Guardian Angels sets higher standard for babysitters

Guardian Angels sets higher standard for babysitters
October 04 08:36 2016 Print This Article

Melissa Monge and Christina Walls were both mothers of small children.  Prior to the start of Guardian Angels Sitting Service, their children had never been left with anyone other than family or very close friends. The reason being that no childcare agency held the standards that they were looking for. No babysitter that they could find would come with a guarantee that their children would be in the very best hands. They soon realized that many average babysitters do not know CPR. Many do not know what to do if a child were to begin choking, and they realized how little you really know about someone that you are trusting child with.

Melissa Monge & Christina Walls

Melissa Monge & Christina Walls

Christina has been a Physical Therapist since 1996.  Going into the homes of the elderly made her realize that there was a huge need for sitters for the elderly as well as children. For this reason they decided to add sitting with the elderly when they began Guardian Angels Sitting Service, in hopes that they could help those in need of simple pleasures like going for a walk or having a friend to talk to, or even someone to stay close by when being alone is not a safe option.

Monge and Walls also both grew up with a lot of pets…. snakes, cats, fish, turtles, rabbits, iguanas, and many dogs from childhood, into college and now. They know firsthand that it is not easy to find someone that you can trust to come into your home while you are on vacation and take care of your pets. Feeling that it is best for your pets to stay in the comfort of their own home, in familiar surroundings vs. going to a kennel, gave them the idea to also include friends with fins, feathers and fur in their service as well, hand selecting sitters who love animals as much as they do.

The agency has grown. Not only do they provide babysitters, petsitters and elder companions but they staff many large events, weddings, summer camps, and summer activities programs.   It started on the Jersey shore where Monge and Walls grew up.  Monge moved to Hilton Head Island and began an agency there at the same time Walls opened an office in Southern New Jersey.  Guardian Angels services Savannah, Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island, Southern NJ to Philadelphia, PA and the National Capital Area, MD/DC/VA.   They provide sitters to both people living in each of the above cities, as well as providing sitters to tourists visiting these areas since each location has a huge tourism industry.  The company plans to expand and is offering licensing opportunities.

For more information go online at www.guardianangelssittingservice.com.