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 Nanny Sally   

Years of Childcare Experience: 10

About Me:

I was born and raised in Tahoe, and find myself always returning. I enjoy the many outdoor activities living here provides including skiing, mountain bike riding and hiking. I consider myself very outdoorsy, and think it's important to take advantage of this beautiful area. I am also a creative person, so art (more specifically painting) have been a great outlet and passion. This led me to attend Sonoma State University as an Art major, with a Human Development minor. As a childcare provider, I enjoy sharing my love of the outdoors and creativity/art with kids. I have over ten years of experience including babysitting, pre-school teaching and most recently an au pair for a 6 month old baby boy who is now 3. I think it's important to provide children with a fun, fulfilling and enriched environment. I am an enthusiastic and responsible person and look forward to meeting you and your kids!

Nanny Chloe 

Years of Childcare Experience: 13

About Me:

My name is Chloe and I absolutely love caring for children! My husband and I recently moved down from my hometown Portland, Oregon to our new home in Carson City, Nevada! After growing up in an in-home daycare setting where I began working with children, I then became a private nanny to some wonderful families. For the last year I have had the pleasure of working for this outstanding company Sierra Sitters, where I am able to work with many great families! I have a total of 13 years of experience, with ages ranging from newborn-10 years old. I enjoy playing outside, arts and crafts, reading and creative play. I believe the children should have a memorable experience while visiting the Lake Tahoe area, and I will help make that experience unforgettable! I look forward to meeting you and your little ones during your stay in the beautiful Sierras!


Nanny Gail


Years of Childcare Experience: 20

About Me:

I am a compassionate, loving, go with the flow woman who adores children, yet can be firm at times if required. I have two children of my own ages 11 and 13, and seem to attract the angel eyes of little kids. I enjoy bringing my love of art, dance, outdoors, healthy foods, Steiner style learning and exploration to children. Interactive choices and empowering others to be confident in their own freewill while still being respectful and honoring of those around them is key.  I love the opportunity to get messy, loud and energetic with children… and we clean up afterward, knowing that we had a good, full day. 

 I have traveled to 14 different countries and many US states. and gained an appreciation for different cultures and am confident with challenging situations. 


Nanny Vicky

Years of Childcare Experience: 25+ 

About Me:

I have lived on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe for most of my life. I raised 2 children in this outstanding tight-knit community...both finishing college and returning to reside close by in the Tahoe City neighborhood.

I have years of child care experience starting all through my High School years in Palo Alto, CA as a nanny for a family of 6 children.

After college and moving to Tahoe City I continued to follow my natural instinct for child care becoming part of the Tahoe City Chamber of Commerce roster of babysitters...offering child care to many local and visiting families.

I have a background in small business management. My interests include all & everything to do with art & crafts. I currently operate a sewing studio in my home and have recently offered my time teaching students the lost art of basic sewing skills.

In my personal time I enjoy cooking, yoga/Pilates and walking/hiking.

I truly enjoy being with children. Discovering their unique personalities, offering my talents and desire for fun & wonderful Tahoe memories...always mindful, with respect, that I take my responsibility to you and yours very seriously. I always look forward to meeting each new family.

Nanny Taryn 

Years of Childcare Experience: 14 

About Me:

Hi My Name is Taryn and I seriously love hanging out with children.They are so full of amazing energy and such a joy to be around. I am passionate about children because you can learn a lot from them, like how to enjoy the simple things in life.  I have been working with children for the past 14 years in the position of babysitters, nanny, camp councilor, daycare assistant, preschool teacher, and surf coach. I have worked with all ages from newborn to 16 years old. I love working with children and getting ot know them ad their individual personalities.

 I also enjoy watching children grow and learn, helping them as they grow and face new challenges in school and life in general.  I have worked with children in several different countries through relief work and various mission trips. i have a passion for childcare that I can not ignore.  I am currently studying Early Childhood Education, I look forward to completing my schooling and becoming an elementary school teacher.  Kids are simply my favorite to be around never a dull moment.

Nanny Julie 


Years of Childcare Experience: 20+

About Me:                                                            

My name is Julie Cooley-Rieders and the Tahoe Truckee area has been my hhome for all my adult life. Taking care of children has been my ppassionn.  Allowing children to grow, explore and learn is a rewarding experience that keeps me excited as I continue caring for children of all ages. 

For many years I owned a Family Daycare business in my Truckee, Ca home.  This created an opportunity for me to spend time with my own children. Learning through exploration, art, reading, nature, and outdoor observations offers children a rich experience. Nurturing each child’s interests helps them become strong solid people who respect themselves.

Working as a Nanny for Sara at Sierra Sitters is a wonderful experience, providing opportunities to meet many families and children of all ages.  I am honored to take care of the children I meet, and have a positive impact on their lives.  The variety of families that request Nanny Services continues to make each day I work an interesting and fun experience.

