After years working as the creative director of an after school art and drama program, Andrea Krakovsky discovered that Atlanta parents were searching for a new caliber of childcare. She started Sittersphere in June of 2014, as a way to connect the families she loved with creative, experienced, and reliable babysitters. Andrea has also worked as a nanny and babysitter herself for many years, and is deeply invested in the partnership between parent and sitter. Sittersphere is her vision of a community driven service that aligns with todayâ€™s parents.
Alexandra has been working with children for over 10 years as a mothers helper, nanny, babysitter, camp counselor and everything in between! A recent graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Alexandra has a BFA in Film & TV Production with a minor in Gender Studies. When not engaging with children you can find her on set, directing and shooting videos. Her large imagination and dedication to nurturing creativity makes her a perfect fit for your family!
Atlanta native Annie Lockwood has a twelve year history of childcare as a tutor, nanny, baby-sitter, Sunday school teacher, and counselor. Annie has a bachelors in Journalism and Film Production from Samford University. She is a legal assistant and stand up comic that can balance being playful and educational. There is nothing more important to her than allowing children to use their imaginations and play without the aid of screens. Her expertise is with children with life threatening food allergies and asthma. Annie's looks forward to playing pretend movie studio, writing stories, and learning with your family!
Arielle Klebanoff is a graduate student at Georgia State University, pursuing her master's degree in Creative and Innovative Education. Arielle has almost ten years of child care experience, having worked as a nanny, camp counselor, and, most recently, directing a five day-a-week afterschool program with 40 students. Arielle feels privileged to work with children, especially to help them identify their passion and build self-confidence. Whether baking, conducting science experiments, solving scavenger hunts, or starting impromptu dance parties, Arielle is excited to create fun, joyful experiences for your kids. In her free time, Arielle loves stand-up comedy, running outside, and live music. Arielle received her degree in Early Childhood Education at Georgia State University.
Briana is imaginative, calm, and patient. She graduated from Agnes Scott College with a BA in English Lit and got her Master's of Education in Early Childhood Education from GSU. She has been working with children for the past ten years, first as a babysitter, then a nanny, and currently she teaches third grade. She has experience with infants up through teens. Briana enjoys engaging children in imaginative play that fosters their curiosity and wonder, which really means she likes to make up stories or adventures, read, sing, make crafts, and explore the outdoors. She is excited to work with your family!
Carrie Anne Hunt graduated from Winthrop University with her B.A. in Theatre and Dance. A kid at heart, she loves to bring her creativity into everything she does. Carrie Anne is a lover of tea parties and imaginative play. She has always had a passion for working with children, and has been doing so for the past 10 years through babysitting, nannying, and teaching . When she's not making silly faces with kid crowd you can find her acting, writing, and producing for television and film. Carrie Anne is delighted to bring her fun energy to your home.
Chiara moved to her adoptive home of Atlanta four years ago to work in the Set Decoration and Art Departments of the local film industry after graduating with a BFA for Production Design in Film at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Before finishing there, she studied Theater at Fordham University and UNC Greensboro. Throughout it all (and even before) she was working with kids. She’s enjoyed her years as babysitter, camp counselor, and drama teacher (for the city of Greensboro, NC). Chiara currently studies Copywriting for Advertising at the Creative Circus (A Portfolio School) but before she decided to return to school she spent six months as the keyholder at Treehouse Kid and Craft in Decatur. Chiara grew up a student of all of the arts and brings that to all of the kids she watches. She is always game for coloring, mini dance parties, silly voices, and sing-a-longs! (that classical voice training goes a long way) When Chiara is not doing schoolwork she is exercising or spending time with friends specifically enjoying working on art projects together, going for coffee, and just watching a great show or film. Chiara will patiently answer all kiddo questions, (why do owls turn their heads like that? She probably wants to know the answer too!) prepare food, loves animals, and has an elementary proficiency of Portuguese and is happy to help with romance language learning. Chiara’s favorite game when she was little was dress-up/make-believe.
