We provide meaningful connections for Families and Sitters through valuable trainings, coaching and our Family & Sitter Network.
Our Guiding Principles
Our guiding principles allow us to offer the best quality program for our community and cultivate happiness within our children.
Time in Nature
Our Sitters are equipped with the tools to bring nature to your kids. This is why, in everything we do, we find ways to be outside, climb trees, play in the river and be with friends among the beautiful Colorado sunshine.
Families need a strong community to aid in raising brave, soulful and confident children.
We are honored to be a part of that community by providing a vibrant network of highly trained Sitters for families in Durango, CO.
Safety + Consistent Support =
Happy Kids = Happy Families!
We put a high value on safety training and consistency in all that we do because we see the importance when it comes to your family.
Why we do what we do.
Community matters. Families are actively seeking outside support faster than ever and we've been here for them since 2011. We support our local families through our babysitting services. As caregivers are a trusted support person for these families, you also need support. So we've put together our Foundations Sitter Certification Course for anyone looking to begin or grow in their Babysitter role within their community.
"Vivienne has a natural way with kids."
Liz & Roland
Are you looking to start or grow your nanny business?
Let's work together to turn your dreams into your reality!
I've done it and can say,
"It is possible!"
Foundations for Babysitters Class
Looking to start babysitting but don't know where to start?
We'll cover the basics, dive into how to stand out in your field, gain confidence in your skills and receive your first aid/CPR certification.
Family & Sitter Network
We connect families with Sitters AND Sitters with families!
We focus on supporting families with short term care solutions.
"Vivienne is so warm and loving and she has created an amazing staff of wonderful sitters! Her camps are active and fun filled, kids always have a blast and ask to come back!"
Hello . . .
I'm Vivienne McIntyre
I am the creator, founder and all things Nifty Nanny. I am so glad you are here! I've been in the cild care industry and running summer camps for over a decade and love creating fun, safe opportunities for children to learn and grow in nature, community and friendship. Let's join hands to raise brave, happy, soulful kids.
BA: Interdisciplinary Studies: Elementary Education K-6th
Nifty Nanny - CEO 2014-present
4th/5th Grade Reading/Math Interventionist 2015-2016
Licensed District Wide Substitute 2014-2015
EveryPedal Mountain Bike Coach 2016-2018
Devo Junior Mountain Bike Coach 2013-2016
Summer Camp Program Facilitator for local families 2011-2013
Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers
Special Activities Training for Nifty Nanny
Playground Safety for School Aged Children
Injury Prevention for School Aged Children on Playgrounds
FEMA Multi-hazard Planning for Childcare
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training
Building and Physical Premises Safety
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Trained
FBI fingerprint background check CLEARED
CBI background check CLEARED
TRAILS background check CLEARED
Community & Industry Involvement
Early Childhood Council of La Plata County - Board Member
Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado - Member
International Nanny Association - Member