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Kea
Currently living in: Memphis, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I grew up with a large family. So I have been taking care of children for a long time. I began babysitting in 2014. During that time I would babysit children between the ages of 2 weeks and 13 years old. Currently I am employed at a day school where I look after children between the ages 3 months an
Danielle
Currently living in: Kingston, TN
Available to Start: 2017-10-02

My last position in Denver was as a Play Therapist, for a 3-year-old boy with Autism. Prior to working in home, I worked in public schools with Junior & High School students who had various high functioning disorders. I was also an Apple Genius and was in Business Development for a small Futures ...
KC
Currently living in: Crossville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hello Future Possible
Lashonda
Currently living in: Memphis, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have over 17 years of childcare experience and household mangement The children ages range from infants to teenagers, as well as special needs children & you typical children.
stacye
Currently living in: Memphis, TN
Available to Start: 2017-09-01

I have three children of my own that I have taken care of as a stay at home mom. I have watched children at church in the nursery and mothers day out as well as taken care of children in my home as a source of income. I have taken care of up to 6 children at one time.
Shelbi
Currently living in: Memphis, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have 10 years experience babysitting and year of nannying. I have volunteered at children's hospitals. I have mentored with xx. I have some classroom experience. I have worked with children from 4 weeks to 10 years old.
PaChristia
Currently living in: Cordova, TN
Available to Start: 2017-09-05

Baby sitting for children starting at 6 weeks to the age of 12, experience working as a classroom teacher in daycares, worked as a pre-school director at gymnastics gym.
Connie
Currently living in: Nasville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Ive had two daughters and I've taken care of my niece and nephew while there parents work
Rashelle
Currently living in: Nolensville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

20 years of professional nanny experience.
Whitney
Currently living in: Cookeville, TN
Available to Start: 2017-06-26

I grew up baby sitting for all up my parents friends. As a teenager I baby sat a lot to earn extra money. Altogether I have 10+ years experience with baby sitting and childcare. I also care full time for my 14 month old son.
Missy
Currently living in: Memphis, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked with all different ages and have been in the childcare field for over 10 years. I enjoy watching kids learn and grow.
Jessica
Currently living in: Cordova, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been a nanny/sitter for 10 plus years. I am kind hearted, loving, energetic and attentive. I am very reliable and always on time.
Sadie
Currently living in: Murfreesboro, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Babysitter for 3 years to 2 families with 2 children each. Also, a party host for kids birthday parties with groups of 10 to 15 kids at a time.
Meredith
Currently living in: Chattanooga, TN
Available to Start: 2017-04-28

I am a 26 year old elementary school Art teacher. I graduated with degrees in both Early Childhood Development and Art Education, and have 8+ years of childcare in the professional setting. I currently split my time teaching art in a local primary school, as well as in a Montessori day care.
Sara
Currently living in: Cordova, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am the second oldest of 5 children. My younger siblings are 7 and 9 years younger with twins being the youngest. I have babysat since I was 12 and have watched many children at once. I am also a certified Early Childhood Education teacher certified in grades Pre-K-6. I have taken my kids on many .
Laken
Currently living in: Goodlettsville, TN
Available to Start: 2017-02-13

I have 4+ years of continuous nanny experience, but have been working with children since I was 13. My experience began with my brother (now 8), who I have always been like a second mother to. In high school I began babysitting on occasion. Once graduated from high school, I worked in a church
Jessica
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I love spending my days with children playing games, being outside, reading books, and interacting with them and watching them learn and explore the world around them.
Rebekah
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have always had a love for children. I was the neighborhood babysitter growing up. I have watched kids of all ages and all kinds. I use to want to be a 3rd grade teacher and I hope to peruse that in the future.
Christina
Currently living in: Oak Ridge, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have babysitting since I was in middle school. I would baby sit for my parents friends. I have been a nanny for a couple and would watch their daughter on family vacations, events and would run errands for them when they were at work. I would play dress up, go to the park, and take them to movies.
Katherine
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Was a certified parent for the foster program for 6 months total. I have 6 nephews all under the age of six. One with down syndrome.
madison
Currently living in: Lenoir City, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been babysitting on and off since I was 13 years old.
Kayla
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: 2017-01-15