Gabby hails from the swamps of South Florida, and has been living in Atlanta for two years. She studies improv and acting to fuel her acting career, and she also runs a successful stand-up comedy show in Atlantic Station. Gabby spent several years as a nanny, and worked for the City of Aventura as a summer camp counselor where she looked after 40 children at a time. Gabby loves cooking and baking with organic and locally sourced ingredients, and practices yoga/stretching exercises on a daily basis. She hopes to lead by example to promote healthy lifestyle choices to children.
Grace Thornton graduated from Oglethorpe University with a degree in English Literature and Studio Art. She takes a keen interest in story, structured play, and inventing language. After college, working with infants through 4 year olds and as a Lead Teacher has taught her skills in language-building and gestural expression. Children, as natural storytellers, explorers, and artists, help her to further investigate these experiences. She adores kids' abilities to create games that navigate the world with a sense of fun and adventure. She wants to share her knowledge of poetry, dance, comedy, and improvisation with kids and is particularly interested in fostering their verbal and physical communication skills.
Katie Lipsiner has been working with children professionally for nine years. Her experience ranges from babysitting, camp counseling (day and overnight camps) and she is currently the Marketing Director at Jewish Kids Groups Afterschool in the lovely area of Morningside! Katie has a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication alongside a minor in digital media from Georgia College. She loves bringing in her communications + art background in her work with children; it just makes it all that more fun!
Kim graduated from GC&SU with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She helped kick start an after-school program called Public Achievement at Oak Hill Middle school in her college town with the purpose of teaching children to actively engage with their communities for the better. She remained with the program for two years as a mentor. She's had a lifetime of practice in childcare; as the oldest of 28 grandkids she's been taking care of babies since she was one herself! When she wasn't wrangling little brothers or cousins she developed a love of crochet, reading, and running outdoors. With over 15 years childcare experience she's discovered her passion for creating engaging, educational environments within a nurturing, humanitarian framework for children of all ages. Kim is deeply dedicated to developing her career in professional childcare and development and is excited to share that enthusiasm with you and your family!
Libby received her Bachelor's degree in English from Georgia State University. Upon graduation, she completed a certification program through TNTP and TeachNOLA, where she taught Special Education in New Orleans. After moving back to Atlanta, she began teaching preschool. As a babysitter, nanny, and teacher, she has always been passionate about working with children and helping them explore and learn about the world around them. With a history in music and theatre, Libby loves to help children nurture their creative side and use it as a tool for learning. When she's not working with little ones, she enjoys hiking, cooking, rollerskating, or hanging out with her cat. She is looking forward to meeting your family!
Lizzie Hull has twelve years of experience watching and caring for children. She started with watching her baby sister, and neighbors? kids; and she is now a full time mom to her two toddlers. Lizzie has three years of college under her belt, where she majored in Theatre Tech. Lizzie is an aspiring filmmaker, with a love for storytelling and getting lost in imagination land. Her experience as a mom, and as an older sister, has given her an astute sense of when it?s time to play, and when it?s time to calm down. She is excited to work with your family!
Luna Stroud is an educator, artist, and student from Atlanta, Georgia; pursuing her Journalism Degree from Georgia State University.As a lifelong creative, she started her pop-up shop Sweet Daisy in 2018. Luna loves to bring her artistic vision to her work with children. She has been working in childcare since 2010 as a nanny, babysitter, art teacher, and preschool teacher, and remains invested in creating safe and positive experiences for young people.
Maggie Dillon is currently an imaginator and outreach educator at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta! She has previously been a nanny and Teaching Assistant with the Dad’s Garage Youth Ensemble, all while performing in children’s theatre throughout Atlanta. Maggie has always enjoyed working with children, and loves watching kids learn and explore through play.
Maya Wiseman has been a a nanny for over four years, and is currently earning a degree in Anthropology at Georgia Perimeter College. Maya is a passionate environmentalist whose ultimate goal is to facilitate CHILDRENS connections to natural resources. With nature as her playground, Maya is currently developing an environmental after school program for elementary school students. She enjoys imaginative play, getting creative, imaginative play, and of course spending time outdoors. Maya has experience working with all ages, and is dedicated to leaving your home (and the earth!) clean as it can be.
