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Mount Pleasant's ASmartNanny.Com Matches Families With Nannies

Lisa DeRienzo is a former nanny and career teacher from Mount Pleasant. Photo Credit: Contributed/Lisa DeRienzo
Mount Pleasant's Lisa DeRienzo's places professional nannies with Westchester families. Photo Credit: Contributed/Lisa DeRienzo

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- A former nanny and career teacher, Lisa DeRienzo has created a website that connects professionals with families looking for the perfect nanny and tutors.

DeRienzo, who is the founder and chief executive officer of, is a lifelong resident of Westchester County and a Mount Pleasant resident. She is New York State certified teacher and holds a master's degree in childhood education from Mercy College and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Pace University.

"All of my nannies must be college educated, driving and live in Westchester County," DeRienzo said. "Their love for children -- and patience -- is a must. I do background checks and verify references before sending a potential candidate to meet with a family. Most of my nannies are teachers and nurses by trade."

DeRienzo, a member of the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce and Professional Women of Westchester, started in February 2013 at age 28.

"At the time I was an unemployed teacher and had found a nanny job with a wonderful family in Hastings-on-Hudson," DeRienzo said. "Shortly after, several friends and family members began asking me to help them find a nanny job as well. I wanted to help people with college degrees find a rewarding career of working with children."

The nanny matchmaker said she currently has a network of about 40-50 nannies and tutors in her network.

"There are 'mannies' (in the business) but I have only encountered two or three in the year and a half that I've been doing this," she said. "Parents want their nanny to be energetic, fun and a driver (always a deal breaker apparently, but all of my nannies are drivers). Speaking a second language is an added bonus as well."

DeRienzo will be meeting and greeting local families this Sunday, August 17 at the first Mount Pleasant Street Fair & Car Show, which is being sponsored by the Hawthorne-Thornwood Chamber of Commerce and the Hawthorne Fire Department.

Contact DeRienzo via email at or by telephone 914-497-1235 or log on to or on Facebook.

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