The Nanny Loft Logo

Babysitter Training For Young People


Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-9 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice choking rescue and CPR!

Program Materials Typically Include: A Safe Sitter® Kit: The Official Safe Sitter® Student Handbook with Completion Card, Important Information Note Pad, Safe Sitter® LED Flashlight, Safe Sitter® Bandage Dispenser, Safe Sitter® Cinch Bag, Light Snack and Water.

Skills Your Child Will Learn


Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.


Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.


Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.



The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role play.

The Nanny Loft is proudly affiliated with Safe Sitter and offers classes for Allentown, Bethlehem, Macungie and communities throughout Lehigh County. Safe Sitter programming includes medically accurate course content that follows guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.

Safesitter logo


All Classes are held at the Upper Macungie Township

(Main Meeting Room)

8330 Schantz Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Includes 6.5 hour class, course materials, swag bag,

snacks/water, and SafeSitter Certification

June-Aug 2024 TBD Join Our waitlist! $150 / student

If these date(s) don’t work for you, you can still register
and you will be placed on a waitlist! Classes require a
minimum of 6 enrolled students to be held.

QUESTIONS? Email us at
[email protected].


Rachelle Gershkovich

Rachelle Gershkovich

Rachelle was 17 when she realized she had a gift for nurturing and soothing infants while also getting them to sleep longer. She began working part-time as a night nanny through her sister’s nannying agency and continued this work through college. As a nanny, Rachelle realized that infants often can sense anxiety in their parents and caregivers. She learned how to reset her own internal nervous system to reach a real sense of calm, so she could help the infant do the same. Most nannies, doulas, and infant care specialists get their insights from having their own children. Rachelle, however, was able to develop a specialized approach that works for every baby through her infant care working with many diverse families and children.

Through nursing courses, Rachelle discovered the undeniable value of nutrition and switched her major to Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Combining her experience with new parents, babies, nannying, and nutrition, she was able to bring a restful night’s sleep to every home. After graduation, she officially founded Maternal Instincts in 2010. Rachelle has served over 5,000 families through her sleep groups and as a night nanny, newborn care specialist, doula, and sleep specialist. She has worked with newborns, multiples, and high-risk infants. Rachelle has supported families who were dealing with heart surgery recovery, feeding tubes, oxygen, colic, allergies, reflux, and more! Today, with nearly a decade of service through Maternal Instincts, Rachelle’s goal is to end sleep deprivation for babies AND parents, and to make parenthood a more restful, harmonious, and loving experience. To learn more about Rachelle and her staff, as well as her book “Creating Sweet Dreams,” visit her website below. 

Cheryl Abrams

Cheryl Abrams

Cheryl Abrams comes from a close knit family in Philadelphia, PA. She joined the US Army because she wanted to travel and see the world. After ten years of Military service, she got married and started a family of her own. Cheryl attended intense classes on early childcare learning and became a Home Daycare provider for the Ft. Lewis Washington childcare system. In 2013 she studied to become a birth & postpartum doula and Night Nanny. Through her work as a night nanny, she noticed that some new moms were depressed which was concerning. She sought out information to become a certified postpartum doula in order to help new moms develop more confidence after giving birth. She also pursued newborn care and sleep training to enhance her ability to support families. Her desire is to help you and your family transition and to help educate about the importance of being a mother before and after giving birth. Cheryl Lives in Ft. Worth Texas her company is Babymoon Concierge.  

Gabriella G


Hello, families! My name is Gabriella, and I am currently studying Biology Education! I have five years of formal babysitting/nannying experience, with many more years of caring for my younger siblings and cousins. I have experience with all age groups, with most experience at the early and late elementary age. As a future educator, I also have abundant tutoring experience (K-12) and am more than happy to help with any educational needs! I never shy away from light housework, meal prep, transportation, pet-sitting, etc, so don’t be afraid to ask!



Hi, I’m Summer! I am a college student. I have been babysitting for six years and love hanging out with and caring for kids.


My name is Samantha. I am a single mother of three sons. My two sons are adopted from Colombia, South America. I have an Early Childhood Education degree and a Social Work degree. I have worked in child welfare, foster care, adoption, and mental health. I was a stay-at-home mother for fourteen years. My middle son has mild autism and ADHD. I am very knowledgeable about resources in the community and the Lehigh Valley area. For the past four years, I have worked as an intervention teacher for a local school district and supported children in learning support classrooms.



Enthusiastic & diligent caregiver to children of all ages & abilities! Available weekday afternoons and evenings. Eight years of experience with special needs individuals. Pet Friendly.



Starting with experience in babysitting and watching my younger cousins and sisters, my passion for working with kids grew into a career goal. I went to DeSales University and graduated with a BS in Computer Science. Though I had a degree in the design field, I felt the pull to the caregiving field. I decided to get my clearances and try out working in the preschool system. After about two years of this, I sought a better ratio.I believe that children thrive when given more attention and the tools needed to turn struggles into stepping stones. 


I’ve lived in the Lehigh Valley area for almost my entire life and have gotten to know the community and local centers well through leisure, work, and volunteer time. I have a big, cuddle monster dog who loves running around and playing outside more than any treat in the world. And to finish this off, here’s a new word of the day: eclectic, and it means to have views, ideas, tastes, and styles deriving from all over, and I think if you need a word to describe me, that’s the one!

Gabriela M


 Hi! I am currently an occupational therapy student. I have experience as a caretaker in schools and group homes, working with various individuals with various special needs. I have taken care of several dog breeds and have a pup of my own; she is a Shihtzu. As a TNL babysitter, I can attest that caring for others is my second nature. I am passionate about being there for others and helping as much as possible. I love spending time with my family, going on walks, going to the gym, and playing with animals.



Hello! My name is Maddie and I’ve been working in childcare for about 5 years. My goal is to radiate positivity and kindness onto everyone I come across!



I have experience with infants and special needs care. I have worked with children of all ages and I am completely comfortable with pets in the home.