Our Team

Sensible Sitters is the premier babysitting and nanny referral agency servicing families in Manhattan & Brooklyn, The Hamptons, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Atlanta and San Francisco. This blog is created as a supplement to the Sensible Sitters services in an effort to provide helpful and creative ways to educate our audience of families & sitters.

Here you will find suggestions for childcare & safety, tips for parents interaction with sitters, age-appropriate activities to do with children, and highlights of events in the areas in which we provide coverage.

Please visit our site at www.sensiblesitters.com for our services, rates & babysitter bios.

About the Founder

Vanessa Wauchope, founder of Sensible Sitters, is the Author of Sensible Suggestions. Vanessa founded Sensible Sitters in 2005 in New York City and has lead the company’s expansion to The Hamptons, Los Angeles, Palm Beach & San Francisco. Regarded as a Childcare & Family Planning Expert, Vanessa’s blog provides expert “suggestions.”

Vanessa is the second oldest of five children, all born in NYC & raised in Westport, CT. She got her first training in early education as a preschool camp counselor throughout high school. Traveling with families she sat for during the summer months to Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard, Vanessa started her career as a travel nanny before she even knew her career path. In 2005, upon moving to New York City, Vanessa began working for New York City families who appreciated her ability to help children with

homework, navigate the NYC Subway & Bus System with children, and CPR & First Aid knowledge and training. Since 2005, she has listened to what parents want & created a company that speaks to their childcare needs.

Having travelled all over the world with families, Vanessa has created the first Travel Babysitting Course. This course is available to sitters in the New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco offices.

When not devising new curriculum for Sensible Sitters or leading the charge to expand nation-wide, Vanessa and her husband Duncan can be found training for various outdoor endeavors. Both marathoners, Vanessa is currently training for her first triathlon this April in Miami.


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