I have been taking care of children since I was age 11. I have continued as an adult to care for other's children including, afterschool care, schedules, preparing nutritious meals, homework, playtime, active learning, unschooling techniques, and much more.
Gabrielle
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have babysat for numerous families within my church and outside as well. I adore children so from the age of 17 I decided to spend more time with young minds.
Kaitlin
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have babysat all ages for years. I also currently coach a middle school cheer team and manage 11 middle schoolers multiple times a week. My cousin just had a baby and I have been very hands on with him while she is learning to be a new mom. I love kids and cant wait to find the family that I will
Yen
Currently living in: Clarksville , TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am a graduate from the University of Washington, with credits in Early Childhood Education. I began working with children in college as a xx. I have also been a Preschool Teacher at the University Temple Child School in Seattle. I am also experienced as a professional nanny where I cared for two .
Ambur
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I was a babysitter for my very first job and have always enjoyed doing it since I was 13 years old. I have four children of my own which are getting older by the minute and I enjoy watching them grow and learn!
Bonnie
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: 2017-01-09

I have been a Mom for 42 yrs and have raised two girls (which are 42 and 34), also have helped raised a Granddaughter which is 19yrs old now and going to college. We have five Grandchildren and have watched them often. I have been working in a doctors office for the past 9 1/2 yrs as a
Tiffany
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: 2017-01-05

I have over 25 years of child development experience with ages 0-18 in child development centers, administration, group homes, music and gym class instruction, special needs (including diabetes), after school programs, in-home child care, and children's choirs. I am artsy, musical, love playing
Keziah
Currently living in: Lebanon, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Babysat at events, friends and taught a church elementary sunday school class for 1 year.
Haily
Currently living in: Antioch, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been babysitting on and off for a few years and love children! I just am now looking for a nanny position for more consistent income
Ariana
Currently living in: Murfreesboro , TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am currently employed at a preschool/childcare facility that has given me the opportunity to care for large groups of children in a broad range of ages. This has provided me opportunities to get useful trainings such as child/adult CPR and first aid, abuse detection, and safety in child care. I ..
Melanie
Currently living in: Millington, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Assisted in childcare for over 30 years, as teacher in church, in at-home daycare and babysitting. It has been my main focus since 2012, working as nanny in children's homes for usually two children or less. I've been responsible for trips to swimming lessons, pickups from school/preschool, feeding
Caroline
Currently living in: Bristol, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have four years experience working with children from infants to 8 years old. I love children and hope to continue my work with them!
sierra
Currently living in: Cedar Hill, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

i have done babysitting for 4 years from children of the ages of newborn to children who are ten years old and i now have twin 13 month old girls that i stay home with daily
Brianna
Currently living in: Chattanooga, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have five younger siblings, so I have been looking after children for as long as I can remember.
Chereeka
Currently living in: Johnson City , TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I've worked with children for awhile. All throughout college and high school. I've enjoyed every moment of it.
Lisa
Currently living in: White House, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

20 years in licenced childcare, managed and provided care for military marriage retreats, babysitter 20+ years, I have CDA- child development associate and CPR first aid certification
John
Currently living in: Clarksville, TN
Available to Start: 2016-06-12

i REALLY LOVE THE JOB AND Always like to be with the kids
Avery
Currently living in: Eads, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have babysat constantly since I was 10 years old. I would babysit 3-5 kids at a time usually, so I have a lot of experience with larger families. I am also a swim teacher for children under the age of 8, so I have had plenty of experience with caring for kids in all different situations. I love ..
Obi
Currently living in: Cordova, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hi! My name is Obi. I have four years of experience, 3 and a half as a babysitter and a year and a half as a part-time nanny caring for children from 6 months to 8 years old. I'm currently pursuing my bachelor's degree in Psychology and Education Studies at Columbia University in New York. When I'm
Amber
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have babysat 4 sick kids while juggling cleaning vomit and writing a 10 page paper that was due in 6 hours
Lindsay
Currently living in: Waverly, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked with child of all ages in preschool and home settings. I have also nannied for several families, some of which were nanny shares that two different families set up with me to watch their children.
Megan
Currently living in: Nashville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been babysitting my younger brother, sister, and cousins since I was eleven and when I turned 13 I branched out and started babysitting for families in my neighborhood and family friends. Also from the ages twelve to fifteen I helped in my church's nursery. The first nanny job I got I was .
Selena
Currently living in: Kingston Springs, TN
Available to Start: 2016-05-20