Nanny Andrea 

Years of Childcare Experience: 15  

About Me:

Growing up, I knew I wanted to work with children. In high school, I was accepted to be part of a teaching academy program. Throughout my four years I was able to team teach at a variety of elementary schools to kids from kinder-5th grade. My first job out of high school I worked as an assistant at a childcare facility. I began my college education in 2002 at San Jose State majoring in elementary education. In 2003, I made the move, along with my family to the Reno area where I lived for six years. There I attended UNR and TMCC majoring in Child Development. I have earned my Certificate in Child Development. While living in Reno I worked as a nanny, a kindergarten teacher assistant, as well an assistant and lead teacher at several childcare centers. In 2008-2011, I worked at KinderCare as the lead teacher for the two year olds. I am currently 31 years old and living in Truckee, CA. I work as a nanny for Sierra Sitters and at a shelter in Reno for children who are in the process of being fostered or adopted. I have experience working with all ages, infant to teen.

Working with kids for so many years, I have come to understand that children come into the world with a blank slate. The experiences, environment, adults, as well as surroundings are what shape them into who they become. I feel our responsibility as parents and teachers is to provide children with the best possible education, knowledge, and choices so they are able to grow to their maximum potential. I believe that children should be given the ability to become independent individuals by setting limits with positive discipline, praise, and encouragement. I enjoy being surrounded by children because of their imagination, innocence, and creativity.

I am a creative person who enjoys making crafty items for family and friends. I love listening to music of all different genres, reading non-fiction books, dancing, and meeting people of all different cultures. Learning is a lifelong passion for me enjoying the many different cultures around the world.

Nanny Megan

Years of Childcare Experience: 10

About Me:

My name is Megan and I am a 33 year old middle child of six siblings from Amarillio, Texas. I moved to Carson City, Nevada 10 years ago and absolutely love the Carson Valley/Tahoe Basin area. My favorite things are outdoor activities, reading, taking walks and visiting with my Mom and family. I graduated from the Great Basin College in 2014 with a Degree in ECC (Early Child Care). With over 10 years experience in the childcare field I feel that I have gained excellent childcare experience with children of all ages. I simply love children and enjoy helping them learn and grow at every stage of their young lives. My strengths as a nanny are that I am very responsible, reliable and caring person. I am passionate about furthering my time in the Nanny field so that I can continue doing what I love and broadening my experiences. 

Nanny Rebecca

Years of Childcare Experience: 25+

About Me:

If you are looking for a Nana to watch your precious one, I'm what you need. My specialty is infants. I have my degree in Early Childhood Education. My background is education. I ran a private school for grades 1-12 for twenty-five years in Sonoma County. I am a single parent of two fabulous children and grandparent to two boys. For the last 13 years I managed the children's program for the ski school at Sugar Bowl before I came to work for Sierra Sitters. I have been a resident of Truckee for the last 13 years and I love the mountain life. My focus is on fun and educational interaction to keep a child happy and well entertained.

Nanny Danielle

Years of Childcare Experience: 5

About Me:

My name is Danielle and I am originally from Fremont, CA. I have bounced back and forth from Reno to the Bay Area throughout my life and now reside in Truckee! I’ve lived in Truckee for a year now and absolutely love everything about it. I enjoy the outdoors, so what more could I ask for than having Tahoe/Truckee as my backyard. I love to go on hikes, enjoy snowboarding and absolutely love going to Donner lake for a good run! I’ve been in the nanny business for a accumulative of 5 years. I have experience in assisting a home day care with my mother, she had a total of 6 children aged 6 months to 5. I had a lot of fun with that!  I am now in nursing school (Carrington College of Reno) with a goal of working in pediatrics. I plan on graduating in December of 2019. I have a passion for children and can’t wait to someday have some of my own. 

Nanny Maggie

 Years of Childcare Experience: 8

About Me:

Originally born and raised in New Jersey, my career in hospitality has allowed me to relocate for several years to the island of Key West, FL, and in early 2017 to Tahoe! I recently find myself working as a Reservations Manager for several hotels and vacation rentals in the North Lake Tahoe Area. I have a passion for learning new things and going on adventures, yet find that I thrive in organized, hard-working environments. I enjoy hiking, walking the dog, and trying out all the new local restaurants… and shops of course!

My family in NJ is large and tight-net so I spent most of my childhood watching over young cousins and siblings. Throughout high-school and college I nannied for several different families, ranging from newborns to young adults, I have experience with some special needs and dietary restrictions. My longest nannying job was for a family of two toddlers that I watched for over a year and a half full-time, otherwise I am the perfect date night sitter! I like to color, play games, and any types of arts & crafts when I am working (and at home sometimes too!!). I have found myself with some extra time in the evenings and on my days off while living in Tahoe and would love to spend it watching your children!

                                                            Nanny Karla


                                           Years of Childcare Experience: 20+

About Me:

I have been babysitting since I was 14. Having worked as a summer camp counselor in Wisconsin for various summers, I have lived and cared for young children for summers at a time. I have worked as a full-time nanny, middle school Spanish and P.E. teacher, tutor, and kids kayak and stand up paddle board instructor. I currently teach kids skiing at Alpine Meadows part-time and loves doing fun activities with children. I earned a B.A. in Spanish from Pitzer College and a B.F.A. in photography from Rice University.

