Beth Weise, Founder
Beth started Caring Nannies in 1983 after working 13 years in the teaching profession. She received double majors in Education and Biology from Arizona State University and has since taught preschool through high school in public and private schools. She has taken many additional educational and counseling courses and seminars and is well-read in the childcare field. Beth also worked as a Baby Nurse for 14 years, including quadruplets, triplets and twins. As a working mom, she has a passion to help children learn in a way that delights them. Having five children and ten grandchildren and counting, she has had her own Live-In and Out Nannies over the years, so she feels compassionate towards the needs of both the nannies and caregivers. Her goal was to develop trusted, secure and long-term relationships between families and caregivers. In her free time, she loves mountain bike riding, gardening, hiking, yoga, camping on the Mogollon Rim and spending time with family and friends. Beth retired from Caring Nannies in December 2015 after 32 wonderful years.
Jenny Riojas, Owner /Family Placement Counselor
Jenny is very enthusiastic about matching our top-notch nannies and domestic candidates with our amazing families throughout Phoenix and the surrounding areas. A mother of two caring, charming school-aged boys and a professional career nanny / household manager of 11 years, she understands how vital it is to find not only quality childcare for your children but also the perfect match for the entire family. A native of Arizona, Jenny graduated from the University of AZ with a BA in Elementary Education with a Minor in Family Studies. She spent nine wonderful years living in Colorado where she began her career in the nanny industry, first as a Placement Consultant for Colorado’s leading nanny agency, ABC Nannies, and then as a nanny for several families throughout the Denver area. In addition to nannying for over a decade, she has worked with children in preschool settings, church nurseries, on-on-one tutoring, as well as a Special Education Paraprofessional for elementary through high school students. Her extensive experience with children of all ages along with her education and personal experience as a mother and as an employer of domestic staff — are invaluable and provide her with a unique prospective into the needs of both the nannies and the families throughout the placement process. In her free time, Jenny loves being a sports’ mom to her active boys, hiking, camping, interior design, trips to the beach, and spending time with friends and family. Jenny has worked closely along-side Beth since 2011 as the Placement Counselor, with Beth as her professional mentor. In December 2015, Beth retired after 32 successful years and happily passed the Caring Nannies’ torch to Jenny.
Rebecka Pinedo, Event Coordinator
Rebecka is an amazing addition to the Caring Nannies team, and we are thrilled to have her on board as our Administrative Assistant and Special Events Coordinator. She has previous experience as one of our stellar nannies so she understands the importance of finding the perfect nanny for your family and the essential qualities and characteristics that make up a quality nanny. Plus she is a mom herself! She assists in the nanny screening and interviewing process; as well as temporary family placements; and her organizational skills help keep the office running smoothly and efficiently. Prior to nannying, she worked as an Outdoor Environment Teacher at Villa Montessori Charter School. Eventually, she chose to trade the bustling classroom for a more intimate, family oriented setting and became a full time nanny. She has worked with a few of our amazing families since 2009 and recently started a family of her own with the addition of her beautiful little girl. Her mothering style mirrors her nannying style. She is hands-on and nurturing, while encouraging children to learn with their peers and by exploring their thoughtfully planned environments. When she is not doting over her daughter or chasing her German shepherd around, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. Her favorite vacation spot is Sedona, AZ where she and her fiance exchanged their wedding vows this past June! She describes her favorite day as waking in Sedona, taking in a morning hike on one of the numerous trails she has explored there, then spending the afternoon lounging by the pool with family and a good book.
Sheri Lopez, Nanny Recruiter/ Temporary Placements
Sheri has been a professional, credentialed nanny for over 35 years, caring for children of all ages. Her specialty is working as a ‘Birth to age one growth, development and milestone nanny’. in which she begins care with a family at the time the baby is born working at night for 3-months in the role of a newborn care specialist helping the family adjust to their new role and working closely with the family to create a schedule for the baby that works best for the entire family. She then switches to the nanny role for 9 months focusing on milestone achievement and skill development. She remains with the family until the child turns 1 year old. She is the 2014 International Nanny Association ‘Nanny of the Year’. She has served on the Board of Directors for the International Nanny Association and is currently on the Arizona Foster Care Review Board, volunteers as a CASA (Court appointed special advocate) for children in the foster care system and the Arizona Safe Baby Haven. Sheri has a BA in Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education from Colorado Christian University, a BA in Business Administration and is a Licensed Practical Nurse. Sheri has 3 grown children and is the proud Grammy to 8 grandkids. She is also a fur-mommy to 2 small dogs. Sheri’s passion her entire life has been caring for children and the entire family unit. She also believes in a positive working relationship between nannies (providers) and families and is thrilled to be working with Jenny and the Caring Nannies’ team to help facilitate that! We are excited to have Sheri on board!