I have experience with infants and toddlers. I am CPR/First Aid certified. I have experience potty training. I have a big family and have grown up being around children all the time! I can drive the children to the park, zoo, library, etc. I always make sure that the child is safe and having
Abby
Currently living in: Murfreesboro , TN
Available to Start: 2016-04-26

I have been babysitting since I was 16 for family friends and also relatives. When I was 18, I nannied for a family for 2 years that had 3 kids under the age of 5. I fed them lunch and breakfast, had playtime, and gave them their nap. I also cleaned the house. When I moved to Murfreesboro a year ..
Gracie
Currently living in: Cleveland, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been babysitting since I was 16, after I graduated high school I completed certified nursing assistant training and was a registered CNA, registered healthcare provider and completed first aid and CPR training. for the past year I have worked in a daycare. While I worked in the infant room I
Linda
Currently living in: Pulaski, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

is exellent
kylee
Currently living in: Smyrna, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have cared for children from infancy to 18 yrs old over the last 13 years. I had preschool training while I was getting my Early childhood education certification and AS in Human Development. I since then have worked privately for families as both a babysitter and a nanny. As well as working in a
Precious
Currently living in: Nashville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have over 6 yrs experience in child care I have done independent contractual work, I've worked with Nannies of Brent-wood, I currently teach pre-k at a well known prestigious church downtown in Nashville, Tn
Savannah
Currently living in: Mount Juliet, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have four little sisters. I used to council children's church camp. I taught toddlers at Diamond Academy of Dance. I have also worked at Hermitage Hills Day School.
LeeAnne
Currently living in: Cleveland, TN
Available to Start: 2016-02-07

Children have always been a huge part of my life. By age 8 i had 3 nieces and nephews that i often helped care for. I started babying sitting by age 12 and was a much sought after babysitter through high school. I got my bachelors degree in Child Development and my first job was to help run a day ..
Mary
Currently living in: Gallatin, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been providing childcare for 12 years, and have worked as a babysitter, nanny, mother's helper, camp counselor, tutor, horseback riding instructor, therapeutic horseback riding instructor, and before/after school teacher. Between all of this, I have cared for many kids, each of which has been
Kelsey
Currently living in: Rockwood, TN
Available to Start: 2016-02-06

When I was younger, 12, I would stay the night with a 5 year old child. I would make sure he got into bed and then make sure all of the doors were locked. When he fell asleep, I would do some light cleaning; sweeping, dishes, and laundry. When I turned 15, my best friend had her baby and needed help
Amanda
Currently living in: Apison, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been babysitting for 8+ years and have worked as a nanny for 4 years. I have cared for children of all ages, from infancy to teenage years. I am CPR and first aid certified. My duties have included light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, homework help, and more. In every place I have .
Malena
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I currently work in a church nursery on Sunday mornings taking care of infants while their parents either sing in the choir or attend service. I have babysat/nannied 3 times per week and occasional weekends for a single mother working full time and attending school. The two children were both under
Kaneshia
Currently living in: Clarksville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I've worked in childcare for about 6 years from infants to school age. I have worked my way up been the lead teacher to Director of a 3 star Childcare center.
Amanda
Currently living in: Lebanon, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Child Care | Parents Help | Housekeeping
Imogene
Currently living in: Lebanon, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked for the past 10+ years with children with a variety of backgrounds. Children who had special needs, severe allergies and no special needs. I have also been a Mother's Helper when a mom came home from the hospital and was unable to care for other siblings due to complications from
Jessica
Currently living in: Clarksville , TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Internship at day care for three months and another internship at the boys and girls club for three months working with children 0 to 18 years of age. I also have a 2 year old daughter and 5 nieces and nephews that I have taken care of.
Sandra
Currently living in: Pulaski, TN
Available to Start: 2015-11-01

