At SitterCycle we’re focused on supporting the needs of nannies and the families they work with. My name is Helen Adeosun and I founded SitterCycle after a spark of inspiration hit me while working as a nanny in Washington D.C. I was having a great time, but there were moments when I struggled with issues relating to child behavior, feeding, and supporting the often complex needs of my charges, not to mention my employers. After moving to Boston for graduate school, I again found myself working as a nanny. Once again, I was struck by how much I didn’t know, and, after speaking with my new nanny friends, I realized that I wasn’t alone in my need for professional development.
Nannying can be both a rewarding and challenging career path and my experiences led me to embark on a journey to create a destination for nannies to come together and learn, both from each other and from other specialists. My own nanny network was a great resource for me, but not every nanny has a network to draw from or knows how to capitalize on it. SitterCycle provides professional development specifically designed for nannies by nannies to any nanny interested in making the most of this wonderful career.
We believe in nannies and their ability to have a positive impact on families. We also know that…
- caring for children is hard;
- trustworthy educational resources for nannies are scarce;
- communication is key to positive working relationships;
- there is no universally accepted and trusted credential for nannies; and
- families don’t come with an HR office.
Our mission is to enhance the lives of families and nannies through supportive education, resources, and community. Our team of nannies, parents, educators, and content experts are helping us build the premier online destination for nannies and caregivers to learn important skills, obtain certification, develop tools to help build lasting working relationships, and find a supportive community of nannies and caregivers. We believe individualized support is an important part of any professional development program and look forward to working with you as you navigate your class.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey!
Helen Adeosun, CEO & Founder