About Our Nannies

Joanna’s Nannies provides exceptional nannies and babysitters for date nights, back-up childcare, vacation nanny services, weddings and corporate events. Our responsible childcare providers care for your children at your residence, vacation home, hotel or event venue. Our nannies have experience with children of all ages and many have also taken our infant workshop to become an infant specialist.

We employ our nannies so you can have the peace of mind of having a legal and professional caregiver without the hassles of being an employer yourself. We handle all the insurance, workers comp and taxes for you. In addition, we have a vigorous screening process that includes an FBI background check, finger printing, references checks and a personal interview.

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Meet the Team

Joanna Of Joanna's Nannies .

Joanna | Owner

Joanna has cared for children for almost 15 years and still works with them on a daily basis. She has worked as a professional nanny in many capacities and now focuses on newborns in her work as a postpartum doula and newborn care specialist. She also works with many families on an occasional basis to help with transitions, sleep training, and travel nanny services. Joanna loves working with children and families and especially enjoys helping during the early stages as well as traveling with many of her previous clients.

Marlena | Booking Specialist

Marlena is a mother of two and has over 10 years experience in childcare. She has worked as a nanny with Joanna’s Nannies since the start of the company in 2011. In 2016, Marlena took over the role as Booking Manager. She currently resides in Sonoma County she is very familiar with the beautiful wine country and the many venues we work with there. Marlena is happy to assist our clients in booking services and providing experienced, professional nannies.

Jessica | Director of Newborn Care

Jessica has been in the industry for over fifteen years. She started as a sitter, then became a professional nanny, and now works as a postpartum doula and sleep trainer in addition to being our Director of Newborn Care. She received her BS in Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University after serving in the US Navy. Jessica has completed her postpartum doula training through DONA International. Her mission is to provide support for families and make a positive influence on children’s outcomes.


Wine Country

Serving: Sonoma, Napa, St. Helena, Calistoga, Healdsburg, Windsor, Santa Rosa, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Guerneville, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, Novato, Marin, San Rafael, Mill Valley

San Diego

Serving: Downtown, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Coronado, Encinitas, Mission Valley, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Sante Fe, Poway

San Francisco

Serving: Presidio, Pacific Heights, Marina, Richmond, Sunset, Noe Valley, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Downtown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Twin Peaks, Potrero Hill

Lake Tahoe

Serving: Tahoe Donner, Squaw, Truckee, Northstar, Tahoe City, Homewood, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Incline Village, Olympic Valley

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“I called Joanna last minute when we had family in town and needed someone to watch our two little ones while we went out wine tasting.  We are new to town so we had no idea where to go to find a reliable person to trust.  She got back to us right away and placed us with Marlena, who was wonderful!  Our kids immediately warmed up to her as if they’ve known her for years.”

Emily M.

“Thoroughly professional and perfect in every way, from clarity about how the service works to booking, payment and the babysitter we were assigned. Most important was the sitter, of course, and she was superb. We wanted to bring her home with us. The kids loved her, she was clearly capable, and she even cleaned up our rental house a bit. That’s unheard of!”

Susie S.

“Sofia showed up right on time and got down on the floor and our little one immediately took to her, crawled right over to her and gave her a big smile.  Sofia is very sweet and asked lots of questions to make sure she was doing things the way we wanted.  She even took family pictures of us.  I definitely recommend using Joanna’s Nannies and Sofia.  We will happily use them again.”

Kristin D.

Joanna's Nannies also provides group childcare for wedding and events!

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