Retired nurse and have worked with children with disabilities for over 15 years.
Abbey
Currently living in: Springfield, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I was a part time nanny for 3 children, ages 2 to 8, and I and absolutely loved the entire experience. I also nannied for a 5 month old, more recently. I've been a paid babysitter for 6.5 years.
Taylor
Currently living in: Memphis, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Getting children up, dressed and feed in the morning. We would play dress up alphabet and number games, go to the park, paint, dance, sing. I put children down for nap time, and bath time. some light house work such as laundry vacuum.
Electra
Currently living in: Chattanooga, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have babysat for 9 years, I was a nanny for 1 1/2 years for a family of 5 boys (infant-7, with two sets of twins), I have been working at a daycare with a class of 7-8 two year olds. I also spent a whole summer working at a Respite center for Children with disabilities.
megan
Currently living in: Clarksville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked with children for many years. Babysitting/Daycare/Schooling/Children's entertainment. I have worked with children of many different ages as well!
Katie
Currently living in: Leisure Lane , TN
Available to Start: 2015-11-01

I have a degree in early childhood education, and have worked in a early childhood special educaiton preschool for two years. I also have experience as a babysitter with a child with disabilities. I have been a babysitter for children aged infant to 7 years. I have also worked as a sunday school ...
Sarah
Currently living in: Hendersonville, TN
Available to Start: 2015-09-07

I love children and have lots of experience with children of all ages. I've been a preschool teacher in the two year old program for the past four years. I have babysat consistently for many families for the past nine years. I am First Aid and CPR certified. I am
Kimberly
Currently living in: Murfreesboro, TN
Available to Start: 2016-01-01

I will be 23 this year (2015). I have been caring for children since I was 15 years olds. I have worked at my church to care for children and I have interned at a place with children. I have cared for newborns, toddlers, young children and teenagers
Tasha
Currently living in: Cordova, TN
Available to Start: 2017-09-01

my past childcare experience evolved around caring and baby sitting my niece and nephews. When the children were first born and infants i was on call as auntie to help out around the household. I also volunteer myself to help around my church in the children ministry.
Cathy
Currently living in: Memphis, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

constant baby sitter as a teenager, have nine g'kids that spend almost every week-end with me (some or all)
Kendra
Currently living in: Bartlett , TN
Available to Start: 2017-09-11

I have an 11 year old handsome, well mannered, respectful, and God fearing son. I've help raised all five of my bestfriends children. Additionally, I have two nieces and one nephew that I help take of. Every child that I come in contact with regardless of color or health condition will always be ...
Kimberly
Currently living in: Millington, TN
Available to Start: 2017-08-31

Patient sitter
Alexis
Currently living in: Chattanooga, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been babysitting for over 10 years, for many different families. I have watched infants up to teenagers. I love working with and caring for children. Responsibilities while babysitting/nannying have included meal prep, laundry, grocery shopping, light housework, homework help, and really .
Autumn
Currently living in: Knoxville , TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I currently work in childcare with infants all the way to pre-k. I have been providing this type of daily care for about 6 months now. Before this job, I babysat for many years (since I was about 15), and also helped with caring for the three children of a family that I lived with! I also care for a
Amina
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: 2017-01-09

I have always loved children and started babysitting when I was 15. Since then I have babysat and worked with organizations such as the xx and the xx. Currently I work with the YMCA and I have 2nd and 3rd graders !
Alexandria
Currently living in: Maryville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Speech Therapist
MaKenzie
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have baby sat for multiple families in the past. The families have been very happy with my performance and how much the kids love me. I love working with children of all ages!
Amanda
Currently living in: Pigeon Forge, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked for a daycare and I have also been a den leader for cub scouts and I have a huge family with lots of kids
Sigi
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Taking care of twins, driving children to their various activities and lessons, home work help, infant care, toddler experience
keosha
Currently living in: Antioch, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

It was great. The kids loved me. Its was a younger brother and older sister . I took them to school and picked them up made sure they did homework during school days took them to practice and etc.
Cambrea
Currently living in: Mcminnville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I live children. I have worked with many different children of different ages. I have a daughter who was born in January 2016, and I also have a niece (8 months) and nephew (16 months). I have worked in the children's school at the church I used to go to, where I started helping with kids. I started
McKinzey
Currently living in: Cookeville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked with children for the past 5 years. I started babysitting and then I took a class in high school and had an internship at a child care center/preschool and got the job there. I worked there for 3 years and then I moved to Tennessee.
hannah
Currently living in: Lavergne, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have several years of experience babysitting children and taking care of them.
Marguerite
Currently living in: Nashville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have raised three children who are all successful adults. I have helped in the nursery at church for several years. I have also had many years of babysitting since I was 11 years old.
Heather
Currently living in: Gallatin, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been working with children for over six years now. I did baby sit when I was younger. After graduating, I worked for the YMCA Fun Company for a couple of years. I was a nanny for two girls, one seven, the other twelve for about a year when I lived in Florida. I have been working at a ...
Mary Ann
Currently living in: Fairview, TN
Available to Start: 2016-07-01

