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About Our Agency

Our mission at Surprise Sitters, LLC is to make the placement of professional caregivers easy, safe and fun.  One of the hardest parts of parenthood is finding the right person to care for your children in your absence. We have carefully curated an impressive, hand-selected network of the most talented and qualified sitters and nannies in the Washington, DC and Atlanta Metropolitan area to provide quality child care in the homes of busy families. 

Whether you need full-time, part-time, or occasional childcare, our expert nanny placement services can meet all of your needs. All you need to do is use these services. Enjoy the ease and convenience of our sitter-booking app, which enables you to connect directly with a variety of skillful, pre-screened caregivers.  When working with Surprise Sitters LLC, rest assured that your family's best interests are our primary concern.  We are here to go above and beyond the call of duty to create a simply magical experience that changes the way you look at childcare.

Our Team

Surprise Sitters, LLC was founded by Gabriell Garner and Lisa Reid, two passionate moms with over a decade of experience in the nanny industry. Their love and dedication for providing fun experiences for children and helping families prompted the start of Surprise Sitters, LLC.

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Lisa Reid, Co-Founder

Lisa is a fun and loving person with a vivacious personality. Her affinity for children has placed her in the childcare industry for over 20 years. Her childcare experience began in the classroom when she worked as an elementary school teacher. After 8 years of teaching, Lisa had the opportunity to become a governess and to work as a nanny for high profile families in Washington, DC and the Atlanta Metro area. Lisa's passion for children and reading led her to becoming an author of three children books (Dinner For Breakfast). Lisa is a mother and entrepreneur who has gained excellent childcare experience with children of all ages, and enjoys assisting families, training sitters, and nannies to become the best childcare providers that they can be.


Gabriell Garner, Co-Founder

Gabriell has been in the childcare industry for over 15 years. Her childcare experience started when she worked as a lead infants and toddlers teacher and community coordinator, before transitioning to a full-time nanny. Her enthusiasm and passion for children led her to working with many families throughout the DMV. She is
a newborn care specialist and the owner of
The Flourishing Mama Co. As the mom of a growing toddler, Gabriell understands the anxiety that comes with the entire
process of seeking childcare— whether inside or outside the home; and as a nanny, she understands the expectations of helping busy families, making her a great asset to ensuring quality placements.

What Do Parents Say About The Founders

“Our family worked with Gabby for 2.5 years, where she lovingly cared for both of our children from infancy to toddlerhood. She built a strong relationship of trust and comfort with our children and we cannot say enough wonderful things about Gabby.”

- Maura B.

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Surprise Play ™

Surprise Sitters, LLC is on a mission to revolutionize the industry by leveraging the power of exciting activities and attention-grabbing tools to nurture the connection between caregivers and their charges.  Children love our Surprise Play™ Activities, which serve to ignite their imaginations, encourage critical thinking, boost their confidence, and bond with their caregivers in a new and adventurous way!  We have created activities for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children. 

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We make securing childcare easy, safe and stress free!

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