ABOUT US

OUR FAMILY AND FOUNDER

MARION GRAY, Founder and Owner from 1981-2004

As a single mom of four high-school and college-age children, Marion started out just trying to make ends meet — not start a business — but her professionalism and kid-friendly style earned her a place in the hearts of concierges around the city. Soon, she had more sitting requests than she could personally take, and she asked her close friends to join her. Before long, Marion’s Childcare was San Diego’s most trusted name in hotel babysitting, used exclusively by the area’s finest resorts. .

AMY GRAY, Owner and Director, 2005-present

In 2005, after 24 years, Marion passed the baton to her daughter-in-law, Amy Gray, who continues the tradition of scrupulous caregiver vetting and high integrity. Amy updated the agency to “the computer age,” as Marion would say, but continues to provide the comforting assurance to San Diego’s families and guests that they can expect the very best from Marion’s.

Amy is a San Diego native, the wife of Marion’s youngest son Rod, and the mom of two school-age children. With seven years of teaching experience and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, she is well-equipped to manage a multi-faceted agency. Amy is also an experienced family photographer and enjoys preserving vacation memories for clients of Marion’s Childcare and Amy Gray Photography.

FUN FACTS

JERRY LEWIS'S NANNY

The famous actor/comedian Jerry Lewis called on Marion when in town staying on his yacht near the Marriott Marquis. He liked her so much that she became full-time nanny for his youngest daughter, traveling with the family.

STUDENTS-TURNED-CAREGIVERS

Amy was an English teacher for seven years before taking over the agency. Through the years, more than 20 of her former students and their sisters and moms have worked for Marion's Childcare.

ACTIVE OCTOGENARIAN

Now in her mid-eighties, Marion continues to play the piano each Sunday at her church. She helps with her grandchildren and cooks full family meals weekly.

SHADOW MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY CHURCH ENCINITAS

Looking for a church to attend during your stay in San Diego? Rod and Amy lead the North County Coastal venue for Shadow Mountain Community Church (Senior Pastor, Dr. David Jeremiah of Turning Point Ministries). We'd love to see you there!

OUR MARKETING, 2006-2015

This fun cartoon San Diego skyline was the center of our marketing from 2006-2015. Kids loved to watch the hotels pop up and the trolley car go by, as the clouds floated overhead.

Rates & Policies

HOURLY RATES

$20 for 1-2 children
$22 for 3-4 children

COMBINED FAMILIES

$25 for up to 4 children

(age restrictions may apply)

POLICIES

Cash payment
Four-hour minimum
Parking, booking, or transportation charges may apply
Caregivers gratefully accept gratuities

CANCELLATION

We require three hours notice for cancellations.  Cancellations within three hours of the requested start time will be billed $25.00.  Cancellations within one hour of the start time will be billed the full four-hour minimum.

What Our Clients Say

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY


Create lasting memories of your San Diego vacation by planning for beach portraits. Owner and director Amy Gray is also an accomplished family photographer.


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