Twenty five years as owner, Director, of a non-profit childcare Center in xx.
Missy
Currently living in: Cookeville , TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have lots of experience with children ranging from Newborn to teen. I come from a very large family, one that has given me a great skill set.
Brandi
Currently living in: Lyles, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Had lots of fun playing games and helped children with homework
Pamela
Currently living in: Nashville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I was a babysitter during college years, then worked with adolescents as a psychiatric mental health nurse {RN}
Rochelle
Currently living in: Nashville, TN
Available to Start: 2016-07-01

I have been babysitting since I was 15 for a few different families.
Jackie
Currently living in: Murfreesboro, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

In the past, I was a part-time babysitter and I enjoy spending times with my three nephews and three nieces – ranging from 6 months to 8 years old.
Amber
Currently living in: Nashville, TN
Available to Start: 2016-05-06

My name is Amber. I am a Sophomore at Aquinas College in Nashville, TN. I am comfortable working with ages 1-10 years old. My expereinces with children have been ages 2-7 years old. My favorite part about babysitting has been creating that trust bond with the child(ren). It's not easy for children t
Katherine
Currently living in: Lebanon, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Developmental therapist working with children with disabilities under the age of 3 for over 11 years.
Ashley
Currently living in: Knoxville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I worked at a daycare as the main infant/toddler teacher for two years. For the last year, I have been nannying the same baby since he was thee months old and occasionally his brother who is three. I also babysit for families from daycare along with their friends/family's children almost every ...
Koren
Currently living in: Mount Juliet, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hello my name is Ren and I would love an opportunity to care for your children. I first started looking after children when I was 14 looking after children of all ages at my churches nursery. After doing that for 3 year we moved here to Tennessee where I worked in my school day care program until I
MARY
Currently living in: Clarksville, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have 20 years experience in working with children in child care centers and in-home childcare I have a CDA and a Technial Certificate in early childhood education. 2 years in food and nutrition. Infant and adult CPR
Imogene
Currently living in: Lebanon, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked as a mother's helper as well as a Nanny for the past 10+ years. Working with children ranging from 7 days old to 12 years old. I have worked with multiples, as well as children with all types of backgrounds from special needs, severe allergies and no special needs. I have a Master's .
Mya
Currently living in: Ashland City, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

My last childcare experience was as a nanny for twin boys. I have been with them since Feb. 2015 but due to the mothers job relocating I am looking for another position.
Kathy
Currently living in: White Bluff, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Retired elementary teacher, worked at daycare centers from 2007 until present.
Chelsea
Currently living in: Chattanooga, TN
Available to Start: 2016-06-01

-Babysitting (8 years experience) -Church Nursery (5 years experience) -Summer Camp Counselor (4 years experience) -Nanny (1 year experience) -Elementary School Teacher (1 year experience)
Karen
Currently living in: Selmer, TN
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have more than 13 years of experience working infants and teenagers up to age 17 years old. My activities included: caring for the children, light house keeping, running errands, taking the children to appointments, etc.

Fun facts about Tennessee

Your nanny should be impressed that the population of Tennessee has shot up from 77,000 in 1796 to 5,910,000 today. Bordering Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia, Tennessee is more than 42,000 square miles of rugged country, flat plateaus, rolling terrains, mountains, coastal plains, winding streams and strips of swamp. The iris was designated as the state flower in 1933 and, while there are several different colors, the purple iris is the accepted one. Tennessee was named after Cherokee Indian villages called "Tanasi.Ē The current capital is Nashville, though Knoxville, Kingston, and Murfreesboro have all served as state capitals. Your nanny may be surprised to hear that Greeneville has the only monument in the United States honoring both the Union and Confederate Armies and it is located on the lawn of the Green County Courthouse. Even though the song says that Davy Crockett was born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, tell your nanny itís simply not so. He was actually born on the banks of Limestone Creek near Greeneville and a replica of Crockett's log cabin sits there today. When your nanny plans to go sightseeing or for a relaxing cruise around town, tell him/her to be thankful this old Tennessee law still doesnít apply: giving newspapers one week notice before driving around town.