Meet the Owner of Guardian Angels Sitting Service in The National Capital Area (MD/DC/VA)
Hi, My name is Holly and as a mother who has never lived close to any immediate family, I know first hand the anxiety and worry that goes into finding quality care for your child. Whether you need a babysitter for regular care in your home or for just a few hours while out on vacation so you can get to try some of the great restaurants in the area kid free, the only thing you want is to make sure your children are safe and well cared for. I clearly remember the first night my husband Bruce and I went out and left our son with a close friend. Even though my son was in very good hands, I still had some degree of anxiety, as would any mother leaving their child for the first time with a sitter.
I realize as a Mom, sometimes you need some alone time-time for yourself or just time to go out with your spouse or friends. I know there are times that you need regular help at home. I have been on vacation with a child and realized how nice it is to be able to try some of the great restaurants or see some of the attractions in the area, kid-free. I also know that the number one thing that you want as a parent is to make sure your children are safe and well cared for. I can assure you that all sitters that work with Guardian Angels Service are held to high standards including extensive background checks and having all required CPR certifications. My primary goal is to provide your family with both safe quality care and engaging interactive play with the children, the same standards as I hold for my very own son. I will not send a sitter to a family unless I would trust my own son with that sitter. My top priorities in finding sitters for families is to ensure they truly have a love for children and will engage every child at the appropriate level in a safe and responsible manner. So you can spend your time, however you choose, worry-free!
Prior to my 14-year career in corporate America, I spent time in the education world during both my undergraduate and graduate years. It was during this time I saw hands on the importance of having children learn through play and engaging interaction in safe and secure environments. Those environments for young children truly help foster their development. Now, as a mother of a five year old, those years and experiences stick with me as I raise and teach my son. When I need to get a sitter for him, my top priority is to find a sitter who is going to keep him safe and engaged in activities. Like most mothers, I don’t want him just put in front of the TV or electronic device! Imagination and creativity are two very important aspects of development that children need to be allowed to explore.
We lived in Knoxville, TN when my son was born and it was then that I experienced first hand the importance of having quality sitters that I felt comfortable with. Since I have never in all my years lived very close to immediate family, it was up to me to find top-notch sitters to help me with my child care needs at times. In June of 2015 my husband and I moved with our 5-year-old son from Knoxville, TN back to the Washington DC area. I was fortunate during the move that I had some friends that could help out with my son, but I really would have loved to have had an agency, such as Guardian Angels Sitting Service, in the area to ensure safe quality care for my son during those crazy weeks while moving and even after getting settled in. Washington DC has so much to offer both families and adults. After moving to the DC area and being in need myself, it made me realize that this would be a great location to be able to provide this service. I had previously used Guardian Angels Sitting Service while in Hilton Head for my sister’s wedding and several times after that and I was very impressed with the agency and service they provided, as well as the quality of sitters they referred. It was then that I began my journey to become a Licensee of Guardian Angels Sitting Service in the Washington DC area.
All sitters that work with GASS are held to high standards including extensive background checks and having all required CPR certifications. My primary goal is to provide families with both safe quality care and engaging interactive play with the children, as I do for my very own son. I will not send a sitter to anyone unless I would trust my own son with that sitter. My top priorities in finding sitters for families is to ensure they truly have a love for children and will engage every child at the appropriate level in a safe and responsible manner.
At this time my focus will be on services exclusively for Children. As a true animal lover and someone that knows first hand the importance of having elderly family members in good companionship and receiving the help they need, it will be my goal in the near future to expand and add Pet Sitting and Elderly Companionship to the services my agency will provide in the Nations Capital Area. I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve local and vacationing families in the Nations Capital Area and whether it be a child sitter, pet sitter or elderly companion, I am dedicated to hand-selecting the best of the best for your family. You have my word, when you leave your loved one in the care of one of our ‘Guardian Angels', you will have the peace of mind and comfort that you truly deserve.