I love being active in the outdoors and enjoy taking children on outings as well as staying home with them doing fun projects and activities. In my free time I enjoy mountain biking, cruiser biking, ice skating, exploring and visiting historical sites to name a few. Fun Fact: I am also fluent in Spanish and French.

 Nanny Hayley

Years of Childcare Experience: 12 

About Me:

I currently reside in Incline Village, I grew up in Southern California. Lake Tahoe has always been my second home, as I have been hiking in the Tahoe Basin, via a baby carrier, and lounging on the beach, since before I could tell my parents to take me outside. I absolutely love this area and all it has to offer: hiking, swimming, skiing, spa-ing, and endless outdoor activities year round. As someone who spent my childhood vacations here, I can vouch that it is 100% a kid’s paradise.

I attended the University of California, Berkeley and earned a BA in English. Because of this, I adore reading bedtime stories and talking about Harry Potter. I love all animals, but I’ll admit I’m less of a fan of insects. I’m a self-declared excellent cook and baker; I have made endless pasta dishes and freshly baked cookies. And I’m a certified yoga instructor who enjoys teaching yoga to everyone of every age. I have a crush on the world and love traveling; I can speak a little French, Spanish, and Portuguese. I love music, books, puzzles, crafts, board games, card games, and other interactive games like charades. One of my artsy specialties is coloring and singing along to classic Disney songs, but my talents are adaptable and I love exploring whatever interests the kids I babysit. Number one priority is ensuring you and your family are comfortable, happy, and enjoy your stay. And I sincerely hope I can assist in creating a memorable holiday!

Nanny Lorie

Years of Childcare Experience: 20+ 

About Me:

Hi Families! I am a Mom to 3 grown college grads and Grandma to an adorable baby boy. We raised our active crew in San Diego, California then moved to the mountains once they all went off to school.  My background is in the field of Education, participating in graduate studies at USC’s Masters of Teaching program. Careers as a Substitute Teacher and Ski Instructor have given me the opportunity to enjoy and stay engaged with children of all ages. I have a super positive, upbeat personality and truly love spending time with children doing activities that inspire their creativity and passion! I’m really looking forward to meeting your family and helping to create memorable experiences for everyone!!! 

                                                              Nanny Julia


                                         Years of Childcare Experience: 4 Years

About Me:

My name is Julia and I live in Kings Beach, California. I was born in Walnut Creek, grew up in Reno, and I have loved Tahoe my whole life. I enjoy skiing, travelling, artistic activities such as painting, drawing and ceramics, and I love the outdoors! Some of my hobbies also include yoga, reading, organizing and cleaning. I am currently in school at Sierra Nevada College in Incline; I am studying to achieve a Bachelors in Fine Arts, and I will then move on to get my Masters in Early Childhood Education. I spent part of my Spring 2018 semester in Central America, as an intern with a sustainable community in Panama. We lived outdoors in a beautiful jungle valley and we completed research projects to further understand the environment and its inhabitants; including the animals and people within the indigenous communities. Throughout my experience I learned so much about myself, and about what I want to do with my life, which is to work with people. I am outgoing, passionate, I have great work ethic, and I love people (especially kids)!

I have lots of experience with kids, including babysitting for friends, family, and coworkers. I have worked with children in classroom-like settings as an afterschool art program assistant. I find children to be very fun, entertaining and energizing! I have cared for children as young as 4 months up to 8 years of age. I enjoy encouraging kids to be creative with stimulating activities such as painting, coloring, reading, and exploring outside. I think it is important for children to try different activities and expand their horizons, and I love being a part of that! I hope to someday work in early childhood education, and I love helping children learn.  I will create a fun, imaginative, and consistent environment for your children, and I look forward to meeting your family! 

                                                  Nanny Mayra


                                Years of Childcare Experience: 3 years

About Me:

Hello! My name is Mayra. I was born in California but raised in a beautiful town in Los Altos Norte De Jalisco Mexico. I have a bachelor's degree in English as a Second Language which I received in Aguscalientes Ags. Mexico and a degree in Education as well done in Aguascalientes Ags. Mexico. During my time at the university I worked as a teacher in Aguscalientes and Jalisco for four years. Starting with first graders and moving on with adults and teenagers, but always loved to work with kids. For the past three years I’ve been living in Tahoe. A great place to live and acquire the best experiences in nature. Since I moved to Tahoe, I started babysitting my friends and family kids. In 2017 I got my official babysitting job with a one year old boy. On that same year I started working for the Tahoe Truckee School District, as a teachers assistant, working with TK-3rd grade. 

I love teaching others what I know. I like to hang out with friends, dance, watch Netflix and spend time with my family. I like to take walks & my favorite activity is swimming in Lake Tahoe and riding motorcycles in the summer. On my afternoons and weekends is when I babysit. Being a babysitter has given me the opportunity to meet not only the kids but their families and their surroundings. Every kid I take care of is a new childcare experience I acquire.  I look forward to meeting your family!