Michelle Alba is an arts integration educator hailing from Chicago with nearly two decades of experience with children. She received her BFA in Art Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to caring for children from infants to teens, Michelle has helped young people pursue their creative curiosities both in the classroom and out in the world. From teaching drawing, painting, photography, writing, theater, digital media, and even ukulele to leading and counseling Summer Arts Camps at the Old Town School of Folk Music to performing with the educational theater company Barrel of Monkeys, Michelle has brought playful engagement to those she has had the privilege of working with. Michelle also enjoys bike rides, jokes, thoughtful conversation, dancing like crazy, making puns that make her wife groan, story podcasts, playgrounds, strumming her ukulele and learning piano.
An Atlanta native, Quinn Mabry is best known for their love of outdoor adventures and a passion for teaching. Bringing many years of childcare experience as a family-oriented sitter and camp counselor, Quinn's approach to childcare centers on educational play. From practicing fractions while baking an afternoon snack or learning about plants in the garden, Quinn is passionate about bringing curiosity into every moment. A lifelong learner, Quinn is a graduate of Agnes Scott College (Bachelor of Arts) and Georgia State University (Master of Arts in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). When they're not hanging around town, Quinn is off adventuring in Appalachia, going for jogs around Decatur, or curled up with a good book and their cat, Misha.
Rebecca has a BA in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and a Master's in Marriage and Family from Trevecca Nazarene University. She is currently a preschool teacher in Atlanta and has 20 years of combined childcare experience as both a nanny and teacher. Prior to becoming a preschool teacher, Ms. Rebecca spent several years as a child and family services social worker and homeschool teacher where she found her passion to teach and work with young students. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling with her husband, reading, trying new restaurants and spending time with her three children.
Sam is a Chicago native and University of Illinois alum with 11 years of childcare experience as a nanny, tutor and camp counselor. She has called Atlanta home for the last 3 years, splitting her time between working with families and growing her small business, Windy Peach Comedy, through which she produces comedy shows and teaches writing classes to all skill levels. Sam has extensive experience working with newborns and multiples, often at the same time! She loves to craft, bake and do the voices for every character while reading aloud, which usually makes her pretty popular with anyone under the age of 10.
Samantha is a professional childcare giver with a diverse background. She graduated from the University of Central Florida, with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, and has worked with children for over 10 years. Being a former gymnast and current competitive coach, Samantha is active and able to keep up with your children. She encourages outside time and arts and crafts, instead of technology or screen time. She has had experience with infants up through high schoolers, families of twins and triplets, high allergy needs, and even traveled full time as a nanny to a celebrity family in the Georgia area. When not babysitting, she is researching new recipes, reading a new book, or spending time outside with her family.
Samantha Severin has a Bachelor's in Creative Writing from Georgia College. Growing up, she spent her mornings before school helping out in her mother's Special Needs Pre-K Early Intervention classroom. The oldest of four children, she began babysitting at an early age. She believes in teaching children imaginative and fun ways of expression through theatre and music. She is qualified to teach violin, guitar, and ukulele and tutor elementary subjects. She looks forward to meeting your family!
Shelby Zimmer is an Atlanta native who has a BA from Agnes Scott and a Master's in Social Work from Georgia State University. She has over 15 years of child care experience as a babysitter, nanny and preschool teacher and currently works as a child welfare case manager. Playing outside, working on crafts and reading books are some of her favorite activities to do with children. Shelby's favorite aspect of working with children and teenagers is getting to know each one's individual personality and learning from them.
Tatiyana has been involved in childcare most of her life. She has experience with children of all ages as a babysitter, nanny, camp counselor, and former intern at Disney World. Tatiyana received her B.A. in Sociology from Georgia State University where she was a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success. She believes in a holistic approach to childcare and promotes language and developmental skills through reading and storytelling.