview was a part of our Free Business Features campaign. No compensation was received.