After months of struggling to find consistent help to keep our nursery staffed on Sunday mornings, Prince of Peace has decided to partner with College Sitters to provide qualified personnel to provide care for our youngest members. After several consultations with Cassandra Pieri, General Manager of this St. Paul-based child care provider, Pastor Peter determined this would be a great way to continue offering a nursery ministry on Sundays and overcome the on-going challenge of recruiting and placing qualified candidates in this role.
Founded in the Twin Cities, College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors is the nation’s most respected, complete and professional resource helping busy families raise smart, confident, well-adjusted kids. Since 2001 they have built local professional teams across the country who’ve helped hundreds of busy parents carve out time for themselves with a sitter, have help on hand with a part-time or full-time nanny, or get their college bound student the tutoring they need to succeed. Recognizing that many churches like Prince of Peace operate a nursery but may not have a consistent pool of qualified staff to draw upon, College Sitters began making their resources available to communities of faith like ours.
Two new attendants will alternate weeks in our nursery. The nursery will be staffed each Sunday from 8:15am until 12:00pm. Take a moment to learn a little more about them and then stop by on Sunday mornings with a word of welcome to Prince of Peace.
Jessica moved to Minnesota from Iowa and graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in sociology and a minor in actuarial science. She currently works for St. Paul Public Housing full time but loves kids so much that she sought out being a sitter. In her free time, Jessica enjoys being adventurous with cooking, and staying active– whether that be yoga or running.
“I believe I am a good role model because I have worked very hard in life to achieve success. I am also a very honest and have great integrity.” – Jessica
- “Jess is great at connecting with the kids and they really enjoyed their time with her.” – Parent
- “She is good with the kids and is great at following expectations and directions.” – Parent
Sydney is a calm and caring nanny and sitter. She is a student at St. Kate’s where she is studying Stenography. Sydney has worked with all ages of children from infants through teens. She likes to keep kids engaged with board games, arts and crafts, playing with toys, or playing outside.
“I am a good role model because I know the importance of hard work, respect, and responsibility.” – Sydney
- “Sydney is extremely trustworthy and reliable. She is a smart girl and good role model. If I could give her a grade it would be A+.” – Parent
- “She has a loving and nurturing personality and was always very professional with my son.” – Parent
Both Jessica and Sydney have successfully passed a comprehensive background screen conducted by a national screening company based on the requirements set forth by College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors. This meets our Prince of Peace Safe Church Policy Guidelines.