About Us

Elite Family Care is Locally Owned and Operated

Our Elite Mission

Our mission is to safeguard and nurture children, promoting their physical and emotional wellbeing, by providing the highest quality of caregivers, in a safe and caring environment.

Our Core Values

At Elite Family Care we deeply respect and support your family in your care journey for your children.

We believe in giving you personalized attention, open communication, and a tailored approach to meet the unique needs of your family and every family in all that we do.

Our Elite Operations

We match families with reliable, compassionate caregivers who love working with children!

All of our caregivers are experienced, thoroughly screened, background checked, and offered quarterly continuing education trainings.

We provide care for families seeking date night and short term babysitters, full-time and part-time nannies, as well as special event childcare for non-profits, businesses, and private celebrations for life’s most special events.

Meet the Owners

Hi! We’re Cheryl & Nicky

Recognizing it’s essential place in the community, Cheryl & Nicky purchased Elite Family Care from it’s founder in 2023. We are heart-led business women and mothers and also own Serene Bebe, a thriving Doula & Newborn Care company.

Together, we bring a wealth experience, dedication, and a genuine love of providing care to growing families to our role within Elite Family Care.

Our Enduring Legacy

Established in 2010, Elite Family Care is a cornerstone of the community; providing dependable, secure, and compassionate caregivers for children.

We extend our deep gratitude to Debra for her vision and years of service. Her legacy forms the solid foundation on which we continue to build the future of Elite Family Care.

Cheryl Kindred

 Cheryl Bio (Coming Soon)

Nicky Quick 

Nicky Bio (Coming Soon)

Honoring our Roots

Elite Family Care’s journey began in 2010 when Debra Fortosis, a seasoned business executive, recognized a need for reliable childcare solutions and founded Elite Family Care. Her background in the corporate world positioned her to excel in offering outstanding client care and providing excellent caregivers to local and vacationing families in the Southwest Florida area.

Her passion since the beginning has been to the safety and well being of children, and as she moves into the next chapter is ready to embrace new adventures and experiences with her extended family, children and grandchildren.

Debra Fortosis | Elite Family Care



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