It takes a village to raise a child

Your own Village

My Nanny Village specializes in connecting exceptional Nannies and Babysitters with families in need of a support system!

In a very personal and unique way, our process seeks to get to know the ideals of both parties in depth to ensure the best possible match between families and caregivers.

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How it all began

Hi, my name is Sara Ribeiro, I am the founder of the company My Nanny Village and my love for children has been present for as long as I can remember.

My babysitting experience started when I was 16, but it was only during my last year of my master’s degree in architecture that I really started working as a full-time nanny.

When I became a nanny I discovered that many families, especially international ones, did not have a support system. This is where I came up with the idea of creating a group of nannie’s and babysitters that could help them! This is where I found my purpose.

I fell in love with helping families care for their little ones and found in the Montessori method all the pillars that I have been practicing with children for the past 10 years.

All the caregivers on my team share the same values, a child-directed, gentle and respectful approach. And since every family is different and unique in its own way, I work for the best possible match between families and caregivers.

An education that is gentle, with positive discipline, and respectful of each child’s individual development.

How we work

I interview families to find out their ideals of how to care for their little ones and what they expect and want from caregivers. Making this process, which can be tiring and time consuming easier for everyone!

All nannies and babysitters go through a very rigorous process before becoming part of My Nanny Village. I do background and reference checks, at least two interviews and a few days of guided work.

I have also created an online group where we share experiences and knowledge, here we grow individually and as a community to be the best caregivers for your family!

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Support for international families

Living in a different country without a support system can be a challenge for many international families. My Nanny Village wants to be the safe haven for all families experiencing this problem.

Family counselling

Each family is unique and has its own basics. Thus, we seek to know the daily routine and family values to ensure a service according to the needs of each child.

Kind and responsible staff

Oferecemos uma equipa de babysitters com um currículo adaptado às necessidades de aprendizagem da primeira infância. Trabalhamos com valores centrados no respeito e uma abordagem gentil e gentil.

The perfect match

In a very personal and unique way, our matching process aims to know in depth the opinions of both parties, to ensure the best possible match and to meet the expectations of children and families.

Parent Evaluations


Rated 1.0 out of 5
May 20, 2024

Olá sou a Vanessa e preciso de uma ama ( flexibilidade de horários ) trabalho por turnos !


Babysitter em casamento

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 1, 2024

Foi a melhor decisão e maior surpresa que podia ter tido para o dia do meu casamento. O nosso bebé tinha apenas 8 meses e parecia que conhecia a Sara desde sempre! O cuidado foi extremo e graças à Sara consegui ficar mesmo tranquila e segura que estaria tudo bem com o bebé. Super disponível, atenciosa e muito simpática. Recomendo os serviços da nanny com toda a segurança 🙏🏼


Amazing experience with Sara and Ticia

Rated 5.0 out of 5
August 25, 2023

Sara and Ticia looked after our 5 kids with full care and attention. Although they spoke a different language (french for our kids and english for the nannies) it all went great and smooth! The kids had fun with the nannies and we felt totally confident from the second they stepped in. We could see they have a great experience taking care of the kids !

I highly recomment my nanny village and will definitely asked for their help again if needed !


Great service all around

Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 24, 2023

When my family was traveling around Portugal for the summer, we were recommended to Sara and the Nanny village. Sara was quick to get back to us and coordinate a sitter for our stay. Barbara was our sitter on multiple days while we were there, the kids had so much fun with her, and she was a bright and happy light. So much so, when we came back through Lisbon to fly home, we had her come back to hang out with the girls so we could escape for one last date night 🙂

Kelly kormandel

Highly recommended

Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 1, 2023

It’s been great using My Nanny Village services. I needed a nanny urgently and Sara came to the rescue! Sara has cared a lot about my baby and her suggestions have been of great help when it comes to setting up routines, feeding and play-time. She not only has a lot of experience but also has a proactive and loving attitude! I highly recommend her services.


Amazing experience with My Nanny Village

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 21, 2023

As a foreigner living abroad we don’t have the social network of family around us all the time, who can support us in taking care of our kids. A friend advised me to contact Sara. Although her schedule was already quite full, she started working with us. Sara manages to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere in which my two busy toddlers of 1.5 and 3 years old can find rest and connection. When she is with them, her full attention goes to the kids, which I really appreciate. She manages to involve them in little games and activities, while simultaneously letting them take the lead in the play. I wish I was a fly on the wall so I could see more of it 😉

Because we feel 100% confident to leave our boys safe with either Sara or Inês we regained the freedom to go out on a weekly date night, which makes our relationship stronger and, in the end, makes us better parents for our kids.

Carmen and Giel

Our experience with Inês

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 21, 2023

Through My Nanny Village I got into contact with Inês when I needed help to watch first my 1.5 year old boy, later my 3-year old boy, who both had to stay home for a longer period of time due to Varicela and recovery of a surgery. When she arrives, Inês enters our house with a big smile, and I don’t see that smile disappear during all the time she takes care of our kids. Even when they were sick her smile and uplifting energy managed to brighten their day. She gives her very best to them, interacts and plays with them non-stop. Because of her background and training as nurse I felt totally confident to let her take care of necessary medication, and changing the dressings on my son’s surgery sutures.

All in all we feel lucky and privileged to be part of the story of My Nanny Village. Whenever we need help with the care for our kids we don’t hesitate who to call any more!


Fácil de marcar e de confiança - a Tânia foi estupenda

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 20, 2023

A equipa é muito acessível, fácil de agendar a babysitter e pessoas que inspiram confiança. A Tânia esteve logo à vontade com os meus filhos e eles sentiram de muito confortáveis. Muito obrigada

Filipa May

Sara is great!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 5, 2023

Sara has been looking after our son between the ages of 1yr and 1.5yrs. She is fantastic, and he warmed to her very quickly. She is friendly, reliable, and clearly loves what she does. I would definitely recommend her



Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 27, 2023

A Sara cuida dos nossos filhos há mais de um ano e nós gostamos immensamente do seu trabalho. Sendo estrangeiros nunca foi fácil encontrar uma pessoa de confiança.

Ela é muito gentil, disponível e cuida das crianças com amor.

Anna Lisa e Benjamin

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