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JEN ANCEL was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, went to college and graduate school in Chattanooga Tennessee, and has now found roots in Utah. She has always had a love for children and started working at summer camps and afterschool programs as a teenager and continued to work with children of all ages throughout high school and college.  She is a certified K-6 teacher with an Educational Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership. She taught in the classroom for several years and then became an Assistant Principal.  After having two precious girls, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom and work from home. Jen has over 20 years of experience working with children, of all ages, in various settings and situations.  With her experience, expertise, and being a mom herself, she knows what is expected and prides her business on supplying the most professional, high quality babysitting service.


Jen and her husband, Matt have 2 children, Allie (5) and Emily (3). As a family, they love to explore all that Utah has to offer - hiking, camping, boating, biking, and especially snowboarding! (Yes – both of her girls are hardcore snowboarders)



Mountainside Sitters provides on-site babysitting services for those in the Park City as well as the Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons. We send professional babysitters to your location so you can enjoy all that the mountains have to offer. From the ski slopes and trails, to the night life and restaurants, we will care for your little ones so you can enjoy some amazing mountainside adventures! We are licensed and insured. 



All of our sitters have an extensive background in child care and have gone through a lengthy training to be able to provide the highest quality care that Park City, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons have to offer. We know that it can be a very vulnerable situation for your children to be left with someone they aren't familiar with. Therefore, our sitters come to each job in professional work attire, equipped with toys and activities to help ease your child's nerves and create a fun, engaging environment. We have performed a criminal background check on all of our sitters and they are all CPR and First-Aid certified. You can rest assured that your little ones are in the best hands, having the best time, with their (guaranteed) new best friend. 


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