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Nifty Sitters

Our Mission

We provide meaningful connections for families through valuable Sitter trainings and coaching.

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

Our Services

Sitter Coaching

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?

Start here!

We'll cover the basics, dive into how to stand out in your field and gain confidence in your skills.

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. 

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Ms. Vivienne


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


  • First Aid/CPR

  • Standard Precautions

  • Medication Administration

  • 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

  • Immunization Training

  • Building and Physical Premises Safety

  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Trained

  • FBI fingerprint background check CLEARED

  • CBI background check CLEARED

  • TRAILS background check CLEARED

  • Certified Child Care Director

Community & Industry Involvement

  • Early Childhood Council of La Plata County - Board Member

  • Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado - Member

  • International Nanny Association - Member

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