Our mission is to foster the innate learning curiosity within children through a thriving, cooperative learning community.



Vivienne is an amazing care taker and she is energetically engaging with y six year old twins. She has been babysitting for us twice a week for over a year, and varies the activities to include bike riding, swimming, arts and crafts, nature walks, snow play, reading, homework and lots of loving. I trust her implicitly.

Sarah Shaw, Mother of Maddie and Alix

CEO of Entrepreneur


Vivienne McIntyre


Mrs. Vivienne is the heart and soul behind the scenes. She works tirelessly to ensure that Nifty Nanny is the best child care you send your kids too!  Her passion and drive stems from her homeschool experience as an elementary student, at home with her 4 sisters. She launched Nifty Nanny in 2014 after nannying for many families in Durango, CO over her college career. After graduating in the fall of 2014, she took her Elementary Education degree and worked for 9R School District, while building her business. After two years, she was ready to step out on her own and make her dreams happen. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any question or to schedule a tour of her beautiful classroom.


Lead Teacher

Miss Sarah comes to us from Riverside, CA. She is studying psychology at Fort Lewis College and is a BMX competitor. She loves the outdoors, biking, working out and trying new things. Having been racing BMX for 10 years, she has spent many years mentoring and coaching younger riders. She loves working with kids and easily fits right in with our active program style. We are glad she is here!