Jovie of Downtown Houston

connecting families with the right nannies and babysitters

meet Jovie of Downtown Houston

We provide reliable nanny and babysitter services to families in Houston. We know how important it is to find the right help for your family, that's why our nannies and babysitters are experienced, carefully screened, and vetted to help your family thrive.

We offer full and part-time nannies and on-demand babysitters so you can balance your family, personal, and professional life. Jovie of Downtown Houston can also provide childcare services for conferences, events, parties, and business meetings. We're locally owned and operated and part of your community - here to provide exceptional support to your family when you need it most.

Our experienced team has been serving families in the Greater Houston area since 1994. We specialize in:

  • Date nights/days

  • Daycare and school holidays

  • Backup care for your nanny or other primary caregiver

  • Overnights

  • Standing appointments

  • Other on-call needs

You will get to know a handful of wonderful sitters. We do our very best to provide as much consistency as we can with your favorites, so the more lead time we have, the more consistency we are able to provide.

We would love to talk through your needs, answer any questions you might have, and get you registered to start booking sitters. Schedule a call with us now!

“I have been a client of Jovie’s for about 11 years. They personally know me and my children's needs. The sitters are professional and reliable. As a busy working father, they always patiently accommodate my occasional unavoidable last-minute requests.” –Anthony H.

We need you. Smart, capable, ready for anything.

Become a part of an amazing childcare team that is passionate about kids and loves building lasting relationships with families. We provide flexible babysitter work - simply provide your schedule and we will book you accordingly!

There are never any fees for placement, and you will be a Jovie employee, with a verifiable work history, taxes deducted (W2), and a fantastic staff who appreciates you!!

Meet the Team

Stuart D.

Stuart D.

Franchise Owner

Stuart Dupuy is an entrepreneur, successfully founding multiple businesses including Mom’s Best Friend. Additionally, Stuart was a successful Dell executive where he had a 17 year career. Prior to joining Dell in 1997, Stuart was an attorney practicing commercial litigation with Fulbright & Jaworski. Stuart has a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University, with a semester at the London School of Economics. Stuart is married and a father of four children ages 11 through 20, and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and friends. Stuart is a competitive mountain biker and triathlete. Stuart and his family are active members of Life Austin Church in Austin.

Laura P.

Laura P.

Vice President

Laura has been working with Mom's Best Friend and now Jovie Sitters for over 20 years! Prior to helping our families, she worked in advertising as a Media Planner at GSD&M. She enjoys leading this awesome team of rock stars who truly give their best day in and day out and the end results is happy families and children. We truly couldn't do what we do without our amazing dedicated staff and our awesome caregivers who truly go above and beyond. In her spare time, Laura enjoys going on walks around Town Lake, hot yoga class, volunteering at her church, dinners with friends and traveling to spend time with her family.

Brooke B.

Brooke B.

Senior Family Manager

Brooke Bickham Underwood is the Sr. Family Manager for the Sitter Team, having joined the team in 2016. She considers Austin, TX, her hometown, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015 with a Philosophy Degree and a double minor in Geology and English Studies. She is a self-proclaimed plant lady and has two sweet senior rescue kitties that mean the world to her. In her free time, she enjoys settling in with a good book and a cup of tea. Brooke's favorite part of her job is coming up with creative solutions for any family need and finding them a new favorite sitter. She takes pride in her ability to find the best solutions for any need and looks forward to helping your family soon.

Caroline W.

Caroline W.

Family Placement Coordinator

Caroline is our Family Placement Coordinator. She has spent many years tutoring students of all levels, and her husband and mom are both teachers, so she's well-schooled in the educational environment. Caroline is very sensitive on the needs of each student, and has the skills and understanding to tailor study plans to maximize the benefit to the individual.

Severa Mendez

Severa Mendez

Recruiting Manager

Severa is our Houston Recruiting Manager as well as Team Lead for our Special events staff. She began as an in-home sitter with the company in 2015. Her expertise and dedication has propelled her to her current role. She has a first hand perspective on what it takes to be an excellent caregiver, as well as what families look for in a great caregiver. This insight drives her success in hiring phenomenal caregivers. Severa is a Houston native--born and raised! She has 15+ yrs of childcare experience with all ages. The perspective, experience, and knowledge she has gathered, makes an immense difference when recruiting new caregivers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and her two pugs, and participating in trivia! Severa would definitely consider herself a Disney Adult!

Local Events & More

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Special Event, Wedding, Hotel, and Church Childcare

  • Wedding Childcare: Many brides wonder what they should do about wedding babysitting services for their wedding. We can either provide individual hotel babysitters that your guests can book for their individual room, or you can choose to provide event childcare.

  • Convention, Conference, and Event Childcare: Make your conference, convention, or wedding an even bigger hit by providing themed event babysitter services for the children (ages 0-12). Our event babysitters transform a plain room into a themed play center of puzzles, blocks, coloring books, age-appropriate arts and crafts, movies, music and dance, jewelry making, picture frame-making, painting, books, face painting and more. We also fully staff it with an event coordinator and an energetic team of caregivers.

  • Hotel Childcare: When you are traveling to Houston, we understand that it can make you nervous to schedule a hotel babysitter for your childcare needs. Our hotel babysitting services will put you at ease, as our extensively screened caregivers provide fun, safe, worry-free care for your children at your place of lodging. Every hotel babysitter brings fun and imagination to every job.

  • Church Childcare: Whether it’s a weekly Sunday service, a special event, a holiday, or a community gathering, we provide screened sitters so that every member of your congregation can actively participate with peace of mind.

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Why Jovie?

  • Trained and Trusted: Our sitters receive an industry-leading background check and advanced care training.

  • Local and Professional: We're locally operated. Our Family Placement Managers will get to know you and make a personalized match with the best caregiver(s) to fit your needs.

  • On-Property Childcare: Our sitters come to you! Available 7 days a week and holidays!

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Families/In-Home: There is a $199 Annual Membership, and the cost of a sitter starts at $38.99/hr including the sitter pay, employment taxes, and agency fees. (There may be an additional fee(s) depending upon your area of town, the number of children, and the care duties. Any care involving driving duties will be billed for mileage reimbursement at the current IRS Rate per mile.) Overnight rates: are billed hourly at $33.99/hr. Gratuity is optional via cash.

Hotels: $38.99/hr including the sitter pay, employment taxes, and agency fees. (Depending on where your care is located, there may be an additional travel fee added to your care.) Please reimburse the sitter for any parking expense via cash. Gratuity is optional via cash.

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Get Started

We would love to talk through your needs, answer any questions you might have, and get you registered to start booking sitters. Schedule a call with us now!