I started LA Sitter with my husband in 2015, but really, it all started unofficially in 2012 after seeing a need for quality last minute child care. I was born in Australia and arrived in Los Angeles not knowing many people or having extended family I could rely on when I needed an extra pair of hands. Los Angeles is such a melting pot of cultures and people who have relocated away from their families that I soon met many who had the same experience as myself. Having over 15 years of experience working with children, I soon found myself assisting other families on an as-needed basis and referring close trusted friends who I knew in the industry, if I wasn't personally available. The business organically grew. Eventually I was taking more calls for referrals of people I trusted, which led to managing a network of the best babysitters in Los Angeles.